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Entries for South Africa’s biggest standard distance triathlon, the Standard Bank 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championship closes in less than a month.

The flagship event in the Standard Bank 5150 African Triathlon Series, the Standard Bank 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championship takes place on Sunday 1 November 2015 at Germiston Lake.

This race has seen some of South Africa’s brightest young prospects and some seasoned professionals take to the stage along with hundreds of first-timers who have entered the triathlon arena – many of whom have gone on to compete at longer distance events such as IRONMAN 70.3 and the full IRONMAN distance.

In 2014, the Standard Bank 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championship introduced a brand new bike course which created a fair and enjoyable race for both professionals and amateurs. Germiston Lake has been host to the event for the past two years providing the ideal backdrop for a great race and family friendly setting within a bustling urban area.

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The 1.5km swim is a single out and back swim in Germiston Lake while the 40km bike course which starts at Germiston Lake Park taking athletes onto the N17, is now one of the most enjoyable around. The 10km run takes place in and around the Germiston Lake Park.

The distances involved make the Standard Bank 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championship ideal for first-time athletes and anyone looking to get into the growing sport of triathlon. Relay team entries are welcome for those who would prefer to enter as a team.

The increasing popularity of the event has seen a new addition to the team category this year with the King of the Corporates category now included. The King of the Corporates category is aimed at companies who can enter teams into a separate category and compete for their own trophy and bragging rights. The King of the Corporates category is ideal for company team building.

Entries close at midnight, 2 October 2015. For more information and to enter visit www.ironman.com/5150ekurhuleni.

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