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Thomas Van Tonder, OCR, The Warrior Race, obstacle course racing, running. strength

Thomas van Tonder: what it takes to be an OCR champion

Have you ever seen Thomas van Tonder blaze his way through an obstacle course? Every movement seems effortless and natural, as if he’d been involved in obstacle course racing (OCR) his entire life. But surprisingly enough, that’s really not the case for the 25-year old from Hartebeespoort. The Team Jeep warrior grew up with a dream to be great at something, but never quite found the talent that truly set him apart as an athlete. When […]

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Expedition Africa 2017, zip lining, adventure racing, Baviaanskloof

Committing to your first multi-day adventure race

When out-of-shape adults take up running for its fitness and weight loss benefits, they often focus on Comrades Marathon as their goal. Water-inclined choose Midmar Mile; cyclists look to Cape Cycle Tour and multi-discipliners up the stakes with IRONMAN. Why then do these same people not consider an expedition style adventure race? Adventure sprint races were first introduced in 2001 to entice participants into the sport. It was hoped that these bite-sized events would give participants […]

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Team Cyanosis after completing Raid Gallaecia 2017

And they’re off! Team Cyanosis gear up to tackle the Cowboy State

And they’re off! Team Cyanosis has departed to the United States for the Adventure Racing World Championship (ARWC). For the first time in its 16-year history, this renowned event will be hosted by The Cowboy Tough Expedition Race. And next Thursday, 10 August, will mark the start of the team’s adventure through the varied and truly breath-taking terrain of Wyoming’s backcountry. It’s going to take grit and all the guts Cyanosis has got to conquer […]

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Hoka One One Speedgoat2 mens shoe competition giveaway

Win Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 2, worth R2,450, epitomises a “go everywhere, run everything” attitude. It is designed to tackle all types of technical trail.

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Louis Meintjes. Tour de France 2017, cycling, white jersey

Louis Meintjes: South Africa’s mountain climbing hero

The race for the white jersey was also going to be one of the most intriguing subplots of the Tour de France 2017. Especially since one of the favourites was South Africa’s very own Louis Meintjes. At 25-years old, it was his last chance to contest for this honour. After his strong showing at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June 2017, he sent a clear message that the white jersey was very much within his reach. […]

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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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Kilian Jornet, Dente Blanche, mountaineering, snow, climbing, Summits of My Life

Five minutes with Kilian Jornet

Kilian Jornet Burgada was once only considered amongst the premier trail running and Nordic skiing athletes of the world. These days, however, the more you hear about his exploits the more mythical he becomes. It’s hard to wrap your head around everything he’s achieved – five-time winner of the Vertical Race World Championship (skiing), seven-time champion of the Skyrunner World Series, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year (2014). And then, of course, his renowned FKTs (fastest […]

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Merrell Adventure Addicts, Tatum Prins, trekking, trekking tips, adventure racing

Merrell Mentors series: the art of trekking

Master the art of trekking with South Africa’s leading adventure racing team, The Merrell Adventure Addicts.

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When trail running meets adventure racing

Team Cyanosis captain Clinton Mac shares his advice about the benefits of trail running for adventure racers.

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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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