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CrossFit, obstacle course racing, CrossFit Games 2017

When CrossFit and obstacle course racing collide

CrossFit and obstacle course racing (OCR) have become two of the world’s fastest growing fitness sports over the last decade.

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9 Peaks Challenge, Team Nevarest, trail running, Greg Avierinos, Ryno Griesel, Ruan van der Merwe

Dream team conquers South Africa’s nine highest peaks

The dream team of Greg Avierinos (OCR athlete) Ryno Griesel (ultra trail runner ) and Ruan van der Merwe  (adventure racer) set out at 4am on Wednesday, 23 August. They had a very specific goal – to summit the nine highest peaks of South Africa in the fastest known time. The 9 Peaks Challenge has been around for longer than most people realise. It has been attempted by numerous teams and individuals since the Republic of South Africa went […]

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Under Armour RTT, hiking shoe, review, Go Multi competition, hiking, trail running

Win Under Armour Horizon RTT hamper (CLOSED)

Introducing the Under Armour Horizon RTT for runners who make the trail their second home. This impressive new shoe is specially designed to provide cushioning, comfort, and protection for long days on the trail. You’ll be able to get the most out of your run on a wider range of trail surfaces.

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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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Christiaan Greyling, Racing Madagascar Ultra Trail 2017, trail running

Christiaan Greyling: blazing Madagascan trails

Christiaan Greyling completed the 2017 six day Racing Madagascar Ultra Trail, placing first in the senior category. Here’s why he says you should try it.

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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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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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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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Obstacle Course Racing, OCR, The Warrior Race 2016, obstacles, trail running

The ultimate South African guide to starting OCR

Obstacle course racing (OCR) challenges an athlete to complete a set course by foot, which involves overcoming carefully chosen challenges that are in the form of obstacles. It has been deemed as the fastest growing sport in the world and over the past three years has captured the hearts South African adventure seekers. Thousands of participants sign up not only to test their athleticism, but their sense of grit. So what’s the big deal?  “Being […]

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