Local duo on the podium

2018-02-13 06:00

The Discovery Get Active weekend took place on Saturday and Sunday, bringing together elite athletes and sports enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City.

Local favourite Richard Murray won the elite men’s section, while the women’s race was won by Vicky Holland of Great Britain.

This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides took part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on Sunday.

The event promotes inclusivity, with visually impaired athletes facilitated through a two-person team entry. The athlete and his or her guide are tethered for the run and swim segments of the race, and the cycling is completed using a tandem bicycle.

“Team Tandemonium” was made Gavin Kilpatrick (from Claremont), and Constantia’s Michael Harris as his guide.

Harris (41), and Kilpatrick (36), who suffers from a rare sight condition known as Stargardt’s disease, which results in the steady degeneration of one’s central vision, challenge the notion that extreme sporting events are impossible for the visually impaired.

The duo placed third in a time of 1:11mins.

Kilpatrick suffers from a rare sight condition known

“This was the perfect platform to showcase visually impaired triathletes in competition, and provided opportunity for Michael and I to get race experience at a large scale event. We were both able to gather valuable insights to inform our preparations for the 2018 National Championships in March, where we hope to close the gap on David and his partner,” said Kilpatrick of their achievement.

David Jones (visually impaired) and Conrad Stoltz (his guide) were the first mens’ team across the line in 1:07mins.

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is one of 18 events on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar, and the only one taking place on African soil. Through the inclusion of a duathlon, and various race distances, it caters for high-performance athletes, weekend warriors and novices alike, with the duathlon event offering those interested in a multisport event the chance to experience the run-cycle-run format.

The Discovery Get Active weekend took place on Saturday and Sunday, bringing together elite athletes and sports enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City.

Local favourite Richard Murray won the elite men’s section, while the women’s race was won by Vicky Holland of Great Britain.

This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides took part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on Sunday.

The event promotes inclusivity, with visually impaired athletes facilitated through a two-person team entry.

The athlete and his or her guide are tethered for the run and swim segments of the race, and the cycling is completed using a tandem bicycle.

“Team Tandemonium” was made Gavin Kilpatrick (from Claremont), and Constantia’s Michael Harris as his guide.

Harris (41), and Kilpatrick (36), who suffers from a rare sight condition known as Stargardt’s disease, which results in the steady degeneration of one’s central vision, challenge the notion that extreme sporting events are impossible for the visually impaired­.

The duo placed third in a time of 1:11mins.

Kilpatrick suffers from a rare sight condition known

“This was the perfect platform to showcase visually impaired triathletes in competition, and provided opportunity for Michael and I to get race experience at a large scale event.

“We were both able to gather valuable insights to inform our preparations for the 2018 National Championships in March, where we hope to close the gap on David and his partner,” said Kilpatrick of their achievement.

David Jones (visually impaired) and Conrad Stoltz (his guide) were the first mens’ team across the line in 1:07mins.

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is one of 18 events on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar, and the only one taking place on African soil.

Through the inclusion of a duathlon, and various race distances, it caters for high-performance athletes, weekend warriors and novices alike, with the duathlon event offering those interested in a multisport event the chance to experience the run-cycle-run format.

The Discovery Get Active weekend took place on Saturday and Sunday, bringing together elite athletes and sports enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City.

Local favourite Richard Murray won the elite men’s section, while the women’s race was won by Vicky Holland of Great Britain.

This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides took part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on Sunday.

The event promotes inclusivity, with visually impaired athletes facilitated through a two-person team entry. The athlete and his or her guide are tethered for the run and swim segments of the race, and the cycling is completed using a tandem bicycle.

“Team Tandemonium” was made Gavin Kilpatrick (from Claremont), and Constantia’s Michael Harris as his guide.

Harris (41), and Kilpatrick (36), who suffers from a rare sight condition known as Stargardt’s disease, which results in the steady degeneration of one’s central vision, challenge the notion that extreme sporting events are impossible for the visually impaired.

The duo placed third in a time of 1:11mins.

Kilpatrick suffers from a rare sight condition known

“This was the perfect platform to showcase visually impaired triathletes in competition, and provided opportunity for Michael and I to get race experience at a large scale event. We were both able to gather valuable insights to inform our preparations for the 2018 National Championships in March, where we hope to close the gap on David and his partner,” said Kilpatrick of their achievement.

David Jones (visually impaired) and Conrad Stoltz (his guide) were the first mens’ team across the line in 1:07mins.

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is one of 18 events on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar, and the only one taking place on African soil. Through the inclusion of a duathlon, and various race distances, it caters for high-performance athletes, weekend warriors and novices alike, with the duathlon event offering those interested in a multisport event the chance to experience the run-cycle-run format.

The Discovery Get Active weekend took place on Saturday and Sunday, bringing together elite athletes and sports enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City.

Local favourite Richard Murray won the elite men’s section, while the women’s race was won by Vicky Holland of Great Britain.

This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides took part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on Sunday.

The event promotes inclusivity, with visually impaired athletes facilitated through a two-person team entry. The athlete and his or her guide are tethered for the run and swim segments of the race, and the cycling is completed using a tandem bicycle.

“Team Tandemonium” was made Gavin Kilpatrick (from Claremont), and Constantia’s Michael Harris as his guide.

Harris (41), and Kilpatrick (36), who suffers from a rare sight condition known as Stargardt’s disease, which results in the steady degeneration of one’s central vision, challenge the notion that extreme sporting events are impossible for the visually impaired. The duo placed third in a time of 1:11mins. Kilpatrick suffers from a rare sight condition known

“This was the perfect platform to showcase visually impaired triathletes in competition, and provided opportunity for Michael and I to get race experience at a large scale event. We were both able to gather valuable insights to inform our preparations for the 2018 National Championships in March, where we hope to close the gap on David and his partner,” said Kilpatrick of their achievement.

David Jones (visually impaired) and Conrad Stoltz (his guide) were the first mens’ team across the line in 1:07mins.

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is one of 18 events on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar, and the only one taking place on African soil. Through the inclusion of a duathlon, and various race distances, it caters for high-performance athletes, weekend warriors and novices alike, with the duathlon event offering those interested in a multisport event the chance to experience the run-cycle-run format.

The Discovery Get Active weekend took place on Saturday and Sunday, bringing together elite athletes and sports enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City.

Local favourite Richard Murray won the elite men’s section, while the women’s race was won by Vicky Holland of Great Britain.

This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides took part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on Sunday.

The event promotes inclusivity, with visually impaired athletes facilitated through a two-person team entry. The athlete and his or her guide are tethered for the run and swim segments of the race, and the cycling is completed using a tandem bicycle.

“Team Tandemonium” was made Gavin Kilpatrick (from Claremont), and Constantia’s Michael Harris as his guide.

Harris (41), and Kilpatrick (36), who suffers from a rare sight condition known as Stargardt’s disease, which results in the steady degeneration of one’s central vision, challenge the notion that extreme sporting events are impossible for the visually impaired. The duo placed third in a time of 1:11mins. Kilpatrick suffers from a rare sight condition known

“This was the perfect platform to showcase visually impaired triathletes in competition, and provided opportunity for Michael and I to get race experience at a large scale event. We were both able to gather valuable insights to inform our preparations for the 2018 National Championships in March, where we hope to close the gap on David and his partner,” said Kilpatrick of their achievement.

David Jones (visually impaired) and Conrad Stoltz (his guide) were the first mens’ team across the line in 1:07mins.

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is one of 18 events on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar, and the only one taking place on African soil. Through the inclusion of a duathlon, and various race distances, it caters for high-performance athletes, weekend warriors and novices alike, with the duathlon event offering those interested in a multisport event the chance to experience the run-cycle-run format.

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