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Four days of epic desert adventure

Katya Soggot on her way to victory at the Richtersveld Wildrun™. Copyright Ian Corless

It’s all over and the fat lady has sung! Today 33 runners completed the final day of the Richtersveld Wildrun™ 2015 in picture perfect conditions and brought this epic event to a close. Truth is often stranger than fiction and weather conditions this year were a point in case. Each day was pretty much a carbon copy of the inaugural ...

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A magical day in the Richtersveld

Thabang Madiba and James Cracknell at the Richtersveld Wildrun™. Copyright Ian Corless

Day 3 is boulder day on the Richtersveld Wildrun™ and there were some excited, though anxious, faces this morning as we set off on the third day of this epic adventure across the Richtersveld desert. This day, for many their favourite day of the run, lived up to all expectations and provided not only astounding views but also more quality ...

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Rain, wind and running at the Richtersveld

Day 2 of the Richtersveld Wildrun™ took place in freezing conditions as runners made their way across approximately 35km of mountainous desert terrain through driving rain and wind. It was no ordinary day in the desert and the double rainbow that greeted runners at the start of the day’s running was indication of just how extraordinary this kind of weather ...

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Madiba and Soggot surge ahead at Richtersveld Wildrun™

Nikki Kimball at the Richtersveld Wildrun™. Copyright Ian Corless.

The second Richtersveld Wildrun™ got underway at Sendelingsdrif this morning as almost 40 trail runners took off on the adventure of a lifetime. A few top athletes were amongst the excited faces and, as expected, the racing was hot at the front of the field, despite the cold weather and the absence of defending champion, Bernard Rukadza who had to ...

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12 Day countdown to a desert duel

Bernard Rukadza at the Richtersveld Wildrun™ 2014. Image by Dylan Haskin.

With less than two weeks before the second Richtersveld Wildrun™ kicks off, anticipation is building for what promises to be a tight race through one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Though beautiful, this four day, 150km stage race is one of the most challenging trail runs in South Africa and runners can expect to take on ...

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It’s game on at the Richtersveld Wildrun™

Defending champion, Bernard Rukadza will return to the Richtersveld Wildrun™ from 2-5 June 2015. Image by Kelvin Trautman

At the sharp end of this year’s 150km, 4 day Richtersveld Wildrun™ race will be three of Southern Africa’s best trail runners, an American ultra-running legend and a double Olympian gold medallist. Bernard Rukadza and Katya Soggot will both return to defend their titles and will come up against the likes of South African long distance trail running champion, Thabang ...

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Olympic gold medallist to take on Richtersveld Wildrun

James Cracknell on his way to twelfth position at the Marathon des Sables in 2010. ©markgillett/Junglemoon

James Cracknell, Olympic athlete and one of Britain’s most well-known and respected adventure athletes will be tackling the four day, 150km Richtersveld Wildrun™, from 2-5 June 2015 in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in South Africa. After banking double Olympic gold in rowing at both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Cracknell – together with close friend and fellow ...

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Olympic gold medallist to take on Richtersveld Wildrun™

James Cracknell on his way to twelfth position at the Marathon des Sables in 2010. ©markgillett/Junglemoon

James Cracknell, Olympic athlete and one of Britain’s most well-known and respected adventure athletes will be tackling the four day, 150km Richtersveld Wildrun™, from 2-5 June 2015 in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in South Africa. After banking double Olympic gold in rowing at both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Cracknell – together with close friend and fellow ...

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Nikki Kimball to run Richtersveld Wildrun™

Nikki Kimball on her way to victory at the Marathon des Sables 2014.
All images by Ian Corless.

Nikki Kimball, current female champion of the 254km Marathon des Sables and three-time Western States 100 miler winner will be taking part in the four day, 150km Richtersveld Wildrun™ held during the first week of June 2015 in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in South Africa. Kimball, a resident of Boseman, Montana in the USA, is one of the most respected female ...

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