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Dear Ironman African Championship athletes
Community Coordinator
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The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship 2016 has come and gone, but what will remain are your memories of glory: the thrill of standing at the starting line, the satisfaction of beating your individual bests, the beauty of Nelson Mandela Bay’s coastal landscape, and the sense of achievement that came with crossing the finish line. These will never fade.


What can also never be eroded is the fact that you persevered through one of the world’s top five toughest athletic events, the preparation for which required months of dedication and discipline. For this, Standard Bank salutes and congratulates you. We also thank you for raising the bar – pushing through personal and physical barriers – to make the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship 2016 a world-class triathlon featuring superb competition.


To equal your contribution and as proud sponsors, Standard Bank undertakes to grow the sport of triathlon in South Africa and Africa, always ensuring that global standards are met and surpassed.


You have proven yourself to be a true IRONMAN; focused, determined, competitive and committed to excellence. As Confucius said, “the will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential – these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence”.


Never Stop Moving Forward.


Jenny Pheiffer

Executive Head: Group Brand Sponsorship and Events at Standard Bank

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