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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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Richard Murray nails hard-fought second in Mooloolaba

A great swim provided enough impetus to catapult Cape Town’s Richard Murray into the high-speed peloton and sling-shot him into his strongest discipline, the run. The result? He blasted to an impressive second place at the opening World Cup event in Mooloolaba, Australia, on the weekend. It was Murray’s debut at the ITU Mooloolaba World Cup, won by Spaniard Mario Mola in 54 minutes and 18 seconds. Murray crossed the finishline 37 seconds later with Sven […]

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Must-Know Wetsuit Buying Tips

Buying your first wetsuit can be a daunting prospect. We quiz one of South Africa’s top ITU triathletes, Richard Murray, on what you should be looking out for when making this important purchase. A wetsuit not only keeps you warm during colder swims, it also gives you buoyancy, which aids your speed. “Besides providing buoyancy, a wetsuit controls body temperature and improves efficiency in the water,” says Richard. “This contributes to a faster swim split […]

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SA’s Murray grabs fifth at ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama

Thanks to the second fastest run split on the day, South Africa’s Richard Murray managed to get a top five placing at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday (11 May). This was a great result for Murray after battling up the field from 20th. Murray’s 10km run time of 29.39 was achieved despite twisting his ankle in training leading up to the race. Fellow South African Henri Schoeman (1:47.26) finished sixth. […]

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Murray finishes second at ITU Pan American Sprint Cup

A mere 14 seconds separated the first two athletes – Mario Mola and South Africa’s Richard Murray – at the past weekend’s ITU Pan American Sprint Cup in Clermont, Florida. Murray’s finishing time (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) was 54 minutes and 12 seconds. Spain’s Mola won in 53.56 while Jarrod Schoemaker of the USA took third spot on the podium. It was Murray’s first international race of the season after starting 2013 […]

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