4 August 2018 In terms of the race, a Southern Africa showdown unfolded at the Lake Kivu sprint triathlon African Cup this past weekend. A four-hour bus trip from the capital (Kigali) lands you near the border of the DRC and in a tropical climate that proves ideal for racing. Four South African athletes showed…

The WTS Edmonton sprint triathlon, which took place on the 27th July, saw some fast paced action from South African elite, Richard Murray in the men’s race. A single lap 750m swim around the lake saw Murray clock a time of 09:24, coming out the water some 34 seconds behind France’s Vincent Luis. Although Murray…

An exciting weekend of racing unfolded at the Holten Triathlon European Sprint Cup on the 30th June 2018 for the junior and elite South African triathletes. The junior ladies race saw South African triathlete Amber Schlebusch finish 3rd in a time of 1:04:18. Schlebusch was elated to have rounded off the podium, coming out the…

Racing in her first ever Triathlon Sprint European Cup as an elite, South African u23 triathlete, Shanae Williams finished 27th in a time of 1:02:45. After swimming with the front pack in a time of 09:41, Williams clocked a cycle leg split of 30:44, followed by a 20:49 run. “I came out the swim in…

South African junior triathletes Ben De La Porte and Jamie Riddle finished in 10th and 12th place respectively at the final of Kitzbühel European Cup triathlon on Sunday 17 June 2018. The super sprint race held much excitement for the athletes as a two part series over the course of the weekend. The Kitzbühel super…

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…