Murray warms up for Troutbeck in style

HARARE - Richard Murray gave himself a massive boost ahead of next weekend's Troutbeck ATU African Triathlon Championships by winning the South African title last week.

The top South African triathlete, ranked fifth in the world, cruised to his first South Africa triathlon title in four years ahead of Wikus Weber and Travis Johnston in East London.

"It is wonderful to finally win my first Elite South Africa Triathlon title after four years," said Murray.

"I have been a professional since 2010. It was great to race against guys I have been lining up against for some years now. I can't describe the feeling of hearing our national anthem on the winner's podium in SA. Let's hope I hear it again at the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Cape Town on 27 April! It is such an honour and privilege."

The 25-year-old South African champion will be joined at Troutbeck by fellow countryman Henri Schoeman, who is no stranger in Nyanga having won last November's Troutbeck meet. Schoeman is also the current African Continental champion.

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