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The year of new records at the 2014 Dodo Trail Run

Adventure athletes and trail runners for all over the world meet in Mauritius to conquer the Dodo Trail Run. Over 1300 competitors completed routes from 50km to 5km.

The 4th edition of Dodo Trail took place this Sunday 13th July 2014 in Black River in a friendly atmosphere. Despite overcast skies, weather conditions turned out to be perfect for runners. With 1,330 participants and excellent performances on the four magnificent paths offered this year, this edition breaks every record! The English, Ricky Lightfoot, is the winner of the ...

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Bigger and better Freshpak Fitness Festival celebrates Clanwilliam’s 200th anniversary

Participants in action in one of many events at the 2013 Freshpak Fitness Festival.

On Saturday 4 October, Clanwilliam will be buzzing with excitement as athletes flock to Rooibos country to compete in the 28th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s biggest multi-sport festival. Due to popular demand, an additional 300 entries have been made available for the Triathlon event to celebrate Clanwilliam’s 200th anniversary. The festival is open to all fitness enthusiasts, ...

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Frank Smuts – EnduroHub Ambassador

Frank Smuts, when he is not training.

Q. Why do you think Enduro Hub chose you to be their ambassador? A. Because they suspect FOMO rules my life, and hope that this fear of missing out will drive me to race wherever and whenever. It makes me a good field agent I suppose. Q. What have you put yourself through in recent years? My body outlasted 6 ...

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Xterra Knysna. Two words. Mud & climbing

Robyn Williams tackling the last concrete climb back into transition. I wore compression socks as protection against mud and falling ;). Photo credit Jeff Ayliffe

I didn’t make plans to go up to Knysna as it just seemed too much to find accommodation and someone to drive with. But when my housemate, Nina, said she had accommodation and I was offered an entry I jumped at the opportunity to race. This was the Sunday before the race on Thursday. Very last minute for A-type Robyn. ...

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Ironman: Doing It Wrong – Part 1

The Triathlete who shouldn’t

You might be rich, you might have done six Cape Epics and have a Phd in astrophysics, but somehow, people draw a bigger breath when you tell them you’ve done Ironman. For most people, making money seems humanly possible, cycling 8 consecutive days seems possible, anybody can study, but swimming 3.8 km, cycling 180 km and running 42,2 km non-stop, ...

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WCAD Winter Wanderer – 150km Adventure Race

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26-27 July 2014 This traditional style 150km AR takes place around the beautiful Citrusdal area. These mountains are beautiful and definitely worth exploring! The race will start at 10am on Saturday and go through the night till Sunday. Winners are expected to finish in 20 hours and back-markers will be short-coursed to get everyone to the finish for 12noon prize-giving on Sunday. ...

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Running from the Hyena’s through an Epic Challenge

Riders make their way through the mud during stage 3 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson to The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 26 March 2014
Photo by Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The Absa Cape Epic is notably one of – if not the toughest – mountain biking stage races, and although the drop out number for 2014 was the lowest since it started, it was definitely not easier than previous years. Taking on this monster of a race you need to prepare your mind and body for 8 days of some ...

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