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Ultra Paddle replaces 2020 Berg River Canoe Marathon

The cancelled 2020 edition of the Berg River Canoe Marathon will be replaced by a virtual Ultra Paddle event open to canoeists around the world, raising funds for Canoeing South Africa's ongoing food relief programme. Dave Macleod/
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Paarl – With the 2020 Berg River Canoe Marathon cancelled along with other sporting events due to the COVID-19 lockdown regulations, the race organisers have arranged a ground-breaking virtual race called the ”Ultra Paddle” that will allow canoeists around the world to be part of a show of solidarity, and share in the enthusiasm for the 59 year old classic ...

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Puma and First Mile unveil Vibrant Drop 2 of collection

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Cape Town, South Africa, 1 June 2020 – Global sports brand PUMA and First Mile have released new styles and colourways of their co-branded collection, made from recycled yarn manufactured from collected plastic bottles.   To raise awareness and drive change towards creating a more sustainable world, PUMA and First Mile launched the first collection in February to support the ...

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UTD Lockdown Edition exceeds expectations

Respected ultra-trail runner Rory Scheffer (pictured) was one of the 1200 runners that took on UTD Lockdown Edition recently that managed to raise over R100 000 for their two beneficiaries Wildlife ACT and the Southern Lodestar Foundation. Michelle Scheffer/Facebook

Underberg – With the fourth edition of Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers thought fast and their UTD Lockdown Edition was a resounding success with close to just over R100 000 raised for Wildlife ACT and the Southern Lodestar Foundation. 1200 runners took on UTD Lockdown Edition in a welcome show of solidarity for the cancelled ...

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CSA urging government to support federations in need

President of Canoeing South Africa Kim Pople (pictured) is amongst a number of leaders from national sporting federations asking government to assist them during this current coronavirus lockdown. Supplied/
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Durban – Canoeing South Africa has urged national government to assist national sporting federations as many confront financial collapse during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and they approach what many are calling “Day Zero”. Some financial relief has been offered by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture but the portion earmarked for sport has focussed heavily on subsiding the professional ...

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Puma adds new SA workouts to Pumatrac

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Cape Town, South Africa, 25 March 2020 – PUMA’s training app PUMATRAC, which offers over 2400 minutes of training for free, now includes a second round of workouts with local brand ambassadors Takkies and Shane Burnell. They are bodyweight workouts, so no equipment is needed and the more you train, the more PUMATRAC learns about you and suggests personalised workouts. ...

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UTD cancelled for 2020


Underberg – Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg has joined a swathe of other sporting events in making the tough decision to cancel their 2020 event following the imposition of the national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. UTD was due to have been held from 24 to 26 April with runners taking on trails of 160km, 100km 60km, 32km and ...

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Olympic International becomes official footwear partner of Spur Schools MTB League


Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has become the official partner of Spur Schools MTB League (SSMTBL). Now in its eleventh year, the SSMTBL along with the league’s title sponsor, Spur Steak Ranches, have invited cycling and peripheral industries to become partners of the league to help grow and invest in the sport at grassroots level.   According to ...

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Training with Puma’s new Hybrid Ozone

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Cape Town, South Africa, 26 February 2020 – Global sports brand PUMA unveils the all-new HYBRID Ozone, a game breaking cushioning running shoe as worn by Formula 1® Champion Lewis Hamilton and British track athlete Hannah Williams.   The HYBRID Ozone fuses streetstyle with technology for the 24/7 sport performer, with HYBRID foam for cushioning, comfort and responsiveness, ProFoam for ...

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