After five victories in Kleinmond, multi sport star Dan Hugo is still excited by the chance to take part in the Totalsports Challenge presented by New Balance and REHIDRAT® SPORT.  Returning to Kleinmond on Saturday, 14 January 2012 participants can look forward to a sporting experience like no other.

According to Hugo the Totalsports Challenge is more of a lifestyle than a true race.  “After five years I am still excited by this event as it is so much different from anything else that I do.  Seven toys in one day, it’s the crown jewel in the amazingly fortunate lifestyle that I get to live.  I won’t have any major objectives before the race as it’s still early in the base phase.  I do, however, often find myself racing some of the two and three member teams as the day unfolds,” says Hugo.

“A seconding team is really critical when taking on the Totalsports Challenge,” continues Hugo.  “There is no way without it.  My family manage all my equipment and nutrition needs on the day, this is spread across three people and two vehicles.  My advice to competitors wanting to go solo for the first time would be to use two vehicles in your seconding team.  There’s nothing worse than having your equipment get stuck in a traffic hold up.  Most importantly don’t let the beauty of the day slip by unnoticed. The Totalsports Challenge features a fantastic mix of scenery and only the solo entrants get to experience it all”.


DATE: Saturday, 14 January 2012


Start – Gordon’s Bay (Beach Front)

End – Kleinmond (Beach Front)

START: 06h00 – Totalsports Challenge

07h45 – Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge


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

Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge – 50km road bike (from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond), 13km road run, 25km mountain bike and 9km beach run.


Totalsports Challenge – compete individually or in teams of two, three or seven (male, female or mixed)

Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge compete individually or in teams of two or four (male, female or mixed).