The launch of the Mandela Day Triathlon is the newest edition to the already popular Mandela Day Marathon. The new Triathlon event takes place at Midmar Dam on Saturday the 27th August 2016.
On the day there will be 3 different Triathlon events to enter into. The shortest race, the Mini Triathlon will consist of a 200m , 5km cycle and a 2.5km run. The Sprint Triathlon is the middle distance race and will consist of a 600m swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run. The favorite Olympic Distance race is the longest race and consist of a 1.5km swim a 40km cycle and a10km run.
With R120 000 in prize money on offer and R22 500 for the winning Olympic Male and Female the Olympic race is going to attract the best of the best Triathletes around South Africa. The triathlon race is the new kid on the block, adding to the impressive portfolio of events like the Mandela Marathon, Mandela Trail Run and the Mandela Mountain bike races. Triathlon is a relatively new sport around the world compared to the rest of the disciplines but it is growing in popularity across the world as athletes look for more challenging events to test their mettle.
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Last update on this event: 14/06/2016
Event added: 14/06/2016