SA Triathletes on fire at New Plymouth World cup

SA Triathletes on fire at New Plymouth World cup

By Triathlon South Africa on 03/04/17 at 8:23 am

Not only did Murray manage his second consecutive win in the 2017 World Cup series this past weekend, but also his third consecutive New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World cup title.

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RSA’s Henri Schoeman and New Zealand’s Trent Thorpe was the first to exit the water in the Elite men’s race for the 2017 New Plymouth World Cup event. Sullwald and Murray followed in 10th and 13th positions respectively.

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Murray and Schoeman were both off the bike in the 23-man lead group. Murray in 7th and Schoeman in 12th. Sullwald followed in 25th position off the bike, trailing some 18 seconds from the lead group.

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Murray had the quickest run in the field after pacing at an average of 2min53sec/km over the 5km run course to cross the finish line in 1st place. Schoeman finished in 5th position with 15 seconds to Murray’s win and Sullwald finished in 22nd position.

Murray and Schoeman were both very happy with there performances at New Plymouth.

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Murray: “3-Peat here in New Zealand , very happy with start of this year, gone very well . Back to Gold Coast today for a week and last race of 1st phase of 2017 is done . Love to race here in Taranaki hardcore !”

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Schoeman: “Good racing on tired legs in #NewPlymouthWCTried a couple moves and some fast running to finish off in 5th! Time to freshen up for WTS Gold Coast this weekend.”

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Elite Men

1. Richard Murray RSA ZA 00:54:37
2. Matthew Mcelroy USA US 00:54:43
3. Ryan Sissons NZL NZ 00:54:46
4. Luke Willian AUS AU 00:54:48
5. Henri Schoeman RSA ZA 00:54:52
6. Joao Silva POR PT 00:54:56
7. Tayler Reid NZL NZ 00:55:14
8. Kevin Mcdowell USA US 00:55:14
9. Shachar Sagiv ISR IL 00:55:17
10. Matthew Roberts AUS AU 00:55:24

Find more details about this event - 2017 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup