Richard Murray - Triathlon Champ shows us what it takes!
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Ranked in the top five triathletes globally for the past five years, Richard Murray has started his own Youtube channel showing us what it takes.


South Africa (15 October 2020) – Born In South Africa, and grew up on a farm – Richard Murray – a Professional Triathlete who has been to 2 Olympic Games and achieved 3 World Champion Titles is inspiring sports enthusiasts with his new Youtube channel.

Requiring participants to run, swim and cycle over varying distances, triathlons are events that not only demand physical and mental stamina from those who decide to take up the challenge. But, it also needs a surplus of willpower that only a few sporting codes will ever demand from an athlete.

Currently based between South Africa and the Netherlands, Professional Triathlete and Red Bull athlete Richard Murray takes sports enthusiasts through a series of candid and witty vlogs, along with wife and fellow Red Bull Triathlete, Rachel Klamer, on what the life of a triathlon champion looks like. Whether running at a pace with the intention to shatter his personal best time or taking a dive into a lake on a rainy day, Murray demonstrates what it takes to be at the upper echelons of the sport.

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, Murray broke his collarbone during the WTS Gold Coast race. After three months out, Murray 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, Murray 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.

Murray, a 2 x Olympian triathlete, who has also taken part in events such as the World Triathlon Series & ITU Duathlon World Championships says, “I have 10 years of experience racing triathlons all around the world and I would like to share all this experience with you”. 

The YouTube channel promises to give viewers industry knowledge on the sport, as well as sporting tech reviews and motivation for fellow and aspiring athletes, all with a light-hearted approach.

Sources: Richard Murray
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