South Africa Dominate ATU Champs

by World Triathlon Admin on 05 Jul, 2009 12:01

South Africas Erhardt Wolfaardt and Andrea Steyn led a near medal sweep for the republic at the 2009 Durban ATU Triathlon African Championships on home turf.  Wolfaardt and Steyn won the elite mens and womens titles with strong tactics which saw the pair lead from almost start to finish.

In the womens event, with Africas two dominant women not racing, Marie Rabie and Kate Roberts, Steyn was able to capture the continental title with ease, crossing the line almost six minutes ahead of compatriot Carla GermishuysRiana De Lange finished third making it a clean sweep for the host nation.

For the men, Wolfaardt was able to just squeak across the line ahead of teammate Claude Eksteen by a mere four seconds.  Coming in third was Beijing Olympian Chris Felgate of Zimbabwe, breaking the clean sweep for South Africa. 

It was tough, said Wolfaardt after the race. I did not expect to have to hang in like that. I really suffered.

2009 Durban ATU Triathlon African Championships
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Elite Women - Official Results
Gold - Andrea Steyn (RSA) 2:06:27
Silver - Carla Germishuys (RSA) 2:12:08
Bronze - Riana De Lange (RSA) 2:14:23

2009 Durban ATU Triathlon African Championships
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Elite Men - Official Results
Gold Erhardt Wolfaardt (RSA) 1:51:13
Silver - Claude Eksteen (RSA) 1:51:17
Bronze - Chris Felgate (ZIM) 1:53:55

In the Junior races, Abrahm Louw of Namibia and Ashleigh Blackwell of South Africa claimed top spot on the podium.  Again South Africa took five of six medals in the Junior categories. 

2009 Durban ATU Triathlon African Championships
750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Junior Men - Official Results
Gold - Abrahm Louw (NAM) 1:07:07
Silver -. Rudolf Naude (RSA) 1:08:13
Bronze - Henri Schoeman (RSA) 1:09:36

2009 Durban ATU Triathlon African Championships
750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Junior Women - Official Results
Gold - Ashleigh Blackwell (RSA) 1:08:17
Silver - Carlyn Fisher (RSA) 1:09:06
Bronze - Lauren Dance(RSA) 1:09:16

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Los sudafricanos Erhardt Wolfaardt y Andrea Steyn lideraron en su localidad el barrido en las medallas para la repblica, en los Campeonatos Africanos de Triatln ATU Durban 2009. Wolfaardt y Steyn se han hecho con el ttulo masculino y femenino respectivamente, con una estrategia de carrera que les ha permitido liderar la carrera casi de principio a fin. 

En la prueba femenina, sin la participacin de las dos dominadoras africanas, Marie Rabie y Kate Roberts, Steyn logr el ttulo continental con facilidad, cruzando la lnea de meta con casi seis munuto de ventaja sobre su compatriota Carla Germishuys. Riana de Lange termin tercera logrando el claro barrido para la nacin anfitriona.

En la prueba masculina, Wolfaardt se impuso a su compaero de equipo Claude Eksteen por unos escasos cuatro segundos. En tercera posicin lleg el Olmpico en Beijing Chris Felgate de Zimbabue, rompiendo el claro barrido de Sudfrica.

Ha sido muy duro, dijo Wolfaardt despus de la carrera. No me esperaba estar en esta situacin. He sufrido de veras.

Campeonatos Africanos de Triatln ATU Durban 2009
1.5km natacin, 40km bicicleta, 10km carrera a pie
Elite Femenina Resultados Oficiales
Oro - Andrea Steyn (RSA) 2:06:27
Plata - Carla Germishuys (RSA) 2:12:08
Bronce - Riana De Lange (RSA) 2:14:23

Campeonatos Africanos de Triatln ATU Durban 2009
1.5km natacin, 40km bicicleta, 10km carrera a pie
Elite Masculina Resultados Oficiales
Oro Erhardt Wolfaardt (RSA) 1:51:13
Plata - Claude Eksteen (RSA) 1:51:17
Bronce - Chris Felgate (ZIM) 1:53:55

En las carreras Junior, Abrahm Louw de Namibia y Ashleigh Blackwell de Sudfrica se subieron a lo ms alto del pdium. De nuevo sudfrica se hizo con cinco de las seis medullas en las categoras Junior. 

Campeonatos Aficanos de Triatln ATU Durban 2009
750m natacin, 20km bicicleta, 5km carrera a pie
Junior Masculina Resultados Oficiales
Oro - Abrahm Louw (NAM) 1:07:07
Plata - Rudolf Naude (RSA) 1:08:13
Bronce - Henri Schoeman (RSA) 1:09:36

Campeonatos Africanos de Triatln ATU Durban 2009
750m natacin, 20km bicicleta, 5km carrera a pie
Junior Femenina Resultados Oficiales
Oro - Ashleigh Blackwell (RSA) 1:08:17
Plata - Carlyn Fisher (RSA) 1:09:06
Bronce - Lauren Dance(RSA) 1:09:16

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Related Event: 2009 Durban ATU Triathlon African Championships
04 - 05 Jul, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: U23 Women
1. Corinne Berg RSA 02:08:15
2. Fabienne St Louis MRI 02:08:36
DSQ. Vicky Van Der Merwe RSA DSQ
Results: U23 Men
1. Wikus Weber RSA 01:54:56
2. Theo Blignaut RSA 01:55:09
3. Valery De Falbaire MRI 01:56:21
4. Berndt Burger RSA 01:57:45
5. Richard Murray RSA 01:58:00
Results: Junior Women
1. Ashleigh Blackwell RSA 01:08:17
2. Carlyn Fischer RSA 01:09:06
3. Lauren Dance RSA 01:09:16
4. Charlotte Wetzlar ZIM 01:15:07
5. Ashleigh Bartram RSA 01:15:21
Results: Junior Men
1. Abrahm Louw NAM 00:58:37
2. Rudolf Naude RSA 00:59:47
3. Henri Schoeman RSA 01:01:06
4. Wian Sullwald RSA 01:01:39
5. Corney Van Der Ryst RSA 01:01:48
Results: Elite Women
1. Andrea Steyn RSA 02:06:27
2. Carla Germishuys RSA 02:12:08
3. Riana De Lange RSA 02:14:23
4. Winia Janse Van Rensburg RSA 02:26:36
DSQ. Dominique Donner RSA DSQ
Results: Elite Men
1. Erhard Wolfaardt RSA 01:51:13
2. Claude Eksteen RSA 01:51:17
3. Christopher Felgate ZIM 01:53:54
4. Michael Davidson RSA 01:56:49
5. Anton Storm RSA 02:01:14
Results: 55-59 Male AG
1. Kenneth Curr RSA 02:12:09
2. Derick Marcisz RSA 02:31:01
3. Michael Baker RSA 02:35:31
4. David Birkett RSA 02:42:51
Results: 50-54 Male AG
1. Roger Oakley RSA 02:17:17
2. Rick Fulton ZIM 02:17:27
3. Laurie Stegman RSA 02:18:53
4. Charles Naude RSA 02:21:57
5. Mervyn Bosworth Smith RSA 02:24:02
Results: 50-54 Female AG
1. Lynette Fischer RSA 02:25:07
2. Carolyn Williamson RSA 02:59:09
Results: 45-49 Male AG
1. Francois Emslie RSA 02:07:29
2. Don Kruger RSA 02:20:57
3. Martin Birtwhistle RSA 02:21:33
4. Andy Searle RSA 02:32:55
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