Specialists line up for 100?km ultra

2010-11-06 00:00

THE ninth Triple Challenge takes place tomorrow morning. Multisporters, triathletes and run, bike and paddle specialists will line up at the start in Pietermaritzburg for the 100 km ultra, which finishes at Inanda Dam.

The defending champions in both the original Multisport (run, bike, paddle) event and the more recent Multi-X (run, bike, run) event field will defend their titles.

The Triple Challenge MultiX event enters its third year and has surpassed the Multisport event in terms of numbers.

The event comprises a 20 km trail run from the capital to Camperdown, followed by a 52 km mountain bike leg into the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Inanda Dam, to finish with either a 18 km paddle on Inanda Dam (Multisport) or a six-kilometre trail run (MultiX).

Individual athletes and teams of 2B start at 5.30 am followed by the rest of the team categories at 6 am.

Entrants need to register today. Details can be found at www.triplechallen­ge.co.za


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Daniel Carleton took the honours at the 45 km St Mary’s Classic on the Bartlett Estate last weekend in a time of one hour 44 minutes and 40 seconds.

Julia Colvin took the women’s win in 1:57:28. Joshua Nelson and Karen Voigt were the respective winners of the 25 km intermediate race.

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Top SA triathletes Andrea Steyn (Pretoria) and Erhard Wolfaardt (Potchefstroom) took convincing wins at the BSG Energade Traithlon at Midmar last weekend.

Wolfaardt won in 54,37, capturing his third win in the seven-event sprint triathlon competition.

In the women’s race, Steyn took top honours in 1:02:58.

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