MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon Media Release
27 Feb 2018
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Weiss & Burger in for Durban Ultra title crack
Durban - As the already impressive field of elite men athletes continues to
improve, 2017 XTERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss and 2017 MiWay Cape Ultra
winner JP Burger have both lodged eleventh hour entries for the MiWayLife
Durban Ultra Triathlon this weekend.
The 2018 edition of the Durban Ultra will double as the South African Long
Distance Triathlon Championships and the names on the elite men's entry list
prove just how important this national title is to the athletes.
It's going to be a busy fortnight for Weiss who this past weekend won the
XTERRA event in the Western Cape, however he isn't too concerned about the
short change-around time between events.
"For professional athletes it's not uncommon to race back-to-back events and
the demands of going from an XTERRA event to an ultra-distance triathlon are
very different," the Puma/Specialized athlete mentioned.
"One example is the power to weight ratio on the mountain bike compared to
riding the road bike. The power output on a road bike is far less taxing and
it remains stable throughout whereas on a mountain bike there are spikes in
your power output which puts you under a lot of pressure.
"I am looking forward to this weekend's race and I enjoy dabbling in
It has been fairly well documented that the field at the 2018 Durban Ultra
is going to be one of the strongest ever assembled for any of the Ultra
events around the country. Coming up against the strongest ultra-distance
triathletes is not intimidating for Weiss.
"This is what you want when you race, you want to race against the best
athletes. I am really looking forward to taking on a top field of
Weiss' plans were to head to South East Asia for an event, however with
Mother Nature intervening his calendar then opened up and he was able to get
a late entry into this weekend's showdown.
"There was an XTERRA event scheduled for the Philippines this weekend but
they are currently experiencing a volcano eruption - the same volcano that
the event was to take place on - so my calendar freed up.
"I gave Damian (Bradley) a call and he very kindly sorted me out with an
entry and was very accommodating in getting me to the event and so I will be
ready to go this Sunday!" he added.
Another athlete that will be making the trip to the East Coast is Namibian
star JP Burger. The winner of the 2017 MiWay Cape Ultra was another late
inclusion in the top-class field for the event.
The Cape Town-based athlete is no stranger to racing in Durban, as he raced
to a win in the Tinman Race Three late in 2017 and just up the road won the
2017 Mandela Day Triathlon at Midmar Dam.
Adding another world class athlete like Burger to the list of athletes
already competing which includes James Cunnama, Matt Trautman, Stuart Marais
and Weiss, the competition is set to be a thrilling race right to the finish
The MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon takes place on Sunday 4 March. More
information can be found at
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Current XTERRA World Champion
Brad Weiss will add to the already stellar field when he lines up on the
start line of the 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this Sunday.
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