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South Africa's endurance sport love affair

South Africa’s endurance sport love affair

It's no wonder that South Africans love long-distance challenges - the country's climate and contrasting landscape is ideal for endurance sport activities. Whether on land or in water, South Africans love testing their endurance ability and an ever- increasing number of people from overseas have discovered the fantastic events the country has to offer and are participating in them.
Matthews 'Loop-en-Val' Motshwarateu

Matthews ‘Loop-en-Val’ Motshwarateu

He might have run as if he would fall over exhausted at any moment - hence his nickname, meaning "Run-and-Fall" - but when Matthews Motshwarateu blew away the king of white middle-distance running at Coetzenburg stadium in 1978, the mostly Afrikaans crowd gave him a standing ovation, and a South African sporting legend was born.
Zola Budd: the barefoot flyer

Zola Budd: the barefoot flyer

Zola Budd became known to the athletics' world and beyond in the early eighties when, as a barefooted teenager, she produced one incredible record-breaking performance after another in women's middle distance running.

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