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Defending champion Edwin Sesipi blew the field away at the ClemenGold Wolkberg SkyMarathon® on Saturday, finishing 16 minutes ahead of the next runner, and beating the course record by almost eight minutes.
Sesipi won the race in 2:55:49 as the first person to break the 3-hour barrier, shattering Bennie Roux’s record of 3:03:43 set in 2014.
With a field stacked with mountain running elites, including Thabang Madiba, Johardt van Heerden, Bennie Roux, Ben Pellegrini, Dirk Cloete and Bruce Arnett, the men’s race was always going to be hotly contested. Sesipi had a consecutive Wolkberg win in his sights, and made his intentions clear from the start, pushing a steady and strong pace from the get go. With him in the lead pack were Van Heerden, Madiba, Pellegrini, Iain Peterkin and Pieter Conradie.
Just before summiting the highest point on the course and in the Limpopo Province, the Iron Crown…
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Our travels in Nepal have been both invigorating and taxing, a roller coaster of highs and lows. Our recent trip into the Annapurna Sanctuary ranks well up there amongst the highest highs though. The trek up to Annapurna Base Camp from the south is simply phenomenal. Not as busy as the main Annapurna Circuit Trek, we had mostly empty trails as we ascended the vibrant Modi Khola Valley. With a highest elevation of 4150m, altitude is less of an issue than for some of the other treks and, with our acclimatization well under control, we were able to move quickly and enjoy some running along the way. The climate is also very comfortable and so we could pack light, taking only a clean pair of clothes for evenings and our North Face down jackets and shells to keep us warm and dry up high.