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Murray makes good in Mykonos

Richard Murray got his 2011 campaign off with a win at the Western Province Championships at Club Mykonos on Saturday, despite doing an additional 3-4km on the bike, due to a marshalling error.

An 8am start in the cold waters off Langebaan, saw the athletes get the swim underway with wetsuits in the 17.5 C temperature sea. Murray was out of the water first (18min 15sec), had a solid transition and flew away on the bike.

On the four-lap bike leg, there was no marshal at the first turn around point to turn Murray back to the finish area and when he realised his error, he had to chase down Dawie Visser and Antoine van Heerden. Even averaging 40km/h on the bike, Murray was unable to catch the duo until he headed out for the run.

The run has always been one of his strongest legs of the triathlon and he soon caught the leaders, then moved away and comfortably headed home for the win over a tough and hilly course. According to Murray it was ÔÇ£a great day in the sun.ÔÇØ


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