When lifesaving collides with triathlon.
@calvinamor and Andy During replied to the 1km and 5km PB’s with a shrug. It’s not that they don’t train, these guys are sharp and in form, but training revolves around the ocean and natural movement.
What we do know is that they’re fast. @calvinamor is no stranger to the Torpedo podium winning the inaugural Wild and finishing second in Cape last year.
The teams from @llandudno.lifesaving are the only ones watching the forecast and hoping for a frothy ocean, because that will be their advantage.
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