“ To cross the finish line” is an expression that we are all familiar with and in the sport of running, it is often taken literally. Hence, completing a race requires just that…But, what if we told you that there is a race where the objective is to avoid the finish line? Confused?

Well, on 8 May 2016 more than 150 000 runners, in 33 different locations around the globe, geared up at 11AM (GMT) to run as far as they could until the finish line could catch them…Now, you must really be confused.

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In amongst wild wind and rain, a laundromat and coffee

Check out Robyn’s 3rd edition of her exciting expedition of Patagonia. In this post, she tells us how her and her teammates battled through a windy stage on another MTB stage of the race…Check it out! It’s the S#*T !

“Cracking the pickle juice conundrum”. This is rather an unusual phrase that Dr Sivi Gounden, one of the brainchildren behind CrampNot, uses to describe the birth of the neuromuscular supplement. Before the whole story can be told, you will need an understanding of the actual cause of muscle cramps.

Since the pre-launch events of CrampNot, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo, we have learned that many people still think that muscle cramps can be treated and prevented through electrolyte mixtures, salt tablets and even the concoction of Enos and Coke. But nobody can blame them, as we have all been taught that cramps can only be avoided through hydrating well and by making sure you are topped up with electrolytes.

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Better Late Than Never

So it has been a while since we have actually posted another one of our Top 3 sporting moments of the week, so it was time for another one of these. Again, many sports fans could not get their a** up from their couches and their eyes off of their TV screens. With the winter approaching rather swiftly and epic fixtures such as Spain’s biggest football rivalry and a World T20 Final being scheduled, there was not much enticing needed to gain the attention of sports fanatics.

Let alone the fact that Lionel Messi was sitting on 499 career goals. That, already on its own was enough for any true football supporter to make sure that nothing came between him/her and the television screen from the first blow of the whistle…So, you sort of get why it was a big deal.  Read More

The 2016 edition of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon saw nearly 1300 brave or insane paddlers, whichever way you see it, battle their way through 120 kilometers along the Msunduzi River from the 18th-20th February.

Andy Birkett and Lance Kime came out as victors in the Men’s race, as they had asserted their dominance over the pack throughout the three days. Meanwhile in the Women’s race, Abby Solms and Anna Kožíšková obliterated the field from the word go, as they had a 14-minute lead over second place, which they’ve maintained comfortably to finish first.


Registration at the Natal Canoe Club in Pietermaritzburg on 17 February 2016.

For those of you that aren’t too familiar with the Dusi, it is a canoe race that requires sheer determination, Samson-like strength, intricate and agile maneuvering skills, a rock solid ability to focus for long periods on end and the heart of a lion.

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Love, Lust and Broken Hearts: Valentine’s Weekend

Love, Lust and Broken Hearts: Valentine’s Weekend

It was a drama-filled Valentine’s weekend as far as all sporting codes were concerned. We witnessed some heart-breaking moments as well as sheer brilliance leaving some fans with an overwhelming sense of euphoria. Needless to say, all sports supporters were left satisfied by the weekend’s biggest fixtures, where all of the drama fittingly unfolded on Valentine’s Day.

It was not an easy choice to pick the top 3 moments of the weekend, as there was an abundance of options to choose from, ranging from the NBA All-Star weekend to the Winter X-Games. However, we have come to a decision that was influenced by Cupid’s fickle arrow, as the knockout blows were appropriately delivered on the day of love. Read More

Well, before we tell you what our blog is all about, let’s tell you a bit ourselves! We, at Best 4™ Sports, comprise of dynamic experienced athletes, medical and pharmaceutical specialists, including doctors, biochemists, pharmacists and nutritionists, whose purpose is to explore and check out anything and everything that is sports-related. Read More