MEDIA RELEASE Sports Science Institute of South Africa For immediate release 1 June 2012 Two sport-essential talks you won’t want to miss in Johannesburg Brought to you by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), Discovery Vitality and Runners’ World The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) – home to thought leaders in the field of Sports Science and at the cutting edge of latest developments in this arena – brings you two highly informative and controversial presentations, in conjunction with Discovery Vitality and Runner’s World magazine. Join us for these two fascinating talks with one focusing on barefoot running and the other on what makes a champion. Here are the details (also see Talk details : Barefoot Running: What is the evidence against shoes, for barefoot running and where is this movement headed? Have we been deceived by the shoe companies? Event details : Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 Place: Discovery Auditorium, 155 West Str Sandton Time: 17:45 for 18:00 Cost : R40. Cash bar available. Talk details : “What makes a champion?” Are champions born or made, produced from hours of training over years of dedication, or are they the special few who possess unique attributes of greatness? Event details : Date: Monday, 11 June 2012 Place: Discovery Auditorium, 155 West Str Sandton Time: 17:45 for 18:00 Cost : R40 Cash bar available Leading sports scientist Dr Ross Tucker will present these talks A sports scientist based with SSISA and the University of Cape Town Dr Tucker is a thought-leader. He is known for his outstanding ability to analyse situations/research and to present them in a highly accessible way to the general public. He is also part of the management team of the Springbok Sevens team, and consults to South African canoeing, rowing and triathlon as well as various media publications. Seating is limited so book NOW! To secure your place send an email with your details to . We look forward to seeing you there. NOTE: Also diarise the 8th Vitality Wellness and Fitness Convention proudly presented by the SSISA and Discovery Vitality, in association with Cathsseta at the Sandton Convention Centre from 23 – 25 August 2012. Aimed at health, fitness and wellness professionals, this 3-day event packed with over 60 practical and theory sessions is not to be missed. For more info call 021 659 5626 or visit http:// Media release ends Issued by: Kathleen Mc Quaide-Little. Marketing and Media Manager, Sports Science Institute of South Africa. Email: