At the risk of this becoming something of a theme in my weekly missives, I am once again struck by what a country of contrasts we live in. Most people who read – whether it be newspapers, online news sites or just the be-careful-what-you-trust social media posts – will by now have heard about Mhlengi Gwala. In case you have been preparing for the Freedom Challenge with a week-long self-supported ride through the darkest, most…"Horror then some hope"
After a successful five hour operation to repair damage to his lower right leg following an early morning saw attack while training, triathlete Mhlengi Gwala is focussed on his recovery, while friends and supporters have written off the incident as an isolated “freak attack”. Gwala’s recovery will be overseen by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation-backed Elite Athlete Development Programme (EADP), of which he has been a member of since 2016, and Team South…"Determined Mhlengi recovering"
UPDATE 2: By 8am on Friday almost R600 000 has been raised via the backabuddy site. Let’s keep this going and get Gwala back on his bike and competing. UPDATE: By 8am on Thursday, almost R250 000 had been donated via the backabuddy site. Anybody wishing to contribute can click here for more details and to contribute. The money will be used to support Gwala with all his medical expenses, transportation, bike replacement and rehabilitation…"Chainsaw attack on top triathlete"
Sunday’s 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon dished up drama aplenty with sea conditions and atmospheric conditions making the going tough, but this didn’t stop Bradley Weiss and Annah Watkinson from storming to the respective men’s and women’s title on Durban’s Golden Mile. Gnarly surf conditions greeted competitors entered for the Ultra event which forced organisers to shorten the swim from 1.9km to 1.2km in a bid to keep the athletes safety at the top of…"Weiss, Watkinson recover from water woes"
As the already impressive field of elite men athletes continues to improve, 2017 XTERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss and 2017 MiWay Cape Ultra winner JP Burger have both lodged eleventh hour entries for the MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this weekend. The 2018 edition of the Durban Ultra will double as the South African Long Distance Triathlon Championships and the names on the elite men’s entry list prove just how important this national title is to…"World Champ for Durban Ultra"
Four South Africans are among the top contenders for the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town on February 11, the opening race of the 2018 International Triathlon Union (ITU) season. The Cape Town event is the only World Cup triathlon that takes place on African soil and forms part of the Discovery Get Active Weekend, which also includes the Discovery Retro Run on Saturday and a duathlon on Sunday. South African Richard Murray is the men’s defending Cape Town…"Murray, Schoeman top Cape Town field"
The 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon is three weeks away and organisers have decided that they will be extending the entry deadline for the event until 13 February, allowing athletes the chance to get in those last minute entries. The March 4 event is touted as one of Africa’s greatest ultra and sprint triathlon’s taking in the best that the East Coast of South Africa has to offer. This exciting Ultra Triathlon Series is now…"Durban Ultra extends entry time"
Ironman champions Sebastian Kienle and Ben Hoffman will be teaming to represent the Ironman Foundation when they take on the Absa Cape Epic in March. Kienle was the 2014 Ironman World Champion and is a two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion triathlete, while Hoffman is a six-time Ironman Champion. The Ironman Foundation will have a total of three teams participating in the Cape Epic on March 18-25. Joining Kienle and Hoffman will be U.S. Pro Mountain…"Ironman champs tackle Epic"
Durban – The upcoming MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday, March 4 will give Gauteng-based triathlete Casper Moodie the opportunity to right the wrongs of 2017 when he was hampered by injury.. The 29 year-old finished 15th overall at the 2017 Durban Ultra after he powered through the swim and the ride only to come unstuck during the run. It was a difficult run for him as he struggled with stress fractures. “I was happy…"Casper in the mood for Durban Ultra"
Nolan Hoffman, Brendon Davids and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio will headline the cycling squad which forms part of the South African Commonwealth Games team for the Gold Coast Games in Australia from April 4-15. There are 18 cyclists in the squad which will take part in road, track and mountain biking events, with men and women chosen in all three disciplines. Three men and two women will also be on their bikes for the triathlon events. There…"Commonwealth Games teams"