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South Africans take XTERRA Réunion by storm

You’re probably hearing about XTERRA quite a bit this year, especially with the way South African athletes are putting our name on the map. Not too sure what XTERRA is exactly? Let’s start from the top. Imagine a race created for both the triathlete and adventurer. While a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run may sound like a relatively tame distance, that’s not so much the case. XTERRA is intent on their […]

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Sub-8 hour barrier broken at IRONMAN South Africa 2017

The IRONMAN African Championship took place in Nelson Mandela Bay yesterday, 2 April. There are few words that could describe the atmosphere in Port Elizabeth as over 15,000 people took to the streets to display their support. PRO competitor Susie Cheetham (UK) summed up the vibe perfectly when she mentioned finding the continuous ‘braai’ aroma for course of the event very distracting!

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Marais and Edwards clinch IRONMAN 70.3 Durban

A dominant display by South Africa’s Stuart Marais put daylight between himself and the chasers while, in the ladies race, Parys Edwards of Great Britain toiled hard as the pair were crowed inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban champions on a warm day in Durban. WATCH: A seven minute highlights package of the event. The pre-race favourite, Stuart Marais, lived up to his billing but didn’t lead out of the swim, exiting the water in […]

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IRONMAN Durban sells out with a month to go

The inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban is officially sold out with 3,000 athletes set to line up at Snake Park Beach on 2 August 2015. The race has reached capacity four months after opening entries and looks set to be an exciting addition to the South African triathlon calendar. “It is always an exciting moment when launching a new event and extremely encouraging to see such strong interest,” said Paul Wolff, World Endurance Africa […]

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Brownlee wins, Murray fourth in WTS Cape Town 2015

Not even a stumble on the run could stop Alistair Brownlee‘s return to the top of the World Triathlon Series podium in Cape Town on Sunday, as the most successful athlete in Series history took his total number of titles to 18. While he tripped early on in the run, Brownlee made his way up to the lead group of Javier Gomez Noya, Richard Murray and Vincent Luis quickly, before blowing them away in the […]

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Alistair Brownlee debuts 2015 at Discovery Cape World Triathlon

His brother Jonathan is the in-form athlete in the World Triathlon Series at present, but in his absence, older brother Alistair Brownlee will be flying the family flag at the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town on Sunday. While Jonathan has won two of the three races in the World Triathlon Series so far, Cape Town will be Alistair’s first World Triathlon Series race of the season. It will also be the British triathlete’s debut in […]

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Murray takes Gold at Triathlon World Cup

Despite a 10 second penalty South Africa’s Richard Murray won his first ever Triathlon World Cup when he took top spot on the winners’ podium at the New Plymouth WC. Murray won the sprint race (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) in 52 minutes and 38 seconds. Russia’s Alexander Bryukhankov got the better of 21-year-old Kristian Blummenfelt in a sprint finish for second. A World Cup win has always eluded Murray, but a (nearly) perfectly […]

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Richard Murray in action this past weekend in the WTS Abu Dhabi. Racing against Mario Mola and Luis Vincent. photo ITU/Janos Schmidt

Richard Murray podiums in WTS season opener

South Africa’s Richard Murray has started the 2015 World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi with two pleasing results. His podium placing hints at a season that may well top last year’s already exceptional one. But it’s the second result, a much-wanted improvement in his swimming, that will give him most hope for his 2016 Olympic aspirations. Murray finished the WTS Abu Dhabi sprint race in 52 minutes and 50 seconds. Spaniard Mario Mola won in […]

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Henri Schoeman wins 2014 Triathlon World Cup final

South Africa’s Henri Schoeman has secured his first ITU title, at the final of the 2014 ITU Triathlon World Cup in Tongyeong, South Korea. The USA’s Ben Kanute and Tommy Zaferes were with Schoeman all the way and also stood on their very first ITU podium. Schoeman began the race with an impressive swim posting the fastest time of the day with 16:19. A pack of five broke away early on the bike containing all three […]

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The women podium was packed with an impressive array of athletic talent. photo Dylan Haskin/Lexar

Van Gelder, Schut win TriRock Durban

There are a few memorable occasions when all things come together perfectly. Race day for TriRock Durban was one of those days: ideal weather, great crowds, road closure, smooth race surface and excellent organisation. All contributed it to be hailed a great success by all the athletes. The day’s winner also experienced one of these perfect days by putting together a stellar performance to take the victory. Donovan van Gelder (KZN) swam, cycled and ran […]

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