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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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Eloise van Gysen surfski paddle

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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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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