Due to Madiba’s funeral triathlon event is postponed
The X-DIRT Triathlon Challenge race scheduled for Sunday morning, December 15 at Roodeplaat Dam, just outside Pretoria has been postponed, according to race organizer, Kyle Mc Connach.
“Due to former President, Nelson Mandela’s funeral taking place on Sunday and the deployment of all Tshwane Metro Police for the funeral, they (Metro) will be unable to assist us with road safety for the event, so in the interest of athletes’ safety we have decided to reschedule the event,” said Mc Connach.
“It will also give the triathletes who have entered the race the chance to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Madiba with the rest of South Africa on Sunday,” he added.
A new date for the race will be announced shortly and triathletes are urged to visit www.xdirt.co.za for further details.