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Team Stoltz for Terra Firma Challenge 2013

Liezel Stoltz for Terra Firma Challenge 2013

Liezel Stoltz for Terra Firma Challenge 2013

Power couple Conrad and Liezel Stoltz will be in the hot seat on Saturday, 12 January 2013 when they attempt to defend their mixed team title at the Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge presented by Liberty Medical Scheme and REHIDRAT® SPORT.   Starting in Gordon’s Bay and finishing in Kleinmond, this much loved multi-sport event is ideal for athletes of all sporting disciplines as participants can compete individually or as part of a team.

According to Conrad it’s the camaraderie that makes team participation at the Totalsports Challenge so exciting.  “That and competing with my “vroutjie” is also awesome.  The Totalsports Challenge is a great event with beautiful scenery.  We actually considered entering in the ‘individual’ category this year, but Liezel didn’t feel ready for it just yet.  We love training together and it fits in perfectly with my training program as I do those disciplines anyway.  Our team strength is a combination of speed, mental toughness and we’re both naturally competitive.  If Liezel sees a spec on the horizon, the lioness in her comes out and she has to chase it!  It’s very funny, but great for our team,” says four time XTERRA World Champion, Conrad Stoltz.

For former SA netball captain Liezel Stoltz, taking part in the individual category of the 7-disciplined Totalsports Challenge is definitely a future goal.  “Maybe in 2014 I can do all four disciplines of the Terra Firma Challenge and hopefully someday I’ll be able to take on the 7-discplined event.  This year however, Conrad will be doing the road bike and mountain bike disciplines, while I’ll be doing the road run and beach run.  In the beginning I use to struggle with the distances and would say ‘this is hard’ to which Conrad would reply ‘if it was easy, it would be called netball’.  That in itself is what motivates me,” laughs Liezel.  “Our team strength is that we have fun together and love what we do.  It’s our lifestyle.  So far the Totalsports Challenge is the only event where we can compete as a team as it fits in with Conrad’s racing schedule”.

Adrenaline junkies can choose between the 7-discipline Totalsports Challenge or the less daunting 4-discipline Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge.


DATE:                                             Saturday, 12 January 2013
VENUE:                                         Start – Gordon’s Bay (Beach Front)
End – Kleinmond (Beach Front)
EVENT:           Totalsports Challenge – 12km surfski, 1.5km swim, 50km road bike (from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond), 13km road run, 13km K1 canoe, 25km mountain bike and finally a 9km beach run
FORMAT:      Enter individually or in two, three or seven member teams

EVENT:           Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge – 50km road bike (from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond), 13km road  run, 25km mountain bike and 9km beach run.
FORMAT:      Enter individually or in two or four member teams

NEW ~ What better way to prepare for the action of the Totalsports Challenge than by taking part in a 5km Fun Run the day before!

DATE:             Friday, 11 January 2013
VENUE:          Kleinmond Lagoon
TIME:             18:00


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