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Inaugural Discovery Duathlon a great success

Inaugural Discovery Duathlon a great success

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2015 07:27 GMT

The Inaugural Discovery Duathlon, held in Sandton over the weekend of the 24th and 25th October, was a huge success with a great turnout! Fitness enthusiasts, aspiring athletes and novices took to the streets amidst the scorching Johannesburg temperatures, with the aim to complete a RunCycleRun.

Kids take over the Sandton streets for a RunCycleRun

Kids take over the Sandton streets for a RunCycleRun

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2015 12:19 GMT

The littlest Duathletes took over the streets of Sandton today, Saturday 24 October as they participated in the inaugural Kids Discovery Duathlon with Disney. Kids as young as 5 years old ran, cycled, and ran again as many of them competed in their first race. Kids were treated to a magical race through their favourite Disney landscapes, including Frozen and Finding Nemo.

The Discovery Duathlon Sandton festival of fun happening this weekend!

The Discovery Duathlon Sandton festival of fun happening this weekend!

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2015 08:08 GMT

Gauteng is gearing up for the first multisport event to be hosted in the heart of Sandton. Located just outside the Discovery offices in Sandton, the Duathlon has taken shape as the race village, expo centre and athletes’ transition area are prepared and ready.

Road closures for the 2015 Discovery Duathlon

Road closures for the 2015 Discovery Duathlon

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2015 13:15 GMT

West Street in the Sandton CBD will be partially closed from Friday 23 October 2015 to Sunday 25 October.

​Strong financial performance for Discovery, with significant investment in future growth

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2015 07:51 GMT

Performance highlights for the period include: New business up by 51% to R17 532 million, boosted by Discovery Health being awarded the business of Bankmed Medical Scheme. Core new business grew by 15%. Normalised profit from operations up 17% to R5 789 million Normalised headline earnings increased by 16% to R4 027 million

Discovery Announces Collaboration with Apple to Launch Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch

Discovery Announces Collaboration with Apple to Launch Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2015 06:38 GMT

Discovery announced today the launch of Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch for use by Vitality and the Vitality Network. Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch will enable Vitality members around the world to be motivated and encouraged to get more active and by achieving their goals, earn their Apple Watch and pay less for their health or life insurance.

​Enter South Africa’s first inner city Duathlon with Discovery

​Enter South Africa’s first inner city Duathlon with Discovery

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2015 12:35 GMT

On 24 and 25 October, the streets of Sandton will be filled with runners and cyclists competing in South Africa’s first urban Duathlon, sanctioned by Triathlon South Africa (TSA) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The event, the first of its kind in South Africa, is also one of the qualifying races for the South African Duathlon Championships.

Discovery Invest introduces the Discovery Europe High Five Fund

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2015 12:15 GMT

Giving investors the benefit of tomorrow’s hindsight today Discovery Invest has announced a limited offer, the Discovery Europe High Five Fund, as an addition to their Discovery Endowment Plan.

Discovery named in Fortune's list of global top companies changing the world

Discovery named in Fortune's list of global top companies changing the world

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2015 14:21 GMT

Discovery has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the top 51 companies in an index that ranks companies across the world on the significance of their social impact. In Fortune’s inaugural Change the World list, Discovery features 17th ahead of established brands like IBM, Nike, Unilever, and Starbucks.

Discovery Foundation helps train more than 250 doctors to do lifesaving research and contribute to improve public health system

Discovery Foundation helps train more than 250 doctors to do lifesaving research and contribute to improve public health system

News   •   Aug 21, 2015 08:10 GMT

The Discovery Foundation today announced 38 recipients at its seventh annual Discovery Foundation Awards event held in Johannesburg.

​Discovery launches South Africa’s first inner city duathlon in partnership with the City of Johannesburg

​Discovery launches South Africa’s first inner city duathlon in partnership with the City of Johannesburg

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2015 13:16 GMT

Today the foyer of the JSE was host to a unique executive RUN-CYCLE-RUN challenge marking the launch of the Discovery Duathlon Sandton scheduled for October later this year. In an effort to make people healthier whilst enhancing and protecting their lives, Discovery have partnered with the City of Johannesburg in support of the EcoMobility World Festival to be held over the month of October.

Leaders in South African healthcare to discuss issues and developments around TB

Leaders in South African healthcare to discuss issues and developments around TB

News   •   Aug 12, 2015 08:41 GMT

Worldwide tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the biggest cause of mortality due to a single infectious agent.

​“My career has taken a toll on my body, but it’s a price I’d be willing to pay again,” says Boris Becker at the Discovery Vitality Summit.

​“My career has taken a toll on my body, but it’s a price I’d be willing to pay again,” says Boris Becker at the Discovery Vitality Summit.

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 15:39 GMT

When Boris Becker took to the stage as the headline speaker at the Discovery Vitality Summit he shed some light on what it’s like to be a tennis superstar at 17. Celebrating 30 years this year since that first momentous grand slam win at Wimbledon in 1985, he also reflected on the journey from player to coach of current world number one and 2015 Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic.

Running a successful football club takes a family

Running a successful football club takes a family

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 14:50 GMT

An air of excitement descended on the Discovery Vitality Summit 2015 this afternoon as Liverpool FC heavyweights took the stage to discuss the matter of business in sport, and running a successful and sustainable football club.

Secrets to SA’s sporting success

Secrets to SA’s sporting success

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 13:30 GMT

Top coaches reveal some of the ways they use science to create a competitive edge in peak performance.

MTN-Qhubeka coach, Austin, maintains competition and overall health are key to pro athlete performance

MTN-Qhubeka coach, Austin, maintains competition and overall health are key to pro athlete performance

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 13:06 GMT

​Outside of training and nutrition, many factors contribute to the success of a team of athletes on a global stage. That’s according to Dr Carol Austin, CEO of ActiveWorx and director of Health and Performance of Team MTN-Qhubeka who was participating in a panel discussion at the Discovery Vitality Summit held in Sandton today...

Keep it simple to win the race

Keep it simple to win the race

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 12:25 GMT

What does it take to be a winner in endurance sports? Is it natural ability? Complex training programmes, wearable tech and the most expensive running shoes?

Discovery Vitality launches innovative nutrition app in South Africa

Discovery Vitality launches innovative nutrition app in South Africa

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:53 GMT

This morning a novel nutrition app known as HealthyFood Switch was launched in South Africa as a result of a partnership between the George Institute for Global Health and Discovery Vitality.

Fitbit co-founder talks about technology and the future of wellness at the Discovery Vitality Summit

Fitbit co-founder talks about technology and the future of wellness at the Discovery Vitality Summit

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:30 GMT

Big data is changing how companies interact with their customers and employees, but also how those individuals interact with each other and their health and wellness.

The future of health and wellness: moving away from “one size fits all” to advice for “a sample of one”

The future of health and wellness: moving away from “one size fits all” to advice for “a sample of one”

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:12 GMT

The future of healthcare and wellness will offer tailor-made care and advice thanks to advancements in medicine, science and technology.