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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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Richard Murray, triathlete, triathlon, cycling, Cape Town

Richard Murray talks Super League and triathlon

The last three months have seen Richard Murray win the Cape Town leg of the Triathlon World Cup, take his second title at the South African XTERRA Championship, and become the first-ever champion of the Super League Triathlon in Australia. Discover more about his Super League experience and his ‘secret’ recipe for his recent success.

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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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Henri Schoeman Huub photoshoot

Henri Schoeman after the Rio Olympics

In March 2011, Henri Schoeman shattered his right collarbone in a mountain biking accident. “I was forced to start working on the basics again. I used the time to strengthen the muscles in my lower legs. The results started showing when I began running again. It may have disrupted my 2011 season… but it was a blessing in disguise.” Fast forward to August 2016, and Henri finds himself on the Olympic triathlon podium, a bronze […]

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10 Questions With Andre Calitz

AJ, as he is affectionately known, is the new alpha male in local trail running. He snapped at the heels of trail running maestro Iain Don-Wauchope at the Otter African Trail Run in October and broke the 50km Three Peaks Challenge record by 17 minutes in November. Earlier in the year, in wind and rain, he won the 80km Hi-Tec Peninsula Ultra Fun Run (PUFfeR) and set a new record time of 6:59:36, becoming the […]

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Lifesaver Eloise van Geysen, May 2011

It’s not just a calling, it’s a sport by Bryan Allott Lifesaving started out as a purely voluntary movement (and largely remains as such) with most clubs being all-male. And as with most sports throughout history, this remained the status quo until just after the seventies. As women started joining the world of sport, we’ve seen performances from the fairer sex equal to, and in some cases, even surpass those of the, erm, hairier athletes. […]

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Grant van der Walt interview

Grant van der Walt Varsity College student, double world champion (2008 and 2009), reformed Gautenger and all-round nice guy Grant van der Walt is enjoying life on the wave of paddling in his city of choice, Durban.

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Fogg and King slog for a cleaner Dusi

PORTAGING A KAYAK AROUND DANGEROUS SECTIONS OF RIVER is deemed prudent, even if it is a schlep.

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The COOP Girls

UN-COOPED It’s great to see people trying something new outdoors not just for their themselves but for charity too. Cycle out of Poverty (COOP) raised over R162,000 for the Goedgedacht Trust in Riebeek Kasteel during their four-day mountain bike ride to the area from Durbanville. After training by Cape Epic rider Ann Harrison, 30 women set out on the trip of a lifetime at the end of 2009.

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Craig Alexander

Crowie, Man of Iron Winning the Ironman World Championships is one thing; winning it back to back is something so extraordinary that only a handful of athletes have managed to do it in the history of the sport. Australian Ironman pro Craig Alexander is one such man. Did we mention that he also won five Ironman 70.3 races this year?

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