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Unbelievable finish ends memorable 2019 Dusi

An incredible end sprint in the ladies race decided the title as Chrisite Mackenzie (right) pipped Tamika Haw (left) to the line on day three of the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – An incredible end sprint saw Christie Mackenzie win her first FNB Dusi Crown from a valiant Tamika Haw while Andy Birkett fought illness to claim his ninth Dusi title at Blue Lagoon on Saturday afternoon. The ladies race was always going to be a tight tussle into Durban with neither Mackenzie nor Haw giving an inch. The pair ...

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Ho, Antonopoulos claim gold at 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile

Chad Ho by Tobias Ginsberg

Chad Ho (Morningside, Durban) and Carli Antonopoulos (Durbanville) sprinted to victory at the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the serene Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club/Western Cape) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   Ho claimed a hat-trick victory in an impressive time of 16 minutes 57 seconds. “I tried to go out as hard as ...

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SPCA cherishes runner support at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Tara Hoffman, Cape of Good Hope SPCA Animal Care Assistant.  Photo Credit:  Tamed and Framed

A proud charity of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA has enjoyed tremendous support from event entrants with an impressive total of R67 530 donated to the cause after the 2018 event.   “We are thankful to each and every runner that showed their support by choosing to make a donation towards the Cape of ...

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Weiss sets sights on XTERRA Grabouw victory


Reigning XTERRA South Africa Champion Bradley Weiss is hoping to get his 2019 XTERRA Racing Season off to a good start with a victory (and successful title defense) at the XTERRA South Africa Championship at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club this coming Sunday, 24 February 2019.   “My 2018 XTERRA highlights include winning the XTERRA SA Championship, XTERRA Asia Pacific ...

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Terence Parkin tops a day of Dusi heroics

Deaf Olympic star Terence Parkin struggling on crutches on a portage on the first day of the FNB Dusi while his K2 partner Mark Mulder carries their boat on his own. Jason Parker/
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Pietermaritzburg – On a day when war stories were a dime a dozen, there were no heroics to outshine the courage of Olympic medallist Terence Parkin on the first day of the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Thursday.   The three day canoeing classic forms the last part of an epic 1120km journey from Johannesburg that included road cycling, ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN welcomes IAAF bronze label status

The leading men’s field in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

South Africa’s most loved 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN has been awarded the Bronze Label-status by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).   “We are thrilledto receive this fantastic accolade,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Our vision has always been to host a world class event on South African soil.  Since its inception ...

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Karoo to Coast and Dr Evil Classic support of local charities

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Recycled top quality bicycle helmets were handed to the Knysna Sports Academy recently, as part of the many local charitable initiatives supported by the Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge and the Buco Dr Evil Classic Three Day Stage Race. These Garden Route based events have become highlights on the national cycling calendar.   The helmet donation is the result of an innovative ...

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Bouman takes first win of 2019 Marine Series

Young Kyeta Purchase took her second win of the series at the Lettie Love Fund Surfski Challenge, race six of the 2019 Marine Surfski Series on Tuesday. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Durban – Race six of the 2019 Marine Surfski Series went off on its traditional pre-FNB Dusi Tuesday slot at the Lettie Love Fund Surfski Challenge and a brilliant field took part in the mid-week hit-out with Matt Bouman and Kyeta Purchase taking the men’s and women’s race wins. In what were the best conditions of the series to date, ...

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Tour of Good Hope backs Children’s Foundation

The Takealot Tour of Good will have the Olive Children’s Foundation as its charity when it takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope road race will throw its weight behind the Olive Children’s Foundation this year, using its status to raise awareness of young children who suffer from rare and life-threatening diseases.   South Africa’s premier road cycling tour takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 and ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen ...

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Challenging finish awaits Berge & Dale riders

Riders in the Takealot Berge & Dale cycle road race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23 will face an interesting challenge as they tackle the route counter-clockwise this year. Picture: Mariola Biela

Cyclists who are targeting the Takealot Berge & Dale title next week will need to make sure they are well prepared for a challenging finish to the popular road classic.   The feature race of 108km in the 20th edition of one of South Africa’s longest-running events will see the leading bunch having to tackle the Sterkfontein climb in the ...

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