Although the brothers from Port Elizabeth will be newbies at Torpedo Cape they come to the race as firm podium favorites. Both Jarryd and his brother Keegan are hard men, ready for the cold Atlantic water and in great form.
They raced their first SwimRun at Torpedo Wild and finished well ahead at the short and intense Prologue, showing that they have the speed to potentially break from the field early on.
Their racing edge will be their sibling honed teamwork and ocean prowess if the Atlantic is on its head.
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