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The 226 Challenge has long been a project of mine and to finally get it off the ground is fantastic.

Without the support of my title sponsor MiWayLife, this event would not be possible at all

I wanted something different and something fresh.

SA Triathletes have only ever known 1 Iron Distance Race over the last 17 years including the very first one that was held in CT in 2000. This 226 Challenge Event is different and we have no doubts that you as the athletes will certainly want to be part of this event either in Year 1 or in the next few to come.

  • 3 separate races

  • 3 separate medals

  • 1 combined time

  • At the end of the 226km, you as an athlete EARN your BRICK (it’s a real brick people) by placing the 3 medals earned into the slots

Ever Wondered How fast you could go over 226km if you had slightly longer transition stops?

We are talking some good food, a great massage and a goodnights sleep before you tackle the next leg of the ULTIMATE BRICK SESSION


Now this is where it gets interesting

  • The 3.8km swim will be 2 laps of the course
  • The 180km cycle will be 4 laps of the course
  • The 42.2km run will be 4 laps of the course
  • We are going to allow your own personal seconds/team mates/club coaches etc to set up your own PITLANE STOP area so that you can be re-fuelled and refreshed as you wish. You can stop on each lap or only 1 lap or no laps, that is your choice but we want to include the family, friends into this one. You do the hard work, they are going to help you – No Penalties for outside interference.
  • We will have a Race Nutritional zone as well for the lonely athletes who might not have assistance but the choice is there, if you want extra help, bring the army

Other Cool Ideas


For those that not that keen on 226km, we will offer a HALF BRICK version

You complete 1.9km swim/90km bike/21km run and get a HALF A BRICK but 3 medals and 1 finish time


We will allow a limited amount of entries for just the swim, for just the bike and just the run. We shall call them rabbits and they will be used to give you guys doing the full event, something to chase during each of the disciplines


We are going to keep it small for YEAR 1 = EXCLUSIVE

200 x 226 Challenge entries
200 x 113 Challenge entries
25 x Rabbits for each of the swim, bike and run disciplines
15 Relay teams for the 226 Challenge and 15 Relay teams for the 113 Challenge


We have decided to give you the BEST ROI EVER. We don’t want you to sell the house to enter our event. It will be half price and the value DOUBLE in return – trust us. Go see the HOW page

This is going to be a big event and it has legs to grow over the next few years. For those of you that have been sitting on the couch giving the full distance of 226km a miss over the last few years, now is the time to swing back into it and become part of history as we launch the first ever 226 Challenge Event in SA.

We have some great sponsors…

They see this event as part of what they believe in. A win-win for all of us.