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.

Twichell on song ahead of Midmar Mile

Defending women's champion Ashley Twichell is going to be tough to beat at South Africa's Midmar Mile this coming weekend, having just proved her form by winning the Swim the Swan 10km open water event at the Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Australia.

Swimming legend Conway signs up for Midmar

Adventure athlete extraordinaire Sean Conway, the first and only man to swim the length of Britain, says he's excited to return to South Africa to swim the 2014 Aquelle Midmar Mile - a race he last did as a nervous schoolboy.

Bloodhound brings world focus to South Africa

There’s more to the Bloodhound SSC than just mind-boggling speed – the project is aimed at inspiring a new generation of scientists, and a Northern Cape community is benefiting through job creation, better communications infrastructure, and tourism.
SKA: who gets what

2010: South Africa’s watersport winners

Blessed with a beautiful coastline almost 3 000 kilometres long, South Africa is a watersports playground - and in 2010 the country's watersport athletes shone in a variety of disciplines. Brad Morgan looks back on the year.

Guinness World Record for Comrades

Guinness World Records has recognised South Africa's famous ultra-marathon, the Comrades, as the event with "the most runners in an ultra-marathon". The 2010 race had 23 568 entries, with 14 343 runners finishing before the 12-hour cut-off time.

Mbanjwa makes canoeing history

Michael Mbanjwa, partnering "Dusi Duke" Martin Dreyer, made history by winning the 2007 Stihl Non-Stop Dusi, arguably the world's toughest canoe marathon, in record-breaking time.