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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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Otter 2019 Women Winner
2019 Otter Run is Toni McCann, breaking Ruby Muir’s 2013 record
1st lady over the line and winner of the 2019 Otter Run is Toni McCann, breaking Ruby Muir’s 2013 record and setting a new fastest time for the Classic Otter in an official time of 04:52:51. Read more…
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Congratulations to our 2019 Otter Classic winner – Johardt van Heerden
Congratulations to our 2019 Otter Classic winner, Johardt van Heerden in an official time of 04:02:59 – setting a new Classic record, as well as the fastest time ever set by a South African. Read more….
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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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Elana Van Zyl to run Otter
Elana van Zyl invited to run Otter 2019
Fourteen years ago, Elana van Zyl called time on her stellar career which had taken her to all the corners of the planet to run fast on track and road, winning world titles and breaking world records. Unlike several other running legends, such as Sonja Laxton and Colleen de Reuck, who scorned the onset of …

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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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