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Ryno Griesel interview pre-Drakensberg Grand Traverse 2014

Dubbed the Mother of all ‘Berg Hikes, mountain runners Ryno Griesel and Ryan Sandes are currently on the course in an attempt to break the current foot race record set by Griesel and Cobus van Zyl in April 2010. That time is pegged at 60 hours 29min and 30 seconds (2 days 12 hours 29 min and 30 seconds). The Traverse follows an approximate 220km course starting from Sentinel car park in the north and […]

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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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AJ Calitz retains LionHeart title on famous peak

Nearly 200 participants started Red Bull LionHeart – a gruelling trail running event on Cape Town’s Lion’s Head mountain – but it was AJ Calitz and Landi Greyling that proved they indeed had lionhearts. A 3,7km time trial around the base of the mountain last Saturday morning whittled the field down to the top 32 men & 12 women. From there, a knockout format followed a simple but gruelling format – a 4,4km route from […]

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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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2013 Red Bull X-Alps: The Epic Story

By Red Bull. The 2013 Red Bull X-Alps proved a record breaking race for the athletes. Here, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary edition in all its pain, heroism and glory. “My legs are shot” says Jon Chambers (GBR) as he tucks into a bowl of soup at the summit restaurant of the Zugspitze, the fourth turnpoint in the Red Bull X-Alps, and Germany’s highest mountain. “It was a tough three hour climb, with lots […]

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