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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 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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Henri Schoeman after the Rio Olympics

In March 2011, Henri Schoeman shattered his right collarbone in a mountain biking accident. “I was forced to start working on the basics again. I used the time to strengthen the muscles in my lower legs. The results started showing when I began running again. It may have disrupted my 2011 season… but it was a blessing in disguise.” Fast forward to August 2016, and Henri finds himself on the Olympic triathlon podium, a bronze […]

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I’m here to compete: Donovan van Gelder

Hi, my name is Donovan and I like to compete. This unsubtle statement is completely intentional. I believe that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings start with this introduction and acknowledgement of an addiction. I may have it wrong, all I know about this I have learned from that window on the world, the television. The reason I chose to begin with that was because I find, more and more, that competition is something that people are embarrassed […]

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Alactic indoor cycling trainer tips

Groan. Outside it is dark cold, windy… maybe even wet. Weather best suited to a good sleep in. Alas, it is not to be. Being a ‘normal’ dedicated endurance athlete, the Jiminy Cricket of Triathlon hollers in your mind: “But you have an indoor trainer!” You imagine your poor cobwebbed, dust-bundled bike trainer pining quietly in your garage and pity grabs you. You are up and dressed, ready for your session. But first a question: […]

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Smash Your First Sprint Triathlon

I firmly believe that anybody can do a triathlon, even if you haven’t worked out in years. All it takes is patience, willpower, squeezing some training into your lifestyle and a touch of insanity. How difficult is that? Once you align these equally important elements, the training will come easily. First up you just need to start training. The key to this is simply scheduling it into your day. Set aside a certain time of […]

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3 Training Mistakes You Must Avoid

Hi everyone! We’re human, we all make mistakes. However, by avoiding the three very common training blunders I’m going to share with you, you will: improve your performance, get fitter and faster in less time, avoid injury and get far more satisfaction from being fit and feeling in control of your life. I’m sure you’ll agree those are great results! So, here are the big bad Three Mistakes of Training… 1. Inconsistency I realise it […]

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Why The Don Shaves: Vanity, Bike Crashes And Peer Pressure

Public confession: I have been removing the hair from my legs for more than half my life now. I have always hoped that my body would just give up and the hair would stop growing but alas, at least once a week I find myself bending my aging body into positions that I fear it may not bounce back from. All to achieve the silky smooth shave that my brand of razor promises me. In […]

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Sexton claims first ITU World Cup win

Triathletes battle it out in the heat of Monterrey Brendan Sexton (AUS) ran away from the field late in the run to snatch his first career World Cup title in Monterrey, punctuating his impressive start to the 2011 season. Earlier this year, Australia’s rising star was second and fourth against tough fields in Mooloolaba and Sydney respectively.

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This pro’s energy gel mistake

Don’t spike yourself before your race by Hugh Pines South African triathlete Claude Eksteen committed a cardinal triathlon sin at the London round of the ITU triathlon WCS in July 2010. But hey, life is all about learning from our mistakes. 

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