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  • Triathlon New Brunswick
    he said A donation from Maple Leaf Foods a company founded by the late New Brunswick business leader and pancreatic cancer patient Wallace McCain will allow the group to put 100 per cent of the money raised into research and support programs Stefanie Condon Oldreive a Halifax native and the founder of the Craig s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society said she began the advocacy group in honour of her late father She said she wanted to give people access to resources and connect people throughout the Maritimes affected by pancreatic cancer Its created long life relationships People have stayed in touch and we get together Everyone that s on the tour has a common cause that we believe in she said It s not that we re all athletic because we re not all like that It s that we care about this Condon Oldreive said the tour also helps create important bonds between the volunteers To hear all the stories from patients and caregivers is inspiring she said We always have a group hug in the morning where we stand in a circle and we decide to ride in honour of somebody that day We ll read their personal story That kind of keeps us focused on why we re doing this Friday July 22 2011 Maine USA Swimming Long Course Championships Two TriNB Youth members are competing today and tomorrow at the Maine USA Swimming Long Course Championships at the Canada Games Aquatic Center in Saint John NB TriNB Member Isaac Weaver placed first in U10 50 breast 2nd in 100 back and 4th in 50 free TriNB Member Ceileigh Weaver has qualified for finals tonight in 200 breast and 50 breast and consi finals in 50 free Finals start tonight at 4 pm Thursday July 21 2011 Turn the Dial to CBC Turn the Dial to CBC for Triathlon Race Action Edmonton and London Canadians from coast to coast to coast will be able to catch taped coverage of the 2011 Edmonton World Cup presented by IMMUNITY FX on Saturday July 23 Highlights from the men s and women s race will be shown on CBC Sports Weekend from 2 3 p m EST CBC Sports Weekend will also be broadcasting same day coverage of the London stop of the World Championship Series The main network will air thewomen s race on August 6 from 3 4 30 p m EST followed by the men s race on August 7 at 2 4 p m local regional time Écoutez la CBC pour suivre les épreuves de triathlon à Edmonton et à Londres Samedi le 23 juillet les Canadiens d un bout du pays jusqu à l autre auront la chance de regarder un enregistrement de la Coupe du Monde de triathlon à Edmonton 2011 présenté par IMMUNITY FX Les moments saillants des épreuves masculine et féminine se diffuseront à CBC Sports Weekend de 14h à 15h HNE CBC Sports Weekend diffusera aussi une couverture de même jour

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  • Triathlon New Brunswick
    run and a sprint triathlon Fifty dollars will be awarded for each male and female with the fastest swim bike and run split and trophies and medals will be given to the winners or each event There will also be 2 000 worth of door prizes to give away There will be free orientation for first time and novice athletes on Saturday at 1 30 p m at the Killarney Lodge The events get underway Sunday at 8 a m with the beginning of the Olympic triathlon The Hadley Triathlon also includes a component to induce new competitors with the Try a Tri a 375 metre swim a 10 kilometer bike ride and a 2 5 kilometer run and the Tri a Du event which consists of a 2 5 kilometer run followed by a 10 kilometer bike ride and closing out with another 2 5 kilometer run to finish The swimming events take place in Killarney Lake The beach is adjacent to the lodge Water temperature on race day is usually between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius The bike course is a closed course The 2 5 kilometer run course is a scenic loop of the trail around Killarney Lake The event is spectator friendly Race director Shawn Hamilton said the starter events are designed to get people motivated and get people going Tuesday June 14 2011 Duncan Hadley Triathlon This feature appeared in today s Daily Gleaner Everything is on course for the running and biking and swimming of the 2011 Duncan Hadley Triathlon and Duathlon It s set for June 26 a little less than two weeks away and race director Shawn Hamilton is working his way through the final checklist preparing for as many as 220 participants from all over Atlantic Canada to descend on the course and hoping for more Thus the addition of two starter events the Try A Du consisting of a 2 5 kilometre run a 10 kilometre bike ride and another 2 5 kilometre run and the Try A Tri event which includes a 375 metre swim in Kilarney Lake a 10 kilometre bike ride and a 2 5 kilometre run Nicole Duke is anxious to Try A Du She dusted off her 15 year old bike a few weeks ago has had it tuned up had a couple of instructional rides with Hamilton who is a co worker with the Department of the Environment and is anxiously awaiting race day I ve done a couple of 5k runs but I ve never tried a duathlon she said I ve always wanted to try one but I ve always been intimidated because there was so much distance I think this Try A Du is a great event because it s a great opportunity to try it without having to do the whole thing and having to be in top shape It s a lot less intimidating and maybe next year it will give me the push to do the real thing The real thing consists of a 5k run a 20k bike ride and a 2 5 run to finish There are also three different triathlons the Olympic triathlon which includes a 1500 metre swim a 40 bike ride and a 10k run a sprint triathlon including a 750 metre swim 20 k bike ride and 5k run and a junior triathlon 375 metre swim 10k bike ride and 2 5 k run Duke said she did really well at the Lincoln 5k road race a few weeks ago Hamilton was also the race director of that event and that inspired her to give the Hadley event a go A personal trainer she knew recommended the event She mentioned it to Hamilton who offered a couple of training sessions and she found out it s not that bad Her goal is first to finish she said I m going to give it all I ve got and do the best I can and hopefully do a half decent time Hamilton sees the starter events as an opportunity for those who are contemplating stepping up their fitness routine to take it off the bucket list There are people kicking around out there who are probably running 5 or 10 kilometres Then because of the bridge closure they re doing a tiny bit of biking And if they see the story they might think 2 5 k run 10k bike 2 5 k run I can do that It was much that way for Hamilton who was overweight and inactive at about 220 pounds when his son was born in 2002 When he was born I just knew I had to change my lifestyle because I wanted him to be healthy he said When he found himself tiring as he played with an active toddler he knew it was time to get moving I just kind of started moving he said I did my first 10k in 2005 Next thing I knew I got into duathlon I got into mountain biking and the thing is when you re at the event and you re doing the duathlon you ll want to do a triathlon there s no question It just seems to be the logical transition from running to biking to duathlon to triathlon It s worked for Hamilton Not only does he hold the course record for the Olympic duathlon completing the 2009 event in a time of two hours 25 minutes 19 seconds but he s down to 166 pounds on a six foot two inch frame I m in the best shape of my life right now said Hamilton Ironically as race director he won t compete in this year s event But he says he ll get as much or more enjoyment from watching the event unfold I really enjoy race day just to sit back and watch the whole thing unfold It s great to see that many people kicking around and having a great time It s

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  • Triathlon New Brunswick
    McQuaid Wins Canada s Melanie McQuaid Wins Inaugural ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Christine Jeffrey narrowly misses podium in fourth spot EXTREMADURA Spain The mud splattered across Melanie McQuaid s face couldn t mask her beaming smile as she broke the ribbon at the finish line to win the first ever ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Extremadura Spain on Saturday Forced to use a borrowed bike after hers was stolen while travelling en route to Spain for the inaugural Cross Triathlon World Championships which combines a one kilometer swim a 20 kilometre mountain bike course and a six kilometre cross country run Victoria s McQuaid surged to the lead on her loaned set of wheels and never looked back completing the course in a time of one hour 43 minutes two seconds 1 43 02 Things certainly didn t seem to be going as planned before I got across the finish line as I dealt with a number of setbacks but I was very grateful to have a generous woman from the US teamloan me her bike and very proud to own the first ITU world title for cross triathlon said McQuaid who was anxious to toe the line for the first World Championship after having been in the offroad discipline of the sport for several years This race has to be my best ever given how much negativity I managed to just put in my pocket and focus on what I could control and remain positive In addition to losing her bike McQuaid also had to overcome a challenging swim when her cap flew off in the first 20 seconds preventing her from sighting the buoys with hair covering her eyes and dealing with a 15 second penalty heading into the run because one of her shoes fell out of the pedal in the transition on her borrowed equipment It was a bit of a comedy act of things going wrong until the ultimate thing went right me finishing first said McQuaid All in all it was a very exciting race format and an amazing experience It was a super cool event and I look forward to future ITU races Joining Canada s 37 year old three time Xterra World Champion on the podium was Shonny Vanlandingham of the United States who captured the silver medal with a time of 1 43 25 Emma Garrard also of the United States locked up third spot after posting a bronze medal time of 1 43 43 McQuaid s teammate and the only other Canadian entered in the field Christine Jeffrey also had a stellar debut at the Cross Triathlon World Championships The Guelph Ont resident led the top 25 women representing 11 countries out of the water and into the first transition Jeffrey s held on for fourth spot after clocking in at 1 45 22 No Canadians were entered in the men s race which was won by South Africa s Conrad Stolz The two time Olympian set the

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    many provinces the Community Coaching program is regarded as the mandatory minimum level of certification for all clubs seeking insurance Tracey Shelly Course Facilitator In addition to being a Comp Intro Certified coach Tracey Shelley is a level II swim coach who has coached triathletes for the last 19 years and has personally raced at all distances in the sport of triathlon She is currently the head swim coach for the Steveston Athletic Association and the South Delta Triathlon Club both of which are vital clubs she founded As a recognized specialist in open water coaching she is frequently requested as a guest coach and often coaches privately Tracey is a sports educator has coached internationally for ITU and is currently one of Triathlon Canada s Senior Master Learning Facilitators Tracey is passionate about delivering the Long Term Athlete Development LTAD model wherever she facilitates in Canada and has been a contributor to Triathlon Canada Magazine When she is not coaching or facilitating Tracey is a set teacher of young actors in the movie industry and resides in Tsawwassen BC Registration The registration deadline is May 9 2011 Please complete the registration form http cscatlantic ca atlantic coaches seminar and return to Daphne Pellerin by fax 902 425 5928 email daphne cscatlantic ca or by mail to the address provided on the form Please note that payment IN FULL must be received by the registration deadline Wednesday April 6 2011 CBC To Broadcast Opening World Championship Event CBC To Broadcast Opening World Championship Series Event on Saturday CBC will broadcast the opening race of 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series and all of the world s best have come out to play The top 10 men in the world from 2010 including World Champion Javier Gomez ESP 2009 World Champion Alistair Brownlee GBR and 2008 Olympic champion Jan Frodeno GER are in Australia for the season opener In the women s field nine out of the top 10 women from 2010 are ready to strut their stuff in Sydney The women s field will include Canadians Paula Findlay Lauren Groves Kirsten Sweetland and Kathy Tremblay Defending champions Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI and Bevan Docherty NZL are also in the mix in what is set to be a thrilling opening race day As 2011 is an Olympic qualifying season in which every race has qualifying points on offer the competition will be fast and furious from the start Click here for full race preview CBC Broadcast Schedule Sat Apr 9 21 20 00 00 ET LIVE ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ON CBC Women s Triathlon Sydney Sat Apr 9 00 00 02 25 ET LIVE ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ON CBC Men s Triathlon Sydney diffusera l épreuve inaugurale de Série de Championnat du Monde samedi CBC diffusera l épreuve inaugurale de la Série Dextro Energy ITU de Championnat du Monde de triathlon 2011 et toutes les vedettes y seront pour contester les premières médailles de la

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    Series gets under way in Sydney April 9 Paula Findlay manque lepodium de la plus petite des marges se classant quatrième à la première épreuve de Coupe du Monde de triathlon de la saison en Australie Trois Canadiennes se classent au Top 15 MOOLOOLABA Aus La Canadienne Paula Findlay a ouvert la saison 2011 comme elle a fini la saison 2010 dans la course aux médailles avec les meilleures triathloniennes au monde Elle a manqué de justesse de monter au podium traversant la ligne d arrivée en quatrième place à l épreuve inaugurale de Coupe du Monde ITU dimanche à Mooloolaba Australie L Edmontonienne aux cheveux roux 21 ans qui était entrée dans l histoire l année dernière en tant que premier Canadien à gagner à un événement de Série de Championnat du Monde du triathlon et comme seule triathlonienne au monde à gagner deux épreuves consécutives en 2010 luttait contre des conditions difficiles rafales pluie et vagues agitées pour décrocher quatrième place avec un temps de deux heures quatre minutes sept secondes sur l épreuve qui comptait une natation de 1 5 kilomètres un cyclisme de 40 kilomètres et une course à pied de 10 kilomètres C était une épreuve difficile sur tous les plans aujourd hui Le parcours est déjà difficile et les conditions l ont rendu d autant plus difficile a dit Findlay qui avait décroché cinquième place à la Finale de Série de Championnat du Monde 2010 Je suis heureuse de cette épreuve mais pas complètement satisfaite Quatrième rang est une place aigre douce En tout cas nous sommes encore en début de saison et je suis contente d avoir une bonne épreuve à mon compte avant d aller à Sydney dans quelques semaines Findlay a fait une bonne natation dans les eaux agitées et elle gardait l allure des meneuses jusqu à la première boucle de la course à pied technique où la gagnante Nicky Samuels de Nouvelle Zélande a pris une avance sur le peloton Ma natation s est mieux déroulée qu attendu et le cyclisme était un grand défi avec les collines escarpées et la pluie mais notre groupe a bien travailléensemble a dit Findlay La course à pied est quelque chose que je devrais travailler présentement Je me sentais un peu plate avec les jambes engourdies mais je suis sûre que quelques semaines d entraînement changera cela pour Sydney Samuels a traversé la ligne d arrivée en 2 03 13 et la double Championne du Monde Emma Moffatt d Australie a ravie ses concitoyens par sa médaille d argent en 2 03 34 Barbara Riveros du Chili a complété le podium remportant la médaille de bronze en 2 03 56 La Canadienne Lauren Groves Campbell a eu un bon résultat pour son retour entournée d élite après avoir manqué la saison dernière en raison d une blessure L athlète des Jeux olympiques 2008 a usé d une excellente course à pied pour se rattraper aux meneuses et se classer neuvième avec un

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    14 12 and 4 I have been a fan of triathlons since as long as I can remember I have always been involved in sport since I was very young I grew up with 3 brothers and being active was always our way of life It has only been the last 5 years or so that I have actually participated in sprint tri s I ve completed the Sackville NB race once and the Saint John Rockwood Park twice Love it At this point in time I do not spend as much time as I would like in training but in the future would love to participate in an Ironman That is indeed my ultimate goal How did you end up in a Race Director role and how have you seen your race grow over the past few years Care to share any exciting details about the 2011 event As Program Coordinator one of my responsibilities is to organize and host a Kids of Steel event on Canada Day The person prior to my taking the position started the annual event and it is something that I wanted to continue We get approximately 70 80 participants a year It is becoming an event that is growing in numbers and that we strive to improve upon each year whether it s the prizes food or the course itself What developments do you foresee in the triathlon and sporting community in NB in the coming years Any trends that you see emerging or key areas of focus you would like sporting orgs like Tri NB to capitalize on I think the communication between us and an organization like Tri NB is critical to the sport We need professionals in this area to guide us and give us that support needed to run a successful event What keeps you busy in your spare time I am very fortunate to have the job I have It keeps me very busy but I actually get to organize many recreational opportunities A lot of programs are geared for youth in the area but I also like to include programs for adults that I myself enjoy such as hiking take groups often to Mt Katahdin Maine and Mt Carleton skiing snowshoeing and kayaking I enjoy running in my spare time I started a running club three years ago when I took the position It varies in members year to year Right now we have a small core group that runs on a regular basis We participate together in many races throughout NB I also like to spend time with family going biking and camping Most enjoyable is going to Boston to see the Red Sox at Fenway We go quite often How is the 2011 race shaping up for you Anything in particular you are focusing on For example increased participation sponsorship volunteers etc We have businesses actually calling us to sponsor and we of course are always looking to increase participation Volunteers are also important and a challenge to organize Don t be shy step up and join in the fun we love to have as much support as possible Where can people find information about your race to sign up or contact info if they have questions We put information in our summer brochure and use radio and local newspaper publicity I intend to list on the Athletics NB website as well Are you involved in other aspects of sport in NB or beyond the Province For example do you host any other races or participate on any Boards or race committees I also head up the committee for the Annual Joe McGuire Road Race held on the first weekend of Old Home Week in July in Woodstock How does your race appeal to youth and encouraging them to get involved in the sport Our race is all about youth It is a family atmosphere Favourite pastime to relax and forget about the stresses of the day Running Favourite food drink country state visited and dream job I have to say that this is my dream job It can be stressful at times but for the most part very enjoyable and rewarding Favourite food would be Chinese For drinks I like water with a slice of lemon I love Boston or most places we have vacationed in the state of Maine particularly in Bar Harbour where me and my husband were married and we participate in their marathon every October for the past four years If I won the lottery I would buy a bike and spend some time in for a training cycling vacation Why An expensive road racing bike an area with warm temps for a cycling vacation through a scenic route along water and through rolling hills Biggest pet peeve Lazy people or people that don t try The one race I would like to complete in my lifetime is Why Boston Marathon and an Ironman where ever because I love a challenge The best race I have ever participated in was Why The MDI Marathon in Bar Harbor Maine the first time I completed without stopping The thing I am most proud of is The outdoor adventures for adults that I ve organized hiking in particular and the connections between participants that are formed The small group of runners that go out with me together and the successes we ve had and the sprint tri s and other races I ve completed The most important thing about my race I would like people to know is Participating and finishing is the most important a good PB comes next Any words of encouragement for those who may be thinking of racing but have not made the leap yet and are watching from the sidelines Anyone can do it Your finishing time is not the most important finishing is Who is your favourite athlete of all time and why I would have to say I really admire Joan Benoit Samuelson I ve met her a couple of times before and she was the guest speaker at the MDI marathon in 2007 She is a true Mainer and is very down to earth I was also a huge fan of Larry Bird growing up Tuesday February 8 2011 Women s Kona Qualifiers from Ford Ironman Florida inc Gina Spear Burrows Below is an article that appeared on the Ironman website featuring our very own Gina Spear Burrows a true inspiration for all of us Panama City Beach has long been the course many athletes seek out to set a personal best Ironman time It is flat fast and fiercely competitive The 2010 event proved to be no different and the cooler than usual temperatures set the stage for some great racing Early in the race Monica Obsitos W18 24 from Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania took charge of her division and never looked back Her time of 10 05 13 put her at the finish line 46 minutes ahead of anyone else from this age group For such a youngster Monica s race resume is extensive and well rounded She has two finishes at the Boston Marathon has completed over 40 triathlons consistently finishing in the top three and even had a solid showing at the Ironman World Championship 70 3 in 2009 Germany s Daniela Hafner W25 29 has finished many Ironman events but my research shows her 10 02 13 would be her best time at this distance Hafner took the lead early in the bike ride on her way to posting the fastest bike split in this division She has improved her bike run combination recently and if she carries this strength into Kona she could be in the mix for a podium position Vibeke Noersteboe 10 44 42 had not planned on racing Florida but work was bringing her to the United States from Norway about the same time so she decided in August to give it a go Vibeke had to work through the cold temperatures and an Achilles injury that flared up on the run to secure her Kona spot As a teenager Kristel Maes W30 34 remembers watching Luc Van Lierde win the Ironman and she says she knew right then that this was something she wanted to do Fast forward a few years and Maes was inspired yet again after watching her 70 year old friend cross the finish line of an Ironman with just two minutes to spare She raced in 2006 and qualified but she had a rough day in Kona She returned to Florida hoping to qualify so she had a chance to get her revenge in 2011 Joining Kristel from this division is Beth Atnip 10 14 29 A relative newbie to our sport Rebecca Villers W35 39 made her name known early on with an overall amateur female title at Ford Ironman Louisville and a third place finish in W35 39 at Kona in 2009 She had hoped to return to the Ford Ironman World Championship in 2010 to race and get married on Ali i Drive but a series of injuries got in the way Villers was another athlete who struggled with the cooler than usual temperatures but she used the warm thoughts of Kona to keep her moving and she finished in 10 03 43 Laura Keefe 10 16 38 and Florence Tartavel 10 17 19 were in a battle from the time they hit land They came out of the water with just two seconds separating them but Tartavel hit T2 ten minutes ahead In the end Keefe s superior marathon gave her a 41 second edge Neilia Bliss of Austin Texas finished in 10 20 26 to grab the fourth and final slot for these ladies Another exciting battle came in the W40 44 category with Susan Langley 9 55 19 and Linnea Humphrey 9 58 09 exchanged positions out on the course all day long What is even more impressive is these two gals were the top two amateur females as well as the only two who came in under 10 hours Something for both ladies to be proud of Catherine LaCrosse was third finishing 30 minutes behind Humphrey Canadian Gina Spear Burrows and family live the endurance lifestyle The 45 year old s husband and kids are all triathletes with her son Reid being named junior triathlete of New Brunswick in 2010 No doubt it was their ongoing support as a family that pushed Gina along when she found herself dizzy and at times unable to run She is proud of how she persevered to hold onto second place in 10 40 57 You can bet Kona will be a family affair for this clan Lisa Ransom 10 47 44 started to dabble in tri s back in 2005 but her focus on Ironman came in 2007 What she lacks in Ironman experience she more than makes up for in attitude and enthusiasm Her comment in an email says it all I am so humbled and honored to be included in this group of women who have worked so hard sacrificed so much and have dug so deep in their souls day in and day out every day to get to the point where they too get the news You re Going to Kona Best of luck girlfriends See you in Hawaii Let s work together to make this one of the greatest days of our lives let s support each other on the course enjoy every second of the day smile and kick some ass Jennifer Reinhart W50 50 has been participating in triathlon since 1985 After years of racing she stepped up to the Ironman distance at the inaugural Coeur d Alene IM in 2003 where she qualified for Kona At the end of 2007 she had completed seven Ironman triathlons three of those in Kona In 2008 however Jen suffered complications from an ankle reconstruction surgery that damaged her sciatic nerve resulting in paralysis of her lower left leg and foot After surgery on the nerve and two and a half years of physical therapy she learned to walk again and then run Jen says her day in Florida was incredible and she is thrilled to be returning to race in Kona something she thought would never be possible again Returning to Kona for her sixth time is Susan Wallis W55 59 of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida Many of us remember when Susan s husband disappeared three days before the 2001 event while fishing just behind the energy lab She found strength to race but says it is all a blur She heads to Kona every October even if she is not qualified to take in the energy and spirit of the Island I am going to be following Susan closely this year because she has made some changes to her training and nutrition that are resulting in personal best times It s no surprise to see MariJane Maples W60 64 Kona bound once again This former Team USA member has stood on the podium in Hawaii all four years she has raced All thought Maples is admittedly competitive she says she always finds time to exchange a few kind words and giggles with the other athletes Friday February 4 2011 The Young Guns Paula Findlay Article appears courtesy of the ITU website They re fit fast and they ve all got youth on their side In this series we profile some of ITU s rising stars a generation of talent set to challenge the established names on the international scene This week s Young Gun Paula Findlay of Canada Last April as the dawn broke over Sydney harbour and a new Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series opened few fans could have picked out Barbara Riveros Diaz as the athletes lined the start pontoon But two hours and four minutes later she was the hot talk as the Chilean sensation broke onto the scene Even fewer could have imagined what would lie in store for another young athlete who at that point wasn t even selected by her National Federation for the early season Series races By the end of 2010 however Paula Findlay s season firmly put her on the world stage as a potential medallist in London in 2012 Triathlon Canada s decision to ensure Findlay was in prime condition before taking to the World Championship Series circuit proved to be the right one After Findlay cruised to her first World Cup victory in Monterrey Mexico she backed it up with an impressive fourth place at the 2010 Hy Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup which boasted a field as strong as most World Championship Series races By this time she was ready to make her first appearance of 2010 in the World Championship Series in London she did in style Paula Findlay the 21 year old from Edmonton Alberta forced the world take notice as she left the experienced trio of Spirig Jenkins and Hewitt in her wake to take gold As impressive as this was three weeks later she signalled the victory was no fluke by becoming the only woman to win back to back races in the 2010 Series Against the stunning backdrop of the Austrian town of Kitzbühel Findlay again broke away in the last 800m to claim the top podium spot and firmly establish herself as a force to be reckoned with at the highest level Topping off the season with fifth place at the Grand Final in Budapest she moved up to fifth place in the overall rankings and marked a fantastic 2010 season She also claimed the best runner segment rankings and a handsome bonus The transition from a junior to elite athlete can be a tricky one with many athletes failing to make the jump to the elite level Surprisingly Findlay slipped under the radar at the junior level with a modest scorecard of 13th 6th and 9th at the 2006 2007 and 2008 ITU Triathlon World Championships respectively The 2009 season was solid for Findlay who despite a stress fracture hampering her season claimed a bronze at the ITU Triathlon Under23 World Championships and had two top 20 finishes in Hamburg and Kitzbühel However none of these results could have predicted what was to come in 2010 Findlay herself admitted she was surprised by her results on speaking of her 2010 season It s kind of indescribable I went into the season not really certain of my goals because I was injured last season 2009 and I ve been building from a junior to a senior and new to the World Cup and racing these international athletes So I just wanted to get used to that maybe top 15 finishes in the World Championship Series races Concentrating firmly on qualification for the Olympic Games Findlay has put the winter semester of her medical degree on hold for now This break has allowed her to train in warmer climates than her native Edmonton and thus improve her weakest discipline the bike which she has admitted in the past needs improvement Working with the Canadian team between their training camp in Maui and their base in Victoria this year allows much more time for Findlay to focus on her bike handling and transition skills which will be firmly tested in 2011 Findlay can be sure her fellow athletes will be looking to expose any potential weaknesses in their quest for the World Championship crown Perhaps worrying for her competitors is Findlay still feels she has some way to improve I don t think I m at my fastest just because I only really have one season of training behind me because I was injured the season before I feel I can improve on it While Findlay has openly admitted she finds media attention before the races stressful she also says she enjoys the attention post race However success always comes with a price and

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    to qualify for Hawaii I wasn t there just to finish Her Florida Ironman finish time of 10 hours 20 minutes and 57 seconds has presented Spear Burrows with a challenge like no other triathlon she s ever faced The Hawaiian heat can be oppressive The cross and head winds push bikers and runners to the limit Rules for the swim prohibit the use of a wet suit meaning racers making the 3 86 kilometre trek in Kailua Bay can t rely on the extra buoyancy they provide Without the wet suit she ll have to use her legs more to push her through the swim said Rothesay s Daryl Steeves who will help coach Spear Burrows as she prepares for the world championship That has an impact when you get on the bike where the winds can be brutal Steeves describes Spear Burrows as one of the most gifted and driven athletes he s ever worked with Nowhere was that more evident than in Florida where she had to slam back mounds of pretzels at aid stations along the 42 2 km marathon route trying to replace the sodium she d lost during the first two legs of the triathlon including a 180 2 km cycle Something just wasn t right I felt dizzy light headed every time I looked down Spear Burrows said of her run But I kept eating the pretzels at the water stations and pushing on Spear Burrows has been racing competitively since she was 12 She ran track and cross country through elementary high school and university She found success early when she made the jump to triathlon winning the 2005 Ironman Canada 40 45 age group in her first attempt in a time of 11 01 That result actually qualified her for Hawaii

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    Federation member of International Triathlon Union which was demonstrated through a range of commitments and actions including ITU s Back the Bid Paratriathlon for the Paralympics campaign Thursday December 9 2010 Para Triathlon for Paralympics Campaign Triathlon Canada Backs International Triathlon Union s Para Triathlon for Paralympics Campaign Show your support of the bid by joining the ITU s Facebook page TORONTO Triathlon Canada and its team of athletes offered official support to the International Triathlon Union s bid for inclusion of Para Triathlon into the Paralympic Summer Games lineup in Rio De Janeiro 2016 the governing body for the sport in Canada announced on Thursday Triathlon Canada has joined a star studded lineup of athletes and organizations backing the bid to encourage the International Paralympic Committee to make a favourable decision for inclusion of Para Triathlon into the 2016 Games Since making its debut in the Olympic Games in 2000 triathlon has emerged as one of the fastest growing sports at all levels in Canada and around the world and there is no question in our mind the sport should now also be showcased on the world s biggest stage for Para sports where it belongs said Alan Trivett executive director Triathlon Canada On behalf of Canada s entire team of para and able bodied athletes we give the International Triathlon Union our full support A total of eight Canadians were among the 88 athletes representing 17 countries at the 2010 World Championships in Budapest Hungary Athletes competed in one of six categories that make up the Para Triathlon World Championships including handcycle leg impairment above the knee Les Autre arm disability leg impairment below the knee and visual disability The sport is rapidly growing with participants doubling since 2009 and now more than 35 nations competing internationally For the first time ever Triathlon Canada held a weeklong training camp in Budapest for its Para Triathlon squad in 2010 to fully prepare for the World Championships where Canadian athletes captured four medals There is no doubt inclusion into the Paralympic program will be a boost for triathlon s continued growth around the world said Jody Barber a 2010 Paralympian in cross country skiing for Canada who won a bronze medal at the 2010 Para Triathlon World Championships Para Triathlon is an exciting sport which can be enjoyed by anybody regardless of their age or disability I would relish the opportunity to be a part of showcasing this incredible summer sport at the Paralympic level as well The International Paralympic Committee s decision is expected on Saturday Triathlon Canada appuie la campagne de l Union internationale du triathlon Para Triathlon aux Paralympiques Appuyez la campagne inscrivez vous à la page Facebook de l UIT TORONTO Triathlon Canada et son équipe d athlètes ont déclaré leur appui des efforts de l Union internationale du triathlon pour inclure le para triathlon au programme des Jeux paralympiques d été à Rio De Janeiro 2016 l organisme national du sport a annoncé jeudi Triathlon

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