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Modern Athlete magazine feature - March 2018

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Saturday, May 19, 2018, In : Triathlon 
While I haven't written a post-race report of my Ironman 70.3 race day experience yet (and I haven't forgotten about it), I was featured in the Modern Athlete March 2018 issue. Modern Athlete is the biggest running and multi-sport publication in the country, so I am truly humbled to have had the opportunity to share my story in the magazine. 

You can read the article online HERE, or download the pdf version of the article by clicking on the image below. 




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MohennysDoTurkiye - A mixed welcome

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Saturday, November 5, 2016, In : Travel 

Quaseem, Fadeelah, and I left Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday, 2 November 2016 for our long-awaited trip to Turkey to run the Istanbul Marathon, and make a fabulous holiday out of it while we're at it. It was a long 9h30 flight to Doha, 8 hours in transit and then another 4 hour flight to Istanbul, making a full 24 hours of travel. We were lucky in that both flights were a little bit empty, and I used some handy travel tips I've picked up to make sure we were positioned to have the highe...
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Fadeelah's First Comrades

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, In : Running 

During the latter part of last year, my sister Fadeelah made the commitment to do what is known as the Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades 88km ultramarathon. The run takes place between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and it changes direction every year. This year was to be an UP run, starting in Durban and ending in Pietermaritzburg. 

When she told me of her plans, it was an absolute no-brainer that I would also go to Durban, not to run it but to support and second* her on the race....

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OMTOM

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : Running 

I had a list of super scary goals at the start of the year. 
Believe it or not, running a 56.6km race was not one of them. Yet here I am, on the eve of my first ultramarathon, feeling nervous, excited, and most of all extremely blessed and grateful at the prospect of lining up at that start line tomorrow. I will save the part of when and why I decided to do it for the post-race report ;)

It was back in late-2009 that Fadeelah and I started training for our first 5km (yes, we trained for it, qui...

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RISE & SHINE - Welcome to the Grind

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Saturday, September 20, 2014, In : Inspiration 

You’re a sportsperson. 

You test and defy the limits of the human body, no matter what your level…
Always pushing harder, going further, lifting higher...
You love to feel the strength in your muscles as they work to carry you through from the start to that finish line...

But to push hard, go long, and be strong takes hours, days, months, and years of defying alarm clocks and snooze buttons, going out in the cold, going out in the dark… to train, to race. 

No man or woman can do that withou...

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I TRI'd ... to SWIM, BIKE, RUN!

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : Triathlon 

It's November 2013, and a conversation goes something like this...


Rog: Jacques, don't you wanna do Impi with me in April?
Hoff: How far is it?
Rog: It's a 10-12km trail run with 18 obstacles in it
Hoff: Ja, that would be fun, but if I do Impi with you then you must do a triathlon with me.

Rog: Uhm *gets shocked look on face* But I can't swim!
Hoff: I'll teach you
Rog: Uhm...Ok

That little conversation would be the beginning of a journey that would change parts of my life as I knew it. 

Hoff is Ja...

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RFP achieves victory at SAHRC

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Sunday, December 15, 2013, In : Activism 

It has been a long and difficult road to get to this point.

In fact, as I write this, it has been exactly a year since we first had an issue with race officials about flying the Palestinian flag in an official race.

To refresh your memory, this is what I speak of. Please see my posts of 16 May 2013 and 21 May 2013 (updated 15 July 2013).

The runners in this case and our supporters received substantial opposition, sometimes from quarters where we would have least expected it.

 - Some told us you...
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Running for Palestine - A Right or a Fight?

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Activism 

I haven't blogged about this issue yet, although it's been topical and debated in online circles for most of this year so far. It's time to break the silence and tell you what really happened, what the situation is right now and what is expected to happen from here on forward.

Late last year, myself and a couple of friends decided to combine our love for running with our activism activities, especially after I saw someone running with a Palestinian flag when I was out on a run one day. We wan...

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Knysna - The race that crept into my soul, then broke my heart...

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Monday, July 9, 2012, In : Running 

The Knysna Forest Marathon 21km will always have a very special place in my heart. It's one of my most favourite races on the calendar, yet it hasn't always been kind to me.


It was in 2010 when we first went up to Knysna to do the race. It was only the 2nd half marathon that my sister, Fadeelah, and I had ever done. We were SO excited, as the reputation of the Knysna Oyster Festival and all its festivities preceded itself. It was an amazing weekend spent with my siblings and friends.

Upon bein...

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Unicorns Run Relay for Lucille...

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Family & Friends 

In 2 weeks time, Cape Town's running mafia will do a 12-hour relay, starting on Friday night 23 March and ending on Saturday morning 24 March, for our darling friend Lucille Swart. To get a glimpse of what an amazing person she is, you just have to spend a few minutes on her blog. But you'd better have a box of tissues handy! She's one of THE most inspiring people you will ever honour of being affected by.  
 
We will call our team the UNICORNS.
 


The UNICORN members (in alphabetical order, becau...

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The Runner's High

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Running 

Many non-runners have asked me about the so-called runner's high and what it's all about. They simply cannot understand why runners are so passionate about running, what causes it and why it's not seen in other sports. 

The Runner's World Daily Kick in the Butt that I receive daily in my inbox had the following quote earlier this week from Sasha Azevedo. I think it sums it up very nicely. 

I believe in the runner's high, and I believe that those who are passionate about running are the ones w...
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Thank you...and you...and YOU!

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Running 
 
On Sunday, 8 January 2012, I will run the Bay to Bay 30km race. It is a breathtaking route from Camps Bay to Hout Bay, and back to Camps Bay, with 60% of the route having a view of the stunning Atlantic Ocean. 
 
It will be my first 30km race, and also the longest I have done thus far.
Besides being beautiful, the race is also very tough. The route map and profile is shown below:

 

(picture credit: Aashiek) 
 
The reason for this post is to say thank you to everyone who has been there for me throug...

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135 Minutes for Brony...

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : Running 

 On 12 November 2011, I will run a sub 2h15 half marathon.


There...I said it.

Who is Brony and why is her name in the heading? I will get to that soon enough. Right now I will first give the background to the plan for 12 November.

I am a runner. Although not too long ago I could literally not run 2km, the bug bit me when I went to spectate and second for a friend at the 2010 Two Oceans ultra-marathon. I will not rehash that story now, but you can read about it here.

Right now I would like to intr...

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Happy Birthday Abdurahmaan

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, In : Family & Friends 

Call it an essay... Call it a birthday card on steroids... Call it what you want...
I'm calling it a birthday wish for my "little" brother

I won't embarrass you on the internet with baby photos.
Oh wait...maybe not baby-baby photos, but what would a birthday post be without a few snaps of when you were little, back in the days when you wanted to be a power ranger? :)

So here they are:

Awww... HOW CUTE!!

I'm writing this post because I believe someone reading this will be inspired by the story.

My br...

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The Slave Run

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Monday, August 8, 2011, In : Running 

It was a clear, crisp, Sunday morning. I needed a long run. I didn’t have anyone to run with. But that was okay…because I’ve decided to take my Blackberry along, and when I #tweetmyrun I’m never really alone. I have my Twitter friends with me, even though some of them might be cosy in their beds on the other side of the country.

This would be a very special run, because I would do the route that I’ve worked very hard on for my club’s race in June, but never had the opportunity to r...

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I Am Runner...

Posted by Rogeema on Sunday, April 11, 2010, In : Running 

ROAD RUNNING... it is my newfound passion and source of inspiration... and a true testament to the amazing machine that is the human body!

Being a bit of a fitness junkie, I have always had a very intense love of gym and sport in general. But the one piece of equipment that was never my friend was the treadmill. I hated running. The treadmill was something I used when I needed to warm up and didn't feel like using any of the other cardio equipment, and I never stayed on it longer than 5 minute...

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