Cape Town - When it
comes to giving everything, there can be very few sports that match triathlon
when pushing the body to the very edge.
exhilaration and ferocity, triathletes push their limits as they power through
the swim, cycle and run.
At the very
top of the racing game, where the elites are striving for glory, legs give way
after crossing the finish line. That’s what it takes to come out on top at a
triathlon; the challenge of the mind and body as every muscle aches to reach
for gold. Drama, emotion, and triathlon go hand-in-hand.
what spectators can expect to see when the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town
takes place on April 24 this year.
world’s best triathletes using the event as preparation and as a qualifier for
the 2016 Olympics in Rio, sport fans will witness the world’s finest pushing
the boundaries to the limit on the streets of South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
Mario Mola, who won two events in the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2015 and
who finished second on the overall leader board for the year, will be among
the field in Cape Town.
A trio of sensational Britons will also be racing,
including; Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee, 2012 and 2014 World
Champion Vicky Holland and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jodie
Stimpson. Alistair Brownlee’s brother Jonathan, a past triathlon world champion
and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, will also be in the field at the Discovery
World Triathlon Cape Town.
From a South African perspective, the 2016 ATU
Triathlon African Champions, Henri Schoeman and Mari Rabie will be competing,
alongside South Africa’s top-ranked triathlete, Richard Murray, who won an ITU
World Triathlon Series leg in Edmonton last year and is determined to claim a
title on home soil.
has grown in stature in recent years largely thanks to the triathlon Olympic
debut in 2000. Since then, the ITU World Triathlon Series has continued to
profile the sport on an international scale. With a series of events all over
the world, triathlon is spreading its wings to reach a wider audience.
Africa, triathlon is gaining momentum, with Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town
now a popular choice for local and international athletes. The South African
leg of the World Triathlon global super series has produced exciting racing for
the last three years.
spectators enjoying the event both on television and live in Cape Town will be
treated to a gripping display by top triathletes as they seek to lay down a
marker for Rio.
Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town (April 24)
individual 500m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run R750
500m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run R1125
individual 750m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run R895
team 750m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run R1350
Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town Schools
Challenge (April 24)
individual 500m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run R1 125
Challenge team 500m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run R1 125
Ages (school going)
Duathlon Cape Town (April 23)
Sprint Distance 2.5km run, 10km cycle, run 2.5km
Distance 5km run, 20km cycle, 2.5km run
Distance 10km run, 40km cycle, 5km
can take on the challenge as a team or do it all on their own
Discovery Duathlon Cape Town for Kids
5-6 years: 200m run, 1.1km cycle, 200m run
7-9 years: 200m run, 2.2km cycle, 200m run
10-11 years: 1300m run, 3.3km cycle, 1300m run