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Six days of natural splendour at Expedition Africa 2014

From 23 May to 1 June, KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast and the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast were the unspoiled playground for some of the world’s best adventure racers at the 500km Expedition Africa 2014, South Africa’s premier adventure race, reports Lisa de Speville. Teams that competed in last year’s edition experienced the brutal chill and accustomed snowfall of the Drakensberg mountains, but this year the humid coastal climate made for a contrasting impression. It was obvious […]

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Expedition Africa: Adventure racing has come of age

With the third Expedition Africa now done and dusted, all the happenings can now be brought together and put into one final report. I braved the cold to bring you up-to-date reports on my ar.co.za website. Read the race report here HQ is dismantled. The media room is devoid of laptops and cameras. CP markers have been collected. Racers are home – or still travelling home. ‘Friend Requests’ zip around as everyone involved reaches out […]

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Team Merrell torn apart

Team captain sidelined for three months The Merrell Adventure Addicts have suffered a major set back as they begin their preparations for a busy 2013.  Team Captain, Graham “Tweet” Bird, has been sidelined for a minimum of three months. Team MERRELL Adventure Addicts have been one of the top Adventure Racing units in South Africa over the past few years competing in numerous Adventure Racing World Series Races around the world. Much of the Addicts […]

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Merrell Adventure Addicts tackle 300km Quantum Leap AR

Merrell Adventure Addicts’ Quantum Leap by Graham Bird When an old style, tough as nails adventure racer puts on an expedition adventure race, you know it’s going to be a good one. This was our impression once we heard that Ugene Nel had added a 250/300km adventure race to the South African AR Calendar. It was added to our year plan without hesitation.

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Merrell Adventure Addicts successfully defend Expedition Africa title

Merrell Adventure Addicts win AR World Series race by Sabrina Chesterman Team Merrell successfully defended their Expedition Africa adventure racing title, with an impressive win, finishing nearly 12hrs ahead of the nearest rivals, Team Red Ants. After 65 hours of racing – and just three hours sleep – they crossed the finish line at the race headquarters in Port Alfred at 11:49pm on Wednesday, 9 May.

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Team MERRELL ready to tackle Expedition Africa

Expedition Africa fast approaching With four days until Africa’s Expedition Race, the MERRELL Adventure Addicts are packed and ready to head off to Port Alfred for what promises to be a tough but spectacular event. The Expedition Africa is now part of the Adventure Racing World Series, making the race the pinnacle of the Addicts local racing schedule. The race is set to start in the Eastern Cape town of Port Alfred on the morning […]

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Team MERRELL suffer major wipeout

MERRELL Adventure Addicts’ Hanno Smit breaks collarbone With just under three weeks until the start of Expedition Africa, the MERRELL Adventure Addict’s preparations suffered a major setback over the past weekend. The second edition of Expedition Africa, which now forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS), will see teams lining up for a non-stop 500km adventure through the wilderness area surrounding Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape.

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Team Cyanosis expects tough Patagonia Expedition Race

Countdown to start of Patagonia Expedition Race Team Cyanosis is in Patagonia to compete in the ultimate adventure race in the world, the Wenger Patagonia Expedition Race. The race, which starts on Tueday morning, will see 20 international teams competing over approximately 600km of landscape at the southern tip of South America. Teams will battle freezing Southern Ocean waters in sea kayaks, including the Magellan Straits and the Beagle Channel, cross the sub-Antartic Patagonia island […]

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Big year ahead for Merrell Adventure Addicts

Merrell to test their mettle in volcano country The MERRELL Adventure Addicts, arguably one of South Africa’s top adventure racing units, are back after taking time off after their seventh place finish at the Adventure Racing World Championships held in Tasmania in early November 2011.

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Merrell Adventure Addicts ARWC 2011 race report

South Africans fight the Tasmanian Devil I am always amazed when looking out of airplane windows when I fly across the country and the world. You get to see the best and worst of what the world has to offer. You see the massive areas of urbanisation, industrialisation and commercialisation that have sprung up to support the world’s huge population. From the different housing structures, suburb layouts, green areas, rubbish, you see the massive differences […]

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