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When to take a break

Burnout is a black hole that every athlete dreads. A wall so impervious, that forced rest and reset is the only way back to their passion. Sometimes the warnings of burnout are ignored for too long, and the way back is frustratingly slow, to the point where many give up. How will you know when it is time to bow out for some time out, and how do you do so gracefully, with full intention to return?


With just 2 weeks to go until Ultra-Trail Cape Town 2019, plenty of eyes are on announcements of international elites lining up to tackle the 100km event. It’s no secret that Courtney Dauwalter is heading this way, and on a good day she could well challenge the men’s field. Courtney hails from the US, and has podium finishes at the likes of UTMB and the MOAB 240 race, where she crossed the line first overall after 2 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes, 10 hours ahead of the second place runner.