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Comrades legends speak about their memorable races

Apartheid pervaded every facet of life in South Africa, and sport was no different. Black sportsmen and women were unable to compete on an equal footing, and the sports boycott made the country a pariah state. But marathons offered an open road to all.

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.

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.

Running is in her blood

Zola Budd-Pieterse is no longer the naïve young darling of South African athletics, but the 46-year-old still has what it takes. She finished her first Two Oceans in April and successfully took on the Comrades Marathon on 3 June, with the help of Comrades legend Bruce Fordyce.
Running into the history books

Foreigners dominate Two Oceans

Foreigners dominate Two Oceans

Foreigners once again dominated the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town on Saturday, with John Wachira of Kenya and Elena Nurgalieva of Russia claiming the men's and women's wins in the famous 56-kilometre ultra-marathon.

Two Oceans in fight for frogs

South Africa’s Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has joined 500 zoos and aquariums around the world, in the biggest collaborative effort in the history of these institutions, to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians – animals which serve as the canaries in the mine of the world’s environment.

Cape Point

Cape Point: Where South Africa’s two oceans meet

Tourists flock to Cape Point every year to witness the beautiful scenery and the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Residents of Cape Agulhas, however, argue that visitors wanting to see the confluence of the two oceans will have to travel a little further east and south ...

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