- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
Murray wraps up 2015 season with biggest payday yet
- Updated: November 18, 2015
By Mark Etheridge
Commonwealth Games triathlon medallist Richard Murray’s rich vein of form continued in his final race of the season in the Bahamas… and it was rich in more ways than one.
The weekend of racing was known as the Island House Invitational, three days of top-notch racing on the island of Highbourne Cay.
‘The Island House put up $500 000 in prize money and Mark Holowesko and Luke Mckenzie thought up a different and exciting format of individual time trial, then an enduro which was three triathlons continuously then a sprint distance (non-draft) to finish the event,’ Murray told Road to Rio 2016 on his return for a rest back home in Durbanville, Western Cape.
‘I went into this event knowing it was purely a prize money event, and am very happy to have finished second behind five-time world champions Javier Gomez.
‘Tim Don from the UK was in third space.
‘The first day I was in second, 25seconds behind Javier, the second day I lost a further 30 seconds.’
The punishing three days of competition were richly rewarded though as Murray banked the biggest cheque of his career, a whopping $Us 45,000.
‘Love it and I had such a good time in the Bahamas! Now the off-season has started.’