Richard’s Bay, South Africa added to the 2006 ITU World Cup Series

Richard’s Bay, South Africa added to the 2006 ITU World Cup Series

By ITU Admin on 17/01/06 at 12:00 am

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CANADA, Vancouver - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to introduce the ITU uMhlathuze Richard’s Bay Triathlon World Cup in South Africa, scheduled for June 10th, 2006.

Located in the province of KwaZulu Natal, Richard’s Bay and 6 other towns make up the city of uMhlathuze.  This port city is just a 90 minute drive north of Durban, along the Indian Ocean coast.  Direct flights from Johannesburg to Richard’s Bay are available.  An abundance of wildlife and tourist activities make Richard’s Bay one of South Africa’s foremost tourism destinations.

Richard’s Bay will be the first ITU World Cup in Africa. After the successful hosting of an ITU Continental Cup in 2005, Richard’s Bay has become an integral part of ITU’s sport development programme and further demonstrates the international proliferation of the sport.  The race will be the seventh stop on the 2006 ITU World Cup Series tour and the second World Cup event in the 2008 Olympic qualification period.  From here the Series will take a brief hiatus before heading to Canada for the ITU Edmonton World Cup on July 9th and the ITU Corner Brook World Cup on July 23rd.

Running in conjunction with the ITU World Cup will be an age group race on June 11th. For more information please contact Casper Kriel, Race Director, at

Stay tuned to for more race information.

For more information on the uMhlathuze area please visit or  For more information on triathlon in South Africa please visit the Triathlon South Africa website at


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