Richard Murray (triathlete)

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Richard Murray (born 4 January 1989 in Cape Town) is a South African triathlete.

Murray won the Junior ITU Duathlon World Championships in 2007 and 2008, entered the adult Tri in 2009,[1] and was the Under-23 African champion in both triathlon and duathlon in 2010, and was the elite African triathlon champion in 2011 and 2012. He scored his first win in the ITU World Triathlon Series in Hamburg in 2012.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics men's triathlon on Tuesday, August 7, he placed 17th.[3]

In 2014-2015, he was part of ECS Triathlon, an elite club based in Sartrouville, France.[4] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won a silver medal in the mixed team relay and a bronze in the men's triathlon.[5]

He won the Gran Final of the World Triathlon Series (WTS) in Chicago in 2015.

He won the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Asturias (Spain) in 2016.

He was disqualified from the World Series race in Hamburg for unsportsmanlike conduct in July 2016.[6]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics men's triathlon on Thursday, August 18, he placed 4th.[7]


  1. ^ "Profile: Richard Murray". Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Richard Murray Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^ London 2012 profile Archived 2012-09-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Satrtrouville Triathlon la green team au 7ème ciel
  5. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Richard Murray Profile". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  6. ^ "World Series Triathlon: Richard Murray disqualified in Hamburg". BBC Sport. 2016-07-16. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  7. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: Elite Men | 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games |". Retrieved 2017-10-24.