Cycling

Adventurer to ride Cape Epic

2012-02-28 18:22
Absa Cape Epic logo (File)
Cape Town - World-renowned mountaineer and polar adventurer, Alex Harris, will take up the challenge of riding the legendary Cape Epic cycling event.

In 1996, Alex became the youngest individual ever, at the age of 25, to lead an expedition to Mount Everest.

Harris further became the first South African to climb on all seven continents and has climbed the seven summits, the highest mountain on each of the continents.

Harris won five gold and one silver medal in his age category (35 to 39) at the 2010 South African Track Cycling Championships. He also won the 2010 Freedom Challenge Race across South Africa in 14 days and 8 hours.

In 2011, Alex successfully defended his Freedom Challenge title and is the current record holder.

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