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Hermida, van Houts win Cape Epic prologue

    Sunday’s Absa Cape Epic 2014 prologue at Meerendal Wine Estate was only 23km and not necessarily an indication of how things will go on the marathon stages to come, but it did suggest that several teams are in excellent form – and that the pre-race favourites will not have everything their own way. Spaniard Jose Hermida and his Dutch partner Rudi van Houts (Team Multivan Merida) grabbed a thrilling 14 second win after […]

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Cycle Tour 2014 road closures and public transport info

This weekend, Cape Town will host an estimated 35 000 cyclists on Sunday 9 March for the 37th Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. The annual Cycle Tour takes place around the Cape Peninsula on the second Sunday in March each year and masses of both local and international cyclists will line up on Hertzog Boulevard to participate in the iconic event. The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the annual event, […]

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Andy and Sbonelo celebrate by surfing across the line, Birkett-style, photo Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Birkett, Zondi dominate men’s Dusi 2014

There was the usual frenzy of celebrations on the finish line of the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon when Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi reached the crowd of thousands of supporters, friends and family at Blue Lagoon in Durban. Their bullish attitude rounded out a near-perfect performance over three swelteringly exhausting days of racing in the lush Msundusi and Mngeni River valleys.   With nearly nine minutes in the bag overnight, many expected the leaders to back […]

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kilian jornet wins national geographic award

Kilian Jornet wins 2014 National Geographic award

Mountain running on a high Salomon athlete Kilian Jornet has won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year for 2014 reader poll. Each year for the past eight years, ten adventurers have been named Adventurer of the Year based on “extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism and adventure sports.” In November, National Geographic asked its readers to cast a vote to name one of the ten nominees as The People’s Choice Adventurer […]

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Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2011. Photo by Gary Perkin

Substitution entries for Cycle Tour open

Substitution entries for Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour open The official substitution process for the 2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour opened on Monday, 03 February. Those cyclists who missed the original cut-off in September 2013, and who are still keen to ride now have the chance to secure a spot in this year’s event. Entries for the 2014 Cycle Tour closed in record time – less than one week – […]

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Zofingen Bags 2014 Long Distance Duathlon Worlds

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce it has awarded the ITU Powerman 2014 Long Distance Duathlon World Championships to Zofingen, Switzerland. ITU will continue its partnership with the Powerman Association, as it organises the event for the seventh consecutive year on 8 September. “Multisports are an integral part of our federation,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado on 24 January 2014. “We look forward to again partnering with Powerman to […]

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Jodie Swallow wins 70.3 Ironman South Africa

Cunnama/Swallow take Ironman 70.3 South Africa

Fairytale finish as tri couple savour big wins By Julie Pughe-Parry The curtain came down with a special memory at the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa event in Buffalo City as couple James Cunnama and Jodie Swallow took overall honours on Sunday 26 January 2014. South African James Cunnama and girlfriend Jodie Swallow (GBR) managed to snag the double victory with Cunnama finishing in 04:05:00 and Swallow in 04:37:00. Cunnama claims maiden title on African […]

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