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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 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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IMSA, IRONMAN, IRONMAN South Africa, Port Elizabeth, triathlon, triathletes

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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#GOGREEN, go green, Wildlands, Old Mutual, Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Endurance events to #GOGREEN

Old Mutual has teamed up with Wildlands to upcycle the waste after the OMTOM into “green” desks for school children.

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The X-Berg Challenge 2017: run, mountain bike and paraglide

The annual X-Berg Challenge is a unique multi-day adventure race that took place in the Drakensberg from 2-4 March 2017.

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Mudman Hermannsburg 2017 results

Mudman Hermannsburg 2017 results

Congrats to everyone who took part in the 2017 Mudman Hermannsburg on 2 February. Also view images of some of the competitors on our Facebook page.

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Chris Bertish has passed the halfway point on his Transatlantic SUP Crossing. photo: Alan van Gysen

Chris Bertish passes halfway on Transatlantic SUP Crossing

Chris Bertish is officially directly north of South America and now more than halfway through his monumental solo, unsupported, open ocean expedition, on the Transatlantic SUP Crossing, presented by Carrick Wealth. On Friday 27 January 2017, Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed speaker, big wave surfer and Guinness SUP World Record Holder, reaches the monumental 34°W mark, in the Atlantic Ocean, bringing him in line with the easternmost point of the mainland of South America, in his […]

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Team Sanlam Painted Wolf ARWS 2016

Team Sanlam Painted Wolf fourth at 2016 Adventure Racing World Series

  South Africa’s Team Sanlam Painted Wolf have placed fourth place in the stacked ARWS – Adventure Racing World Series after a gruelling 627km! They crossed the finish line in fourth place just before 8am on Monday, producing the best result for a South African team. The team, which consists of Knysna brothers and business owners Mark Collins (47) and John Collins (42), Cape Town paediatrician Dr Andre Gie (34) and Stellenbosch engineer Robyn Owen […]

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