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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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A GALAXY OF TRAIL RUNNING COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA
By Stephen Granger; A galaxy of trail running superstars from around the globe are set to arrive in Cape Town from next weekend as they prepare to do battle for the title of 2018 Golden Trail Champion on one of the world’s top trails – the 42km Otter African Trail in the Southern Cape. The …

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Kilian Jornet Wins Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland Top-10 Men and Women Set for Golden Trail Series Finale in South Africa
He may have arrived a bit more bloodied and muddied this time, but he once again arrived first. Salomon mountain athlete Kilian Jornet held off another formidable field of challengers to win the Ring of Steall Skyrace in the Scottish Highlands in course record time on Saturday to cap a perfect Golden Trail Series in …

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THE ALIEN INVASIVE PLANT CONTROL
So who’s catching a lift on your shoe? Biological invasions are a major threat to biodiversity conservation and limiting human mediated dispersal of non-native plants and in particular invasive species is an important component of invasive control that needs greater awareness. There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the potential for human mediated …

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SPOT TO PROVIDE TRACKING AND RACE SUPPORT TO OTTER AFRICAN TRAIL RUN 2018
Highlights: ⦁ Global Satellite Africa to provide tracking support to the Otter African Trail Run 2018, equipping the top 40 elite runners, as well as event logistical vehicles, with SPOT satellite tracking devices ⦁ Otter African Trail Run marks the Grand Final of the Golden Series 2018 ⦁ Otter African Trail Run is a marathon …

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DAKOTA JONES, MEGAN KIMMEL WIN PIKES PEAK MARATHON
Kimmel breaks the ”unbreakable” 37-year-old women’s course record  MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO, U.S.A. — The Pikes Peak Marathon, the fourth stop on the Golden Trail Series, may have featured another world-class field of trail runners from around the globe, but on Sunday it was a couple of Colorado locals who owned the day. Dakota Jones and …

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Megan Mackenzie still in the Golden Trail Series top 10, despite a tough Sierre-Zinal
Megan Mackenzie, Team Salomon SA athlete and top South Africa trail runner, set out with high intentions for a top 10 finish at yesterday’s third Golden Trail Series race, Sierre-Zinal in Switzerland, but things didn’t unfold as planned. Crippled by stomach cramps and unable to eat or drink for most of the race, Mackenzie fought …

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TRAIL RUNNING STARS SET FOR A FAST SIERRE-ZINAL IN SWITZERLAND
Top-5 men and women in Golden Trail Series standings to compete Kilian Jornet looks for his 6th win at Sierre-Zinal ANNECY, FRANCE — The third race of the inaugural Golden Trail Series is the fastest race of the six on the circuit and is what professional trail runners might call “flat”. The Sierre-Zinal race in …

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KILIAN JORNET AND RUTH CROFT WIN MARATHON DU MONT-BLANC
Well, that didn’t take long. If the trail running community was wondering about the health and fitness level of the man who is widely regarded as the best of them all, they only had to wait about three and a half hours to find out. At the second stop of the Golden Trail Series on …

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Mont Blanc event see Megan making her mark
By Stephen Granger; Megan Mackenzie is living a dream and underlining her status as one of the world’s leading trail athletes, following her rise to fifth position in the Salomon Golden Trail Series rankings after the first two series races. The Cape Town trail athlete’s consistent performances in the Zegama and Mont Blanc Marathons over …

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