Triathlon

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

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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.

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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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Murray starts season with podium place

Richard Murray in action this past weekend in the WTS Abu Dhabi. Racing against Mario Mola and Luis Vincent. Credit: ITU/Janos Schmidt

Richard Murray started the 2015 World Triathlon Series in great fashion by not only earning a spot on the winner’s podium, but also seeing some of that much wanted improvement in his swimming discipline. Murray finished the WTS Abu Dhabi sprint race in 52 minutes and 50 seconds. Mario Mola from Spain won in a time of 52.32 and Frenchman ...

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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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