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Extreme Sports

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Admire Muzopambwa’s UTD win

Zimbabwe-born and Johannesburg-based Admire Muzopambwa raced to the biggest win of his life when he came out on top of the Ultra-trail Drakensberg 100 miler (UTD 160) over the weekend, while Nicolette Griffioen won her second major 100 mile...

It’s a Reilly double-act as Kane and Sam reign supreme in the Hout Bay...

Kane and Samantha Reilly pulled off a remarkable brother-sister act at the 21st Hout Bay Trail Challenge this morning (Saturday 22 July), racing to emphatic victories over the challenging 40km circumnavigation of the Hout Bay mountains. Brother Kane raced to his...

Trail championships participation to strengthen Portugal – South Africa sporting ties – ambassador.

The participation of two top South African trail athletes in the Golden Trail Championship on the Portugese Azores Islands at the end of the month will strengthen sporting ties between the two countries, according to the Portugese Ambassador to...

Great season opener for Toni at La Palma

South African trail athlete, Toni McCann, raced to an emotional season-opening victory at the Transvulcania by UTMB ‘Volcanes’ 48 km on the Spanish island of La Palma yesterday morning (6 May), with another South African, Meg Mackenzie, finishing strongly...

An adventurer turns to trail running

By Stephen Granger Well-known South African adventurer and mountaineer, Sibusiso Vilane, has a new challenge in his sights – to race the Otter African Trail Run in the Southern Cape on Saturday 9 October in conjunction with many of the...

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...

Can the ‘Pitbull’ make it to Number One in Two Oceans?

They were cheering on one of their own at Scottsville Racing Course, the pre-COVID packed crowd welcoming Howick-based Nkosikhona Mhlakwana as he approached the finish of the 2019 Comrades Marathon. A gold medal for the debutant looked certain.  Then...

Otter African brings local flavour to 2020 trail racing

The Otter African Trail Run is one of the few major trail races not cancelled this year and the cream of the crop of South Africa's trail athletes are chomping at the bit to get their competitive juices flowing...

Final assault on “Golden Tickets” trail prize underway

With just three days to go until the end of South Africa’s Golden Segment contest, and with it the opportunity of winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to compete with the world’s best trail athletes on the Azores Island Group, the...

Hot performances at Ultra Trail Cape Town as world-class trail running lights up Table...

By Stephen Granger The thermometer soared over 30 degrees as the racing heated up on the final day of the 9th RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town yesterday (Sunday 26 November), delivering one of the performances of the competition during the ‘Table...
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