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World champ confirms her partner for Freedom Paddle

Reigning surfski world champion Hayley Nixon (front) has confirmed Michelle Burn as her partner for the second edition of the Freedom Paddle on Saturday 27 April. Anthony Grote/
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Cape Town – The women’s race for the 2019 edition of the Freedom Paddle surfski race around Robben Island on 27 April has been shaken up by the confirmation that the defending champions have split up, and current world champ Hayley Nixon has done a deal to reform her partnership with Michelle Burn that took them to the top five ...

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Gauteng support for coastal-city marathon picking up momentum

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Flat fast course, beautiful route and world-class organisation of Sanlam Cape Town Marathon are major drawcards   Johannesburg, 4 April 2019 – Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon officially kicked off preparations for this year’s springtime event with a press conference this afternoon in Sandton. This inaugural Joburg launch marks the significance of an event witnessing growing support from the ...

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IMPI Challenge brings the gees to Stellenbosch

IMPI Warriors in action during the IMPI Challenge #1.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

The City Of Oaks was buzzing with excitement on Saturday, 06 April 2019 with thousands of adventure seekers eager and ready to experience obstacle course racing at its best at the IMPI Challenge #1 at Coetzenburg (Stellenbosch).   A trail run with a twist, the IMPI Challenge #1 featured a spectacular (and sometimes challenging) trail run route that boasted exciting ...

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FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic keeps riders coming back for more

Raymond Travers in action at the 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Self-proclaimed FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic addict Raymond Travers (West Rand) hopes to secure his 5thevent medal on Saturday, 01 June 2019 when the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic gets underway at ATKVBuffelspoort.   “The Monster, as it’s referred to by most mountain bikers, is characterised by tough hills, relatively technical single track and an all-round awesome experience in ...

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East Rand Classic offers complete package

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The East Rand Classic at the end of this month offers an overall cycling package that is a major incentive for riders in the region to enter one of Johannesburg’s most popular races.   The event on April 27 and 28, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, will have two road options (98km and 48km), mountain-biking distances of 50km ...

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Drum Café ready to shine at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Drum Café Cape Town will be seen in action for the 4th consecutive year entertaining entrants (and spectators) on- route at the Cape’s premier 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019.  Founded in 1997, Drum Café consists of drummers, marimba players, dancers and singers all performing with traditional African instruments and style.  Photo Credit:  Drum Café

Drum Café Cape Town will be seen in action for the 4th consecutive year entertaining entrants (and spectators) on- route at the Cape’s premier 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019.   Founded in 1997, Drum Café consists of drummers, marimba players, dancers and singers all performing with traditional African instruments and style.   ...

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Winelands entries deadline extension is no joke

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It may be April Fool’s Day, but the extension of the entries deadline for next weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter until Friday (April 5) is definitely no hoax.   That was the assurance given by ASG Events chief executive officer Erick Oosthuizen in announcing that the deadline for the three-stage mountain-bike race had been extended to 1pm on Friday.   The ...

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Growing international interest in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

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Cape Town, 27 March 2019 – Organisers of Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status multi-award-winning city marathon aim to increase international participation to at least 15% this year. Over eighty countries participated in last year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, representing 10% of the marathon entrants. Southern African Development Community (SADC) states, Northern and Western Europe, Asia and North American countries were ...

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Van Der Breggen Helps Langvad to Fifth Absa Cape Epic Title

Jaroslav Kulhavý’s songo.info inspired custom Specialized S-Works Epic.  Photo by Michal Červený.

Road and Olympic Champion, Anna van der Breggen partnered, Mountain Biking Marathon World Champion, Annika Langvad to her fifth Absa Cape Epic title on Sunday. After crossing the finish line at Val de Vie they were swamped by their fellow Investec-songo-Specialized riders and the team support staff; as the Method Cap Classique was sprayed in celebration.   “I could not ...

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Dominance consolidated on Stage 1 of Absa Cape Epic

Straw bale sculpture on stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.

Photo by Dwayne Senior/Cape Epic

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ABSA CAPE EPIC

Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic was a day of consolidation with both the top men and women growing their leads significantly after a tough 111km day which started and finished in Hermanus on Monday. Prologue winners Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized) increased their lead in the Women’s race with a dominant performance that saw them ...

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