Richard Murray

  • WTS Ranking: no ranking
  • Represents: Netherlands NED
  • Year of birth: 1989
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Full Stats

Given NameRichard
Family NameMurray
Year of Birth1989
Place of BirthSouth Africa
Height180 cm
World Triathlon Debut2009
CoachLouis Delahaije Marcel Wouda
NicknameRD / Murray
HobbiesCoaching , Golf, coffee, mountain-biking, Mentoring, travel, networking
Other Sports CompetedDuathlon Moutainbiking Crosscountry
HeroTim Don Peter Robertson Javier gomez Burry Stander
InjuriesBroken collarbone ITB junior
Race Starts131
Race Wins27
Race Podiums50
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Represented RSA till 10/10/2021
Representing NED from 10/03/2022

Richard Murray won the Junior Duathlon World Championships in 2007 and 2008 and the U23 African Championships in both triathlon and duathlon in 2010, firmly establishing himself as a name to watch. Then, in 2012, Richard scored his first WTS win in Hamburg and went on to podium twice more that same season.

During 2016, after winning the World Cup series race in New Zealand and finishing second at WTS 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 finish 4th at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ranked in the top five triathletes globally for the past five years, Richard finished fourth overall in the 2018 WTS standings, thanks in part to a superb first Olympic-distance World Series win in Leeds and third-placed finishes at WTS Hamburg and the Gold Coast Grand Final.

His goals is to qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic games via a Top8 WTCS Olympic Distance event pre Paris 2024.

Richard has also recently started to coach and plans to continue to coach after his professional career .

Recent Highlights

- 3rd place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
- 4th place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal
- 3rd place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
- 1st place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
- Winner of the 2018 Cape Town ITU Triathlon World Cup
- Winner of the 2018 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup
- 4th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

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