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Expedition Africa 2017, zip lining, adventure racing, Baviaanskloof

Committing to your first multi-day adventure race

When out-of-shape adults take up running for its fitness and weight loss benefits, they often focus on Comrades Marathon as their goal. Water-inclined choose Midmar Mile; cyclists look to Cape Cycle Tour and multi-discipliners up the stakes with IRONMAN. Why then do these same people not consider an expedition style adventure race? Adventure sprint races were first introduced in 2001 to entice participants into the sport. It was hoped that these bite-sized events would give participants […]

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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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Merrell Adventure Addicts, Tatum Prins, trekking, trekking tips, adventure racing

Merrell Mentors series: the art of trekking

Master the art of trekking with South Africa’s leading adventure racing team, The Merrell Adventure Addicts.

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When trail running meets adventure racing

Team Cyanosis captain Clinton Mac shares his advice about the benefits of trail running for adventure racers.

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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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Team Cyanosis: nine winning lessons from Expedición Guaraní

Clinton Mackintosh shares more about their victory in Paraguay and offers useful tips for South African adventurers.

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Start adventure racing

Adventure racing is the ultimate race of human endurance. Teams of four athletes race non-stop, day and night, through courses up to 800km in length.

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Team Keyhealth Jabberwock on the moonscapes of Ladakh. Photo Terence Vrugtman/adventurelife.co.za

Getting High in India

Ruan van der Merwe was thrown in the deep end at India’s first-ever adventure race: the Himalayan Challenge. With team Keyhealth Jabberwock, he battled altitude, inexperienced organisers, and some hardcore local teams for an excellent result. Since this was the first adventure race held in India, all competitors were all in for a huge learning curve.

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Expedition Africa adventure racing

Expedition Africa’s 450km race in Swaziland

This weekend, 24 teams will set off from the start of Africa’s toughest multi-discipline event, the 450-kilometre Expedition Africa adventure race. Hosted in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Expedition Africa will challenge the fitness, skills, mental strength, endurance and navigation of all participants. Expedition Africa is an international event on the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) calendar and this year it welcomes 24 four-person teams, representing 11 countries together with journalists from Australia, Portugal, Spain and […]

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