Richard Murray

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

Given NameRichard
Family NameMurray
Year of Birth1989
Place of BirthSouth Africa
Place of Residence RSA
Height180 cm
ITU Debut2009
CoachLouis Delahaije Jordi Meulenberg
NicknameRD / Murray / Muzz
HobbiesGolf , coffee , mountainbiking , Mentoring , travel , networking .
Other Sports CompetedDuathlon Moutainbiking Crosscountry
HeroTim Don Peter Robertson Javier gomez Burry Stander
InjuriesBroken collarbone ITB junior
WTS Starts49
WTS Wins3
WTS Podiums17
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Richard won the Junior Duathlon World Championships in 2007 and 2008 and the U23 African Championships in both triathlon and duathlon in 2010. The in 2012, Richard scored his first win in the WTS in Hamburg and podiumed twice more the same season. Richard also podiumed at the WTS Grand Final in Chicago in 2015.

During 2016, after winning the World Cup series race in New Zealand and finishing second in the WTS in 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 finished 4th at the Rio Olympics. Then in 2017, Richard had already won two World Cup races, the Xterra South African Championships, the first Triathlon Super League and finished second at the WTS Gold Coast race.  

Ranked in the top five triathletes globally for the past 5 years, Richard’s goal is to win the World Triathlon Series and Gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Recent Highlights

- Winner of the 2017 Holten ETU Sprint Triathlon Premium European Cup;
- Winner of the 2017 Cape Town ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- Winner of the 2017 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- 3rd place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal;
- 3rd place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton;   
- 7th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- 5th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi;
- 2nd place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast;
- 4th place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel; and
- 4th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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