@nick_quenet is no stranger to the top step of a podium in swimming, triathlon and cross country. On his first attempt at Torpedo, he won the Mixed with sister @alexandra_quenet, storming home in 3rd overall.
He’s enlisted the flying youngster @jamie__riddle to contend for the win this coming November. No doubt a team to watch and on paper capable of being the first to finish under the yet-to-be-broken 2 hour barrier.
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