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Van Tonder and Marx in Warrior Mode ahead of OCR World Champs

In less than a month the world’s top OCR athletes will fight it out at the third OCR World Championships from 14-16 October 2016 at the Blue Mountain Resort, Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Jeep Team athletes, Thomas van Tonder and Carina Marx, have qualified and are in full Warrior mode ahead of the champs. Both Van Tonder and Marx were on fire at the recent Battlerush OCR fundraiser, a gruelling OCR Training event designed to push athletes […]

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10 Top multisport lessons to raise your game

One of South Africa’s top multisporters, Stuart Marais, has plenty of experience in a number of different disciplines.

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Hermannsburg Mudman 2016 report

Mudman means teamwork An African proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, it takes a school community to put on a successful Mudman. Many months of preparation and hard worked paid off, and on Saturday 6 February, the aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman  – the first in this year’s prestigious Mudman Series – was again both unforgettable and outstanding. The family-oriented multisport event attracted over 300 athletes who brought along family and friends […]

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The roller-coaster ride of a multisport athlete

The highs and lows in a multisport athlete’s life and training are comparable to a roller-coaster: up-down, fast-slow. We all have that moment: we question our training our goals and possibly at times the point of going for the run, cycle or swim session. We find an excuse, justify not doing it for some reason or flat out feel we don’t have the energy. This is a normal problem. Unless you are taking something that […]

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Multisport news 3 Nov – 9 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport This week we look at an Elite invitational triathlon, keeping the rubber side down at Wine 2 Whales, protein enigmas and how a coach might help you on your multisport journey. TRIATHLON 6, 7, 8 November 2015 Island House Triathlon – Highbourne Cay, Bahamas This past weekend Richard Murray took second place and a pay cheque of $45 000 at the Invitational Island House Triathlon (IHT).  IHT is an Elite invitational event […]

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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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Get in shape the fun way

What? When? How? What to do, when to do it, how to do it? These seem to be the most frequently asked questions that I hear from friends and people who want to start running, training or getting fit. Get in shape through your brain Personally I found and still find the most important thing is mindset. Firstly, remembering that you are doing it for your own well-being and to challenge yourself to achieve personal […]

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Booze, cigarettes, multisport warrior

Michael Gombart’s journey to becoming an athlete started when he was 25 years old. He weighed a porky 94kg, was a smoker and drinker, and had an acute fear of anything related to exercise. “At the beginning of 2013 I had a major health scare and ended up in hospital. The symptoms: an acute panic attack and extremely high cholesterol. There and then, I decided to change my life. In April 2013, after making necessary […]

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Expedition Africa’s 450km race in Swaziland

This weekend, 24 teams will set off from the start of Africa’s toughest multi-discipline event, the 450-kilometre Expedition Africa adventure race. Hosted in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Expedition Africa will challenge the fitness, skills, mental strength, endurance and navigation of all participants. Expedition Africa is an international event on the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) calendar and this year it welcomes 24 four-person teams, representing 11 countries together with journalists from Australia, Portugal, Spain and […]

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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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