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The Freedom Challenge was initiated in 2003 when David Waddilove ran the Two Oceans Marathon and then continued running along the route which is now the Freedom Trail, arriving in Pietermaritzburg after 42 days of running, to then do the Comrades Marathon.

The inaugural event took place in 2004. The participants were David Waddilove, Rob Waddilove and Andrew King. They had varied times for both the Comrades run and Berg River paddle sections. They finished the RASA section of the race in 22 days and 15 hours. The last day they had a leisurely start at around 7 o’clock thinking they would finish just after lunch. Stettynskloof made itself felt for the very first time. They eventually arrived at the finish at 10pm. Most of the welcoming party had either gone home or got happily drunk while waiting

In 2010 the Comrades moved to an earlier date. This resulted in the launch of the 85km Umgeni River Run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg which took place on 16 June and served as the running leg for those doing the Extreme Triathlon Challenge. With a further change to the dates for the Berg River Canoe Marathon in 2014, the Extreme Triathlon became impractical due to the breaks between events and is no longer offered.





EXTREME TRIATHLON MEN'S RECORD
GRAHAM BIRD

2011
20d15h04m
(Umgeni Run 08:59:54 RASA 19d07h55 Berg River 18h30m)

EXTREME TRIATHLON WOMEN'S RECORD
TATUM PRINS

2011
20d15h04m
(Umgeni Run 07:51:39 RASA 19d07h55 Berg River 18h30m)




XTC - All Finishers Times

XTC

DavidWaddiloveXTC 200422d 13h15
AndrewKingXTC 200422d 13h15
RobertWaddiloveXTC 200422d 13h15
WesselCronjeXTC 200517d 12h10
DimitriKiefferXTC 200523d 09h05
AndrewbarnesXTC 200819d 13h05
DaveBarrXTC 200920d 12h00
CarlCrousXTC 201014d 19h55
KeithLittleXTC 201022d 13h40
GrahamBirdXTC 201119d 07h55
TatumPrinceXTC 201119d 07h55
SeanPrivettXTC 201220d 08h10
DinoMarusichXTC 201223d 12h30
Leonvan der NestXTC 201320d 109h48
Andriesde VilliersXTC 201320d 09h48

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