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Murray shines at Commonwealth Games triathlon

Richard Murray always wants to be on the winner’s podium, but it wasn’t until he was halfway through his 10km run at the Commonwealth Games that he realised how desperately he wanted a medal for his country. Murray, born in Durbanville on 4 January 1989, is a triathlete and multi-sporter extraordinaire. Having come first at the South African Triathlon Championships in East London in March earlier this year, he has also been awarded with the […]

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Buckingham dominates Ironman Lake Placid 2014

In his first year of going professional, South African triathlete Kyle Buckingham is fast showing the world he is a force to be contended with. Having come second at Ironman South Africa in April earlier this year, he has now taken his first Ironman win at the Lake Placid event in New York. Ironman Lake Placid is nothing short of spectacular. Centred amidst the northern beauty of the Adirondack region, the course presents competitors year […]

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BIG 5 Sports Challenge re-defines Knysna Oyster Festival

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is synonymous with getting out into the great outdoors. Every year thousands of runners, cyclists, swimmers, paddlers and mountain bikers from around South Africa (and the world) travel to this scenic coastal village to experience ‘the best ten days of their winter’. Sport, cuisine, lifestyle and entertainment form part and parcel of what has by now become a seminal event here on the Garden Route. And at the […]

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Featherbed Trail Run records shattered

The Salomon Featherbed Trail Run, presented by GU, has without a doubt become one of the favourite sporting events at the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. No other race quite matches up to it as far as scenery, natural grandeur, true grit and crowd-pleasing exhilaration go. If you don’t take my word for it, maybe the voices of a few thousand trail runners will convince you. Imagine a ferry ride across the estuary […]

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Croeser wins maiden Karkloof, Neethling takes women’s title

Kargo Pro MTB Team star Rourke Croeser produced the strongest display at the 2014 Sappi Karkloof Classic as he held off the rest of the field to claim his maiden victory in the 60km marathon event with Time Freight VELOLife’s Candice Neethling cruising to a comfortable win in the ladies race at the Karkloof Country Club outside Howick on Sunday. Riders were greeted to gloomy weather at the start but as soon as they left […]

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Life lessons from inspired 81-year-old Stewart Banner

The only time some of us get to see our grandparents is at some boring old Christmas party down at the coast when the whole family is forced to be together. However, this is not the case with the Banner family. You see, the Banner family had a get-together this weekend, not just any garden variety family gathering but rather a triathlon relay gathering. What made it remarkable was that the grandparent was leading the […]

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Gomez wins second ITU World Triathlon in Cape Town

Javier Gomez Noya’s quest to become the second man to win four ITU World Championships gained strength in Cape Town, as he comfortably beat Jonathan Brownlee for his second consecutive ITU World Triathlon Series win in 2014. It was another auspicious moment in triathlon history, as the Series made its debut in Africa. If that was impressive, it was only slightly more so than South Africa’s Richard Murray performance, who ran the fastest run split […]

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Stimpson wins Africa debut, Sanders fourteenth

Great Britain’s Jodie Stimpson asserted her status as the female triathlete to beat in 2014, collecting her second consecutive World Triathlon Series win as the series made its debut in Africa on Saturday. Stimpson and Jenkins, Jenkins and Stimpson. The two Brits prepare to open the throttles to full taps. photo Chris Hitchcock After being part of a 12-strong lead group on the bike that left T2 just over two minutes up on the chase, […]

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Debut Molweni 2014 to host SA’s top trail runners

Several of South Africa’s top trail runners are heading to Durban for the inaugural Molweni Trail Run on 3 & 4 May.  Based out of Forest Hills Sports Club and traversing the Kranztkloof Nature Reserve near Pinetown and the newly formed Molweni River Community Park, the athletes will be put through their paces over challenging terrain and tough climbs, covering 32km. Event presenting sponsor Salomon has brought in some of its top national athletes, among […]

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Dark horse Richard Murray eyes Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town apple cart

The big question in triathlon this weekend is: Will it be another 1-2 for Javier Gomez (ESP) and Jonathan Brownlee (UK) or will the South African favourite Richard Murray upset the apple cart at Sunday’s Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town? Sunday’s action over the 1 500m harbour swim, 40km beach side bike and 10km run starts and finishes at the V&A Waterfront. The Cape Town race is the second event in the ITU World Triathlon […]

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