Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

UJ student scales handcycling heights

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Four years ago, Palesa Manaleng thought any chance of a career in sport was over when she suffered a cycling accident that left her paralysed from the waist down.   Today the University of Johannesburg public relations student is the South African handcycling champion in the H3 category and planning a future which includes representing her country at a range ...

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2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

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Event:                         Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge Date:                         Saturday, 2 March 2019 Entries close:               22 February 2019 Distance:                     20km, 40km and 60km routes Venue:                         ThePurple Windmill, off the R44 Klapmuts   Entries close for the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge this Friday, 22 February. This exciting event returns to the beautiful ...

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Substitution entries for the Cape Town Cycle Tour are open!

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(Cape Town, 18 February 2019) The official substitution process for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour opened on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 1pm and closes onMonday, 25 February at 1pm.   The lowdown Every time you cross a timing mat out on the route the data from your timing chip is streamed to a server. This is how RaceTec ...

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Unbelievable finish ends memorable 2019 Dusi

An incredible end sprint in the ladies race decided the title as Chrisite Mackenzie (right) pipped Tamika Haw (left) to the line on day three of the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – An incredible end sprint saw Christie Mackenzie win her first FNB Dusi Crown from a valiant Tamika Haw while Andy Birkett fought illness to claim his ninth Dusi title at Blue Lagoon on Saturday afternoon. The ladies race was always going to be a tight tussle into Durban with neither Mackenzie nor Haw giving an inch. The pair ...

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Ho, Antonopoulos claim gold at 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile

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Chad Ho (Morningside, Durban) and Carli Antonopoulos (Durbanville) sprinted to victory at the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the serene Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club/Western Cape) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   Ho claimed a hat-trick victory in an impressive time of 16 minutes 57 seconds. “I tried to go out as hard as ...

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SPCA cherishes runner support at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Tara Hoffman, Cape of Good Hope SPCA Animal Care Assistant.  Photo Credit:  Tamed and Framed

A proud charity of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA has enjoyed tremendous support from event entrants with an impressive total of R67 530 donated to the cause after the 2018 event.   “We are thankful to each and every runner that showed their support by choosing to make a donation towards the Cape of ...

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Weiss sets sights on XTERRA Grabouw victory

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Reigning XTERRA South Africa Champion Bradley Weiss is hoping to get his 2019 XTERRA Racing Season off to a good start with a victory (and successful title defense) at the XTERRA South Africa Championship at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club this coming Sunday, 24 February 2019.   “My 2018 XTERRA highlights include winning the XTERRA SA Championship, XTERRA Asia Pacific ...

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Terence Parkin tops a day of Dusi heroics

Deaf Olympic star Terence Parkin struggling on crutches on a portage on the first day of the FNB Dusi while his K2 partner Mark Mulder carries their boat on his own. Jason Parker/
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Pietermaritzburg – On a day when war stories were a dime a dozen, there were no heroics to outshine the courage of Olympic medallist Terence Parkin on the first day of the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Thursday.   The three day canoeing classic forms the last part of an epic 1120km journey from Johannesburg that included road cycling, ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN welcomes IAAF bronze label status

The leading men’s field in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

South Africa’s most loved 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN has been awarded the Bronze Label-status by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).   “We are thrilledto receive this fantastic accolade,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Our vision has always been to host a world class event on South African soil.  Since its inception ...

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Karoo to Coast and Dr Evil Classic support of local charities

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Recycled top quality bicycle helmets were handed to the Knysna Sports Academy recently, as part of the many local charitable initiatives supported by the Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge and the Buco Dr Evil Classic Three Day Stage Race. These Garden Route based events have become highlights on the national cycling calendar.   The helmet donation is the result of an innovative ...

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