The ultra distance triathlon, sponsored by Pupkewitz, Puma and FNB took place in Swakopmund this weekend. Over 100 people took part, making it the biggest Swakopmund triathlon in many years. 15% of the field were internationals from a variety of countries (Germany, USA, New Zealand, Germany, SA). Top SA ultra athletes Nico Sterk tried to defend his title but was beaten by fellow South African Gerhard de Bruin. Gerhard completed the 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run in a time of 4h51. First Namibian and winner of the Male Veteran catogory was Paddy Murphy in a time of 4h50. The male team category was won by Otb Sport in a time of 4h07. The team comprised of swimmer - Mark Brinkmann, cyclist - Heiko Redecker and runner Frans Hosea. Second in a time of 4h13, were last years winner, Prowealth (Christopher du Plessis, Nick Du Plessis and Robert Kaxuxukema)
Otb Sport, the event organisers said they were delighted with the turn out and that the growth in the triathlon sport was made possible with the sponsorship of Pupkewitz, Puma and FNB. They also wished to thank NPOL for assistance on the cycle route, which was critical as the road in and out of Swakopmund get busier with each passing year.
For full results of the event click here.