Richard Murray

  • South Africa
  • Born: 1989
Biography

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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Latest Athlete Results
DNF
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
31 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - DNF
8
2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo
18 Aug, 2019 - Mixed Relay - 00:20:50
17
2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event
16 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:52:06
42
2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
06 Jul, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:57:25
4
2019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal
29 Jun, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:53:58
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DNF
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
2019-08-29 - Elite Men - DNF
42
2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
2019-07-06 - Elite Men - 00:57:25
4
2019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal
2019-06-28 - Elite Men - 00:53:58
17
2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
2019-06-08 - Elite Men - 01:46:40
24
2019 Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
2019-03-08 - Elite Men - 00:53:01
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6
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
2018-04-05 - Elite Men - 00:53:04
4
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Men - 01:45:50
17
2012 London Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Men - 01:49:15
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Richard
Family Name Murray
Representing RSA
Year of Birth 1989
Place of Birth South Africa
Residence South Africa
Coach Louis Delahaije Jordi Meulenberg
Sponsors Havoline , Specialized , RedBull , Orca , Oakley , Puma , Virgin Active , Polar , SIS ,
Hobbies Golf, coffee, mountain-biking, Mentoring, travel, networking
Website http://www.trimurray.com/
Twitter @RD_murray
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