Riverland to host Murray Man 2015 this weekend

06 November 2015

Minister Ian Hunter
Acting Minister for Tourism

More than 300 participants will be taking part in the Murray Man 2015 in the Riverland this
weekend.

Acting Minister for Tourism Ian Hunter said the triathlon event would also attract 1000 visitors.
The 2015 Murray Man is the first race of the National Qualifying series for the 2016 Oklahoma
ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships which will be held in Oklahoma, USA in
September next year.

The 2015 Murray Man is also the South Australian long course State Championship Race.
“This is the eighth year the Adelaide Triathlon Club has run this event and is the fifth year it is
being held in Barmera,” Mr Hunter said.

“The spotlight will be on Barmera and the 2015 Murray Man as participants compete for the
win of the day as well as the state and international competitions,” he said.

Distances for the 2015 event include the Full Murray Man (2km swim, 80km bike ride and
20km run) with the Half Murray Man (1km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run).

Additional events will also be held over the weekend as part of the event with the Nippy’s
Come and Try Triathlon and the Berri Hotel ‘pasta night’ dinner and ‘on the couch’ forum
taking place on Saturday.

“A panel of athletes, including Australian Para-Triathlete Scott Crawley, will be sharing their
own inspiring stories and experiences at the popular ‘on the couch’ forum,” Mr Hunter said.

The Full Murray Man race begins at 7:30am on Sunday at the Lake Bonney Yacht Club before
taking to the streets of Barmera. The race is split into three categories – Elite/Open (for all
genders), male and female.

Murray Man 2015 is sponsored by the State Government through the Events South Australia
Regional Events and Festivals Program 2014/15.

For more information please visit http://www.murrayman.com.au 

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