Kathy Eaton To Race The 2013 ITU Long Distance Triathalon World Championships in Belfort, France

On Saturday, June 1 2013 at 8 am IRONDame Kathy Eaton will be lined up on the beach of Lake Malsaucy in Belfort France to compete as a member of Team Canada at the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. Kathy qualified to represent Canada in the 55-59 AG and is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to don her Team Canada uniform along with 45 other Canadian athletes!

Belfort is in the heart of Europe between the Malsaucy peninsula and the Ballon d’Alsace; on the doorstep of Switzerland and Germany. The town has already hosted a number of triathlon events, including the World Military Triathlon Championships in 2004, the National French Duathlon Championships in 2005 and the National French Triathlon Championships in 2008 and 2009. The ITU Triathlon World Championships will see a 1,000 athletes from 31 nationalities compete on a course consisting of a 4K swim, 120K bike and 30K run.

The 4K Swim Course consists of two 2K loops in Lake Malsaucy: Swimmers must leave the water and make a pass on the beach to begin their second round.

The 120K Bike Course is very hilly with a steep 10K climb in the middle called the ascent of the Ballon d’Alsace, which formed part of Stage 8 of the Tour de France last year.

The 30K Run Course consists of 3 10K loops drawn around the Etang de la Véronne and the paths of leisure Malsaucy.

Kathy leaves for France on Monday, May 27 2013. Kathy views the 4k open water swim as her biggest challenge as the race is early in the tri season and she has had very limited opportunity to train in open water. Please post some words of encouragement below and show your support by making a donation in support of Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House’s New Cancer Exercise Facility to Kathy Eaton’s Personal Fundraising Page.

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  1. David Broom said:

    Kathy: We are very proud of you. Thank you for being part of our Canadian Team. Good luck on Saturday June 1st. See you and Kerry when you get back…

  2. HO JO said:

    GOOD LUCK I am going tp try to track your results
    Now get some sleep before tomorrow Let me know if you get this mess.

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