South African triathlete Simone Ackermann closed off her season with a 12th place finish at the Miyazaki World Triathlon Cup in Japan on 10 November 2018. Ackermann’s swimming was to her usual strong standards, coming out the water of the non-wetsuit 1500m swim in 7th place, with a time of 19:34; 39 seconds after lead-out-the-water…

After three days of epic triathlon racing at Surfer’s Paradise in Gold Coast Australia, there is much to report. On Friday, 14 September the U23 elite triathletes took the plunge into the warm waters of East Australian coastline. Four South African men and one South African woman competed against the best in the world to…

Finishing 6th in a sprint finish for 5th at the Quiberon French Grand Prix on Saturday 2nd September, South African elite triathlete Gillian Sanders is ready for action at the World Triathlon Series grand final at Gold Coast next week. Sanders raced for the Chateauroux Metropole 36 triathlon club, the same club Kate Roberts raced…

Long Course Duathlon World Championships 2018 Zofingen, Switzerland 1-2 September 2018 Hosting their 30th anniversary of the Powermn Zofingen race in Switzerland, the Long Course World Championships was certain to be a success. This year marks 10 years that the long distance world championships is held in Zofingen. Four endurance-gifted South African athletes braved the…

Unlike the women’s sunny WTS Montreal race on Saturday 25 August, the men’s race was rainy on Sunday 26 August. Two South African elite triathletes were among the 47 starters, namely Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman. The race start unfolded as just about any would with the swimming power of Schoeman in the field, he…

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 Hamburg triathlon saw much excitement as Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) took a maiden WTS victory on France’s Bastille Day and Mario Mola (ESP) raked up a hatrick win on the 14th July. Many cheers were to be had as France also won the World Championship Mixed Team Relay the following day (the same day…

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…