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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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7 Reasons To Do Triathlon

Every year, I see more and more South Africans take up this wonderful sport and nothing pleases me more. People are motivated to do their first triathlon for many different reasons. Some would like to get in shape and improve their self-confidence, whilst others start triathlon to increase their social circles. Some relish the challenge of training for three completely different sports and do it to show others what is truly possible in life. From […]

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Schildknecht and Donavan reign at Spec-Savers IRONMAN South Africa 2013

Cast your mind back almost one year in Ironman South Africa history. All the talk then was about the torrid conditions creating one of the toughest but most memorable IRONMAN events ever experienced on the African continent and for many, anywhere in the world. This year, in stark contrast, Nelson Mandela Bay blessed athletes with near perfect conditions while spectators were enjoyed some scintillating racing as Switzerland’s Ronnie Schildknecht took it home in the men’s […]

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It’s a Mental Game

This past year, I was very fortunate to be able to train for a month leading up to the Olympic Games with Australian triathlon legend, Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack. It was a great honour for me to train with him and I learned a great deal from him. He is such a wonderful, inspirational guy to be around and just oozes a great attitude to life. The most valuable lesson that I learned from Macca was […]

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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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