JP Burger and Magda Nieuwoudt are two of the stand-out triathletes that will be toeing the line this coming Sunday in Villiersdorp at the 2ndinstalment of the MiWay Cape Ultra. The racing will be fast and frantic this Sunday as over 1000 triathletes take to the dam at Theewaterskloof for the Sprint and Ultra Triathlon to win…

43 Triathlon South Africa age group triathletes had the honour of participating in the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam. Bryan Difford claimed his first gold medal in the 30-34 age group after finishing in 5th position in the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Cozumel, Mexico. The competition was fierce with many…

49 elite female triathletes lined up in cold and wet conditions for the final WTS race of the season. A surprise name on the startlist was Nicola Spirig, 2012 olympic gold and 2016 Olympic silver medalist, making a comeback after having her second child. South Africa was represented by Gillian Sanders and Simone Ackermann. Jessica…

Rotterdam hosted their first ever major Triathlon event on Saturday with the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. The cold rainy weather conditions in Rotterdam on Saturday together with a very technical course made for a challenging race day. The Elite Men’s race started out with a 1.5km wetsuit legal swim. Henri Schoeman was the…

– Women & Home magazine – August issue 2017 – “No matter how time-poor or unsporty you are, you can always integrate activity into your life” Debbie Alexander, 59, started her career as a clinical psychologist with a PhD in neuropsychology and sport, and still runs a small practice focusing on injury and career rehabilitation….

ITU is pleased to announce that our Board Member and African Triathlon Union Vice President, Dr. Debra Alexander, has been elected as Member at Large for the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board. Alexander was elected in the 18th IPC General Assembly, hosted in Abu Dhabi (UAE), that begun on Thursday September 7 and concludes today…

Four of TSA’s long distance athletes that were selected to take part in the 2017 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships on 3 September 2017, all got excellent results. 56 Year old Annemarie Lemmon claimed a silver medal in the 55-59 Agegroup category. Jacques Bouwer managed a very respectable 10th position  in the 30-34…

It is with great sadness that ITU has learned of the death of our Honorary President, Les McDonald. He died on September 4 in Vancouver (Canada), at 84 years of age. McDonald served as ITU’s President from its inception in 1989 until 2008, and he was largely credited with getting the sport of triathlon into…

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today the medal events programme and athlete quotas for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The decision followed a thorough review of the proposals from each of the 22 sports on the Tokyo programme submitted to the IPC. ITU is pleased to announce that the IPC has increased the quota…

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