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Multisport news 3 Nov – 9 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport This week we look at an Elite invitational triathlon, keeping the rubber side down at Wine 2 Whales, protein enigmas and how a coach might help you on your multisport journey. TRIATHLON 6, 7, 8 November 2015 Island House Triathlon – Highbourne Cay, Bahamas This past weekend Richard Murray took second place and a pay cheque of $45 000 at the Invitational Island House Triathlon (IHT).  IHT is an Elite invitational event […]

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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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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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Murray shines at Commonwealth Games triathlon

Richard Murray always wants to be on the winner’s podium, but it wasn’t until he was halfway through his 10km run at the Commonwealth Games that he realised how desperately he wanted a medal for his country. Murray, born in Durbanville on 4 January 1989, is a triathlete and multi-sporter extraordinaire. Having come first at the South African Triathlon Championships in East London in March earlier this year, he has also been awarded with the […]

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Richard Murray second in London World Triathlon Series

South Africa’s Richard Murray has upped his game once again with a superb second in the ITU World Triathlon Series in London to follow up his third in Yokohama, Japan. Murray’s race came down to a close sprint with Mario Mola from Spain, who won the race over the 750m swim, 20km and 5km run format in 49 minutes, 47 seconds. Murray was given the same time. Joao Pereira from Portugal was third in 49.49. […]

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Gomez wins second ITU World Triathlon in Cape Town

Javier Gomez Noya’s quest to become the second man to win four ITU World Championships gained strength in Cape Town, as he comfortably beat Jonathan Brownlee for his second consecutive ITU World Triathlon Series win in 2014. It was another auspicious moment in triathlon history, as the Series made its debut in Africa. If that was impressive, it was only slightly more so than South Africa’s Richard Murray performance, who ran the fastest run split […]

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Dark horse Richard Murray eyes Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town apple cart

The big question in triathlon this weekend is: Will it be another 1-2 for Javier Gomez (ESP) and Jonathan Brownlee (UK) or will the South African favourite Richard Murray upset the apple cart at Sunday’s Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town? Sunday’s action over the 1 500m harbour swim, 40km beach side bike and 10km run starts and finishes at the V&A Waterfront. The Cape Town race is the second event in the ITU World Triathlon […]

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Brownlees, Gomez hunt World Triathlon Cape Town glory

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee realise it’s very likely there will be a painful no-mercy run showdown with Javier Gomez at the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town on Sunday 27 April. Alistair (25) is the current Olympic champion and Jonathan (23) is a former World Champion and winner of the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics where the British Brownlees became the first brothers to stand on an Olympic Games podium in an individual sport […]

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Richard Murray wins first SA triathlon title

Richard Murray had to wait four years, but on Sunday he finally won his first South African Senior Triathlon title when he took the top podium position at the SA National Triathlon Championships in East London. Wikus Weber and Travis Johnston joined Murray on the podium. “What a race! It’s been four years in the making and today it finally all came together for me,” said an ecstatic Murray. Murray came out of the water […]

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