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Podium position for South Africa at Expedition Africa

Nevarest Jabberwock share their exciting journey to the podium at Expedition Africa 2017, with comments from navigator Cobus van Zyl. The true grit and perseverance that they displayed to claim third overall has left a deep impression on those passionate about adventure racing.

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Trail running Bennie Roux The Munga Trail mental strength endurance endurance sports

Developing mental fortitude for endurance sport

Bennie Roux sent shock waves into the world of endurance sport when he crossed the finish first at The Munga Trail, on 23 April 2017. This was not your average trail race and involved 400km of non-stop trail running. While there are great physical demands required to take on a challenge as epic as this, many post-race comments indicated that up to 80% of the race was a mental game. What is the art to developing mental fortitude? And […]

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South Africans take XTERRA Réunion by storm

You’re probably hearing about XTERRA quite a bit this year, especially with the way South African athletes are putting our name on the map. Not too sure what XTERRA is exactly? Let’s start from the top. Imagine a race created for both the triathlete and adventurer. While a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run may sound like a relatively tame distance, that’s not so much the case. XTERRA is intent on their […]

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Team Cyanosis, adventure racing, Paraguay, AR World Series, finish line

Team Cyanosis: nine winning lessons from Expedición Guaraní

Team Cyanosis sent a strong message to the adventure racing world when they won Paraguay’s Expedición Guaraní (an Adventure Race World Series qualifier) in March 2017 by an incredible margin of 12 hours. After 107 hours of navigating, trekking, abseiling, mountain biking, and kayaking through some of the world’s toughest terrain, they were one of just six teams to complete the full course out of a field of 23 starters!

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The Warrior Race, obstacle course racing, OCR, Hanneke Dannhauser, multisport

Secret that sets Hanneké Dannhauser apart

Interview with Hanneké Dannhauser as she reveals the secret to the past two years of winning success.

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Griffon, Hi-Tec Griffon, hiking, Sportsmans Warehouse, walking, shoe review

Hi-Tec Griffon women’s hiking shoe review

If you need to break away from the day-to-day routine, slipping these shoes on to take on some rugged trails (without too much planning) is ideal. With their superior and quality design, you’ll be confident and comfortable on both easy and technical walks.

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Bruce Campbell defies Pompe disease to beat Cape Epic 2017

Bruce Campbell was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease that causes extreme fatigue, but defied the odds and conquered the Absa Cape Epic.

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IMSA, IRONMAN, IRONMAN South Africa, Port Elizabeth, triathlon, triathletes

Sub-8 hour barrier broken at IRONMAN South Africa 2017

The IRONMAN African Championship took place in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday, 2 April. There are few words that could describe the atmosphere in Port Elizabeth as over 15,000 people took to the streets to display their support. PRO competitor Susie Cheetham (UK) summed up the vibe perfectly when she mentioned finding the continuous ‘braai’ aroma for course of the event very distracting!

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The Haywire Haeart, overtraining, heart problems, endurance athletes

The Haywire Heart: how too much exercise can kill you

This article is an excerpt from The Haywire Heart, the first book to explore heart conditions in athletes.

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Sbonelo Khwela, 2017 Dusi Canoe Marathon, paddling

Ten minutes with Sbonelo Khwela

Sbonelo Khwela is a product of the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy. Rising out of the Valley of a 1000 Hills, he has worked his way up to being one of South Africa’s leading paddlers. After four Non-Stop Dusi titles in a K2, his wife finally convinced him to make the change to a K1 in 2015. It wasn’t long until he saw the reward of his decision, and just a year later became the first black man to take the Non-Stop Dusi title.

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