Ventum signs South African professional triathlete Kyle Buckingham

Kyle Buckingham

By Ventum. Miami Beach, Fla., – Feb. 25, 2015 – Kyle Buckingham, the 2014 IRONMAN Lake Placid Champion and 2013 IRONMAN Age Group World Champion (Kona) is the third professional triathlete signed and announced by Ventum. Buckingham entered his first triathlon in 2009 and turned pro in 2014. Buckingham hails from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he finished second at the ...

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Interview with Donovan van Gelder – TRIROCK Cradle

donovan van gelder

How have things gone for you since winning Durban last year in terms of your triathlon participation? I had a really good first half of the2014/15 season and I actually managed to win every race that I participated in after TRIROCK Durban (so I’m on a five race winning streak). December was tough for training. I wanted to spend time with ...

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Triathlon racing comes to the Cradle of Humankind for the first time and some of the countries’ best triathletes are aiming to have their name inscribed on the winner’s trophy of the aptly named TRIROCK Cradle of Humankind. Following months of event preparation, and the tarring of a link road, the race is all set to go on the 15th February. ...

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Murray set for 2015


Since leaving South Africa at the end of November for a European winter training camp with his coach Joel Filiol, triathlete Richard Murray has been racking up the miles in the swimming pool. After a somewhat disappointing end to his 2014 season Murray and his support staff have been working hard in rectifying what went wrong to make sure it ...

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Trek Bicycles team up with Totalsports Xterra

The sporting season has commenced on a high note with Trek Bicycles signing up as the bike partner of South Africa’s largest off-road triathlon, the Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.

The sporting season has commenced on a high note with Trek Bicycles signing up as the bike partner of South Africa’s largest off-road triathlon, the Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT. “We are excited to welcome Trek Bicycles as the bike partner of the Totalsports XTERRA,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “All XTERRA Lite and XTERRA Full ...

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Things NOT to do a week before Ironman 70.3


You have put in months of training and spent thousands on gear, entry fees, plane tickets, accomodation and nutrition. You do not want things to go wrong a week or two before Ironman 70.3. To get to the start line in one piece, rolling yourself and your gear in cotton wool is advisable, but also impractical. So what’s a man, ...

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WP Triathlon Champs – Val De Vie

Matt Trautman winning the WP Triathlon Champs in style yesterday at Val De Vie. Photo Credit: Chris Hitchcock

Val De Vie estate played host to the annual WP Triathlon Champs with most of the Western Cape’s top triathletes that came out to show their talents, while others came out to confirm their end of year fitness before the festive period starts. It was a near perfect morning with very hot air temperatures and water reaching 24 degrees which ...

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Totalsports Xterra heads to Buffelspoort

Seen here:  Conrad Stoltz in action at the 2013 TOTALSPORTS XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

The TOTALSPORTS XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT heads to the North West Province early in 2015.  Taking place on Saturday and Sunday (24 and 25 January 2015) at the picturesque Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province), participants can expect an adrenaline packed weekend of racing. XTERRA Warriors can look forward to swimming in the pristine mountain waters of the Magaliesberg.  The ...

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Mad, Muddy fun at Woolies Tri


Last year I got chatting to an old friend Francois-Jacques Malan of Simonsig Winery. He kindly agreed to have me race for Simonsig at the 5th annual Woolworths Trust Charity triathlon. I won the race and so enjoyed it that there was no way I was going to miss it this year! Again, I had the privilege of racing for ...

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