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Sub-8 hour barrier broken at IRONMAN South Africa 2017

The IRONMAN African Championship took place in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday, 2 April. There are few words that could describe the atmosphere in Port Elizabeth as over 15,000 people took to the streets to display their support. PRO competitor Susie Cheetham (UK) summed up the vibe perfectly when she mentioned finding the continuous ‘braai’ aroma for course of the event very distracting!

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Top 10 taper tweaks Ian Craig

Top 10 training tips for endurance events

These top 10 training tips will be of great use to you for any endurance event you’re training for in the the next few weeks. It will be especially useful if you’re tackling long endurance challenges like ultra trail runs, multi-day mountain bike, road cycling, and paddling events. If you’re at this level, you should already have our taper programme, but it never hurts to have a few tried and tested tips in the last […]

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Frommhold, Braendli win Ironman South Africa 2014

The 10th anniversary of Ironman South Africa delivered exciting tussles as Nils Frommhold (GER) took on the pre-race favourites and triumphed while the ladies’ race mirrored that of 2013 with Jodie Swallow (GBR) dominating proceedings only to be trounced at the death with Simone Braendli taking the spoils. Two South Africans finished in the men’s top five, boding well for their racing careers and a new crop of motivated proteges. Frommhold steals the show in […]

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Fat Boys & Slim – this year’s most unlikely team at Ironman

Four chubby yuppies have teamed up with glamour girl Liezel van der Westhuizen to tackle this year’s Ironman challenge and raise money for a very worthy cause – the communities and projects supported by the charity, the Signature of Hope Trust. Besides Liezel, none of them has much experience in endurance sports or the triathlon scene but what they all have in common is the willingness to push themselves to the limit for something they […]

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New route and sell-out field for Ironman PE 2014

The 10th anniversary of IRONMAN South Africa will see changes to the route through Nelson Mandela Bay. Reaching 2,000 athletes has prompted race director Paul Wolff to restructure the course in accordance with a number of international IRONMAN races. Once a race reaches over 1,800 athletes, certain changes are necessary to enhance safety and ensure a fair race for athletes. This is the standard measure already taken by the biggest IRONMAN races around the world. […]

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IRONMAN South Africa 2014 sells out for first time in history

For the first time in its history, IRONMAN South Africa has sold out. On the eve of its 10th anniversary edition, IRONMAN South Africa reached this milestone which is testimony to the ever-growing popularity of the only IRONMAN on African soil filling the 2,000 available slots in only six months after opening registrations.   The race is renowned for fast times, friendly locals and unparalleled spectator support making it one of the most sought after […]

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Schildknecht and Donavan reign at Spec-Savers IRONMAN South Africa 2013

Cast your mind back almost one year in Ironman South Africa history. All the talk then was about the torrid conditions creating one of the toughest but most memorable IRONMAN events ever experienced on the African continent and for many, anywhere in the world. This year, in stark contrast, Nelson Mandela Bay blessed athletes with near perfect conditions while spectators were enjoyed some scintillating racing as Switzerland’s Ronnie Schildknecht took it home in the men’s […]

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