MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon Media Release
22 Nov 17
Embargo : None
Written by: Dave Macleod
Durban Ultra gateway to get into triathlon
Durban - With the sport of triathlon undergoing a global resurgence, South
African triathletes of all abilities are looking forward to the MiWay Durban
Ultra Triathlon on Sunday 4 March 2018, centred on the Durban beachfront.
While the event will attract the cream of the country’s ultra-triathletes as
it hosts the SA Ultra Triathlon Champs for 2018, the Sprint event already
shows signs of a sold-out entry as an ideal entry to major triathlons.
“We are in a position to offer the athletes, from serious elite title
contenders to relative newcomers to triathlon, the best of race conditions,”
said event director Damian Bradley.
“We specifically stage the event at the beginning of March as the weather
conditions in Durban are usually fantastic and reliable. The sea is normally
flat and the weather is warm and we are out of the intense summer heat.
“We have the wonderful luxury of full road closure to ensure the safety of
every single participant,” he added.
The big change for 2018 will also concentrate all the energy of the event on
a single site on the Durban beachfront, which is steeped in triathlon
“We have set up what we call the “Hot Zone” on the Durban beachfront,”
explained Bradley. “In one place fans can watch all the transitions and the
finish of the race. The route itself is very spectator friendly and we
anticipate thousands to watch the event on the day.
“Durban as a city has always been incredibly supportive of triathlons,” he
said. “The city has so many hotel beds for major sporting events and with
the MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon being based on the beachfront, most of
those hotels are within walking distance.”
Bradley said the event was an ideal way for social athletes and ‘weekend
warriors’ to experience a top class triathlon.
“The run on the beachfront is flat and fast, and the bike leg is on super
quality roads up the coast and back on the M4,” he explained.
“The Sprint event is very do-able, and consists of a 600m swim, a 20km cycle
and a 5km run, and to make to even more accessible, you can enter in a team
with one member of the team taking on one of the legs of the triathlon,
making it great fun for a corporate team entry,” he added.
Entries close on 1 February 2018. standard for world class event organisation,” he
commented. “Proudly South African.”
The MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon takes place on Sunday 4 March. More
information can be found at
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The establishment of a "Hot
Zone" on the Durban beachfront for the 2018 MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon
on Sunday, 4 March 2018 aims to maximise spectator value for the event.
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