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World champ claims eighth SA marathon title

World champ claims eighth SA marathon title

World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor entrenched his status as the continent's premier paddler by mastering the icy Highveld weather and a large and very powerful field to claim his eighth South African Marathon K1 title.

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.

Van Dyk wins 10th Boston Marathon title

Van Dyk wins 10th Boston Marathon title

South African wheelchair-racing star Ernst van Dyk became the first person to win the Boston Marathon 10 times when he sped to victory on Monday. Van Dyk's amazing run was achieved in only 15 appearances in the iconic event, which dates back to 1897.
World-class field for Attakwas MTB Marathon

World-class field for Attakwas MTB Marathon

The eighth edition of the Attakwas Extreme mountain bike marathon has attracted a powerful field, including top Swiss, German and Czech racers, for Saturday's year-opening showdown in the Western Cape.
Development paddlers set sights on Dusi

Development paddlers set sights on Dusi

With one of South Africa's most famous endurance sport events, the Dusi Canoe Marathon, fast approaching, paddlers from the country's canoeing development programmes served notice of their intent by winning two Dusi seeding events on the weekend.
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.
Two Oceans online entries open

Two Oceans online entries open

Online entries for South Africa's 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon opened on Tuesday. The 45th running of the 56-kilometre race takes place on Saturday, 19 April 2014, with an entry limit of 11 000 runners.

The pain is soon forgotten

If you fancy a hard mountain bike ride through some of South Africa's most spectacular countryside, then the Freedom Challenge may be just the ticket. It's over 2 000km – but the man behind it has wilder dreams.
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Zondi, Birkett in Non-Stop Dusi record

Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi cruised to a comprehensive victory in Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon raced between Pietermaritzburg and Durban on Friday, improving the overall K2 race record by a massive 17 minutes.

Volunteers are the heart of the Dusi

For every two paddlers that start The Unlimited Dusi Canoe Marathon on 14 February, there will be a volunteer working behind the scenes to make sure that South Africa's oldest, most famous canoe marathon runs without a hitch.

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