Schoeman wants a podium place

File photo. Picture: AFP.

File photo. Picture: AFP.

South African triathlete Henri Schoeman has his sights set on a top finish at the ITU World Series in Cape Town on April 27.

Schoeman is the newly crowned African Champion after winning the championships in Harare, Zimbabwe over the weekend. Richard Murray and Wian Sullwald finished second and third respectively.

“I had a very good race this past weekend and that was a very good confidence booster going into the Cape Town race next weekend,” Schoeman said.

“Judging from that performance, I think I am happy with my current form and fitness going into WTS Cape Town.

“I would love to achieve my best result in Cape Town, which would be on the podium. I will still be happy to place among the top 10 though.”

Schoeman has suffered two injury setbacks and believed he was on his way back to good form.

“My ankle is not a hundred percent yet but I have been able to do some running,” he said.

“I am happy with my swimming and biking form and I would have liked to be a little bit faster with my running at the moment.”

The 23-year-old said he anticipated a fast-paced race.

“It will be a flat and fast race in Cape Town. The water temperature might be a factor with it being so cold.

“It would be ideal if a small group of about 10 athletes could be in front out of the water and in a break away on the bike.”









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