KANE REILLY is young, fast, and in it for the stoke.

Kane & ABLE

From breaking track records in high school, overcoming autoimmune disease, to chasing the four-hour barrier at Otter African Trail Run, Kane Reilly is serious about having fun.

Whether he is surfing, training, winning Table Mountain Challenge, or messing around in the Cederberg, Kane is doing it because he loves it, not for the pain, money, or fame.

After almost losing his ability to run in 2014, this 24-year-old is wise enough to know that there’s more to life than a win or a sponsorship.


That’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times. Trail running and spending time in the mountains has a huge impact on who I am and how I live my life.

So when I was first diagnosed with a bizarre thing the doctor called I had to address the idea of if I would ever race or even run seriously

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