- Continental honours for Kimberley’s Fitzpatrick
- Harris home on a high after three victories on the trot
- Golden boy Hamman on the mend after surgery
- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
Another great George victory for Van Dyk
- Updated: February 17, 2014
The weekend’s OCC-Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge played out to a repeat performance of last year’s event with Paralympic legend Ernst van Dyk taking line honours once again, writes Mark Etheridge.
Van Dyk, 40, won the marathon event in a time of 1hr 08min 36sec to hold of Rustenburg’s Andries Scheepers (1:08:37) and Stuart McCreadie (1:08:44).
“We went pretty quick in the hot and humid conditions but it was┬á a comfortable win for me. Now I have to dig deep into my training for the upcoming Argus Cycle Tour, London and Boston Marathons. I just hope this heat wave in the Western Cape is not a long term thing,” said the six-time Paralympian.
Van Dyk will be using the London Marathon as part of his build-up for a crack at a 10th win in the Boston Marathon in April.