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James Lawrence, Iron Cowboy, IRONMAN, 50-50-50, interview, triathlon

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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Kilian Jornet, Dente Blanche, mountaineering, snow, climbing, Summits of My Life

Five minutes with Kilian Jornet

Kilian Jornet Burgada was once only considered amongst the premier trail running and Nordic skiing athletes of the world. These days, however, the more you hear about his exploits the more mythical he becomes. It’s hard to wrap your head around everything he’s achieved – five-time winner of the Vertical Race World Championship (skiing), seven-time champion of the Skyrunner World Series, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year (2014). And then, of course, his renowned FKTs (fastest […]

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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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The Warrior Race, obstacle course racing, OCR, Hanneke Dannhauser, multisport

Secret that sets Hanneké Dannhauser apart

Interview with Hanneké Dannhauser as she reveals the secret to the past two years of winning success.

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Bruce Campbell defies Pompe disease to beat Cape Epic 2017

Bruce Campbell was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease that causes extreme fatigue, but defied the odds and conquered the Absa Cape Epic.

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Richard Murray, triathlete, triathlon, cycling, Cape Town

Richard Murray talks Super League and triathlon

The last three months have seen Richard Murray win the Cape Town leg of the Triathlon World Cup, take his second title at the South African XTERRA Championship, and become the first-ever champion of the Super League Triathlon in Australia. Discover more about his Super League experience and his ‘secret’ recipe for his recent success.

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Sbonelo Khwela, 2017 Dusi Canoe Marathon, paddling

Ten minutes with Sbonelo Khwela

Sbonelo Khwela is a product of the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy. Rising out of the Valley of a 1000 Hills, he has worked his way up to being one of South Africa’s leading paddlers. After four Non-Stop Dusi titles in a K2, his wife finally convinced him to make the change to a K1 in 2015. It wasn’t long until he saw the reward of his decision, and just a year later became the first black man to take the Non-Stop Dusi title.

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Henri Schoeman Huub photoshoot

Henri Schoeman after the Rio Olympics

In March 2011, Henri Schoeman shattered his right collarbone in a mountain biking accident. “I was forced to start working on the basics again. I used the time to strengthen the muscles in my lower legs. The results started showing when I began running again. It may have disrupted my 2011 season… but it was a blessing in disguise.” Fast forward to August 2016, and Henri finds himself on the Olympic triathlon podium, a bronze […]

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Mike Hay profile interview

Interview with Maqhwe Mfula founder Mike Hay

Three questions with Maqhwe Mfula founder Mike Hay Why the name choice? The name Maqhwe Mfula, loosely translated, means Heroes of the River – Amaqhwe means warriors and Iqhawe heroes. So I tried to give the race a trendy name to get my point across. The Heroes part of the name came about as an idea that just by taking on the adventure that the valley provides and by completing the race you also become […]

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10 Questions With Andre Calitz

AJ, as he is affectionately known, is the new alpha male in local trail running. He snapped at the heels of trail running maestro Iain Don-Wauchope at the Otter African Trail Run in October and broke the 50km Three Peaks Challenge record by 17 minutes in November. Earlier in the year, in wind and rain, he won the 80km Hi-Tec Peninsula Ultra Fun Run (PUFfeR) and set a new record time of 6:59:36, becoming the […]

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