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Junior adventure seekers set to shine at XTERRA Kids Race in 2019

Junior XTERRA Warriors making their way from the swim to the MTB transition during the 2018 XTERRA Kids Race.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Junior adventure seekers can experience the action of the largest XTERRA in the world when they toe the line on the water’s edge of the Eikenhof Dam on Saturday, 23 February 2019 ready to partake in the fun-filled XTERRA SA Kids Race.   A premium off-road triathlon, the XTERRA Kids Race includes a swimming, mountain bike and trail run discipline ...

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Records smashed at Torpedo SwimRun Cape

Torpedo SwimRun_winners

Cape Town, 18 November. The third edition of the Torpedo SwimRun Cape saw records tumble in both the Men’s and the Women’s categories. Last year’s Mixed category winners, siblings Nick and Alexandra Quenet, now competing in the Men’s and Women’s categories, each took the wins with their respective race partners.   Conditions in the water were challenging due to a ...

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Matt Trautman Wins Back 2 Back Pura Soda Race2Stanford

Donovan, Matt, Donovan

On Saturday 10 November the 2nd annual Pura Soda Race2Stanford took place between Hermanus and Stanford in the popular Overberg, just an hour from Cape Town Airport. The athletes and their families descended upon the famous and historic sea and riverside towns just as the whales are in season and the summer holidays beckon. The R2S half iron distance triathlon ...

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XTERRA SA entries open this week for 2019

Bradley Weiss by Tobias Ginsberg

The organisers of the largest XTERRA in the world, Stillwater Sports, have announced that the show will go on despite the event not yet securing a title sponsor for 2019.    “Although the ideal situation would be to have a title sponsor, cancelling the event is not viewed as an option,” confirms Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “We’ve had ...

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Torpedo SwimRun Series Expands again

Athletes swim in their running shoes and if they opt for a wetsuit, they run in the wetsuit – there are no transitions in swimrun

The Torpedo SwimRun Series is growing, with the recent announcement that the newest event, Torpedo SwimRun Val de Vie, will be happening on 3 February 2019 on the well-known Franschhoek lifestyle estate, and will draw both competitive athletes and beginner swimrunners who want to try out the sport.   Swimrun is a relatively new sport that originated in Sweden, and ...

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Cape Town Lifesavers dominate at the Torpedo SwimRun Wild

Rob Tweddle in Island Lake Swim. Picture credit: Caleb Bjergfelt

Torpedo SwimRun Wild took place over two days in the Wilderness area over the weekend, with a 6km prologue on Friday and a 26km main event on Saturday, made up of multiple segments of swimming, running and “swambling”, which is a rugged combination of swimming and scrambling over rocks. Teams from Llandudno Surf Lifesaving in Cape Town dominated both the ...

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Why I am taking on Torpedo SwimRun Wild in September

SwimRun_5086_credit Greg Miller

Torpedo SwimRun Cape in November 2017 was an epic experience for Mark de Klerk and I as open water swimmers. We were not runners  at all, but since SwimRun I have kept up the running, doing the odd 5 or 10kms. We are now amped to take on the Wild version in September, where we will be swimming in rivers, ...

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