Reigning Olympic champion set to open his season in Cape Town

Alistair Brownlee will be flying the family flag at the Discovery Cape World Triathlon on Sunday

His brother is the inform athlete in the World Triathlon Series at present, but in the absence of Jonathan older brother Alistair Brownlee will be flying the family flag at the Discovery Cape World Triathlon on Sunday. While Jonathan has won two of the three races in the World Triathlon Series thus far, Cape Town will be Alistair’s first World ...

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Murray set for Gold Coast debut

Richard Murray in action at the WTS Abu Dhabi, where he finished third. Photo Credit: Delly Carr, ITU Media

Richard Murray is eager to build on his strong start to the international season when he makes his debut at the WTS Gold Coast this weekend. Murray finished third in the opening WTS race of the year in Abu Dhabi and followed that up with his first World Cup win in New Plymouth. Murray did not race in Auckland for ...

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Sun City Ultra triathlon entries extended

Gerhard De Bruin, who is one of the favorites to win the inaugural Sun City Ultra Triathlon

Due to popular demand the race organizers of the Sun City Ultra Triathlon have kept pre entries open until the 16th of April. “Our race office has been inundated by emails and phone calls post ironman from athletes wanting to enter depending on how their legs recover” says race director Damian Bradley. ” We have therefore decided to keep the ...

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About the Walkerbay Xtreme weekend


Hermanus lies along Walker Bay on the south coast of the Western Cape. It is located about 115 km southeast of Cape Town and is connected to the Mother City by the R43 highway (or coastal R44 scenic route) and N2 motorway. The R43 continues to Cape Agulhas, the most southerly point of Africa. Hermanus is 40 km from Gansbaai, ...

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Standard Bank Ironman 2015 – Managing the fear!

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Any Ironman is scary, and Standard Bank Ironman 2015 will be as well. Period. You know your body will experience pain way above and beyond what it is used to. First on any athlete’s mind is: will I be the best I can be on race day? The other nagging fear is: how will my day unfold? Will there be ...

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Finding the words – Linda Scattolin

RIP Fi Xie. I'll never forget that smile and your laugh Linda. I hope that I'll always be inspired by your joy for life.

Written by Caroline Koll, South African Pro Triathlete and friend. It is a very heavy heart that has brought me to write this post. I am filled with sadness, as I have to come to terms that despite all our efforts, my friend Linda was turned off life support this morning and passed away. I hope to find the right ...

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International triathlete lost her courageous fight after a tragic cycling accident

Linda Scattolin in action - LEGGI L'ARTICOLO

The Triathlon world lost one of its brightest stars last night. After a terrible accident that happened last weekend just outside Stellenbosch on the Franschhoek Pass, two international triathletes, training for the Standard Bank Ironman 2015, were run over by a bus when it lost control. According to witnesses, the bus was speeding out of control before it rolled over the ...

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International Triathlon community reach out to FiXi and Edith.

Scattolin, who is known to friends by her Twitter handle Fi Xie - Photo Supplied

This weekend, tragedy struck two Italian Triathletes on the Franschoek Pass, South Africa. Edith Niederfriniger and Linda Scattolin was on a training ride near Stellenbosch when they suffered serious injuries when a over turned bus crashed into them on March 7. The two women were riding down the Villiarsdorp side of the mountainous Franschhoek Pass when a bus carrying a ...

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