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Cape Town athletes give 2017 Walkerbay Xtreme the thumbs up

by Destinate News on 14.11.2016

Pictured above, from left to right: Paul Ingpen, magazine publisher and seasoned triathlete; Theo Blignaut, elite triathlete and international rising star; Vicky van der Merwe, defending WBX triathlon champion, former junior world biathlon champ and founder of Stellenbosch Triathlon Squad; Henk Esterhuysen, See and Sand. They were also joined by Cape Town athletes Abri le Roux and Bennii van Rooy.



They spent their morning swimming, running and cliff jumping their way between the Old and New Harbours, experiencing See and Sand Xtreme, while also getting a taste of the other 11 events on offer during the WBX.

“This was an excellent introduction to the Walkerbay Xtreme and personal extremes were put to the ultimate test when we jumped the 15m Dreunkrans cliff,” enthused Ingpen. “I love how this event is being put together through collaboration by the entire Hermanus community, and I for one can’t wait to end my sporting season on a high note at the WBX next year.”

“Conquering those cliff jumps was exhilarating and scary, all rolled into one,” added Van der Merwe. “I absolutely love how the Walkerbay Xtreme offers events that cater for elite and novice athletes alike, and I’m looking forward to returning to this fantastic event in 2017 and defend my title.”


The WBX is a unique adventure sports festival like no other in the country, featuring 12 events that will test the skill, strength and endurance of every participant. Watch the video HERE

In addition to the Sea & Sand Xtreme swim-run-jump challenge – the featured “test” event for the visiting athletes - competitive athletes and weekend warriors can also enter a short-course mountain bike criterium, triathlon, CrossFit and strongman competition, a number of running races, open water swim, surfski challenge and more.

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