Richard Murray

  • Netherlands
  • Born: 1989
Biography

Represented RSA till 10/10/2021
Representing NED from 10/03/2022

Richard Murray won the Junior Duathlon World Championships in 2007 and 2008 and the U23 African Championships in both triathlon and duathlon in 2010, firmly establishing himself as a name to watch. Then, in 2012, Richard scored his first WTS win in Hamburg and went on to podium twice more that same season.

During 2016, after winning the World Cup series race in New Zealand and finishing second at WTS Abu Dhabi, Richard broke his collarbone during the WTS Gold Coast race. After three months out, Richard came back to win the Duathlon World Championships, the Island House Invitational and finish 4th at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ranked in the top five triathletes globally for the past five years, Richard finished fourth overall in the 2018 WTS standings, thanks in part to a superb first Olympic-distance World Series win in Leeds and third-placed finishes at WTS Hamburg and the Gold Coast Grand Final.

His goals is to qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic games via a Top8 WTCS Olympic Distance event pre Paris 2024.

Richard has also recently started to coach and plans to continue to coach after his professional career .

Recent Highlights

- 3rd place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
- 4th place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal
- 3rd place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
- 1st place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
- Winner of the 2018 Cape Town ITU Triathlon World Cup
- Winner of the 2018 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup
- 4th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

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Latest Athlete Results
2
2024 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event Huatulco
17 May, 2024 - Mixed Relay - 00:19:29
DNF
2024 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama
11 May, 2024 - Elite Men - DNF
7
2024 World Triathlon Cup Wollongong
20 Apr, 2024 - Elite Men - 00:53:29
2
2024 Africa Triathlon Cup Swakopmund
23 Mar, 2024 - Elite Men - 00:58:23
21
2023 World Triathlon Cup Rome
07 Oct, 2023 - Elite Men - 00:54:43
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DNF
2024 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama
2024-05-11 - Elite Men - DNF
45
2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra
2023-09-22 - Elite Men - 01:46:36
5
2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland
2023-07-29 - Elite Men - 00:54:27
40
2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg
2023-07-15 - Elite Men - 00:20:07
DNF
2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari
2023-05-27 - Elite Men - DNF
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Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Men - 01:45:50
17
London 2012 Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Men - 01:49:15
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Richard
Family Name Murray
Representing NED
Year of Birth 1989
Place of Birth South Africa
Residence
Coach Louis Delahaije Marcel Wouda
Sponsors UltimagSa , BMC , DT Swiss , Ciovita cycle wear , Oakley , Virgin Active , Squirt lubricants , Asics , Science In Sport .
Hobbies Coaching , Golf, coffee, mountain-biking, Mentoring, travel, networking
Website https://www.youtube.com/c/RichardMurrayTriathlon
Twitter @RD_murray
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Instagram @Rd_murray
World Triathlon Athlete ID 16392
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