Sports Dietitian Nicki DeVilliers, who's a consultant to Lions Rugby, Orlando Pirates and the Comrades Marathon
Association, also spoke of the importance of protein for endurance, energy and recovery, and not just for athletes: 'Protein helps repair and build body tissues and coordinates bodily functions.
Dave had completed the Comrades Marathon
, the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race, on Sunday.
Following months of training, early hours and ditching an actual social life in favour of hitting the rock to rack up miles in preparation for the Comrades Marathon
, the runners were in a serious challenge this year, as it was an up-run, which meant that they had to conquer the 1 800m elevation gain from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.
In the long run I would like to run the Comrades Marathon
, The Ultimate Human Race, a 90-km race in South Africa.
Along with boxer Mary Kom, the event was graced by South African Comrades Marathon
champion Bruce Fordyce.
He regularly attended two major ultra-marathons, the Two Oceans Marathon (56 km) and the Comrades Marathon
At the time, he had just completed two back-to-back marathons - a week apart in Paris and Manchester - as part of his training for the gruelling Comrades Marathon
in South Africa.
The 26-year-old, who has only been running seriously for two years, will be back in Europe next month to compete in the Dublin Marathon with the famous Durban Comrades Marathon
, which has a sell-out 20,000 on the start line, her big target for next year.
In March and May 2016, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) and Comrades Marathon
were challenged by wheelchair participants to enter their ultramarathon races.
SEVERAL local athletes travelled to South Africa to take part in the Comrades Marathon
, the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon race.
He revealed an added factor that contributed to his patient's recovery: De Wet is a seven-time Comrades Marathon
athlete and was in superb physical shape.