MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon Media Release
25 Oct 2017
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Written by: Dave Macleod
Durban date set for 2018 Ultra Triathlon
Durban - With the resurgent growth in interest in triathlon racing, Durban's
beachfront will host the cream of the country's triathletes alongside
enthusiastic social athletes for the MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday
4 March 2018.
Building on the well supported 2017 event, the event has opted to move its
centre of operations entirely to the Durban beachfront, a change from the
finish area being staged at Moses Mabhida Stadium this year.
"The change is intended to make it more convenient for the athletes as well
as their seconds, supporters, family members and spectators," said event
director Damian Bradley.
"This is an event that has a rich South African legacy, and we are centering
it around the participants and the privilege of being able to race on the
"With the event doubling as the SA Long Course Triathlon Championships, this
will give fans a great chance to follow the elite competitors by having the
race focus in one area," he added.
"This is what we are calling the 'Hot Zone' where spectators can watch the
swim exit, the bike start, the bike finish, the run laps and finish all in
one spot," he said. The 'Hot Zone' will offer a wide variety of food and
drink options for spectators and their families."
The Durban beachfront was the home of the initial explosion of interest in
triathlon racing in the Eighties, attracting worldwide attention as a
triathlon racing mecca.
"As much as triathlon racing has grown and evolved, we want to build on
Durban beachfront's special legacy in the sport," said Bradley.
The limited entries for both the full Ultra Triathlon and the shorter Sprint
race opened today (Wednesday 25 October), with the fields capped at 800 and
800 athletes respectively. There is a 10% discount available to the first
The Ultra event will consist of a 1900m surf swim, a 90km cycle and a 21km
run, while the Sprint event consists of a 600m surf swim, a 20km cycle and a
5km run. Both events can be tackled as a team, with each team member taking
on one leg of the triathlon.
The event forms part of the four leg Ultra Triathlon series that celebrates
its tenth anniversary in 2018.
"It is an entirely South African owned, born and bred series," said Bradley.
"From its start ten years ago, with one event and 200 athletes, it has grown
to a national series of four events and over 5000 competitors," he said.
The MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon takes place on Sunday 4 March. More
information can be found at
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The famous Durban beachfront
will provide the backdrop to the 2018 MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon which
will take place on Sunday, 4 March 2018.
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