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Dimension Data to sponsor the Masters category at the 2015 Absa Cape Epic

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The world’s foremost mountain bike stage race announced on Friday that the Dimension Data’s role as a headline sponsor would be extended to sponsoring the jersey. The Masters category is fiercely contested and the sponsorship was immediately welcomed by legendary Dutch mountain biker Bart Brentjens, who won the Masters division in this year’s Absa Cape Epic. “The Cape Epic is ...

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Change a Lifers mix it up with Hill2Hill’s best

Endurance, heat and dust were just some of the elements Sipho Khupiso and his RMB Change a Life MTB Academy teammates had to overcome during the recent Sunday Tribune Jeep Hill2Hill MTB ultra-marathon. - Jon Ivins/

Durban – While James Reid and Candice Neethling earned themselves the 2014 Sunday Tribune Jeep Hill2Hill men’s and women’s titles respectively, Martin Dreyer’s RMB Change a Life Academy’s mountain bike squad clinched their piece of the limelight in Sunday’s gruelling 105km journey from Hilton to Hillcrest when they claimed five of the top twenty-one positions. Sithembiso Masango was a shining ...

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Official launch of Comrades-KZNA Relay Challenge

Photo - Grant McDade (adidas), Mac Chitja (CMA), Sello Mokoena (KZNA), Chris Bruwer (CMA)

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) officially launched the Comrades-KZNA Relay Challenge at the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban yesterday (Wednesday, 17.9.2014). The exciting athletics event is targeted at schools across the province and aims to give KwaZulu-Natal’s brightest young athletes the opportunity to showcase their athletic prowess. The inaugural 2013 Relay Challenge was initiated by ...

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KZN race features new Drakensberg drop-off

The FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race will feature a brand-new drop off the Drakensberg escarpment when it starts near Sterkfontein Dam on October 10. Photo: Supplied

Participants in next month’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race can look forward to a spectacular new drop off the Drakensberg escarpment, organisers have announced. Known as the Drakensberg Drop, the new section will take riders on a long and scenic descent via ancient cattle paths from the Free State border into KwaZulu-Natal. Race organiser Gary Green said ...

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Khwela quietly focussed on Hansa Fish

Current Dusi Canoe Marathon K2 champion Sbonelo Khwela has battled at the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon in the past and is hoping that he can break into the top 10  - Darren Goddard/
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Cradock – Dusi champion Sbonelo Khwela has set his sights on the hugely popular Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on 10 and 11 October, using his solid midyear base as a springboard to challenge for a place amongst the gold medallists. A top ten finish has somehow eluded the popular Shongweni hero, still known in some quarters as Sbonelo “Eric” ...

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Not just another mountain bike race – Ride2Nowhere

All three days we had this funky little vehicle as the lead out vehicle.
Photo Credit: Stephan Du Toit

Usually I would fear participating in any big event around this time of the year.After a very cold, wet and dark winter in the Cape one is always a bit doubtful regarding ones fitness levels. However, a shorter distance mountain bike stage event like the Ride2Nowhere was pretty ideal to test your character and abilities, especially if you were doing ...

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Drama-filled victory for Team Contego at TMC

Marie Wessels, Liandi van der Westhuizen and Danette Smith from Team Contego won the Table Mountain Challenge Team Relay
Photo credit: Govan Basson

Marie Wessels, Liandi van der Westhuizen and Danette Smith from Team Contego won the Table Mountain Challenge Team Relay this past Saturday, but not before a good dose of drama. According to Smith it was a super exciting day, but not without a few panicky moments. Wessels started the race. Her leg was from Kloof Nek up to Rhodes Memorial ...

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GU Energy Labs Announces New Electrolyte Brew

New Flavours, Lighter Formulation

Berkeley, CA – GU Energy Labs is proud to announce a new formulation for its Electrolyte Brew product, adding new dynamic flavours and increasing the versatility of their drinks line to complement its family of endurance nutrition, ensuring athletes of all disciplines can keep hydrating with confidence using GU drinks. The new, lighter-flavoured Brew serves as a counterpoint to GU’s ...

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32Gi chosen as the official nutrition sponsor for Challenge Denmark

Challenge Denmark and 32Gi today announced that the leading sports nutrition provider 32Gi has been selected as the official nutrition sponsor for Challenge Denmark in 2015

“We are so pleased to announce this great cooperation that will secure quality nutrition products for our competitors on race day,” says race director Claus Vesterby. Challenge is one of the fastest growing ultra-distance triathlon brands in the world and with 32Gi recently launching in Europe it makes perfect sense for 32Gi and Challenge Denmark to partner up. Nutrition with ...

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De Groot, Stenerhag dominate PE-Plett

Biogen Toyota's South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot, during Stage 2 of the PE-Plett where she and teammate, Jennie Stenerhag, won all four stages and the overall women's title.
Photo credit: Peter Kirk

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot and Sweden’s national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, combined forces as team Biogen Toyota Cape Brewing Company and dominated the Isuzu Trucks PE-Plett stage race that ended on Tuesday. The pair won the women’s division in all four stages and the overall title. But while the results show they were dominant, it ...

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