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Willie Richards’ 1000 mile duathlon

Capetonian Willie Richards ran and biked 1,845km from Namibia to Cape Town in 19 days to highlight the plight of rural dogs, and to raise funds for mass sterilisations in rural and disadvantaged areas across South Africa.

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First Ascent Hurricane rain jacket

My First Ascent Hurricane test jacket has seen some action. Not the Nam kind, but it has been around. For this test, I used the Hurricane around 20 times in a variety of conditions. I hope this review gives you a good idea of what the Hurricane is good at, and where you might not want to use it.

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Recover Like a Vegan

Dietitian Chandre Prangley explains recovery nutrition from the plant-based diet perspective. The goal? Get stronger – faster – after intense exercise.

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Paddling: six things adventure racers need to know

Graham Bird is one of the leading figures in South Africa’s adventure racing world. He has been involved in the sport since 1986, and has been one of South Africa’s top canoeists since the early Nineties. Graham now focuses his energies on competing in adventure racing, trail running, mountain biking, canoeing, and multisport events around the country. He is also the leader of one of the world’s top adventure racing teams, the Merrell Adventure Addicts.

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When CrossFit and obstacle course racing collide

CrossFit and obstacle course racing (OCR) have become two of the world’s fastest growing fitness sports over the last decade.

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Thomas van Tonder: what it takes to be an OCR champion

Have you ever seen Thomas van Tonder blaze his way through an obstacle course? Every movement seems effortless and

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Committing to your first multi-day adventure race

When out-of-shape adults take up running for its fitness and weight loss benefits, they often focus on Comrades Marathon as their goal. Water-inclined choose Midmar Mile; cyclists look to Cape Cycle Tour and multi-discipliners up the stakes with IRONMAN. Why then do these same people not consider an expedition style adventure race? Adventure sprint races were first introduced in 2001 to entice participants into the sport. It was hoped that these bite-sized events would give participants […]

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Iron Cowboy comes to South Africa

Remember the Iron Cowboy story from 2015? James Lawrence left us in disbelief when he pulled off the superhuman feat of completing 50 IRONMANs, in 50 consecutive days, in 50 different states. We grabbed the opportunity to catch up with the Cowboy when he made a trip to Cape Town recently. Discover more about his approach to training, and how his life has changed since the 50.

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Merrell Mentors series: the art of trekking

Master the art of trekking with South Africa’s leading adventure racing team, The Merrell Adventure Addicts.

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When trail running meets adventure racing

Team Cyanosis captain Clinton Mac shares his advice about the benefits of trail running for adventure racers.

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