It’s a last minute shake up!
Still in pole position, but now sporting a new partner, @michaellordtri is still confident that he’ll retain his unbroken record at Cape. A last minute injury has sidelined @jpburger1, forcing the Stellenbosch athlete to watch this year from the sidelines. Michael has drafted speedster @llewellyngroeneveldwith a last minute call up.
Llewellyn has speed in buckets, taking the win at @ryansandes @redbullza downhill run at @Meerendal this week. The question, as was asked of the Jamaican Bobsled Team, can lightening swim in cold water? We’ll find out this weekend.
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