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Interview With Precedent-Setting Triathlete Pieter Du Preez

Pieter Du Preez (Supa Piet) recently became the world’s first quadriplegic athlete to complete a Ironman 70.3 event. We interviewed Piet and his wife Illse back in 2010 where he mentioned his goal of completing a half Ironman one day. Wheels of Life was orginally published in the July/August 2010 issue He went over the bonnet of a car, landed in ICU for over 40 days, was on a ventilator for 32 and lost his […]

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10 Questions With Vanessa Haywood

You may recognise Vanessa Haywood from her career as a model and actress, most notably as Wikus’ wife in the blockbuster movie District 9. The beauty, who hails from Mpumalanga and now lives in Cape Town, is a former finalist in both Miss South Africa and Miss Fitness. However, you won’t find Vanessa in the studios that much anymore. The outdoors is her new studio. Her love for the outdoors and adventure has seen her […]

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How Liezel van der Westhuizen stays fit

TV and radio personality, model and MC, Liezel van der Westhuizen has a demanding career. But that’s just one side of the former M-Net Idols presenter’s life. The other side is her passion for staying fit. She’s not afraid to try new ways of doing so. Beginnings “One of the first sporting activities I took part in as a youngster in Pretoria was swimming. I remember my first lesson and how much I loved it. […]

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Interview with Ryan Sandes ahead of NorthFace 100

Sandman off to Round Two with nemesis NorthFace Ryan Sandes jets to Australia on 7 May 2012 to compete in the fifth edition of the NorthFace 100 ultra-marathon, a race that hit him hard in 2011. Little wonder… it’s known as one of the most difficult 100km ultra-trail marathon events in the southern hemisphere. It starts on Saturday 19 May, in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park in Leura, Australia. He made a few […]

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SA Tourism’s Sugen Pillay interviewed about SETE 2011

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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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Mark Thjis: cyclist, cancer survivor

Cancer survivor Mark Thjis on bike for eight Mark Thjis is one of the heroes of the 2010 edition of the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. Despite being diagnosed with bladder cancer last year and having to undergo six operations and three sets of chemo therapy, Thjis is still trying to live each day to its fullest and he never shies away from a challenge.

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Bryce Viegas interview 2010

Bryce Viegas on the past, present and future of Powerman A Go Multi magazine interview with Bryce Viegas, second at Powerman Malaysia 2009

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Erhard Wolfaardt: Hungry like the Wolf

Hungry like the Wolf Former Grey College student Erhard Wolfaardt has had a meteoric rise to the top of local triathlon, dominating the last two seasons of the BSG Energade Series and winning the SA and African Champs for the last two years.

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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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