Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town held at V&A Waterfront
The kit required? A wetsuit, cycling shorts and some decent running shoes, to get them through a 500m swim in the harbour, a 20km cycle around the Cape Town Stadium, and a 5km run through Green Point.
The previous day, the Saturday, it was the turn of elite athletes from around the world to participate, with Spain’s Javier Gomez Noya winning the men’s race and Great Britain’s Jodie Stimpson winning the women's. However, with the course open to all individuals and teams on Sunday, the spirit of camaraderie and sense of achievement for those crossing the finish line was palpable.
The V&A Waterfront not only offers high-street shopping, local curios and crafts, and fine restaurants, it is also situated right on a real working harbour. This means boat cruises, helicopter rides and day trips to Robben Island are easily accessible. It also provided a perfect backdrop for the Discovery World Triathlon.
Sunny skies, great live entertainment and a well-organised event ensured that the day was a great success. Next year’s event promises to be even better.
— BevSchafer (@bevschafer) 27 April 2014
— Stace (@StaceyRehbock) 27 April 2014
— V&A Waterfront (@VandAWaterfront) 27 April 2014