In the inaugural Torpedo Cape, 2 athletes broke early from the race and stormed ahead. They were the first team to reach Sandy Bay, Llandudno and Oudekraal swims – where they were finally caught.
@christina.geromont and @alessandrabayly were local favorites in that first race and if ocean conditions are sketchy come November – they could pose a problem to the top triathlete teams. Christina is from local @llandudno.lifesaving and will use her knowledge of the Atlantic seaboard to her advantage.
Don’t be surprised to see the inaugural Torpedo winners back on the podium again.
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