Richard Murray, born 4 January 1989, is a South African triathlete and two time Olympian. Richard won the Junior Duathlon World Championships in 2007 and 2008 and the U23 African Championships in both triathlon and duathlon in 2010.
In 2012, Richard scored his first win in the WTS in Hamburg and podiumed twice more the same season. Richard also podiumed at the WTS Grand Final in Chicago in 2015.
During 2016, after winning the World Cup series race in New Zealand and finishing second in the WTS in Abu Dhabi, Richard broke his collarbone during the WTS Gold Coast race. After three months out, Richard came back to win the Duathlon World Championships, the Island House Invitational and finished 4th at the Rio Olympics.
In 2017, Richard won two World Cup races, the Xterra South African Championships, the first Triathlon Super League Series and finished on the podium at the WTS Gold Coast, Edmonton and Montreal races.
Ranked in the top five triathletes globally for the past four years, Richard’s goal is to win the World Triathlon Series and Gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
ITU WTS Leeds, England (9th June)