MBDA and city help promising candidates in World Champs qualifying bid
Six previously disadvantaged athletes had an opportunity to train with leading Port Elizabeth triathlete Kyle Buckingham yesterday as they bid to get in shape for next year’s Ironman World Championships taking place in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The Mandela Bay Development Agency, in consultation with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s sports, arts and culture division, recently advertised six Ironman South Africa slots for top-performing, previously disadvantaged triathletes.
Labelled the NMB Triathlon Stars, the six are Vukile Makeleni, Siyabulela Mpengesi, Peter Gatanga’l, Faisal Ackerdien, Madoda Bambalaza and Thembile Nxele.
Yesterday’s session, which started