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Murray shines at Commonwealth Games triathlon

Richard Murray always wants to be on the winner’s podium, but it wasn’t until he was halfway through his 10km run at the Commonwealth Games that he realised how desperately he wanted a medal for his country. Murray, born in Durbanville on 4 January 1989, is a triathlete and multi-sporter extraordinaire. Having come first at the South African Triathlon Championships in East London in March earlier this year, he has also been awarded with the […]

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Buckingham dominates Ironman Lake Placid 2014

In his first year of going professional, South African triathlete Kyle Buckingham is fast showing the world he is a force to be contended with. Having come second at Ironman South Africa in April earlier this year, he has now taken his first Ironman win at the Lake Placid event in New York. Ironman Lake Placid is nothing short of spectacular. Centred amidst the northern beauty of the Adirondack region, the course presents competitors year […]

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Road Buddy app takes to the streets with IBM

Globally, road traffic accidents take the lives of nearly 1.24 million people every year, and injure 20–50 million people. This makes traffic accidents one of the top three leading causes of death worldwide. Statistics in South Africa show that 10,845 road accidents are fatal and result in R307 billion or 7.8% estimated cost to the economy per annum. Without action, road traffic accidents are predicted to result in the deaths of around 1.9 million people […]

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BIG 5 Sports Challenge re-defines Knysna Oyster Festival

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is synonymous with getting out into the great outdoors. Every year thousands of runners, cyclists, swimmers, paddlers and mountain bikers from around South Africa (and the world) travel to this scenic coastal village to experience ‘the best ten days of their winter’. Sport, cuisine, lifestyle and entertainment form part and parcel of what has by now become a seminal event here on the Garden Route. And at the […]

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Featherbed Trail Run records shattered

The Salomon Featherbed Trail Run, presented by GU, has without a doubt become one of the favourite sporting events at the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. No other race quite matches up to it as far as scenery, natural grandeur, true grit and crowd-pleasing exhilaration go. If you don’t take my word for it, maybe the voices of a few thousand trail runners will convince you. Imagine a ferry ride across the estuary […]

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