In a mammoth day of triathlon racing in South Africa at Nelson Mandela Bay, over 1,500 athletes from all over the world took on the ISUZU IRONMAN African Championship and ISUZU IRONMAN 70.3 Nelson Mandela Bay in a place that has become synonymous with IRONMAN racing.

The athletes were racing for one of four slots (per gender) to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship and a piece of the $150,000 prize money, with Rasmus Svenningsson from Sweden taking the men’s title and Marta Sanchez from Spain securing the women’s race vistory.

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Men’s race results

On his ISUZU IRONMAN African Championship win, Rasmus said: “I felt extremely tied but I’m very happy to get the victory! I could smell it, so I just pushed everything I had. The experience was just incredible.”

Men’s race results

  1. Rasmus Svenningsson, Sweden
  2. Mathias Petersen, Denmark
  3. Cameron Wurff, Australia

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Women’s race results

Speaking after her ISUZU IRONMAN African Championship win, Marta said: “On the bike it was my strategy to get the first place, but the wind was a bit fast, so I just tried to make my place. I made my move and in the end it worked well. I’m very surprised by grateful!”

Daniela Ryf secured a top 10 finish in the first race of her retirement tour, crossing the line in 8th.

 Rasmus-Svenningsson,-Marta-Sanchez-crowned-2024-IRONMAN-African-ChampionsTop Three Female Professional Results

  1. Marta Sanches, Spain
  2. Diede Diederiks, The Netherlands
  3. Laura Zimmerman, Germany

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IRONMAN 70.3 age-groupers

ISUZU IRONMAN 70.3 Nelson Mandela Bay also took place as an age-group only event, with Manfred Lambrechts and Hanre van Wyk taking the win in times of 04:21:44 and 04:48:48 respectively.