The AR Years

It is less than a week to the start gun at this year’s Kinetic Events Africa #ExpeditionAfrica, happening along the arid West Coast and Cederburg region. I’ll be there following the legendary Peter Van KetsKim van KetsMisty Weyer and Dylan James Weyer, competing as GRIT Nyamezela Adventure Racing Team.

It’s been a while since those heady #AR days, so I dug deep into my archives, unearthing images going back a good two decades, to the days before digital cameras. These old scans will give you a peek into the early era of #AR in SA, and it is incredible to think that some of these kickass athletes are still in the thick of the #expeditionracing game.

Thank you for the memories, guys, and look forward to seeing some of you again this coming weekend as #EA kicks off. One legend who won’t be there is Phillip Swanepoel, but he will be in my thoughts during the many dark-zone moments out there; thanks for letting me post these images, Hanlie Booyens xx

Good luck to Stephan Muller, Heidi Muller, their #KineticEventsteam and all the athletes over the final few days of preparation!

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