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. The South African’s goal is now to win the World Triathlon Series and the gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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
DNS
2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg
10 Jul, 2022 - Mixed Relay - DNS
37
2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg
09 Jul, 2022 - Elite Men - 00:55:03
14
2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal
26 Jun, 2022 - Mixed Relay - 00:21:46
15
2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal
25 Jun, 2022 - Elite Men - 00:22:12
7
2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds
11 Jun, 2022 - Elite Men - 00:53:57
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37
2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg
2022-07-09 - Elite Men - 00:55:03
15
2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal
2022-06-24 - Elite Men - 00:22:12
7
2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds
2022-06-11 - Elite Men - 00:53:57
7
2020 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
2020-09-05 - Elite Men - 00:49:28
DNF
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
2019-08-29 - Elite Men - DNF
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6
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
2018-04-05 - Elite Men - 00:53:04
4
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 South Africa
Coach Louis Delahaije Jordi Meulenberg
Sponsors Texaco , BMC , DT Swiss , Orca , Oakley , Virgin Active , Polar , Asics
Hobbies Golf, coffee, mountain-biking, Mentoring, travel, networking
Website https://www.youtube.com/c/RichardMurrayTriathlon
Twitter @RD_murray
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