MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon Media Release No: DUT1807 06 Feb 2018
Embargo : None Written by: Nick Tatham

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 offer.

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 Africa.

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 Stadium.

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 https://ultratri.co.za/durban-ultra/enter-race/

The MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon takes place on Sunday 4 March. More information can be found at http://ultratri.co.za/durban-ultra/

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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. Kevin Sawyer/
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