Triathlon

Richard ready to race

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The 2015 World Triathlon Series will start with a bang this Saturday when the first WTS race in Abu Dhabi will be decided over sprint distances. With only half the distances of an Olympic distance race the action will be even faster and more furious than usual. It will be Richard Murray’s fist race of the season. And after leaving South ...

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Debruin and Schut claim gold at 10th Midlands Ultra

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A beautiful morning at Midmar Dam greeted the 600 athletes, with no rain insight after constant rain the previous week. The cooler water temperature ensured that wetsuits were used for both events, while the competitors took on the 600m and 1.9km swim courses. 350 athletes in the Sprint race scrambled for the front, with Rory Kaletsch exiting the water first ...

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Ironman SA 2015 – Some questions you can ask yourself!

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Ironman is a beast and you beat it down with months of dedication, training and top end gear. The reality is that a myriad of small things can rob you of the opportunity to kill the beast on race day. Getting your fitness in place takes centre stage during the months of preparation, and smaller issues that can cause devastation on race day sometimes ...

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Ventum signs South African professional triathlete Kyle Buckingham

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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

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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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An African Original – TRIROCK CRADLE of HUMANKIND

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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

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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

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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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