Biathlon season kicks off with a bang

2018-09-13 06:01

THE first Biathlon League race of the season was largely an impressive turnout of athletes, beating the last three seasons’ first race numbers.

Vice-chairman of the EP Biathlon committee, Shaun Richter, puts this down to the fact that at the end of this season the Biathlon National Champs will be held in Port Elizabeth. Also with the recent Ironman 70.3

World Champs having been held in Port Elizabeth many young athletes see biathlon as means to start the journey to one day also end up taking part in such prestige events.

This exciting multi-sport which is made up of running and swimming is a sport for all ages with our youngest athlete at the first event being 6 years old and our eldest been 71 years old.

The run took place at the Westbourne Oval with the swimming following at the Newton Park Swimming Pool thereafter. Considering it was the first race of the season there were some impressive performances with some athletes showing that they will be tough to beat this year.

  • The next league event is on Saturday. For more details visit the website or email

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