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…

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…