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TRAIL 18 Christiaan Greyling magazine cover

What’s in TRAIL 18?

Get competitive against Europeans. We asked top Euro runners, and South Africans who’ve raced in Europe, to find five keys to trail success. Need a trail workout before or after work? Discover seven bite-sized runs near you! Read about our cover athlete Christiaan Greyling’s trail journey, alongside his significant other (and household name) Landie Greyling. Take the best care of your bones, gut, and legs with advice from medical and coaching experts.

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Nic Bourne and Carocap: a rare African double

Few can claim to have crossed Africa, the world’s second-largest continent, using only muscle power. But Briton Nicholas Bourne has done it twice, bottom to top, and top to bottom, using different methods of locomotion. His latest attempt was raising funds for World Bicycle Relief UK, with a Guinness World Record attempt called Carocap. The brave attempt commenced on 9 October 2015, with Bourne and four other cyclists departing from Cairo under the shadow of […]

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Multisport news 3 Nov – 9 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport This week we look at an Elite invitational triathlon, keeping the rubber side down at Wine 2 Whales, protein enigmas and how a coach might help you on your multisport journey. TRIATHLON 6, 7, 8 November 2015 Island House Triathlon – Highbourne Cay, Bahamas This past weekend Richard Murray took second place and a pay cheque of $45 000 at the Invitational Island House Triathlon (IHT).  IHT is an Elite invitational event […]

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Multisport News 26 Oct – 2 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport This week we look to the 5150 Ekurhuleni African Champs, Soweto Marathon, then jet to the New York Marathon and the 20th XTERRA World Champs and an induction into the Hall of Fame for one of South Africa’s favourite multisport athletes. Triathlon 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championships Sun 1 Nov 2015. The 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championships, part of the Ironman franchise, was held in and around Germiston lake. The race consists of a […]

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R100k for sub-four hour Otter 2015

A Swiss trail running star has confirmed he’s heading for the Garden Route next month to challenge the event lauded as “The Grail of Trails®” and its mythical four-hour barrier. The OTTER African Trail Run presented by Salomon and GU takes place next month in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park. A field of 450 eager runners will line up at the Stormsriver rest camp on the South Cape coastline to run […]

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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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Strong South African performance in Zermatt

The South African team of Thabang Madiba, Lucky Miya, Johardt van Heerden, Karine Bezuidenhout and Megan Mackenzie impressed at the World Long Distance Championship at the 42km Zermatt Marathon in Switzerland. Top placed South African male runner was Johardt van Heerden who came in 23rd overall and seventh in his category in a time of 3:24.52. The junior track star burst onto the scene when he won at the Molweni and booked his place at […]

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Sick Sandes pulls out of Western States 2015

South Africa’s Ryan Sandes, who finished second in the 2012 edition of the grueling Western States Ultra, pulled out the night before due to a gastric virus. Ryan expressed his disappointment on Twitter, but also indicated that he was keen to return in 2016 to hunt down the elusive gold winner’s belt buckle. I’m super disappointed to pull out of Western States 100 due to a gastric virus. I really hope to be back in 2016! […]

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