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9 Peaks Challenge, Team Nevarest, trail running, Greg Avierinos, Ryno Griesel, Ruan van der Merwe

Dream team conquers South Africa’s nine highest peaks

The dream team of Greg Avierinos (OCR athlete) Ryno Griesel (ultra trail runner ) and Ruan van der Merwe  (adventure racer) set out at 4am on Wednesday, 23 August. They had a very specific goal – to summit the nine highest peaks of South Africa in the fastest known time. The 9 Peaks Challenge has been around for longer than most people realise. It has been attempted by numerous teams and individuals since the Republic of South Africa went […]

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SA’s paddling giants gear up for World Marathon Championship

There couldn’t have been a better ending to the South African Marathon Team selection campaign. The ICF World Marathon Championship is just under a month away, and will see only the best of South Africa’s paddling crop make it through K1 and K2 selection.  With only two spots on the national team in each age division, South Africa’s paddling giants were not about to make any mistakes.

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Team Cyanosis after completing Raid Gallaecia 2017

And they’re off! Team Cyanosis gear up to tackle the Cowboy State

And they’re off! Team Cyanosis has departed to the United States for the Adventure Racing World Championship (ARWC). For the first time in its 16-year history, this renowned event will be hosted by The Cowboy Tough Expedition Race. And next Thursday, 10 August, will mark the start of the team’s adventure through the varied and truly breath-taking terrain of Wyoming’s backcountry. It’s going to take grit and all the guts Cyanosis has got to conquer […]

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Louis Meintjes: South Africa’s mountain climbing hero

The race for the white jersey was also going to be one of the most intriguing subplots of the Tour de France 2017. Especially since one of the favourites was South Africa’s very own Louis Meintjes. At 25-years old, it was his last chance to contest for this honour. After his strong showing at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June 2017, he sent a clear message that the white jersey was very much within his reach. […]

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Christiaan Greyling: blazing Madagascan trails

Christiaan Greyling completed the 2017 six day Racing Madagascar Ultra Trail, placing first in the senior category. Here’s why he says you should try it.

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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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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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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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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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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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