SwimRun floats in

03 October 2016 - 09:46 By DAVE CHAMBERS

The SwimRun phenomenon that has swept the world in the past three years is about to reach South Africa. Starting on January 15 from Sandy Bay, the nudist beach between Llandudno and Hout Bay, the Torpedo SwimRun will take competitors to Clifton along 16km of Cape Town's Atlantic coastline.There will be eight runs of 13km in temperatures around 30C and eight swims of 3km in the frigid 10C ocean."Participants will see and experience the coastline of Cape Town in a way that has never been done before," said race founder Richard McMartin.Teams of two - which can never be more than 10m apart - pay R1500 to enter the event.Participants swim in wetsuits, using hand paddles and flotation devices.The wetsuits and running shoes are kept on throughout."Globally SwimRun attracts athletes from all spectrums of the sporting community from surfers to trail runners, triathletes to paddlers," said McMartin...

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