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Cape Epic – the tougher the better for endurance athletes

Eight days, 800 kilometres and some seriously steep ravines – this is the Absa Cape Epic, one of the most extreme things a person can do with a bicycle. The hors catégorie event is the most televised mountain bike stage race in the world. Each year a new route is chosen, as difficult and as beautiful as the last.

From Big Five to Little Five

Only the toughest survive the Berg River canoe marathon

The Berg River Marathon is probably the most gruelling way to spend four days in mid-winter. The canoe race sets off from Paarl and ends 240 kilometres away in Velddrif, in the Western Cape. Throw in howling wind, driving rain and lots of portage, and you've got a recipe for extreme sport.

Freedom Challenge tests athletes’ limits

While most people are tucked up warmly indoors during winter, a group of dedicated extreme athletes is out riding the Freedom Challenge. The mountain bike race takes riders more than 2 000 kilometres across some of South Africa's harshest but most beautiful scenery.

South Africa is world’s endurance race capital

Some of the world's most extreme races are held in South Africa, where elite athletes – and ordinary people – pit themselves against the unforgiving elements and huge distances. Perhaps the most well-known is the Comrades Marathon, a gruelling 90km run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Andy Birkett gets his green number, at 23

It was another wild ride down The Dusi this year, with winners Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi delighted with their performance. It was Birkett's 10th marathon, earning him his green number. The rapids, the heat, the uphill portages and the unpredictable water levels combine to make the Dusi Canoe Marathon one of the toughest endurance races in the country.

Former champs on song ahead of the Dusi

Former champs on song ahead of the Dusi

Dusi Canoe Marathon title hopefuls Lance Kime and Thulani Mbanjwa kicked off the new year in winning fashion on Sunday when they cantered to victory in the Popes Canoe Centre Alan Gardiner Memorial Challenge.
Doing the Dusi - in wood and canvas canoes

Doing the Dusi – in wood and canvas canoes

The history of the Dusi Canoe Marathon, one of the world's largest canoe marathons and an iconic South African endurance event, will be celebrated when the annual Commemorative Dusi Canvas Journey from Pietermaritzburg to Durban gets under way on Friday.
Canoeing development making a mark

Canoeing development making a mark

The Natal Canoe Club, home of the world-famous Dusi Canoe Marathon, is making encouraging inroads with its development programme, which is making a big difference in the lives of children from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Dusi 2013: two of a Kime

Dusi 2013: two of a Kime

History was made in The Unlimited Dusi Canoe Marathon as siblings Lance and Robyn Kime won the men's and women's singles titles. The three days, covering 120 kilometres from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, produced an amazing spectacle filled with drama and records.

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