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Comrades Marathon 2015

The Ultimate Human Race.. how true!

We at MMPhoto had the privilege to once again be commissioned by the Comrades Marathon Association to cover this amazing race for them © Comrades Marathon Association. 

To our amazing team of photographers, Marius, Magda, Reuben, Kierran, Luca and Anthony, you guys rock…without your effort and commitment there would be no images to tell the story of the day. Thank you!

NB:Please do not copy these images or use them without permission from the Comrades Marathon Association as Copyright belongs to CMA.

Photography: Marius, Magda and Reuben Bezuidenhout

Photo credits: Comrades Marathon Association

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SA vs Australia Night Test Series at UKZN

The South African Schools Hockey Association (SASHOC) hosted the Australia School Sport boys and girls hockey teams to play the SA U18 boys and girls teams in a three-match Test Series hosted during the girls and boys U16 interprovincial tournaments (IPTs), which is the first time that both national Australian teams  attended together we were asked to take a couple of pics of the South African U/18 Girls hockey team playing against Australia U/18 Girls at UKZN.

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Comrades Marathon 2014

Comrades Marathon is one of the events we photograph, that stays in our minds until the next Comrades race. It is awe inspiring, mind blowing and we treasure the privilege to be photographers of such an epic race.

It takes months of training, time and effort to prepare for Comrades and lots of courage to line up early in the morning at the start, knowing the battle is yours to conquer. We salute each and everyone of you!

The spirit along the route is always something to experience, runners helping each other, people who have never met before sharing life stories.  Even I, taking photos from the back of a motorbike, had the pleasure of having full-blown conversations with the runners as they ran next to us.  The look of utter disbelief on the faces of the runners having to turn around at Drummond because they did not make cut off, or the agony of runners with severe cramping is heartbreaking, but then you get to the finish and you experience  the elation of runners who cross the finishline.  That is the true story of Comrades!!

We want to mention Tubby, who belongs to the Highway Dragons Club.  He organises our motorbike riders and they do a phenomenal job of keeping us safe on the bikes. Savvy, for making sure Kierran gets leading men. Martin, who ensures that Mike has the perfect vantage point for leading ladies.  Joe, who took Em on her creative journey for the perfect pic and last but not least, Bushy for putting up with me (Magda). Thanks for the cup of coffee, it was soo nice!

Thanks to all of our MMPhotoSA team – you guys are amazing.

Until next year.

 

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The Dusi Canoe Marathon 2014 Day 1

We have always wanted to do The Dusi Canoe Marathon but just never got around to doing so. This year we were asked by Pietermaritzburg Newspapers to do a couple of pics for them so we jumped at the chance.

Perfect weather on the day made for some easy shooting. Hope you enjoy!

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QUIKSNOW 2013 – SA National Snowboard Champs

MMPhoto was at Afriski Lesotho to photograph the 10th Annual Quicksnow SA National event . After the first time there shooting Oktoberfest Calendar this time we went a little more prepared for the cold!  It was a great opportunity and good to share it with Kierran.

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Comrades 2013

Yes, it has been a while since the Comrades Marathon 2013 and we have delivered way more than 6000 images to The Comrades Marathon Association. We have been asked by many to put up pictures that depict the Comrades Marathon race day from beginning to end,  so here it is.  Please note that although MMPhoto secured the contract for photography it is not a race that can be covered from beginning to end by one or two people. We have an awesome team that we put together in 2012 and in 2013 we added some more team members in order to have dedicated people concentrating on different aspects of the race day.  We are extremely proud of our team! Also congratulations to each and everyone who completed Comrades 2013 and also to those that had the courage to enter, but did not finish. To Claude Moshiywa who finished in 5:32:08 a very well done, you made us proud.

Our team  consisted of Marius Bezuidenhout (MMPhoto); Magda Bezuidenhout (MMPhoto); Reuben Bezuidenhout (MMPhoto our son) who we are so proud of because
he was only 16 years old last year when he photographed his first Comrades as an Official photographer and did such a awesome job last year as well as this year;
Kierran Allen/Kierran Allen Photography;  Mike Van Heerden (Oceandriven Media);   Teagan Cunniffe (Oceandriven Media);   Em Gatland/Em Gatland Photography;   Dave Nisbet/Dave Nisbet Photography. Thank you to all of you for your commitment to MMPhoto and the quality of images you produced. This is compilations of  images taken by all of  the above photographers.

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Hockey U14 Inter District Tournament

Eish! The weather definitely not playing nicely with us today.  We did all the team photographs last night and could feel it getting cooler by the minute we even had the rumblings of thunder and some ligtning!   Today is cold and wet and we are freezing while standing next to the Astro taking action pics but the vibe is awesome.  This is the game between Amajuba  playing in the green and the Umgungundlovu Starlings, Starlings won 1-0….

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Afriski Lesotho

After a hot and windy Comrades on 2nd June.   On 11th June we were off to Afriski in Lesotho to shoot the Oktoberfest Calendar well talk about a complete opposite in weather!  I have never been so cold in my life, hats off to the calendar girls who braved the cold! Due to unforeseen circumstances Magda  could not accompany me so Kierran Allen of Kierran Allen Photography agreed to go with us.  We had a bit of a competition going on with Canon batteries versus Nikon batteries lasting in the extreme cold conditions but in the end got some great calendar shots and had a wonderful time. Thanks to Afrikski for their hospitality and to all the organizers and the models of the Oktoberfest well done guys.

Afriski, we will see you again on Thursday  for the Quik Snow SA National Snowboarding Champs event on 2nd & 3rd August!

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