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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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Multisport News 26 Oct – 2 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport This week we look to the 5150 Ekurhuleni African Champs, Soweto Marathon, then jet to the New York Marathon and the 20th XTERRA World Champs and an induction into the Hall of Fame for one of South Africa’s favourite multisport athletes. Triathlon 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championships Sun 1 Nov 2015. The 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championships, part of the Ironman franchise, was held in and around Germiston lake. The race consists of a […]

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The IronCowboy: 50 IRONMAN, 50 states, 50 days

For most people, the thought of completing just one IRONMAN triathlon is a daunting one. Now imagine doing 50 of them, in all 50 states of the USA, in 50 days! On 6 June, James Lawrence dubbed the “IronCowboy” after he completed a marathon in a patterned cowboy hat, began a quest to complete this seemingly impossible feat. The stunt, which began in Hawaii, had many sceptical at first, not least because of the physical […]

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IRONMAN Durban sells out with a month to go

The inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban is officially sold out with 3,000 athletes set to line up at Snake Park Beach on 2 August 2015. The race has reached capacity four months after opening entries and looks set to be an exciting addition to the South African triathlon calendar. “It is always an exciting moment when launching a new event and extremely encouraging to see such strong interest,” said Paul Wolff, World Endurance Africa […]

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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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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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Big weekend for endurance sport

Big weekend for endurance sport – Ironman, Paris-Roubaix, Triathlon World Champs Series, Karkloof Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa, Paris-Roubaix, the ITU Triathlon World Championship Series in Sydney, the Mr Price Karkloof Classic in Howick, KZN, South Africa (with over 3,000 riders)… it all happened this weekend! Read the summaries here.

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James Cunnama unbeaten in US after Ironman Florida win

Three out of three for Cunnama While the Springboks were on their way to victory against Ireland, South African triathlete James Cunnama was racing his way to victory in the Ford Florida Ironman at Panama City Beach. This was his third win in three US triathlons this season.

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