In 2017 Tanya Marshall raced to the second step of the Mixed Podium with German partner Lukoschek Leonhard. She’s a power swimmer and quick on the open road with a strong triathlon background.
Racing for the Women’s podium this year, @tanya__marshall has brought newcomer to SwimRun @ashirvinesmith into the team. On paper Ashleigh will be a strong partner capable of more than matching Tanya over both land and water. It will however be Ashleigh’s first test in the Torpedo, so she’ll need a good steady hand from Tanya.
Watch out for them to be fierce contenders in the battle for the Women’s podium.
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