Bi and Triathlon

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1986 Biathlon Springboks - and swimmers - sisters Lezelle and Manda Markgraaf, and Janine Steenkamp - all pupils of Eunice Girls School, Bloemfontein.


Many South African swimmers have also excelled at triathlon and biathlon. In South Africa these include former EP swimmers Kevin Richards, and Mandy Dean, who reached number two in the triathlon world rankings. Natal swimmer Paula Newby-Fraser is a legend in the international women's triathlon. Olympic medallist Marianne Kriel is also has Springbok colours for biathlon (running and swimming - now known as biathle).

Springbok swimmers like Kevin Richards and Marianne Kriel have also competed for their country in bi- and triathlons, while stars like britisg Olympian and former Capetonian Simon Lessing, Paula Newby-Fraser and Mandy Dean grew up competing as local swimmers.


Triathlon Springbok team  -(l-r) Simon Lessing, Tim Stewart, Mandy Dean, Nic vd Bergh (sponsor), Keith Anderson, Deon Steyn, Bill Green (manager)


Kevin Richards - former Springbok backstroker and SA national record holder - in the 1992 Springbok Triathlon team


Die Burger - 2 April 1997

Kriel `beaten'

Heather Ball, a Std 7 pupil at Table View High School, broke a ten-year-old u15 record of swimmer Marianne Kriel at the Western Province Biathlon Championships in Bellville. The record of 2340 points was beaten with 16 points. Heather achieved this by running the 1000 metres in a time of 3 minutes 3 seconds and swimming 100 metres in 1 minute 4 seconds. She is only eight points away from the SA record of 2364 points, which she will try and achieve at the SA modern biathlon championships in Worcester. Heather is a keen swimmer and enjoys the middle distance running events. She has been awarded WP Schools colours for swimming and cross country. On April 6 she will be part of the WP team to participate in Port Elizabeth for junior Springbok colours at the SA long distance biathlon.


Former Eastern Province breastroke swimmer - and current Canada Triathlon coach Libby Burrell


The biggest name in women's traithlon - former Natal swimmer Paula Newby-Fraser

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