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Tour de Langkawi, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Team Dimension Data, Tour de France 2017, interview, cycling

Team Dimension Data gear up for 2017 Tour de France

Team Dimension Data are gearing up for the 104th edition Tour de France, which kicks off on Friday, 1 July 2017. Our South African hearts are bursting at the thought of watching our riders play a role in an international event of this caliber. Here’s a guide to all you need to know about the team before the event, and latest thoughts from South Africa’s leading rider, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. Who is Team Dimension Data exactly? The […]

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Claude Eksteen, The Warrior Race 2017, #Warrior4 obstacle course racing, interview

Claude Eksteen blitzes his way to OCR World Champs

If there’s one word to describe Claude Eksteen on the obstacle course, it’s blitz. The 39-year old from KwaZulu-Natal is renowned for his ability to motor through the most technical trails that the local OCR scene has to offer. After successfully representing South Africa for 13 years on the international triathlon stage, Claude has competed against some of the world’s top multi discipline athletes. In pursuit of a new goal, he turned to the exhilarating sport […]

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Merrell Adventure Addicts, adventure racing, Knysna fires, news, Graham Bird

Merrell withdraw from AR World Champs after Knysna fires

When life gives you lemons, you make lemon pie, we all know that. When life sends the massive #KnysnaFires to destroy your home along with everything you own and burn down your pine plantations and livelihood, it can be difficult to find that pie recipe amidst the smouldering ashes. So we poked around and found another metaphor: The hardest/toughest/ finest steel is forged in the hottest fire.  And this, we feel, is much more applicable […]

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Gerda Steyn, Comrades 2017, running, road running, NEDBank Running Club, ultramarathon, interview

Gerda Steyn: our next road running queen

There was no missing Gerda Steyn at the 2017 Comrades Marathon. While 40 is the common age of successful South African women in this event, 26 year old Gerda left commentators stunned when she crossed the finish line in fourth place, with a time of 6:45:45. It’s hard to believe that she only started running two years ago. After growing up in the Freestate, she moved to Dubai in 2014 to start her career as a quantity surveyor. […]

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polarised training, polarized training, high intensity interval training, steady state training, tips

Polarised training – slow down and get faster!

Putting your all into training with few race results to prove it? Perhaps it’s time to slow down and get faster! That may sound completely irrational, but polarised training has become a ground-breaking revelation for athletes in desperate need of real results.  Jonah Young is an intern biokineticist and physiologist of the South African Rowing team. He has witnessed first-hand the benefits of polarised training, not only through the athletes in his field, but as an […]

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Obstacle Course Racing, OCR, The Warrior Race 2016, obstacles, trail running

The ultimate South African guide to starting OCR

Obstacle course racing (OCR) challenges an athlete to complete a set course by foot, which involves overcoming carefully chosen challenges that are in the form of obstacles. It has been deemed as the fastest growing sport in the world and over the past three years has captured the hearts South African adventure seekers. Thousands of participants sign up not only to test their athleticism, but their sense of grit. So what’s the big deal?  “Being […]

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Mastering tough conditions in a mountain bike stage race

Team PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys have conquered technical terrain in the heat and muddy conditions in the cold, and offer mountain bike stage racing tips for the tough times!

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Podium position for South Africa at Expedition Africa

Nevarest Jabberwock share their exciting journey to the podium at Expedition Africa 2017, with comments from navigator Cobus van Zyl. The true grit and perseverance that they displayed to claim third overall has left a deep impression on those passionate about adventure racing.

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Trail running Bennie Roux The Munga Trail mental strength endurance endurance sports

Developing mental fortitude for endurance sport

After winning the 400km Munga Trail, Bennie Roux shares key advice about developing mental fortitude.

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South Africans take XTERRA Réunion by storm

You’re probably hearing about XTERRA quite a bit this year, especially with the way South African athletes are putting our name on the map. Not too sure what XTERRA is exactly? Let’s start from the top. Imagine a race created for both the triathlete and adventurer. While a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run may sound like a relatively tame distance, that’s not so much the case. XTERRA is intent on their […]

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