Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Moodie puts injuries behind him ahead of Durban Ultra


Durban – The upcoming MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon will give Gauteng-based triathlete Casper Moodie the opportunity to right the wrongs of 2017 when he was hampered by injury, at this year’s edition of the Durban Beachfront event on Sunday, 4 March. The 29 year-old finished 15th overall at the 2017 Durban Ultra after he powered through the swim and the ...

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Ariane Luthi to defend Fairtree Contour stage race title

Ariane Lüthi

Defending Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB Lady’s Champion, the Stellenbosch based Swiss superstar Ariane Lüthi will give it her all to retain her title when she takes to the track this weekend (3 to 4 February) with a strong field of 84 female riders. The Team Spur rider is revered among her rivals for her fierce and fearless marathon racing ability, ...

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Kruger’s focus switches to TransCape

Riders during stage 3 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Wellington to Wellington, 23 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

After a remarkable performance in the Paarl Boxing Day track event, ace mountain biker HB Kruger will return to more familiar pursuits when he competes in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter this weekend.   Starting in Knysna on Sunday, the 614km race, supported by STANLIB and Volvo, will see riders tackle the seven-stage mountain bike race through the Western Cape, ...

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Absa Cape Epic champions return to defend their title

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Prologue

Before he headed to the warmth of the Western Cape ahead of the beginning of his season, Nino Schurter, the 2017 Absa Cape Epic champion, decided to take part in a Nordic Ski race in his home town of Lenzerheide in Switzerland. He finished 18th, just five minutes behind the winner, after a crash had slowed him up … making ...

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XTERRA the perfect fit for FALKE

XTERRA Warriors in action at the 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stillwater Sports is excited to welcome FALKE South Africa as a partner to the largest XTERRA in the world, the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw.   Established in 1974, FALKE SA is a subsidiary of the German textile giant, a fourth-generation family owned business that was founded in 1895.   “We are proud to welcome FALKE SA to the Fedhealth XTERRA family,” ...

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Usain Bolt eletrifies Puma School of Speed in Johannesburg

Usain Bolt visited the PUMA School of Speed high school athletics meet in Ruimsig Stadium.

The World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt inspired exceptional performances from high school athletes competing in the PUMA School of Speed athletics meet at Ruimsig Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday 29 January 2018.   Bolt electrified the stadium as he strutted his stuff on the track, posed for selfies and charmed fans in the stands.   Bolt also offered these words ...

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Norwegian joins overseas contingent in TransCape

Norwegian mountain bike professional Eirik Fiskvik is one of several overseas riders who will be competing in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter this year. The 614km race starts in Knysna on Sunday and ends in Franschhoek on February 10. Photo: Eirik Granly

Norwegian professional Eirik Fiskvik will leave the extreme cold of a European winter this week to test himself in sunny South Africa when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter gets under way on Sunday.   The 26-year-old rider is one of several overseas cyclists who have shown an interest in the Western Cape mountain bike race, which received a boost last ...

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2018 Toyota Warrior OCR Series off to a flying start

Photo Credit: BeSnapped

GAUTENG, MIDRAND, 30 JANUARY 2018 – Attracting close to three thousand athletes, and a couple thousand onlookers, the 2018 season opener of the hugely popular obstacle course racing (OCR) series, the Toyota WARRIOR Series, powered by Reebok, was off to the perfect start this past weekend at Riversands Country Farm in Johannesburg.   The OCR Toyota WARRIOR series is designed ...

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Battle Lines Drawn for 2018 Tankwa Trek

Of the women on the 2017 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, podium 5 have returned for the 2018 race and are joined by a number of other leading contenders. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

The 2018 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen – which takes place from Friday the 9th of February to Sunday the 11th – will pit some of the world’s best mountain bikers against one another on the mountain biking battlefields of the Koue Bokkeveld. Local and international elite riders, lured by significant prize money and UCI points, will race ...

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