South African sport suffered a body blow this week with the gruesome news that triathlete Mhlengi Gwala had been severely injured in a chainsaw attack while training in Durban.
By Mark Etheridge It wasn’t quite a golden day for South Africa’s triathletes at the weekend’s Gold Coast leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series, but there was a silver lining as Richard Murray raced to second spot.
By Mark Etheridge Led by Richard Murray, South African triathletes continue to shine on the international scene… their latest success coming in inclement weather conditions at the ITU World Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand, at the weekend.
Wian Sullwald and Carlyn Fischer were crowned national triathlon champions after a weekend of tough racing in Aldam, Free State. The resort venue event was also an Africa Cup event. Sullwald covered the Olympic distance of 1500 metres in the swim, 40km on the bike and 10km on the run in 1hr 54min 25sec. That was more than seven minutes… Read more →
Call him the Million Rand man… South Africa’s Richard Murray is on top of the world after sealing the lucrative Super League Hamilton Island triathlon in Australia on Sunday.
This was always going to be part of his ‘fun year’ after a stressful injury-affected Olympic year in 2016, but Richard Murray still won another South African Xterra Championships title… after a fierce battle against defending champion Bradley Weiss.
Team South Africa’s triathletes wowed at the Discovery World Cup sprint event in Cape Town on Saturday, with Richard Murray spearheading a 1-2-3 finish in the first event of the 2017 International Triathlon Union calendar, writes MARK ETHERIDGE. Home boy Murray, who missed last year’s event with a broken collar bone, broke through to finally win an ITU event in… Read more →