About Deon Braun

The founder of Go Multi and TRAIL magazines has a 100% dedication to health and fitness and communicating that to the tribe that resonates to it. Both publications are simply vehicles to get the good health message out there and make the immediate world a better and happier place. If it's an adventure under a big sky, chances are Deon's going to try it at some stage. He's cycled, paddled, run and swum since 1982 and believes that we should continue to improve our training and fitness skills no matter how the years advance. Sport standouts in his short life so far include winning the 2011 Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race, finishing despite bloodied feet at the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon after running barefoot over 60m of desert-baked paving, running the debut Dodo Ultra Trail Run in Mauritius, starting and finishing all the Otter African Trail Runs to date and surviving five days and six stages of the 2003 Eden Cycle Tour. Experiences on his Bucket List include climbing Kilimanjaro, running the Marathon des Sables, Jungle Ultra and riding the Cape Epic.

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Marais and Edwards clinch IRONMAN 70.3 Durban

A dominant display by South Africa’s Stuart Marais put daylight between himself and the chasers while, in the ladies race, Parys Edwards of Great Britain toiled hard as the pair were crowed inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban champions on a warm day in Durban. WATCH: A seven minute highlights package of the event. The pre-race favourite, Stuart Marais, lived up to his billing but didn’t lead out of the swim, exiting the water in […]

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Adventure TV comes to South Africa

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers can look forward to non-stop action on South Africa’s only 24-hour outdoor lifestyle and adventure TV channel. Wild TV Africa will cover a variety of different outdoor pursuits that will entice mulitsporters and  nature lovers alike. From mountain biking, adventuring and hiking for the more active, to camping and fishing shows for the wilderness lovers. Wild TV Africa, which is launching on Friday 31 July on OpenView HD (Channel 153), […]

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Qhubeka hits the MTB trails

The Berg and Bush, a popular multi-stage mountain bike race during October in the Central Drakensberg, is helping spread the Qhubeka initiative’s message after its success on the world stage. At the moment, the Qhubeka initiative is currently enjoying the international spotlight as team MTN-Qhubeka, Africa’s first ProContinental cycling team in the Tour de France, continues to shine. Steve Cumming from the African based team won the 14 stage of the tour after Daniel Teklehaimanot […]

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20° South: Running from Namibia to Mozambique

The 20° South run is an expedition of monumental proportions. Darren Clarke and Jon O’Hanlon are attempting to cross the width of Africa along its 20th parallel, from Namibia’s Skeleton Coast to Mozambique’s east coast. This 3,000km journey, through often uncharted territory, will follow the paths of rivers, elephant migrations and meandering lines – all for a good cause. The run is set to take three and a half months, with the pair running 45km […]

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No training run for Birkett in Berg River title defence

Andy Birkett is planning to defend his Berg River Canoe Marathon title in Paarl on 15 July without doing any training runs on the river. The SA K1 marathon title holder will fly down the day before the race just in time to do the time trial, but it is a tactic that he feels can still work for him. The 24 year old Pietermaritzburg ace won the SA K1 flatwater marathon title recently, deposing the […]

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Getting out the door takes longer now

Have you noticed how getting out the front door takes longer now than when you started your fitness journey all those years ago?   You probably did your first few runs and rides wearing nothing more elaborate than a t-shirt, running shorts, old potty-style helmet and running shoes. It took you five minutes flat to get from birthday suit to fully kitted and standing outside your door. Now, it takes you 30 minutes and here’s […]

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NuZest Clean Lean Protein review

In mid-2014 I encountered Australian company NuZest’s Good Green Stuff for the first time, thanks to a reference from Dennis-Lee Stols, a fellow trail runner. After testing it for a TRAIL magazine review over several weeks, I became increasingly impressed by the combination of its big list of nutrients available in powder form as well as its understated flavour. Being palatable, even pleasant, always helps encourage the average person to continue consuming something they know […]

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CW-X Men’s PRO shorts review

CW-X Conditioning Wear: Men’s PRO shorts review. Do you finish some of your runs feeling like a bus ran over your legs? That aching sensation for the next day (or three) after big efforts is the result of microscopic tears in the muscle and joint tissue. Even highly trained athletes get it when they reach a new level of effort. They have their limits after all. Some athletes (representing the whole range from weekend warrior […]

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Race tips for RETTO Otter African Trail Run

So, you really do want to be stronger at the end of the west to east Otter African Trail Run route known as the RETTO*? Of course you do! This is one of the most amazing runs you’ll ever do and the main reason the event is sold out almost immediately entries go live. But be warned! It’s a real beast. There are two stages to being prepared. Stage One. Simulate the conditions as much […]

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Turbovite Whiz-Fizz review

This effervescent powder is a good morning drink to charge your body with micro-nutrients as it’s starting up for another testing day. I drank the orange flavour for three weeks, and found it extremely pleasant on the palate. Over the years I’ve learned that the best way for me to remain cold- and flu-free is to stay hydrated. Example: I did a 90 minute morning paddle and that afternoon a 70 minute trail run, for […]

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