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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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Skyrun’s zany pre-race briefing

Although you might not be doing this year’s Salomon Skyrun presented by Red Bull, you may find the press release, as we did, entertaining and inspirational. Nice to see that social development is an important component of this event, Khaya Lokukhanya (House of Light) is the charity of choice for 2013. Enjoy the read below.  Trail runners and adventure junkies from all over the world are putting their final preparations together for the Salomon Skyrun […]

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