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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Kulhavy won the 2015 Aramex Champions Race

Christoph Sauser surrounded by his biggest fans.
Photo credit: Ewald Sadie

After 30mins & 3laps of intense racing, Olympic Gold Medalist & World Champion Jaroslav Kulhavy won the 2015 Aramex Champions Race to the boisterous and excited cheers of the local kids and adults. It was the first time in four years that co-founder of Christoph Sauser did not win the race in Kayamandi but the result had little sway on the crowds affection ...

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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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Big names line up for Aramex Champions Race

Christoph Sauser in action in last year's Aramex Champions Race.​

Current World Champions, former World Champions, Olympic medalists and national champions will line up for the 2015 Aramex Champions Race on Wednesday in Kayamandi. This year will be the fourth Champions Race. With all the riders already in town for the Absa Cape Epic, they also signed up for this exciting race. The first two years it was a race only ...

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Adventure seekers prepare to get their IMPI on

Seen here:  Participants in action during the IMPI Challenge in 2014.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

Adventure seekers of all ages will swarm to the Van Gaalens Cheese Farm in Hartebeespoort (North West Province) this coming Saturday, 14 March 2015 to partake in the unequalled action of the IMPI Challenge! “The IMPI Challenge is ideal for participants of all ages and all fitness levels,” says Pieter Du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Director.   “Junior adventure seekers can test their ...

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Jaguar gives women’s cycling a lift

South African women’s cycling team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull launched its official vehicle partnership with luxury brand Jaguar during last week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland. Pictured here at Saronsberg outside host town Tulbagh are, from left, Kim le Court, Vera Adrian, Maroesjka Matthee, Desray Sebregts and Michelle Benson. Photo: Capcha Photography

In a coup for South African women’s cycling, Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull launched its official vehicle partnership with luxury brand Jaguar during last week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland. The team’s Namibian road champion Vera Adrian finished third overall in the five-day tour on Friday, with her squad mates Maroesjka Matthee, Michelle Benson and Desray Sebregts taking top-10 spots. SA track star Matthee ...

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A quarter of a million to good causes

Wildrunner partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) Run for Nature campaign in 2014.

Wildrunner is happy to announce that in the past financial year we have collectively raised and donated just shy of R270,000 to various conservation foundations, charity organisations, social and non-profit entities; as well as sponsored over R60,000 worth of entries to development athletes across South Africa. Managing director, Owen Middleton has said the importance of giving back to the communities ...

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