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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…

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,…

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Dear Coaches, Multisport and Triathlon Clubs. CTTA will be facilitating a recognized TSA Level 1 Coaching course. The course, presented by a Qualified and TSA approved trainer, Neil Macpherson, is run over a three-day period (not always consecutively) with each day taking 8 hours.  In addition to this the candidates will have to complete and prepare and study for an estimated additional…

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…

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…

The Western Cape’s favourite multisport event looks forward to hosting fitness fans Rooibos country will once again pull out all the stops for its 32nd Freshpak Fitness Festival which will take place on Saturday 29 September 2018 in Clanwilliam. Providing all the features of a true multisport event, it has become a tradition for athletes,…

Pre-Race release – Bela Bela 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Don’t miss the Standard Bank 5150 Bela Bela PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (18 June 2018) – Following a successful event in 2017, the Standard Bank 5150 African Triathlon Series is back in Bela Bela for the eighth consecutive year. The course is deemed as…

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…

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Murray gets his first Olympic WTS gold medal An elated Richard Murray crossed the finish line first at the World Triathlon Series race in Leeds on Sunday. “I’m delighted with my first win over the Olympic distance,” exclaimed Murray in his post-race interview. After finishing the 1,5km swim 57 seconds down, Murray’s chase pack worked…

South African athletes Anel Radford and Wian Sullwald raced on Saturday, 2 June at the Cagliari World Cup in Italy. The ladies’ race took a rough start, as the swim course that is normally aggressive appeared even more so than usual. Radford was caught in the middle of the washing machine of ladies and only…

Triathlon Clubs and Coaching Groups It gives us great pleasure to let you know that a Technical Official Course will take place in Cape Town next month! This Level 1 Technical Official Course (layman’s terms – race referee course) will be held on 15/16 June 2018. Please share the following information on your Social Media…

 Entries Close 20th June. For SA Duathlon Championships

Cunnama goes two from two while Nicole steals the ladies show James Cunnama came back for Round no 2 this year at yesterday’s 4th instalment of the MiWayLife Sun City Ultra. Having won last year’s event in a great finish time which pretty much set-up a stellar rest of the season for the seasoned PRO…

Ultra Triathlon Series heads to Joburg B-Active Sports, the owners and organisers of the National Ultra Triathlon Series, are proud to announce the launch of the MiWaylife Joburg Ultra triathlon, which will take place on the 2nd of December 2018 at the Cradle Moon resort. “The launch of this exciting new event for the Gauteng…

Cape Ultra gets new 2018 date: We are proud to confirm that the new date for the 2018 MiWaylife Cape Ultra will be the 9th September. The date for the 2018 event has changed due to a clash with the Cape Town Marathon, which is also a highlight on the Western Cape Sporting calendar. Entries…

The Sun City Ultra – The Race Destination of choice The Sun City Ultra on the 6th of May has extended it’s pre-entries. Entries for this fast approaching national triathlon has athletes scurrying to get their entries in before they close at midnight on the 19th April. The race entry deadline has been extended due…

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…

It was no surprise to see South Africa’s Henri Schoeman exit the 600m swim in the front ranks, right on the heels of Alistair Brownlee and Tayler Reid, with Jonothan Brownlee breathing in his neck. Wian Sullwald and Richard Murray followed in 12th and 20th positions respectively;  15 and 24 seconds from Brownlee’s lead. Murray…

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…

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to the 49 year old duathlete and Technical Official, Angela Mostert, from Pretoria. Wednesday morning, 28 March, saw Angela fall during a training ride. She broke her collar bone and sustained severe head injuries; after which she passed away on Friday, 30 March 2018. In 2012…

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….

Durban – Sunday’s 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon dished up drama aplenty with sea conditions and atmospheric conditions making the going tough, but this didn’t stop Bradley Weiss and Annah Watkinson from storming to the respective men’s and women’s title on Durban’s Golden Mile. Gnarly surf conditions greeted competitors entered for the Ultra event which forced organisers…

Some rain in the land of sand provided some exciting racing in the WTS season opener. Some 55 men dived into the water at WTS Abu Dhabi with unusual weather for that part of the world doing the rounds. The air – and water temperature was 20 and 23 degrees Celsius respectively. Together with a…

Durban – As the 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon fast approaches, 2017 ladies champion Annah Watkinson will return in a bid to defend her title along the Durban beachfront this Sunday, 4 March. With a full-time professional corporate career and a professional athletes’ career, juggling the two has become a difficult trick for Watkinson despite her…

Durban – With the clock counting down to the MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday 4 March, organisers have agreed to take late entries for the Sprint event as recreational and aspiring triathletes, realising that normal entries have closed, are probing ways to get involved in the event that is based on the Durban beachfront. Race…

Durban – As the already impressive field of elite men athletes continues to improve, 2017 XTERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss and 2017 MiWay Cape Ultra winner JP Burger have both lodged eleventh hour entries for the MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this weekend. The 2018 edition of the Durban Ultra will double as the South African…

The long wait for the start to the WTS season is over. This weekend will be the season opener for the 2018 WTS series. It will be in the form of a sprint race and the location will be the iconic Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. South African men to look out for are Richard…

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…

Stillwater Sports is excited to welcome FALKE South Africa as a partner to the largest XTERRA in the world, the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw. Established in 1974, FALKE SA is a subsidiary of the German textile giant, a fourth-generation family owned business that was founded in 1895. “We are proud to welcome FALKE SA to the…

Durban – The upcoming MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon will give Gauteng-based triathlete Casper Moodie the opportunity to right the wrongs of 2017 when he was hampered by injury, at this year’s edition of the Durban Beachfront event on Sunday, 4 March. The 29 year-old finished 15th overall at the 2017 Durban Ultra after he powered through…

On 11 February 2018 Cape town will be host to the first event of 18 on the ITU World Cup calender for 2018. 10 South African males: Xander van der Merwe, Asher Biggs, Ben De La Porte, Matthew Greer, Jamie Riddle, Henri Schoeman, Rinaldo Morgia, Keegan Cooke, Richard Murray, Dylan Nortje. 7 South African Females: Jayme-Sue…

The 2018 edition of the ever popular TINMAN TRI SERIES, kicks off on February 4th at 7am from Suncoast Beach Durban. With less than 2 weeks to go till race entries close (this event is strictly pre-entry only due to the popular demand) triathletes are gearing themselves up for what is considered a serious but FUN…

Following the investigation opened by ITU and the IOC over the publication on some media outlets of allegations involving Henri Schoeman and an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) that would have occurred during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, all parties involved want to declare that the case was not considered to be any Anti-Doping rule violation. The…

  The 2018 XTERRA Season will open with a bang on Friday, 23 February 2018 when excited junior XTERRA Warriors gather at the water’s edge of the picturesque Eikenhof Dam ready to partake in the action-packed Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race in Grabouw. The ideal introduction to the sport of XTERRA, the Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race…

With only 14 days left to enter the 2nd MiWayLife Durban Ultra, athletes from across South Africa are busy securing their place on the starting line for Durban’s iconic triathlon event. Race day is less than 2 months away and the country’s leading triathletes are excited to take on what is dubbed as South Africa’s fastest ULTRA…

Durban – While the 2018 MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon is geared at the serious triathlete, the inclusion of the sprint distance and team event are gaining attention as a way to attract the less committed athletes to take part in the Durban beachfront event on Sunday, 4 March. The sprint distance includes a 600 metre swim,…

Travis Johnston and Jade Nicole headline the top elite athletes that will take part in what is arguably, SA’s most iconic half tri distance event at the scenic Midmar Dam this coming Sunday. If one looks back at the archives of previous winners, it can be noted that the very best of the best have laid…

Durban – With the sport of triathlon undergoing a global resurgence, South African triathletes of all abilities are looking forward to the MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday 4 March 2018, centred on the Durban beachfront. While the event will attract the cream of the country’s ultra-triathletes as it hosts the SA Ultra Triathlon Champs for…