Friday, May 24, 2024

Extreme Sports

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Live action another winner at UTCT

By Stephen Granger Jim Walmsley and Courtney Dauwalter blazed to impressive victories on Table Mountain trails in last week’s Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) 100km, but there was an impressive ‘behind the scenes’ alternate ‘relay run’ over the challenging course with...

Covid Legacy: The Special Edition Trail.

The winter trail season in South Africa continues in earnest this weekend, with an impressive line-up of athletes competing in the Special Edition Trail over a two-lap course on Table Mountain.  The Special Edition Trail has its origins in the...

Trail history as South African team announced for World Championships

In a major step forward for trail and mountain running in South Africa, Athletics South Africa (ASA) have announced the names of sixteen trail athletes to take part in the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships, which are scheduled...

Trail running’s Golden Ticket

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic children's book by Roald Dahl, loved by children around the world, in large part due to the excitement created by a contest to win a “golden ticket” which would entitle the...

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...

SA strongmen looking to smash world record during Live-streamed Southern Cape Strongman

Shane Jensen and a who's who of South Africa's strongest men will look to smash a world record during Saturday's (October 17) Southern Cape Strongman competition. The event, which can be viewed on the new Africa-wide sports streaming network, SPNAfrica...

How far can a person run in 24 hours? This ultra marathon star will...

Yiannis Kouros is a living legend.  The Greek athlete’s extraordinary feats of ultra-distance running defy belief.  Many of his records, set in the 80s and 90s, still stand.  But one, of which Kouros boasted would stand for centuries, is...

Cowboys head internationals at UTCT

by Stephen Granger Cape Town, South Africa is a long way from cowboy territory.  Jim Walmsley is the best-known of a group of runners raised in Arizona, USA, who once called themselves the "Coconino Cowboys" after the second-largest county in the...

McCann world-class run seals trail segment

Top women's ultra trail runner Toni McCann vaulted back to the top of the leader board of July's #Gone2Gone trail segment in Cape Town on Friday (July 31), delivering a world-class performance in trail and road running. McCann made...

Dan and Sam surprise pundits with big wins at Cape Town Trail Marathon

Daniel Claassen and Samantha Reilly confounded the pre-race predictions and ran to impressive victories at the Cape Town Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes (CTTM) this morning, while recently crowned Proteas, Siboniso Soldaka and Lijan Burger, triumphed in the shorter...
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