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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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AJ Calitz retains LionHeart title on famous peak

Nearly 200 participants started Red Bull LionHeart – a gruelling trail running event on Cape Town’s Lion’s Head mountain – but it was AJ Calitz and Landi Greyling that proved they indeed had lionhearts. A 3,7km time trial around the base of the mountain last Saturday morning whittled the field down to the top 32 men & 12 women. From there, a knockout format followed a simple but gruelling format – a 4,4km route from […]

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Skyrun’s zany pre-race briefing

Although you might not be doing this year’s Salomon Skyrun presented by Red Bull, you may find the press release, as we did, entertaining and inspirational. Nice to see that social development is an important component of this event, Khaya Lokukhanya (House of Light) is the charity of choice for 2013. Enjoy the read below.  Trail runners and adventure junkies from all over the world are putting their final preparations together for the Salomon Skyrun […]

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Calitz to run first trail race abroad

K-Way athlete Andre Calitz is already in Spain and eagerly awaiting the start of the Zegama-Aizkorri Mendi Maratoia, a 42-kilometre mountain race in the rural Basque Region of Spain. A well-established event, Calitz will line up with 600 runners on Sunday morning for his first race on foreign soil against a field that features a host of trail running headliners, including Kilian Jornet and Luis Alberto Hernando. The Skyrunner® World Series is a collection of […]

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Calitz sets new record with 12 Platteklip summits

He did it! With 12 summits of Platteklip Gorge during Saturday’s K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge, K-Way athlete Andre Calitz is the undisputed master of Platteklip Gorge. The heavy cloud cover and cool conditions set the stage for Calitz’s record attempt. He cracked the first 760-metre summit in only 35 minutes 36 seconds and was on to his third lap before most of Cape Town had woken up. With seven laps completed within six-and-a-half hours, he […]

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Can Calitz climb Everest’s height in 11 hours?

Last year, as a first-time entrant, he ran, won and set a new course record at the annual K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge. Now, more seasoned and with numerous wins and race records notched in his belt, Andre ‘AJ’ Calitz has set himself a challenge: to better his record of 11 summits by one more. With the start at sunrise and the finish at sunset, Calitz has only 11 hours to ascend Table Mountain via Platteklip […]

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