This weekend Jeep Team’s multisport superstars - Mikaela Jonsson and Michael Lord – will be racing against triathletes from across the globe at the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town, which takes place at the brand new Green Point Athletics Stadium in the Mother City from 25 – 26 April 2015.
The Cape Town event marks the fourth stop and the third continent of the 10-race ITU World Triathlon Series, known as the ‘pinnacle of triathlon’, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and attracts over 130 world-class elite triathletes. The current Olympic, European and Commonwealth men’s triathlete champion, Alistair Brownlee (Great Britain), and double Olympian Nicola Spirig (Switzerland) will both be competing in the Cape Town event.
Jonsson and Lord will be entering the ‘Sprint’ race, consisting of a 500m swim in the V&A Waterfront’s Quay 6; a 20km cycle through the streets of Cape Town; and a 5km run through the Green Point Urban Park, ending at the Green Point Athletics Stadium.
Other Jeep Team racing news…
After flying the flag for South Africa at Round 1 of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, UK, Jeep Team’s Kyle Dodd is back on home soil, and preparing to compete at the BMX National Age Group (N.A.G) Championship Series. Legs 1 – 3 of the series are taking place at the Germiston BMX Club in Gauteng, from 25 - 26 April 2015.
Jeep Team’s youngest athlete, Alex Dolman (15), will also be competing in the series, which is considered excellent training ahead of the 2015 UCI BMX World Championships in Belgium. Dodd and Dolman will both be competing in the World Championships, happening from 17 – 25 July 2015.
On Saturday, Jeep Team’s cross-country pro, Dylan Rebello, will be riding in Race#3 of the SA XCO Cup Championship, which takes place at Mankele Mountain Biking Trails, near White River in Mpumalanga.
Jeep Team’s multiple world champion paddler, Hank McGregor, will be looking to extend his Bay Union Surfski Series lead on Monday, 27 April, as he competes in Race #2 of the series – the McCarthy Toyota Durban King of the Bay. McGregor dominated the first race of the series from start to finish.
Jeep Team’s Barry Lewin has an action-packed weekend ahead of him. From Friday to Sunday he’ll be competing in the 2015 South African Surf Lifesaving Champs in Durban, leading the team as KwaZulu-Natal Captain. On Monday, he’ll then be racing the Durban King of the Bay surfski race.