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  • At the Races. A big weekend for endurance sports.

    AT THE RACES

    A BIG WEEKEND FOR ENDURANCE SPORTS!
    Team Triumph had a busy weekend in Canada and the US! Congratulations to Suzanne Rivest (seen above with her brother and son) for coming in 2nd in her age category at the Fall Colours 5km. France Girard was also out and completed the Half Marathon. While the world record for the marathon was being broken, Linda and Jean-Paul Lafrance were also on the course pushing their limits at the Chicago Marathon! Congrats to you both! Meanwhile in Louisville, Kentucky, Steve Swanwick completed another Ironman yesterday!! Unfortunately due to blue-green algae the swim course was canceled. Steve had been keeping his open water swimming ....

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  • Anna Belanger Shares Her Inspirational Triathlon Story

    Anna Belanger Shares Her Inspirational Triathlon Story

    Anna Belanger is a very busy mother, wife, educator and business owner of Anna Belanger and Associates , a massage therapy business-driven and operated by her talented team of educated, strong and compassionate therapists. Here is here story.... I started Team Triumph with a strong base in fitness, however in no way was I a triathlete. In fact I was far from it. I was afraid of open water, could only breast stroke and had a road bike I had not ridden in 4 years. There was hope on the running front though as I had already completed two marathons and over 15 half marathons. I was an athlete, but an athlete with deep fears associated with biking and swimming. My last ....

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  • Team Triumph Members Enjoy Fall Racing

    Coach Kevin Willis was busy on the weekend doing the Bruce Peninsula Gravel Gran Fondo. Here is his report:
    "Lots of Mud!!" RUN CLUB NEWS
    Congratulations to Jennifer RaeBrown(seen above,far left with Gillian Scobie, Harry Briggs, Lucie Villeneuve and Cecile Beaurepaire)for coming in 4th overall and 1st in her age group at the Rattle Me Bones 10km last weekend!! Jennifer has been consistently running with our club for over a year now and is reaping the rewards! Joanne Daweswas out on the weekend doing the Run for the Cure. Thanks for participating and raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer, Joanne! ....

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  • France Girard climbs another mountain

    France Girard climbs another mountain

    Back in June, we did a spotlight on France Girard in the OAC blog. Today, we are publishing an exciting update from her. With the race season winding down, we will catch-up on a few spotlights in our weekly news to keep you inspired for next season! France is a retired school principal and Grandmother. I had the pleasure of meeting her at her 1st triathlon in Brockville where I quickly "cleaned-up" her transition zone and gave her some pointers on how to do a triathlon. She then joined Team Triumph and has been hooked ever since! Here are France's Words of Inspiration:
    "Life is made of multiple challenges that you need to overcome, mountains that need to be conquered, sometimes big, ....

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  • Falls Racing is under way

    AT THE RACES
    It was a quiet weekend in Ottawa on the racing front as our members get ready for Le Petit Train du Nord and the 9 Run - Run races but that didn't stop our members from going afar to find a race! Congratulations to Gary Maxwell on doing a speedy fast race at the Neptune Festival 8km in Virginia Beach! Kit E completed a rather wet Berlin Marathon today and knocked another one off the 6 Major Marathons bucket list: BOSTON NEW YORK BERLIN CHICAGO TOKYO LONDON I believe Kit is just missing London. Kit has also done Paris and Toronto. Amazing feat! Luc Lapensee is reaching for the same goal! Has anyone actually completed the list or are you trying for it? ....

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  • 70.3 Barrelman and Army Run reports are in!!!!!

    Back in June we did a spotlight on France Girard in the OAC blog. Today, we are publishing an exciting update from her. With the race season winding down, we will catch-up on a few spotlights in our weekly news to keep you inspired for next season! France is a retired school principal and Grandmother. I had the pleasure of meeting her at her 1st triathlon in Brockville where I quickly "cleaned-up" her transition zone and gave her some pointers on how to do a triathlon. She then joined Team Triumph and has been hooked ever since! Here are France's Words of Inspiration:
    "Life is made of multiple challenges that you need to overcome, mountains that need to be conquered, ....

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  • Fall Racing at its Best

    Fall Racing at its Best

    AT THE RACES!
    LAUSANNE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    What an incredible week in Lausanne Switzerland at the ITU World Championships! Team Triumpher, Sue Bennett and I marched at the parade of nations with our fellow Team Canada mates. We checked out the course and there was one steep climb and one really steep descent just to add tothe excitement. The water looked like a calm ocean. It was a beautiful green, blue and wonderfully clear. When race day arrived the water was a bit rough but Sue took it all in stride and hit her target in all three events making it to the finish line and coming in 28th in the world!! Congratulations Sue!! We are all so incredibly proud of you! ....

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  • So.....You've Gone and Done it!!!!

    So.....You've Gone and Done it!!!!


    It’s official you have signed up for a triathlon BUT now what? It’s months away, so you can wait until January to get started, right?
    It all depends on the distance of the race and when it is. One essential element of any successful triathlete is to dedicate the time necessary to properly train for a race. Regardless of your experience or fitness level, it's important to start training long before your first race of the season. This can mean the difference between feeling good and finishing strong, struggling to get over that finish line or a DNF (did not finish). We share in our blog “ When Should I Start Training for a Triathlon ” when ....

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  • Look out World Championships in Edmonton!!

    Steph O in PEI winning her overall and Qualifying for World Championships in Edmonton AT THE RACES! 2 MORE TRIUMPHERS QUALIFIED FOR EDMONTON WORLD'S 2020!! What an amazing weekend of racing. Our gang was also racing in Mont Tremblant, Valleyfield, Brockville and PEI today! Last weekend saw a few people out as well doing the Iron Girl race and Bracebridge Tri. Both Jeff Yateman and Stephanie Obaseki-Johnson were gunning for a spot at World's and BAM!...mission accomplished! I was in Valleyfield and crossed the finish line and looked up at Jeff who was waiting at the line. I put one finger up to show 1st place and he nodded his head YES!! Jeff turned 21 today and ....

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  • Inspiring Performances this Weekend by Team Triumph Athletes

    Inspiring Performances this Weekend by Team Triumph Athletes

    Sophie Completes 12km Swim at
    La Traversée du lac Tremblant 2019

    Congratulations to Sophie for taking on this incredible challenge! We are all so very proud of your accomplishment and grateful that you had Annemarieke by your side all the way! Here is Sophie's Race Report:
    "Aug 4th was the second edition of La Traversée du lac Tremblant. When I submitted my application for the 12k HUUB Ultra Swim, I thought I wouldn’t be selected and would enjoy instead doing the 3k swim taking place on Saturday. I have always been intrigued by long-distance swimmers and La Traversée seemed the perfect location to try it. I first registered as a swimmer to ....

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