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Richard Murray

  • WTS Ranking: 4
  • Represents: {country} RSA
  • Year of birth: 1989
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Full Stats

Given NameRichard
Family NameMurray
RepresentingRSA
Age30
Year of Birth1989
Place of BirthSouth Africa
Place of Residence RSA
Height180 cm
ITU Debut2009
CoachLouis Delahaije Jordi Meulenberg
NicknameRD / Murray / Muzz
HobbiesGolf, coffee, mountain-biking, Mentoring, travel, networking
Other Sports CompetedDuathlon Moutainbiking Crosscountry
HeroTim Don Peter Robertson Javier gomez Burry Stander
InjuriesBroken collarbone ITB junior
Websitehttp://www.trimurray.com/
Twitter@RD_murray
FacebookFacebook
WTS Starts51
WTS Wins3
WTS Podiums17
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Bio

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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