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Otter Trail Run 2019

Van Heerden and McCann become fastest South Africans to win the Classic Otter African Trail Race

Johardt van Heerden sets new South African Otter Classic record and Toni McCann breaks existing Otter Classic record to become the fastest woman to win.     NATURE’S VALLEY REST CAMP, SOUTH AFRICA — This weekend, the 11th running of the Otter African Trail Run took place on South Africa’s pristine Garden Route on Saturday, …

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Toni McCann

Johardt van Heerden and Bianca Tarboton frontrunners in Otter African Trail Run Prologue run

Johardt van Heerden and Bianca Tarboton were the frontrunners in the Otter African Trail Run Prologue run over a 3km circuit at Nature’s Valley today. The Prologue is a race in its own right, offering significant interest the day before the Otter African Trail 42km marathon, but is essentially a vehicle to determine the starting …

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Robbie Rorich

Robbie Rorich’s time of 4 hours 10 min 54 sec stands as the fastest by a South African.

UCT Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering graduate, Robbie Rorich, has spent most of 2019 cycling slowly through Africa on the trip of a lifetime. A talented sculptor with an international calling card, Rorich is also one of South Africa’s stand-out trail athletes, distinctive through his flowing long hair, baggy shorts and leather sandals, but also through …

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Kane Reilly runs Otter

The Otter title is one that has eluded both Kane and Johardt

South Africa’s leading marathon-distance trail athletes, Kane Reilly and Johardt van Heerden, are set to renew their north vs south rivalry in two classic African trail events. Mpumalanga athlete, Van Heerden, takes on Cape Town’s Reilly over testing mountain and coastal trails in successive weekends over the next ten days at the Rhino Peak Challenge …

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Records broken at OTTER 2018

Twenty-five-year-old former Polish track star, Bartlomiej Przedwojewski, upset the form book to sweep to a record-breaking victory in the Otter African “Retto” Trail Run yesterday morning between Nature’s Valley and Storm’s River, with pre-race favourite, Kilian Jornet, forced out of the race in the early stages through injury.   Conditions were near-perfect for running, but …

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