Harris will ride in Cape Epic

Published Feb 29, 2012


Johannesburg - 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 eight hours.

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

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