The fastest woman over the Torpedo course to date. @alexandra_quenet raced her first Torpedo in November 2017 with brother @nick_quenet. It was a commanding performance as they left the Mixed team competition in their wake and finished 3rd overall team.
Alex has made it clear that she is coming into the 2018 race with the ambition to take the Women’s title, enlisting the super fast @vickyvandermerwe as her teammate.
With an ever-changing ocean the racing will always be unpredictable – can they keep it together along the 16km of rugged Cape coast?
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