A doubleheader; fast from Stellenbosch and ocean savvy from @llandudno.lifesaving.
@alessandrabayly is teaming up for the third time running with @christina.geromont.
The pair made waves in our inaugural race by leading into the water at Sandy Bay and holding on until the Men’s teams overhauled then at Oudekraal.
With strength in the ocean from their lifesaving backgrounds, Alessandra and Christina will no doubt be fighting for their 3rd Torpedo podium.
They’ve got route knowledge and a few good lines between the rocks coming in at Cosy Bay could put them in the running.
What is Torpedo SwimRun and who are the #pioneers –
Originating in Sweden, this new sport ditches triathlon’s flashy gear for off-road and open-water adventure. Raced along coastal and inland waterways, the route is designed around the natural environment with distances varying from race to race. With multiple swim and run segments and athletes racing self-sufficiently – they swim and run in the same gear – it’s the wildest sport going.
Growing rapidly in popularity, there are now 450 races around the globe. Torpedo launched the first SwimRun in Cape Town in 2017, with a national Series rolling out from 2018.
The #pioneers are top athletes from other sporting disciplines that are leading the charge in this new sport