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The X-Berg Challenge 2017: run, mountain bike and paraglide

The annual X-Berg Challenge is a unique multi-day adventure race that took place in the Drakensberg from 2-4 March 2017. Attracting only the toughest athletes with exceptional durability and navigational skills, the event permits a maximum of 45 entries each year. In an attempt to cover the approximate 110km straight line distance in the fastest possible time, paragliders, trail runners and mountain bikers raced from the Border Post on Oliviershoek Pass to the Mountain Splendour Eco Resort in Champagne Valley. […]

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Location, location, location in adventure racing

I’m not crazy about the wet and cold and my constitution doesn’t hold up to rolling swell on the open ocean; this explains why you are unlikely to find me doing a race in a wintery Scotland and I hesitate to enter a local event on the Wild Coast if it features a large sea kayaking leg. Race location is an important participation decider as it sets the seasonal, climatic (temperature, humidity, weather condition – […]

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