For the team relay things went wrong for South Africa in the first leg when Simone Ackermann had cramps, costing them several minutes on the race. ITU reports: “To everyone’s surprise, the South African team was pushed to the last position when Simone Ackermann had cramps that left her three and a half minutes behind…

It was no surprise to see South Africa’s Henri Schoeman exit the 600m swim in the front ranks, right on the heels of Alistair Brownlee and Tayler Reid, with Jonothan Brownlee breathing in his neck. Wian Sullwald and Richard Murray followed in 12th and 20th positions respectively;  15 and 24 seconds from Brownlee’s lead. Murray…

On Thursday, 5 April, South African ladies Gillian Sanders and Simone Ackermann toed the start line for the Elite Triathlon ladies event for the 2018 Common wealth games in hot and humid conditions. Simone Ackermann was the 7th lady out of the water, 42 seconds from Jessica Learmonth’s (GBR) lead. A further 15 seconds down…

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to the 49 year old duathlete and Technical Official, Angela Mostert, from Pretoria. Wednesday morning, 28 March, saw Angela fall during a training ride. She broke her collar bone and sustained severe head injuries; after which she passed away on Friday, 30 March 2018. In 2012…

All must agree that Free State Triathlon did a sterling job as host for the 2018 SA Triathlon Champs that was held on 17 and 18 March. Kwazulu Natal (KZN) seems to be doing something right. Their athletes had the best overall performance. Both their Junior as well as their Senior athletes fared exceptionally well,…

Murray claimed his second 2018 World Cup victory in Mooloolaba on Saturday. Murray was the 34th athlete out of the water and started his cycle leg with a 41 sec deficit. He was 19 sec after the race leader Wilde (NZL) off the bike, but made up 3 seconds on Wilde with a smooth transition….

Durban – Sunday’s 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon dished up drama aplenty with sea conditions and atmospheric conditions making the going tough, but this didn’t stop Bradley Weiss and Annah Watkinson from storming to the respective men’s and women’s title on Durban’s Golden Mile. Gnarly surf conditions greeted competitors entered for the Ultra event which forced organisers…

Some rain in the land of sand provided some exciting racing in the WTS season opener. Some 55 men dived into the water at WTS Abu Dhabi with unusual weather for that part of the world doing the rounds. The air – and water temperature was 20 and 23 degrees Celsius respectively. Together with a…

Durban – As the 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon fast approaches, 2017 ladies champion Annah Watkinson will return in a bid to defend her title along the Durban beachfront this Sunday, 4 March. With a full-time professional corporate career and a professional athletes’ career, juggling the two has become a difficult trick for Watkinson despite her…

Durban – With the clock counting down to the MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday 4 March, organisers have agreed to take late entries for the Sprint event as recreational and aspiring triathletes, realising that normal entries have closed, are probing ways to get involved in the event that is based on the Durban beachfront. Race…