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The Asics Dirty Double – simply awesome!

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This event had me puzzled. First run, then bike? The Asics Dirty Double multisport event, hosted by Gravel Travel comprised of a 10 Km trail run, followed by a 25 Km mountain bike race. It’s like wearing your underpants over your pants. Superman would’ve liked it. However, life is full of surprizes… The Festa Kleinevallei farm in Wellington was basking in a perfect late winter’s ...

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Venter crowned world time-trial champion

Bestmed-ASG rider Juanita Venter is the new time-trial world champion in the 35 to 39 age category. She won gold at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday. Photo: Capcha

South African time-trial champion Juanita Venter beat the world’s top veteran cyclists to win gold in her signature event on the opening day of the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Slovenia on Wednesday. Venter set a solid pace on the streets of Ljubljana to cover the 18.6km out-and-back course in 26:53.2 and claim the world champion’s rainbow jersey in ...

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Change a Life Academy emerge onto running scene

Computershare Change a Life Academy's runners charge out the blocks en route to clinching ten of the top 20 positions at The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule. - Kevin Sawyer/
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Durban – The running arm of Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change A Life Academy made a big impression at the recent 14km The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule, along the sand from Umhlanga to Suncoast as ten runners clinched top 20 places. ‎ John Ntuli, who also coaches the RMB Change A Life Academy mountain bike team, stunned the race ...

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Fresh Hansa Fish conquerors wait in the wings

2012 winner Len Jenkins (left) seems unlikely to take to the start line of the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon that takes place in Cradock on 10 & 11 October after some time in the wilderness, opening the door for Hank McGregor (right) clinch his maiden K1 Hansa Fish title.

Cradock – The 33rd edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon is poised to crown a new champion in both the men’s and women’s race in 2014 with both K1 defending champions unlikely to take to the start line on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October. Fisher King Len Jenkins has been sublime since the turn of the millennium ...

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Van der Spuy & Smith look to break Scottburgh MTB winner’s curse

Men's defending champion Evan van der Spuy (Varsity College) will be hard pressed to defend his men's title at the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi on Sunday as the likes of Quattro's Tyron Bird and Thule's Tyronne White look to spoil his show.

Scottburgh – Both men’s and women’s race defending champions will feature on the start line on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast beach as part of a big field of mountain bike enthusiasts for the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi, with Evan der Spuy and Hayley Smith desperate to overcome the notorious ‘curse of the defending champ’. Varsity College’s van der ...

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Hein Wagner Honoured To Receive Honorary Golden Key International Honour Society

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Blind adventurer and motivational speaker Hein Wagner has been honoured with the Golden Key award in August this year. Golden Key is an international non-profit organisation, which recognises excellence exemplified in academic achievements, leadership skills and community involvement. Golden Key International is the world’s largest academic honour society and was founded in Atlanta, USA, almost 35 years ago. Today, more ...

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Dream becomes reality for Danette

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The 2014 season has forever changed Team Contego’s Danette Smith life as a trail runner. She was not only crowned the South African champion, but she also finished 4th in her age category at the World Championships, which was her first international race ever. Smith had the goal of being part of the SA team going to the World Championships in ...

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Cradle of Humankind to host a unique sporting celebration. “An African Original”

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South Africa’s World Heritage site, Cradle of Humankind, is honouring it’s past by looking to the future. Gauteng Tourism has seen the merit in staging youthful events to celebrate the heritage and beauty of this pristine area. All departments, including Provincial Roads, have come together to make a swim, cycle and run (triathlon) possible. The race will be hosted in ...

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Cycle Tour entries open on 26 September 2014

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(Cape Town, 27 August 2014) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT), organisers of the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour, has announced that entries to the 2015 tour will open on Friday, 26 September 2014 at 1pm to coincide with an important announcement relating to the event.  The Cycle Tour – now in its 38th year ...

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Enduroman SA Run Leg Recce: Fun?! You be the Judge

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As promised, let’s get into the what and what nots of the Enduroman SA off road triathlon run course. For those not in the know, courtesy of my lazy lilly white posterior, herewith a copy and paste from the previous blog: Enduroman SA is an ultra-distance off-road triathlon hosted in the scenic Franschhoek mountains. The race starts with a 2.5 ...

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