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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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Pura Soda Race2Stanford gearing up for an even better Western Cape Triathlon

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In November 2017, one of the oldest towns in South Africa hosted the inaugural Pura Soda Race2Stanford half iron distance triathlon with great success. The inaugural race attracted elite local triathletes including Matt Trautman, Stuart Marais, JP Burger, World Multisport champion Robyn Owen, Kelly van der Toorn and Vicky Van der Merwe.   On the 10th November 2018 Bravo, the ...

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Cooke and van der Merwe clinch the Momentum BIG5 Challenge titles in Knysna

pic credit Lisa Leslie Photography_Keegan Cooke MTB (no 29645)_

Sunday 8 July. Winners of the 9th edition of the Momentum BIG5 Challenge were decided yesterday at the Momentum Knysna Half Marathon finish line, with Keegan Cooke (accumulative time of 7:25:07) and Vicky van der Merwe (8:20:54) taking first place overall in the men’s and women’s events respectively. Cape Town’s Dean Hopf was second (7:48:58) and Richard Alan Lawrie third ...

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Croatia’s Best-Kept Triathlon Secret: Dugi Otok’s Triathlon Long Island Embraced by Nature

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With its calm turquoise waters and a host of islands, each with its own identity and idiosyncrasies, Croatia is one of the coming and still undiscovered Europe’s triathlon destinations. The inaugural Triathlon Long Island will take place on September 23, 2018 in Dugi Otok island (Croatian for “Long Island”, Italian: Isola Lunga), in the Adriatic Sea in the beautiful Croatia ...

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