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Cyclist Johan Labuschagne run over by taxi in Sandton – Update


This morning saw yet another cyclist needlessly knocked down by a taxi while riding in the yellow lane. According to Andrew Mclean, well known cyclist Johan Labuschagne was commuting to work when the incident occurred in Sandton.  The nine time Absa Cape Epic finisher, Labuschagne, is being treated at the Sandton Medi Clinic for injuries which include fractured cheek bones, a fractured wrist as well soft tissue damage and lacerations.

Once again, as always happens following an incident of this nature, there was an outpouring of well wishes, support and anger on various social media networks. These are just a cross section of some of the tweets that were posted since the incident this morning:

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Johan Labuschagne knocked down, we chat to Andrew Mclean, JMPD’s Edna Mamonyane & the PPA’s Steve Hayward – Cycle Talk SA Episode 18


This morning was abuzz with news that Johan Labuschange was knocked off his bicycle whilst riding in the yellow lane in Johannesburg. On this episode of Cycle Talk SA:

We chat to Andrew Mclean, who tweeted the pictures of the accident as well as those of the taxi that is accused of knocking Johan off his bike.

Brad spoke to Superintendent Edna Mamonyane, the spokesperson for the JMPD, about the accident and what the JMPD is doing to stop this behaviour on our roads.

Steve Hayward, chairman of the Pedal Power Association touched base with us about what we as cyclists can do to stay safe on the roads.

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ITU adds maiden Africa stop to 2014 World Triathlon series calendar


The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced an addition to the 2014 World Triathlon Series calendar. For the first time ever, a World Triathlon Series event will be held on the continent of Africa with a race slated to be held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa on April 26-27, 2014. 

The World Triathlon Cape Town race will serve as the second stop on the eight-city tour, which kicks off in Auckland on April 5-6. Cape Town is one of only two cities to debut on the WTS calendar in 2014, with Chicago also hosting an event for the first time.

“We have been working to secure a WTS event in Africa for a long time,” ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado said. “We are very excited to bring our fast paced, action-packed style of racing there. The location is an ideal spot for premium racing, and will also serve as an important development tool for all of Africa.”

Race organizers have proposed a two-lap 1500m swim within the V&A Waterfront, followed by a scenic eight-lap 40km bike ride along Beach Road and a four-lap 10km run with constant ocean views for the elites. The weekend of events will also include races for mass participation events. Furthermore, the heart of the event will be the Race Village hosted at the Look Out Venue at the V&A Waterfront which will feature a lifestyle expo and will contain grand stands from where the public has a clear view of the finish line.

“South Africans are passionate about sport, and will be very excited to have another world-class, premium sporting event to add to their active lifestyles,” said Bruce Parker – Forsyth, CEO of the local delivery partner, WORLDSPORT.

Age groupers will have the option to choose between a standard Olympic distance courses or hone their speed skills on a sprint course. Standard and sprint distance team relays are also on the schedule, offering a race for all abilities. In addition to the competitions, athletes will be treated to a weekend full of festivities; including sundown concerts, a race exhibition, kids & family races.

“The World Triathlon Series is an exciting multi-city global series, during which athletes earn points throughout the season for a chance to be crowned the ITU Triathlon World Champion at the Grand Final,” said CEO Lagardère Unlimited Events AG Christian Toetske. “Every 2014 WTS event will feature age-group races, with all elite women’s and men’s races broadcast live to an international audience in more than 160 countries, as well as streamed online live. Equally importantly these events give the public the opportunity to compete on a World Triathlon Series stage.”

“We are proud to see Cape Town, South Africa – indeed Africa added to the World Series calendar,” said Debbie Alexander, President of Triathlon South Africa. “This event will contribute to the continued growth of Triathlon in not only South Africa – but Africa”

If you would like to hear more about it listen to Tri Talk SA’s interview with Iain Banner below (or read more about it here):


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ITU Add Cape Town to 2014 World Series, First Ascent Tri Suits & Gaelyn Cokayne’s Inspiring Triathlon Journey – Tri Talk SA Episode 20


We have two really big announcements on this week’s episode of Tri Talk SA with some inspiration thrown into the mix for good measure. On Episode 20:

We chat about the announcement that the ITU World Series will be coming to Cape Town in 2014. The announcement has just been made and Brad spoke with Iain Banner, who was one of the individuals who were instrumental in getting the event  to come to Cape Town.

First Ascent have also announced that they are to introduce a brand new range of Tri Suits into the South African market for the first time. Brad caught up with the First Ascent’s brand manager Stacey Rehbock to find out more about the gear that will be in stores from 2 December. To find out more head to their , or .

Gaelyen Cokayne, Before & AfterWe get a serious dose of inspiration from Gaelyn Cokayne who shares her story with about how she went from being seriously overweight to training for her first Ironman 70.3 triathlon. As discussed on the show, you can check out , or .

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The Aftermath of the Salomon Sky Run with Adrian Saffy, Andrew Mckay & Nathalie Romeo – Trail Talk SA Episode 16

2013 Sky Run

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By all accounts last week’s 2014 Salomon Sky Run turned out to be an epic experience. We thought on this week’s episode of Trail Talk SA we would speak to some of the people involved, behind the scenes and as athletes. On Episode 16:

Brad spoke to one of the race organisers Adrian Saffy about what went into the decision to call the race off midway through the event. The pair discussed the events leading up to the call being made and how difficult it was to get the athletes off the mountain.

Andrew Mckay described to Brad what it was like to be on the mountain in the midst of the storm. Andrew told Brad about a stretch of the race where the winds really created havoc for him and his fellow athletes.

Brad caught up with Nathalie Romeo about her experience. As you will hear Nathalie has already forgotten the hardships endured and is ready for the 2014 Sky Run.

As mentioned on this week’s show, if you want to start running or know someone who wants to start running check out Brad’s webinar here.

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Sonja Laxton Update

This update was from Friday the 22 of November. We chatted to Sonja Laxton’s daughter Kim on 2 December and this is the latest news on Sonja Laxton.

We have been getting many requests for updates on Sonja Laxton’s condition after she was hit by a car last Sunday while out running. We received this email from her husband Ian today and he has been gracious enough to let us share it with you:

Dear Friends,

I am writing this with a sense of wonder at the depth of care and love that Kim, Sonja and I have experienced in the last few days. The number of people who have contacted us by phone, sms and e-mail since Sonja was admitted to Milpark Hospital has been astounding.

It is a practical impossibility to contact every person directly. I wish I could, but I would need an army of secretaries with a computer each, plus a roomful of cell-phones. So far, more than 200 people have contacted either Kim or me directly.

Hence this letter. I hope that you will take it as a personal ‘thank you’ from both of us for the care and love that we have received. I have attempted to tell Sonja about every call and message, but she has had difficulty in absorbing all this information. She asked me to thank as many people as possible, and this is the best way I can do that, at this time.

The most common questions we have received are Continue reading

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Craig Martin’s PB at the Winelands Marathon, Brad Brown’s Webinar & the New Balance 1080V4 Review – Run Talk SA Episode 26

Brad Brown Before & After

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Run Talk SA is officially 6 months old! This is episode 26 and we are really thankful that you are still here with us. We love what we are doing and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we enjoy putting them together. This week on the show:

Parky caught up with Craig Martin, who just ran a marathon pb at the recent Winelands Marathon. Simon quizzed Craig on what he has being doing as far as training goes and what he has been doing differently in order to run as well as he has been running.

Simon asked Brad about a new webinar that Brad is going to be hosting on Tuesday 29 November that is aimed specifically at the novice runner and people who want to get started in running. If you want to find out more you can here.

Brad spoke to Ryan Hodierne from New Balance about the soon to be released New Balance 1080v4. Ryan gives us a review of the shoe and talks us through some of the key features of the model the 1080.

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Ariane Kleinhans Talks Absa Cape Epic Money & Stop Numbness on your Mountain Bike – MTB Talk SA Episode 15

Ariane Kleinhans

This week on MTB Talk SA we chat prize money and another pressing medical issue with our resident physio. On Episode 15 this week Brad:

Spoke to Ariane Kleinhans about the increased prize purse for the ladies at the Absa Cape Epic in 2014. Brad also found out a little bit more about the Swiss born mountain biker who has dominated the mixed category over the last couple of years with her husband Erik.

Found out more about numbness on the mountain bike with the MTB Talk SA Physiotherapist Richeard Feher. Numbness affects all of us at one stage or another on the bike and Brad and Richard talk about the causes of numbness, the treatment of numbness and most importantly how to avoid numbness on the bike.

Also be sure to check out out Mountain Biker of the Week this Stephan Pieterse.

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Highveld Stereo’s Gavin Deysel completes the 94.7 & Ashleigh Moolman Pasio – Cycle Talk SA Episode 17

Gavin DeyselThis past weekend saw a very successful Momentum 94. 7 Cycle Challenge take place, with 31 000 cyclists taking to the streets of Joburg. I was one of them and so were both of our guests this week. On Episode 17 of Cycle Talk SA we:

Chat to 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Gavin Deysel about his first ride. Gavin decided a few months ago that he wanted to lose some weight and ride the race. You can hear our first chat with Gav here. Gavin tells Brad about his experience as well as how much weight he has lost in the last few months.

Have Ashleigh Moolman Pasio on the show too. Ashleigh won the ladies race at the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. Stuart Pickering from the Cycling Direct caught up with Ashleigh just over a week ago to talk a little bit about her season as well as the disappointment of World Champs.

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Ironman South Africa’s Paul Wolff with two big announcements & Gerhard De Bruin talks racing and his training camps – Tri Talk SA Episode 19

10_yearThis week on Tri Talk SA we talk about two recent announcements that Ironman South Africa have made over the last week. We also look at a training camp that could take your performance to a new level. On episode 19 we chat to:

The race director of Ironman South Africa, Paul Wolff, about the recent changes made to the route for the 2014 edition of Ironman South Africa. There is also another very cool announcement that was made today that Paul tells Brad about but you are going to have to listen to the show to find out more.

Gerhard De Bruin about his recent performance at 11 Global Sun City. Brad also chatted to Gerhard about his very popular training camps which he hosts in the Eastern Free State.

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