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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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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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Become a triathlete this winter

Winter is typically a time when most sporting activities shift into reverse gear and play second fiddle to the TV and X-box.  But you don’t have to roll over so easily! For serious athletes, winter is when the hard work is done: thousands of kilometres on the bike and lap upon lap of a heated pool, not to mention several pairs of running shoes worn out. If you are new to the multisport tribe and have decided to take […]

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Brownlee wins, Murray fourth in WTS Cape Town 2015

Not even a stumble on the run could stop Alistair Brownlee‘s return to the top of the World Triathlon Series podium in Cape Town on Sunday, as the most successful athlete in Series history took his total number of titles to 18. While he tripped early on in the run, Brownlee made his way up to the lead group of Javier Gomez Noya, Richard Murray and Vincent Luis quickly, before blowing them away in the […]

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Crewdson Non-Stop Wartrail 2015

Non-Stop Wartrail Cocktail Recipe

Jess Crewdson and her father, Chris, participated in the 65km Skyrun, 130 km mountain bike, 65km canoe paddle Non-Stop Wartrail together on 22 and 23 March. This is Jess’s recipe for success. A classic twist from the original staged, three day event. Wartrail… but on steroids. No dossing. No comforts. Just non-stop epic-ness! Guaranteed to provide you with tons of war stories and blow your dinner guests’ minds at your next quaint cocktail party. Prep […]

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Murray takes Gold at Triathlon World Cup

Despite a 10 second penalty South Africa’s Richard Murray won his first ever Triathlon World Cup when he took top spot on the winners’ podium at the New Plymouth WC. Murray won the sprint race (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) in 52 minutes and 38 seconds. Russia’s Alexander Bryukhankov got the better of 21-year-old Kristian Blummenfelt in a sprint finish for second. A World Cup win has always eluded Murray, but a (nearly) perfectly […]

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Trautman and Swallow bag IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

By Chanice Koopman and Lasheigh Lucas It was a day to cheer for the South Africans and the British as Matt Trautman achieved his maiden IRONMAN 70.3 win at Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa in Buffalo City, after an epic battle with Stuart Marais. In the women’s race, Jodie Swallow almost inevitably made it five on the trot with an utterly dominant display. Trautman, Marais… Marais, Trautman… In a week when the weather watch […]

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Henri Schoeman wins 2014 Triathlon World Cup final

South Africa’s Henri Schoeman has secured his first ITU title, at the final of the 2014 ITU Triathlon World Cup in Tongyeong, South Korea. The USA’s Ben Kanute and Tommy Zaferes were with Schoeman all the way and also stood on their very first ITU podium. Schoeman began the race with an impressive swim posting the fastest time of the day with 16:19. A pack of five broke away early on the bike containing all three […]

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The women podium was packed with an impressive array of athletic talent. photo Dylan Haskin/Lexar

Van Gelder, Schut win TriRock Durban

There are a few memorable occasions when all things come together perfectly. Race day for TriRock Durban was one of those days: ideal weather, great crowds, road closure, smooth race surface and excellent organisation. All contributed it to be hailed a great success by all the athletes. The day’s winner also experienced one of these perfect days by putting together a stellar performance to take the victory. Donovan van Gelder (KZN) swam, cycled and ran […]

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