Racing flat out in your newbie race is a tough ask – especially when it kicks off with an icy start into Sandy Bay.
@jamie__riddle comes into his Torpedo debut with impressive form and fast racing under his belt. He’s partnered up with @nick_quenet who won the Mixed last year and can also guide him through the route.
On paper, they’re blitz and race well together. Will this be the team to upset the Burger/Lord #swimrun dominance?
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