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ITU World Triathlon Cape Town delay opening of entries

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the recently launched International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) World Triathlon Cape Town announced today that, out of respect for the former President Nelson Mandela and the 10 Days of Mourning, the intended date of entries opening announced as 10 December 2013 would be delayed to 17 December 2013. The ITU World Triathlon Cape Town is the first World Triathlon Series event  to be held on African soil and is a […]

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Cape Town added to 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series has finally arrived in Africa. Cape Town has been selected by the ITU as the host city, scheduled for 26-27 April 2014 at the V&A Waterfront. “As a passionate Capetonian and someone who is passionate about triathlon, I’m super excited to see another world class triathlon coming to South Africa,” commented triathlon announcer Paul Kaye. “WTS Cape Town will bring the world’s elites to race in the […]

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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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Captivating Contermanskloof

A mountain biking hotspot just outside Cape Town The rolling hills of Durbanville are home to a staggering 80km of grin-inducing trail. Dedicated efforts by the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club have been instrumental in gaining access to the land and building beautiful, flowing singletrack through vineyards, grasslands and Renosterveld. Contermanskloof falls in the middle of the trail network and is privately built and managed by Robert Starke of Contermanskloof Farm. The trailhead overlooks a fishing […]

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Quick Sand

WHOOOSH! While we marvel at those who twitch fast (see Brett Bodill’s Which Twitch Are You? in the September/October 2012 issue), it doesn’t mean we should ignore our own terminal velocity. It might seem magical, but according to Bolt “There are no secrets. You just have to develop strength, power, acceleration and technique”. 
Time to work hard. The Arena Once you’ve warmed up and ready to rumble, make sure the training area is free of […]

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Choose Healthy. Things we learn from kids’ parties

Parties are interesting. Stuff happens. Four-year-old parties are more interesting. More stuff happens. Fascinating stuff. Recently I got to watch, at terrifyingly close range, how one stout chap used a tissue in multiple ways. It was during the cake cutting and gift opening part of the party.

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UNOGWAJA – 1730km ride before Comrades Marathon

The ultimate journey to Comrades UNOGWAJA 2011 in aid of Amabeadibeadi. Set to kick off on 19 May, the UNOGWAJA 2011 will follow in the footsteps of war veteran Phil Masterton-Smith. Four young men will attempt the ultimate journey of courage and endurance by cycling from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg and the following day running the Comrades Marathon.

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Cycle Tour victory for Day, second for Lange in last race

Day powers to victory at Cycle Tour Tyler Day, a first-year professional on the Bonitas Medscheme team, captured the biggest victory of his short career when he outsprinted a large bunch to win the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in Cape Town on Sunday.

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Only 100 entries left for Die Burger Cycle Tour

Die Burger Cycle Tour entries set to close early There are only 100 entries left for Die Burger Cycle Tour 2010, the final seeding opportunity for the 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.

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