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…

Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championships Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth The 1-2 September 2018 weekend marked the Isuzu Ironman 70.3 world champs, an ultra fantastic weekend of racing at Nelson Mandela Bay on the 1st and 2nd of September, 2018. Thousands of women lined the shores in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, in beautifully warm and…

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,…

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…

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…