Category Archives: Bennie Roux

Dreaming of a desert race – MOAB240, 3rd place for Bennie Roux. THEN RUN FOR HOPE

MOAB 240 – 11 October, 2019 Run For Hope – 22-26 October, 2019 By Annabelle Latz He ran for more than 70 hours in a desert in Utah, he saw witches up trees and piles of books on the ground,

Running at a second chance


When you’re handed a second chance. Rubbing shoulders and sharing footprints with some of the best of the trail running talent in the world, on foreign turf, will soon be a ticked bucket list item for Bennie Roux. He will

Bennie Roux – Fish River Canyon Ultra 100km

The Fish River Canyon in the South of Namibia is the second largest in the world and the largest in Africa, in places it is 27kms wide and up to 550m deep in total it is over 160km long. Fish

Race Report: Bennie Roux – Mac Mac Ultra 50 Miler

My MacMac 100 miler was unfortunately hi-jacked by the Ultra Gobi, as the recovery from running a 100 miles would just take too long and I really want to be in top shape for the Gobi. So I downgraded to

Race Report: Bennie Roux – Munga 400

2017 ……When I was told about the very first 400km Trail race in South Africa, and on African soil, I was ecstatic! A million thoughts started rumbling through my head all at once and with a pounding heart, I immediately

Running Into Nothingness

The Gobi Desert is known for its nothingness and harsh existence. There are snow leopards and Bactrian camels, although Bennie Roux is not holding his breath on spotting any when he competes in the Gobi Ultra later this year. The

Race Report: Bennie Roux – Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) 250km

My first self-sufficient desert race ABOUT KEAM KAEM – MULTI-STAGE EXTREME MARATHON The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) is an adventurous and extreme, multi-stage marathon. It takes place in the breath-taking landscape of South Africa’s “Green Kalahari”, annually in

Race Report: Bennie Roux – Karkloof 100-Miler

Defending my title to defending my pride   It is difficult to imagine running nonstop for 100 miles (161km).  Very little athletes take-on these ultra events and this year only 100 on the start line. How far is 100 miles?

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