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2019 Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay results

Nov 25, 2019
2019 Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay results

Port Elizabeth  – Perfect race conditions made the 2019 Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay one to remember for Keegan Cooke and Antonelle Saporta, winning the men’s and women’s races respectively.  

King’s Beach provided a picture-perfect sunrise for 855 athletes from around the country marking the conclusion of the 2019 Standard Bank 5150 African Triathlon Series, with the previous two races held in Bela Bela and Ekurhuleni.

With the water temperature at 19.6 Degrees Celsius (making it a wetsuit optional swim) and air temperature reaching 23 Degrees Celsius, this set the scene for what would be a thrilling battle between the athletes.

Athletes competing in the Olympic distance were greeted with a 1.5km ocean swim at King’s Beach, followed by a 40km up and down Marine Drive and a 10km run at the Humewood/Summerstrand beachfront promenade.

The event also hosted a FUNTRI distance which consisted of a 400m swim, a 20km bike and a 5km run.

 Top five age-group men’s results:

 

 

SWIM

BIKE

RUN

FINISH

1. Keegan Cooke

RSA

00:20:24

00:59:36

00:38:02

01:59:39

 

2. Bradley Birkholtz

RSA

00:22:12

01:00:41

00:35:41

02:01:19

 

3. Martin von Allemann

RSA

00:23:18

00:59:29

00:38:11

02:02:25

 

4. Ewert Kleynhans

RSA

00:27:06

00:57:06

00:38:17

02:04:27

 

5. Carl Mangan               

RSA

00:22:04

00:57:19

00:44:49

02:05:57

 

 

 

Keegan Cooke crosses over the finish line in Nelson Mandela Bay [Image by Craig Muller].

Top five age-group women’s results:

 

 

SWIM

BIKE

RUN

FINISH

1. Antonelle Saporta

RSA

00:22:59

01:11:16

00:48:16

02:24:50

2. Maude Elaine le Roux

RSA

00:22:46

01:12:39

00:48:38

02:25:47

3. Lizelle Truter

RSA

00:27:06

01:11:11

00:52:21

02:33:36

4. M. J. van Rensburg

RSA

00:24:28

01:15:35

00:49:23

02:34:09

5. Mariette Hattingh

RSA

00:30:35

01:10:24

00:50:44

02:34:21

 

“We were lucky as we had perfect swim conditions, the water was so clear. People doing their first 5150 event couldn’t have asked for better swim conditions. Getting out the swim and onto the bike was tough as there was a bit of wind. The run was amazing, the course was lined with spectators which makes the run enjoyable,” said Keegan Cooke, upon crossing the finish line.

The 2019 Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay saw athletes representing 9 provinces (with 66% of the field from Eastern Cape) and 7 countries, excluding South Africa (with the Afghanistan boasting the most athletes, followed by Botswana).

This concluded the Standard Bank 5150 African Triathlon Series which kicked off at Warmbaths, A Forever Resort in Bela Bela followed by a race which kicked off at the Germiston Lake in Ekurhuleni.

Main image: Antonelle Saporta crosses the finish line in style at the Standard Bank 5150 Nelson Mandela Bay [Image by Craig Muller]. 

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