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Super League Mallorca 3-4 November 2018 After two intense days of racing at the Nadal institute for sport in Mallorca, Schoeman walks away with a current ranking of second and a great race to enter his off-season break. Just one week after the racing in Malta, the Super League racing in Porti Cristo. The race…

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…

Tshwane Triathlon Association championships Buffelspoort Dam 4 November 2018 Franco Sport hosted the 2019 TTA provincial triathlon championships this past weekend at Buffelspoort Dam. Athletes from Gauteng North, Central Gauteng and North West lined up at the water’s edge to race the qualifier for the 2019 South African triathlon championships in Durban. The day started…

Pulling together the perfect race to round off her 2018 season, South African triathlete Gill Sanders was crowned the winner of the Agadir standard distance African Triathlon Cup race held in Morocco on 4 November 2018. With the leading three swimmers 9 seconds ahead of the rest of the bunch, Sanders, Emmie Charayron from France…

Three South African triathletes took to the southern coast of South Korea’s countryside to race the Tongyeong triathlon World Cup. In the women’s race, New Zealand based Simone Ackermann was among the 46 to toe the startline. Diving into a wetsuit-legal 750m swim, Ackermann found herself just 15 seconds off the leaders out of the…

B-active’s fourth and final Tinman race for the year took place on the 28th October 2018 in Durban. Scores of triathletes took to the water several hundred meters further away from the usual swim start for safety reasons. Athletes then swam, completed a longer 1,5km run into transition 1 before mounting their bicycles for a…

Congratulations to the following Cape Town Triathlon Association members for successfully completing the Level 1 coaching course. Annchen Clarke Christelle Hattingh Jenny Houston Marthinus Kemp Mark Lemmon Nicole Müller Nolan Steele Lee-Ann Barnes Kelly van der Toom Stay tuned in to the TSA website for details of the next Levels coaching courses.

For UPDATED information regarding final times and cost go to http://triathlonsa.co.za/events/

After three days of brutal, unconventional triathlon racing, South Africans Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman show Superleague format racing that they have the makings of complete all rounders at the second event of Superleague’s 2018/19 season in Malta. Friday, 26 October 2018 started the weekend’s racing off with a 600m swim time trial.  Schoeman proved…

Salinas world triathlon sprint cup South African triathlete Gill Sanders finished 15th at the Salinas sprint world cup triathlon on Sunday 21st October 2018. After a non-wetsuit beach start, Sanders swam a 10:11 for the 750m swim along the Ecuador coastline with a 46 second deficit on the leaders out the water. After an incredible…

Pretoria Saturday/Sunday 29-30 September 2018 This course was presented under the auspices of the ITU and TSA with 14 attendees. One attendee joined us from our neighbors Namibia . The venue was a beautiful and welcoming guesthouse in a street lined by Jacarandas in the suburb of Colbyn in Pretoria. The attendees mostly arrived on…

At 17 years old, Amber Schlebusch has had a phenomenal triathlon season. To end off a great international year, Schlebusch pulled out all the stops to win the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games triathlon on the 7 October in Argentina. This is South Africa’s first Youth Olympic Games gold medal in the triathlon. This…

Provincial triathlon championships to qualify for SA championships: Tshwane Triathlon Association (4 November 2018) Central Gauteng Triathlon (20 January 2019) Eastern Cape Triathlon Association (11 November 2018) Free State duathlon championships (11 May 2019) Free State triathlon championships (12 January 2019) SA championships: SA long distance triathlon championships Cradle Moon, Johannesburg (2 December 2018) SA…

Fast forward one week after Henri Schoeman’s 3rd place at the Beijing International Triathlon and two weeks since the Gold Coast Grand Final which saw Richard Murray finish 3rd on the day and Schoeman 6th, the two prove yet again they are among the cream of the crop of the world’s best triathletes. Superleague triathlon…

Just one week after his Gold Coast Grand Final 6th place, Schoeman proves his worth in the non-draft format standard distance race in Beijing, China. Competing against the likes of Great Britain’s Brownlee brothers, Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt and Ben Kanute of the USA, Schoeman had his work cut out for him. Off to a lightning…

The JHB ULTRA – JOZI’s most eagerly awaited triathlon in years The up-country triathletes have been forced to travel to their favourite races for many years, nut now they have the JHB ULTRA right on their door-step. Taking place on the 2nd DECEMBER at the Cradle Moon Game Lodge, the ULTRA SERIES has finally come…

Brilliant young tri-athlete star Nicholas Quenet achieves a hat trick at 32nd Freshpak Fitness Festival The Freshpak Fitness Festival hosted its 32nd successful year of multisport on Saturday 29 September 2018 in Clanwilliam. One of the country’s most popular and longstanding multi-sport events, novice and professional athletes competed in the various swimming, cycling and running…

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….