Swakopmund Ultra Triathlon

The annual Swakop Half Iron Ultra Triathlon took place Saturday the 8th of December in Swakopmund at The Mole. This year’s event was sponsored by Pupkewitz, Puma and FNB and organized by OTB Sport. Weather conditions for the athletes were a mixed bag. Strong winds made cycling hard but runners like Beata Naigambo were delighted with overcast skies and the scenic seaside route.

The first individual to cross the line was last year’s winner, the South African Nico Sterk. Nico completed the 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run in a time of 4h18min. After the race Nico said he was delighted with his time. Cordula Moller, the first female achieved a time of 4h53min.

The Prowealth team as pictured here– Christopher Du Plessis, Nick Du Plessis and Reinholdt Ita won the male team category in a time of 3h55min. Corinna Wahl, all African Games swimmer and top marathon runner Beata Naigambo and Angelicque Rall were the winning female team in a time of 4h40. This year’s flexible team concept allowed individuals to choose distance and discipline resulting in many more recreational participants and first time tri-participants, making this the biggest Ultra Triathlon in many years.
Check out the results and also pictures from the event.