MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon Media Release
06 Feb 2018
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Durban Ultra extends entries
Durban Ė The 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon is three weeks away and
organisers have decided that they will be extending the entry deadline for
the event until 13 February, allowing athletes the chance to get in those
last minute entries.
The 4th March event is touted as one of Africaís greatest ultra and sprint
triathlonís taking in the best that the East Coast of South Africa has to
This exciting Ultra Triathlon Series is now in its 11th year and consists of
four exciting events taking place at exclusive locations nationally.
Each event offers a rewarding Sprint & Ultra distance race, with competitors
being able to enter individually or in a relay team. The focus for each and
every event is the competitor, with event organisers making the participant
the number one priority.
The Durban Ultra Triathlon brings back the nostalgic atmosphere of the
Durban Ultra hosted in the mid 80ís to late 90ís. The MiWayLife Durban Ultra
will give athletes one of the best value for money Ultra-triathlons in
The two distances that are on offer are the Ultra, which consists of a 1.9km
swim in the Durban surf, a 90km cycle, which takes place along some of the
best road along the KZN coast line with full road closure, and a 21km
lap-based run which included Durbanís famous promenade.
In the sprint event, athletes will swim 600m, ride 20km and finish off their
event with a manageable 5km run.
Adding to the appeal of the event is the fact that both the Ultra and sprint
events can be done in a relay, allowing at least two or three athletes the
chance to compete one or two of the three disciplines. Corporate and Family
teams are encouraged to challenge each other in this exciting fast paced by
easily achievable event, right on our doorstep.
Organisers have taken the decision to have a number of different options for
the swim leg. Snake Park Beach, Wedge Beach and North Beach have all been
selected as potential starting points for the 1.9km swim, giving athletes
and the organisers options in the case of rough sea conditions.
The two-lap cycling route takes the Ultra competitors north up the M4 to
Umdloti where they will turn. The sprint racers will do an out and back loop
of 20km each, turning at Glenashley and returning to Durban.
With the finish of the event happening by the Moses Mabhida tunnel in front
of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium, the running route will take competitors
along the Golden Mile from Snake Park to Blue Lagoon.
An exciting, flat and fast route along the promenade will test the legs of
all athletes before they reach the elusive finish line in front of the MM
Entries are limited to 800 Ultra and 800 Sprint athletes. Entries close on the
13th February and more info on entries can be found at
The MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon takes place on Sunday 4 March. More
information can be found at
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Organisers have decided to
extend the entry deadline for the upcoming MiWayLife Durban Ultra
Triathlon until 13 February for the popular event on Sunday, 4 March.
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