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Entries to the new-format Big 5 sport challenge opened on Monday, 23 March 2015

2014 Big 5 Challenge winner, Stuart Marais

One of South Africa’s top multi-sport events, the BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE offers some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery – from mountain biking and running in and around Knysna’s famed forests and hills, to swimming its estuary with a view of Heads. This year the organizers at WorldSport have streamlined the well-received BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE, building on ...

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The Led Lenser Wartrail & non-stop Wartrail 2015

Image by Bruce Viaene

Image caption: “Race winner Mark Preen approaches Balloch in the Mountain Run stage of the Wartrail Challenge”

The first stage of the LED lenser Wartrail Challenge started at four o’clock in the morning on Saturday in Lady Grey. The adventurous souls set out on their sixty kilometer Mountain Run across the Witteberg Mountain Range. The top six finishers completed the stage in under eleven hours and had beautiful weather all along the route with clear skies and ...

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Standard Bank Ironman 2015 – Managing the fear!

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Any Ironman is scary, and Standard Bank Ironman 2015 will be as well. Period. You know your body will experience pain way above and beyond what it is used to. First on any athlete’s mind is: will I be the best I can be on race day? The other nagging fear is: how will my day unfold? Will there be ...

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Totalsports Xterra Pezula entries open

Carla Van Huyssteen in action during the 2014 Totalsports XTERRA Pezula Full presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Entries for the action-packed Totalsports XTERRA Pezula presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT will open on Monday, 30 March 2015. The Totalsports XTERRA Pezula is the ideal event for the entire family.  Junior XTERRA Warriors will follow in the footsteps of their heroes by taking part in the Totalsports XTERRA Pezula Kids Race on the Wednesday, the day before the much anticipated ...

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Rugby players die in Western Cape bus accident


March 7, 2015  Two rugby players and a supporter were killed and 26 others injured in a bus accident in the Western Cape on Saturday morning. The accident occurred along the Franschhoek Pass after the bus driver apparently swerved to avoid hitting two cyclists on the road. Latest details have been confirmed that three men have been killed after the ...

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Finding the words – Linda Scattolin

RIP Fi Xie. I'll never forget that smile and your laugh Linda. I hope that I'll always be inspired by your joy for life.

Written by Caroline Koll, South African Pro Triathlete and friend. It is a very heavy heart that has brought me to write this post. I am filled with sadness, as I have to come to terms that despite all our efforts, my friend Linda was turned off life support this morning and passed away. I hope to find the right ...

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International triathlete lost her courageous fight after a tragic cycling accident

Linda Scattolin in action - LEGGI L'ARTICOLO

The Triathlon world lost one of its brightest stars last night. After a terrible accident that happened last weekend just outside Stellenbosch on the Franschhoek Pass, two international triathletes, training for the Standard Bank Ironman 2015, were run over by a bus when it lost control. According to witnesses, the bus was speeding out of control before it rolled over the ...

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International Triathlon community reach out to FiXi and Edith.

Scattolin, who is known to friends by her Twitter handle Fi Xie - Photo Supplied

This weekend, tragedy struck two Italian Triathletes on the Franschoek Pass, South Africa. Edith Niederfriniger and Linda Scattolin was on a training ride near Stellenbosch when they suffered serious injuries when a over turned bus crashed into them on March 7. The two women were riding down the Villiarsdorp side of the mountainous Franschhoek Pass when a bus carrying a ...

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Murray starts season with podium place

Richard Murray in action this past weekend in the WTS Abu Dhabi. Racing against Mario Mola and Luis Vincent. Credit: ITU/Janos Schmidt

Richard Murray started the 2015 World Triathlon Series in great fashion by not only earning a spot on the winner’s podium, but also seeing some of that much wanted improvement in his swimming discipline. Murray finished the WTS Abu Dhabi sprint race in 52 minutes and 50 seconds. Mario Mola from Spain won in a time of 52.32 and Frenchman ...

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Richard ready to race


The 2015 World Triathlon Series will start with a bang this Saturday when the first WTS race in Abu Dhabi will be decided over sprint distances. With only half the distances of an Olympic distance race the action will be even faster and more furious than usual. It will be Richard Murray’s fist race of the season. And after leaving South ...

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