Swimming, Biking and Running our Coeur Out
Posted on August 18 2014
Uhhm…did you see what happened this weekend? It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! Saturday and Sunday were similar days. After a trip to the dog park and a quick workout, we headed to the Coeur Office and logged on to three different computers. Only one of which was used for work.
The other two were tuned into the various races so someone wouldn’t miss any updates. Now Kebby will shoot us for mentioning this but when the Coeur team is racing, she spends a lot of the day either cheering or fretting as she gets the splits. So all day on Sunday (while the warehouse team toiled away), she was in her office pacing around while occasionally shouting out updates.
Where's Kebby? She's not in the warehouse.
Fortunately, the Coeur Girls put in some astonishing performances so most of the time Kebby was cheering. So, let’s take it from the top. The top of the podium that is.
Congrats to Coeur Pro Katie Hursey who shared the podium with her boyfriend at the Kelowna Canada Triathlon. Katie looks like she's coming on to some good form at the perfect time. The Olympic Qualifying run will be starting soon!
Over in the great (and hilly) state of Utah, Malaika took the win at Tri Utah
Michelle Simmons took 3rd overall female at the Kawela Triathlon
What a beautiful picture.
Jess Smith was 5th female Pro at IM 70.3 Lake Stevens
Ok...let's talk about Ironman Mont Tremblant. We had several Ambassadors and one of our Pros racing up in Canada and they all put in amazing performances. Congratulations to Kelly and Irina for completing such a tough course.
Kelly looking great on the run!
Irina is an Ironman!
Beth Shutt was our sponsored Pro racing in Canada and what a day she had. So let’s talk about Kona. Specifically, why Kona is so important. There seems to be a parallel between cycling and triathlon when it comes to championships. With cycling, some would suggest that you have the Tour de’ France and the Olympics. The Olympics matter because…well because they are the Olympics for crying out loud. The Tour matters because it is the longest, hardest and the most prestigious of all the multi-day stage races.
In Triathlon, many would say you have the Olympics, 70.3 Worlds and Kona. Similar to the tour, Kona is one of the (if not “the”) hardest Ironman distance races in the world and it is clearly the most prestigious. It's got so much triathlon history that many consider it to be almost hallowed.
So what does that have to do with anything you ask? Well, you see, only 35 Professional Female Triathletes in the entire world (should be 50 but that’s a story for a different day) get to go to Kona and at Ironman Mont Tremblant, Beth may have sealed the deal, so to speak. She put in an amazing performance and finished on the podium.
Beth looking strong!
The top 50..err…35 are decided based on points and we’ve got our fingers and toes crossed that thanks to her great result Beth will be joining fellow Pro Kim Schwabenbauer and a big group of our ambassadors on the Big Island.
We’ve got to wait until next weekend but our crack team of statisticians have crunched the numbers and thinks things look good!
So there are a few of the Coeur highlights. We hope you all have an amazing week!