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Bruce Campbell defies Pompe disease to beat Cape Epic 2017

Bruce Campbell was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease that causes extreme fatigue, but defied the odds and conquered the Absa Cape Epic.

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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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Richard Murray, triathlete, triathlon, cycling, Cape Town

Richard Murray talks Super League and triathlon

The last three months have seen Richard Murray win the Cape Town leg of the Triathlon World Cup, take his second title at the South African XTERRA Championship, and become the first-ever champion of the Super League Triathlon in Australia. Discover more about his Super League experience and his ‘secret’ recipe for his recent success.

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#GOGREEN, go green, Wildlands, Old Mutual, Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Endurance events to #GOGREEN

Old Mutual has teamed up with Wildlands to upcycle the waste after the OMTOM into “green” desks for school children.

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endurance sport, Table Mountain, South Africa, cycling, mountain biking

Endurance sport can change SA

The power of endurance sports is often overlooked in a nation obsessed with soccer, rugby and cricket. Many sport fanatics can repeat Nelson Mandela’s quote about the power of sport with their eyes closed:

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.

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Red Bull Defiance, adventure race, trekking, start adventure racing

Start adventure racing

Adventure racing is the ultimate race of human endurance. Teams of four athletes race non-stop, day and night, through courses up to 800km in length.

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The Haywire Haeart, overtraining, heart problems, endurance athletes

The Haywire Heart: how too much exercise can kill you

This article is an excerpt from The Haywire Heart, the first book to explore heart conditions in athletes.

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Sbonelo Khwela, 2017 Dusi Canoe Marathon, paddling

Ten minutes with Sbonelo Khwela

Sbonelo Khwela is a product of the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy. Rising out of the Valley of a 1000 Hills, he has worked his way up to being one of South Africa’s leading paddlers. After four Non-Stop Dusi titles in a K2, his wife finally convinced him to make the change to a K1 in 2015. It wasn’t long until he saw the reward of his decision, and just a year later became the first black man to take the Non-Stop Dusi title.

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Obstacle course racing, Greg Avierinos, running, strength

OCR training: how to find the balance between strength and running

If you’ve been bitten by the obstacle course racing (OCR) bug, you’ll know that to enter a series like the Warrior Race competitively, you need to be able to trail run for anything from 15-21km, and have the strength to overcome 30 demanding obstacles in betwee

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hydration, Sbonelo Khwela, Dusi Canoe Marathon

Smart hydration for endurance athletes

“How much is enough?” Hydration is an issue that every athlete has faced leading up to an endurance event.

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