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Olympians Richard Murray and Flora Duffy captured the 14th annual Fedhealth XTERRA South Africa Championship on a magnificent Saturday morning at the Grabouw Country Club, which sits on the edge of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve in the Elgin Valley about an hour’s drive from Cape Town.
It’s the second XTERRA SA title for Murray, who won his first in 2013, and the fourth straight for Duffy, who has won 11 consecutive XTERRA majors and 15-of-18 since her off-road debut in 2013.
2017 XTERRA South Africa
Grabouw Country Club, Grabouw, South Africa – Feb. 25, 2017
1.5K swim, 25.6K mountain bike, 12.4K run
1. Richard Murray (RSA) 2:22:46
2. Bradley Weiss (RSA) 2:23:05
3. Stuart Marais (RSA) 2:24:42
4. Kris Coddens (BEL) 2:31:36
5. Theo Blignaut (RSA) 2:31:59
1. Flora Duffy (BER) 2:39:00
2. Mari Rabie (RSA) 2:45:31
3. Rachel Klamer (NED) 2:54:11
4. Vicky Van Der Merwe (RSA) 3:02:08
5. Nicolette Griffioen (RSA) 3:04:34