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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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Sabrina Daolio, OCR, obtsacles, The Warrior Race 2016, interview

When it takes feet of faith to get to OCR World Champs

Meeting Sabrina Daolio Training with one of South Africa’s leading Warrior women can be pretty intimidating. The first time I met 25-year old Sabrina Daolio was at BattleRush, the Johannesburg based obstacle course she calls home. She challenged me to attempt a few obstacles, and although I had some Warrior Race experience, I was nowhere near her caliber of grip strength! We started off swinging across a few rings, nice and easy. But before I knew […]

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Claude Eksteen, The Warrior Race 2017, #Warrior4 obstacle course racing, interview

Claude Eksteen blitzes his way to OCR World Champs

If there’s one word to describe Claude Eksteen on the obstacle course, it’s blitz. The 39-year old from KwaZulu-Natal is renowned for his ability to motor through the most technical trails that the local OCR scene has to offer. After successfully representing South Africa for 13 years on the international triathlon stage, Claude has competed against some of the world’s top multi discipline athletes. In pursuit of a new goal, he turned to the exhilarating sport […]

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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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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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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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Life lessons from inspired 81-year-old Stewart Banner

The only time some of us get to see our grandparents is at some boring old Christmas party down at the coast when the whole family is forced to be together. However, this is not the case with the Banner family. You see, the Banner family had a get-together this weekend, not just any garden variety family gathering but rather a triathlon relay gathering. What made it remarkable was that the grandparent was leading the […]

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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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10 Questions With Martin Dreyer

Paddling, adventure racing, mountain biking, even professional fishing, Martin Dreyer has done it all. The 44-year-old has won the Dusi Canoe Marathon seven times plus seven Non-Stop Dusi wins, the gruelling Land Rover G4 Challenge and he holds the record for the Freedom Challenge mountain bike ride across South Africa. For the last few years he’s been giving back and helping youngsters from the Valley of a Thousand Hills in KZN realise their potential through […]

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