South African Junior Elite triathlete Nathan Le Roux, from East London, was the About IT Triathlon Summer Series overall champion following wins in Round 2 last Sunday in Port Elizabeth and Round 3 on Thursday at Port St Francis. Le Roux was exceptional throughout the Series and put in strong performances in all 3 legs of the sprint distance triathlon which saw participants from around the country competing over a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. Just over 250 participants tool part in the traditional Boxing Day Series finale at Port St Francis in ideal conditions on Thursday morning.
“This was a great Series for me. I really enjoy the exciting course which round 2 offered.” said Le Roux. Fellow South African team representative Dylan Pivo from Stellenbosch finished second in round 3 to claim the overall senior mens title place ahead of Richard Lawrie and Michael Kingston, both from Port Elizabeth. Cape Town’s Rinaldo Morgia placed 2nd overall in the Junior division with PE’s Munro Ferreira 3rd overall.
Undefeated in any Triathlon Summer Series event since 2010, Lize Bright ended off another great Series with a convincing win in St Francis Bay. Bright was joined on the overall Series winners podium by fellow PE triathetes Robynne Klee and Odessa Perelson.
The father and son pairing of Alec and Jamie Riddle who dominated the team category in rounds 1 and 2 teamed up with former Springbok swimmer and surf lifesaver Kevin Richards to win Round 3 at the Port.
The About IT Triathlon Summer Series is extremely popular amongst visiting triathletes from around the country with Round 3 at Port St Francis also attracting numerous social entries from overseas visitors to the Adventure Province. Full results from the Series are available on www.trisummerseries.co.za with pictures available on www.facebook.com/ZportsCC.
About IT Triathlon Summer Series – 2013 Overall Series Results:
- SENIOR MEN: 1 Dylan Pivo (Stellenbosch); 2 Richard Lawrie (PE); 3 Michael Kingston (PE); 4 Antony Daniels (PE)
- SENIOR LADIES: 1 Liza Bright (PE); 2 Robynne Klee (PE); 3 Odessa Perelson (PE); 4 Bronwin Meyer (PE); 5 Debbi Hudson (PE)
- JUNIOR BOYS: 1 Nathan Le Roux (East London); 2 Rinaldo Morgia (Cape Town); 3 Munro Ferreira (PE); 4 Hein Van Der Walt (PE)