5150 Triathlon returns to Nelson Mandela Bay

EXCTING NEWS! Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural race, the Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay Triathlon is set to return for its second year on 3 December 2017. This years’ event features more races, more excitement, and a ton of fun!

Home to the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, the Nelson Mandela Bay saw just over 600 athletes at the start of the debut race in 2016.

Gathers your friends and colleagues to enter the new FUNTRI distance. The FUNTRI is a shorter distance, especially designed to give the younger, first time athlete a glimpse into the spectacular tri-world. Featuring a 450-metre swim, 20km bike and 5km run, the FUNTRI sets the scene for a fast pace individual race. The same FUNTRI distance also welcomes team entries from athletes 15 years and older.

In addition to the FUNTRI, the 5150 triathlon (pronounced, fifty-one-fifty) takes the format of an Olympic distance triathlon featuring a 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run. Widely regarded as an ideal introduction distance into competitive triathlon, it is also a favourite amongst fans of the Port Elizabeth based Corporate Triathlon Challenge competitors. The Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay course starts with a 1.5km sea swim at Kings Beach, leading into a 40km out and back bike route on marine drive, ending the race with a 10km run along the beachfront.

Enter for the 2017 Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay here: www.ironman.com/5150nelsonmandelabay

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