Saturday saw triathletes face some of South Africa’s toughest conditions at the fourth annual Mandela Day Triathlon. Midmar Dam was an icy 13.2 degrees Celcius and as if a compulsory wetsuit swim wasn’t enough for athletes to contend with, it was one of the windiest conditions the race organiser, Damian Bradley, had ever hosted a…

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…

Due to unfortunate rough sea conditions, the Tinman triathlon on 12 August 2018 was changed to a duathlon. A fiery lineup of triathletes took to the two-lap 10km run, six-lap 32km cycle and single lap 5km run along Durban’s Golden Mile on Sunday at the third Tinman event of the year. In the sprint race,…

On Sunday 1st July, the South African National Duathlon Championships were held at Midmar Dam. Winning the standard distance men’s race was 20-year-old Matthew Greer in a time of 1:55:58 (10km run, 40km cycle, 5km run). “My race went phenomenally, I pretty much went out as hard as I could from the gun and kept…

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….

XTERRA World Champions, Bradley Weiss (Stellenbosch, South Africa) and Flora Duffy (Bermuda) will kick off their 2018 XTERRA racing season at the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club this coming weekend (23 – 25 February 2018). “The Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw is the biggest XTERRA in the world and by far my…

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