Push Hard Multisport News for 03-21-2018

Nominees for Director-at-Large

Ian is a sports enthusiast who has been involved in the sport of triathlon for 18 years. Ian has over 7 years as a club director and directed 7 triathlon events. With triathlon, Kendra admires the tenacity of the athletes and what she sees as a positive, healthy, inclusive, growing sport; one that she has learned through watching her children compete. As a Board Member Kendra would bring her enthusiasm, positivity, hard work and a high level of sport knowledge to help the ATA in any way she can to inspire young triathletes to compete and achieve their best, and grow the sport of triathlon in Alberta. Michael is a Professional Engineer who has been involved in triathlon for many years, having raced all over the world, and most recently having competed at the World Multisport Championships in Penticton in 2017. About the same time I joined the triathlon club I tore my ACL playing soccer – which meant all I could do for a few months was swim! After a few months I was able to start running and biking even with a torn ACL, and triathlon became my main gig while I waited for ACL surgery. I’ve completed several triathlons to date, completing two 70.3 Ironman events in 2016 and finished the year ranked 18th. in the country in my age group through Ironman’s All World Athlete program. I’ve been working in financial services for the past few years but am considering going back to school for kinesiology so I can combine my love for triathlon with a professional designation, and devote as much time as possible to exercise and triathlon. Nick has been involved with triathlon since 2012, he has competed in numerous races in the province, has raced at the Age Group Sprint Worlds twice, and is currently training for his first 70.3 event in 2018. Seeing the incredible amount of work it takes to stage triathlon events throughout the province, in Canada, and around the world, I thought it was time to volunteer with ATA to give back to the triathlon community, and to help foster a safe and inclusive environment for all those who wish to participate in the sport of Triathlon.

Keywords: [“Triathlon”,”sport”,”year”]
Source: http://www.triathlon.ab.ca/nominees-for-director-at-large

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

I have met the most amazing people through the Team Challenge program who have become my closest friends! We are all working toward the same goal… finding a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. When you join the Team, not only will you receive a comprehensive program to help you achieve your fitness goals, but you will become part of the Team Challenge family. As a Team, we challenge ourselves, change lives and fundraise for cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – two painful, debilitating, and seldom-discussed digestive diseases. With Team Challenge, you become part of the solution! Meet the amazing coaches, our awesome mentors and the Team Challenge family! At our training sessions, you’ll experience first hand what Team Challenge is about and learn how you can take the next steps in helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis. Team Challenge heads back to the east coast! This half marathon event follows the beautiful downtown streets of Bristol, RI when it is decked out in its finest during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America. Team Challenge is excited to announce a new option in the fight against Crohn’s & Colitis. It’s Tony’s first year with Team Challenge, but it won’t be a challenge for him! A runner since high school, Tony has raced competitively West Valley Track Club, and has completed over 100 marathons in his career, including Boston Marathon an impressive 14 times. Coach Ken is a valued member of the Team Challenge family! He began his impressive athletic career as a tennis player turned runner and triathlete. Originally from Germany and raised and educated in South Africa, her first race was San Francisco’s iconic Bay to Breakers 12k Race in 2007 and since then she has completed numerous half marathons, marathons and ultra distance events both locally and abroad. But that was not enough! She obtained her RRCA certification and went on to share her racing expertise when she joined Team Challenge and coached the Napa to Sonoma race for 2 back-to-back years in 2015-2016.

Keywords: [“Team”,”Challenge”,”coach”]
Source: http://online.ccfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tc_team_norcal


The elite runners had arrived and were ready to answer the gun on Sunday morning and nearly 50,000 recreational runners were expected to join them. As opposition from politicians, citizens, and even runners themselves continued to build late Friday afternoon, City Hall and event organizers concluded that the New York City Marathon, which had been staged annually since 1970, should not be held while the metropolitan area still was struggling to come back to life after Monday’s watery devastation by Hurricane Sandy. The mayor and the New York Road Runners had believed that holding the marathon would have provided a psychological restorative for the battered city, much as the event did 11 years ago when residents still were dealing with the shock and grief of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers that killed nearly 3,000 people and destroyed a large section of lower Manhattan. In addition to the anticipated emotional uplift, the marathon was expected to provide an estimated $340 million boost to a New York economy that is reckoned to have lost many times that figure after power was knocked out and the transportation network shut down. An estimated 40,000 of them already had arrived on Friday and were dealing with a variety of logistical challenges in a city still plagued with power outages, inoperable subways, and snarled traffic. Race organizers had guaranteed entry next year to all runners who withdrew by Saturday. Staten Island, where the race begins at the bridge’s toll plaza, suffered the most damage of any of the city’s neighborhoods and still was in disarray. The New York race, with a $600,000 purse for the planet’s elite male and female racers, is the culmination of the annual World Marathon Majors series, which pays a $500,000 bonus to the runners with the most points over a two-year span. It also is the city’s largest outdoor spectator event, with an estimated 2 million people lining the streets. With many of those spectators more concerned with restoring their lives to normalcy amid a sodden city, the marathon had become a diminished diversion.

Keywords: [“race”,”City”,”Marathon”]
Source: https://christostriathlon1.wordpress.com/tag/marathon

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