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AN END OF AN ERA FOR JEEP TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

GAUTENG, JOHANNESBURG – It’s the end of an era as Jeep ends its 16-year sponsorship of one of South Africa’s most successful Sport & Wellness Teams, Jeep Team South Africa, founded by Max Cluer Sports Marketing cc (MCSMcc) in 2001. The teams title sponsorship began with Jeep Apparel through Musgrave Agencies, which was then taken

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LEWIN TAKES GOLD AT NORWAY NATIONAL SURFSKI CHAMPS

OSLO FJORD, NORWAY – This past weekend saw Jeep Team’s longest standing athlete, Barry Lewin (Jeep Team/Epic Kayaks) continue his successful European tour when he took the Gold medal at the Norway National Surfski Champs in Southern Oslo Fjord, just a week after winning Gold in the 2017 Seamasters Downwind surfski race in Sweden. Norway

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TOP TRIATHLETE, MICHAEL LORD, WINS HIS 4th BANHOEK DUO CHALLENGE TITLE

Top South African triathlete, Michael Lord (Jeep Team), showed his class at the 2017 Banhoek Duo Challenge, successfully defending his title to claim his fourth consecutive title win. The Banhoek Conservancy was established in 2013 by a group of farmers in an attempt to protect the environment and to uplift the community. The conservancy generates

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SECOND-PLACE FINISH FOR ROBYN OWEN IN THE TOUGH HOUT BAY TRAIL CHALLENGE

Last weekend saw Robyn Owen (Jeep Team/Best4Sports) competing in the infamous Hout Bay Trail Challenge, one of the toughest trail runs in the Western Cape. Starting and finishing at the Hout Bay Yacht Club, the 41km race, with a total massive climb of 2622m, circumnavigates the mountains surrounding Hout Bay, taking runners through pristine forests

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OBSTACLE COURSE CHAMPS, VAN TONDER AND DEYSEL, BEAT THE BEAST WINTER CHALLENGE

Jeep Team OCR athletes, Thomas van Tonder and Jay Jay Deysel, were among the 70 athletes and 39 teams brave enough to accept the Beast Winter Challenge at the Wedge 4×4 Trail in Muldersdrift this past weekend. The Beast Winter Challenge offered two Obstacle Course Races (OCR), a 10km Polar Bear OCR and a 5km

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PIERRE SMITH DUO WINS SANI2C TRAIL MIXED

The 13th edition of the world’s largest mountain bike stage race, the KAP sani2c, got underway on Tuesday, 9 May, with the first of the three events, the Trail. Over 1500 riders geared-up to navigate their way from Himeville to Scottburgh on the KZN South Coast. Jeep Team SA mountain biker, Pierre Smith, teamed up

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Back-to-Back Victories for South Africa’s Top OCR Athlete, Van Tonder

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, 28 MARCH 2017 – Top South African OCR and Jeep Team athlete, Thomas van Tonder, took back-to-back victories this past weekend at Gauteng’s The Beast and Western Cape’s The Grind’s OCR events. The action started on Saturday, 25 March, at The Beast Challenge Race #9 at The Wedge 4×4 trail in Muldersdrift, and

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McGregor Duo Paddle to Victory at FNB Surfski Series Race 9

DURBAN, KZN, 7 MARCH 2017 – On the 3rd of March 2017, Race 9 of the FNB Surfski Series took place at the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on Addington Beach in Durban. The overcast conditions favoured flatwater speed over downwind skills. Multiple marathon World Champ and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor, teamed up with his

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Thomas van Tonder

OCR STAR, THOMAS VAN TONDER AHEAD GOING INTO SERIES FINALE

MULDERSDRIFT, GAUTENG, 03 November 2015 – Jeep Team’s Thomas van Tonder continued to dominate The Beast OCR Series, winning Race#2 on Saturday, 31 October, in a time of 1:11,  a massive 8 minutes ahead of second-placed Bradley Claase (1:19) with Marius Smith in 3rd (1:25). In April, Van Tonder claimed victory in Race#1 of the

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ICF Ocean Racing World Championships

TOP 10 FINISH FOR JEEP TEAM’S MCGREGOR AND LEWIN AT 2015 ICF OCEAN RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

PIETERMARITZBURG, 6 October 2015 – Against fierce competition and big surf, Jeep Team’s Hank McGregor and Barry Lewin both finished in the top 10 in the Elite Men’s race at the 2015 ICF Ocean Racing World Championships, which took place in Tahiti, from 2 – 3 October 2015. McGregor, who set off to Tahiti only

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