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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...

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...

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...

Calitz and Rukadza to set AfricanX afire.

The AfricanX Trail Run is unusual in that it requires teams of two - male, female or mixed - to participate. AJ Calitz and Bernard Tarisai Rukadza are looking to "own" the event, again this year. AJ Calitz has been...

Trail running’s “Golden Segment” kicked wide open

UCT graduate Robbie Rorich set South Africa's "Golden Segment" trail run on fire with a superb run in appalling conditions last week, to set up a flurry of high-quality responses from some of the country’s top trail athletes. Twenty-seven "Golden...

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...

Steyn signs up for virtual Cape Town

South African ultra-marathon sensation, Gerda Steyn has signed up for the 2020 Cape Town Marathon. The marathon - which is to be run virtually in 2020 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic - earlier netted international star Mo Farah, who...

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...

The Otter African Trail Run bags new sponsor, “ideal partner” in Emperor.

The Otter African Trail Run, long regarded as South Africa’s premier marathon-distance trail race, has moved up a gear with the announcement that Emperor Asset Management has signed as the event’s presenting sponsor, with ‘The Otter’ set to be...

South Africa’s top trail run to go ahead

Trail runners are celebrating the confirmation that the 2020 Otter African Trail Run will be run as scheduled at the end of October, while the Merrell Whale of Trail ultra-marathon in De Hoop Nature Reserve, postponed from its usual...