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World record set on Africa’s most iconic mountain

Pointing to the summit - AJ Calitz (right) and Christiaan Greyling (left) of Team K-Way take stock of the magnitude of the challenge. Picture: Stephen Granger The K-Way team of AJ Calitz and Christiaan Greyling have made it into the...

A natural high… trail running offers a way out, for this runner.

At thirty-two, Jo Keppler has seen more of life than most will witness in a lifetime, having experienced its heady highs and crushing lows in equal measure. In an extraordinary tale of “second chance”, Keppler’s love for ultra-distance running...

A farmer started an ultra-trail race…

Early this century, a farmer in Spain’s Basque Country in the mountainous north decided to offer a small prize to the first runner to complete a mountain circuit from his home village of Zegama. The low-profile contest proved popular...

This Mountain Kingdom’s Ultra marshall is a multitasker on a mission

The taxi, fully laden with items bound for the next ultra marathon refreshment station, bumps along what is little more than a track, way up in one of Africa's highest mountain ranges. It has left behind the Sani Stone...

Sandes to take on UTD

Madeira’s loss is South Africa’s gain in ultra-distance trail running this month. Trail super-star Ryan Sandes, who had planned to run the Ultra-trail Madeira on the Portuguese island this month, has opted instead to race locally. Sandes was to have...

AFRICANX – Final day in action: video

Day 3 of the THIRSTI AFRICANX saw one of the closest finishes in the race's history.

Ngubane, van Deventer win THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun

They may come from different provinces and backgrounds and their entry into trail running could not have been more different but at this year's THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun, Eric Ngubane and Juan van Deventer made the perfect team. The duo...

The blitz – THIRSTI AFRICANX day one video

Video of the THIRSTI AFRICANX, day one. Filmed by Jeff Ayliffe.

It’s North vs South for AFRICANX women runners

By Stephen Granger Cape-based athletes Danette Smith Walley and Vicky van der Merwe take on Nedbank runners from the north, Deanné Horn and Chrizell Roberts, in an intriguing south versus north derby in the women’s contest in the THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun, which...