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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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Marais and Edwards clinch IRONMAN 70.3 Durban

A dominant display by South Africa’s Stuart Marais put daylight between himself and the chasers while, in the ladies race, Parys Edwards of Great Britain toiled hard as the pair were crowed inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban champions on a warm day in Durban. WATCH: A seven minute highlights package of the event. The pre-race favourite, Stuart Marais, lived up to his billing but didn’t lead out of the swim, exiting the water in […]

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Amashova gets international thumbs up

The UCI World Cycling Tour has announced that this year’s Tsogo Sun Amashova – due to take place in October – has been selected as a qualifier event for the UCI World Cycling Tour 2016. (If you want to enter any of the Amashova races, click here.) This is the second time that Durban’s top cycling event has cracked the international nod of approval. Last year’s Amashova was included as a qualifier event for the […]

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IRONMAN Durban sells out with a month to go

The inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban is officially sold out with 3,000 athletes set to line up at Snake Park Beach on 2 August 2015. The race has reached capacity four months after opening entries and looks set to be an exciting addition to the South African triathlon calendar. “It is always an exciting moment when launching a new event and extremely encouraging to see such strong interest,” said Paul Wolff, World Endurance Africa […]

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Bartho first woman to complete Richards Bay to Durban paddle

Durban surfski ace Danica Bartho became the first woman to complete the gruelling 162km surfski paddle from Richards Bay to Durban, finishing with a demanding downwind leg in huge swells, and in the process rounded off her “Lettie Paddle” campaign to raise funds for close friend and cancer patient Nikki “Lettie” Heyns. Bartho was the first female paddler to complete the DaReal Richards Bay to Durban Challenge, which concluded on the weekend with a tough […]

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First TriRock-Durban a great success

Durban, synonymous with great weather, played the role of perfect host by welcoming triathletes from around the country in the inaugural TriRock-Durban half iron distance triathlon held yesterday. Event organisers complimented all involved and thanked all athletes, volunteers and service providers for their efforts to pull off a major event within the confines of the city. Spectators were thrilled by the performances of the tenacious triathletes who completed the 1,9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km […]

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KZN awarded 2014 SA Road and TT Championship

KwaZulu-Natal has been awarded the 2014 SA National Road Cycling and Time Trial Championships, which will take place from 4-9 February 2014. The city of Durban played host to the successful 2012 SA Vets Road Champs, and are thrilled to be hosting the prestigious again event in 2014, together with the Elite champs. The championship event will host the under-16, Junior, under-23, Elite and all the Veteran categories during the course of the week. “The […]

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Full road closure for aQuellé Tour Durban

With a huge field of road and mountain bike riders entered and weather forecasts pointing to almost perfect weather for the weekend, the organisers of the aQuellé Tour Durban are urging local residents to support the event and to plan their movements on Sunday around the closure of some of the city’s roads. The event has seen significant growth in entries year-on-year, partly due to the race’s new status as a seeding event for the […]

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Duathlon Series event 4 heads to Durban on 10 June

Duathlon Series flies to Durban this weekend Race 4 in the Momentum Health I-Flex National Duathlon Series 2012 powered by PeptoPro offers the offroad duathlete a brand-new course in the sub-tropical climes of Palm Lakes, Tinley Manor, in KZN this Sunday, 10 June. The fast and rolling offroad run and mountain bike routes will take athletes through sugarcane fields and along flowing singletrack next to streams. There will also be bridge crossings in this course […]

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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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