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Meeting the Mountain Demon at Skyrun 2013

The deafening flapping from the rain jacket hood had grown so loud it muted the sting of the icy sleet against my left cheek. The ghosted runner just 10m ahead of me was swaying like a drunk man, except that drunk men don’t walk with a 45-degree sideways lean. The last gust of wind and ice had nearly stopped everyone in their tracks. Just a little harder and we would have been bowled over like […]

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Multisport Manifesto #2

Life’s too short for one sport, geddit? Hey you, on the single-speed bike, we aren’t single-speed people, so kick it! We’re the 80% tribe, like our Patagonia man Yvon Chouinard, running up mountains, bombing our bikes down da valleys We is sick and tired of the ‘same old, same old’ coming us like tennis ball volleys   Who says you need an Olympic 10,000m ‘A’ qualifier when 80% means you fit, strong and healthy? Just […]

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South African wins 2011 Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race

Durbanite wins Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race South African enthusiast multisporter and trail runner Deon Braun (44) won the 21st annual 160km Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race (H100) held from 18-22 October in the Darjeeling region of the Indian Himalayan foothills. Braun labours up a climb on the cobblestone road back from the turnaround on Day 2, with the Everest / Makalu group in the backdrop, over 160km away. Photo: Sean Falconer / Modern Athlete […]

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Negative is good when it’s ions

Negative isn’t bad Negative is great! The penny dropped recently while trail running in a magnificent natural forest in Durban. The air was moist and much cleaner and cooler than outside. It tingled with health and goodness and reminded me of a techno-babble self-review from one of the newfangled magnetic power bands. It praised the power of negative ions to prevent every bad thing and enhance every good thing. Forests had especially high levels of […]

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