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TuksTriathletes victorious at Cross Tri African Champs

By hpc media office

Posted on 17 April 2012

This weekend’s ATU African Cross Triathlon Championships at Hartbeespoort gave top athletes a final chance to be considered for the team to take part in the 2012 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships in Alabama, USA

Tuks Students and bursary holders Nico Sterk and Rudolf Naude finished in 1st and 2nd Position respectively in the men’s Elite race with Theo Blignaut finishing in 4th place with the fastest run split of the day after 4 punctures on the bike. Both Theo and Rudolf are hpc sponsored athletes.


In the ladies race Carla Van Huysteen stormed to a dominating display to win the ladies and finished 4th overall in the process!

In the Junior event TuksHigh school and SRSA sponsored athletes Marlette Smit finished in 2nd position with Tuks team mate Charne Prinsloo in 2nd position.



1 01:40:38   Nico Sterk
2 01:41:18   Rudolf Naude
3 01:53:12   Philip van der Leeuw


1 01:47:41   Carla van Huyssteen
2 01:53:16   Susan Sloan
3 01:54:44   Sylvia van Tromp

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