Your Road to London stories featured

21 Aug, 2013 01:11 • Español
Your Road to London stories featured

Last week we asked you to share your stories on your journey to the 2013 PruHealth London Grand Final with us. You responded and in a big way. With the last World Triathlon Series race before the Grand Final just days away in Stockholm, today we highlight some of the stories you sent in. It’s also not too late to have your story featured. Simply email us a 300 to 500 word recap of your journey and a picture to accompany it at roadtolondon@triathlon.org. Every week until the Grand Final, we’ll share your story with the triathlon family.

Canada’s Warren Parker
I am thrilled to be coming to London from Canada to participate in both the standard distance and sprint in the men’s 45-49. Even more special as I was born in UK and moved at 13 but still very proud to be born in UK. Ten years ago I donated a kidney to a sick family member. I often say its the best thing I ever did. My cousin is now healthy for the first time in his life from 18 to 28 as years 5 to 18 he was often fighting cancer. To continue reading how the donation of his kidney affected Warren’s road to London, click here.

Thailand’s Nini Ruttanaporn
My name is Nini (Nichakarn Ruttanaporn) competing as an age-group (20-24yr F) athlete of Thailand in a standard distance in ITU World Triathlon London this year. Ten years ago, when I was 14 I got bullied very badly in school. They called me bad and very rude names, ganged up on me, even cut out pen ink and put in my backpack and many more. Read how triathlon helped Nini battle back from bullying here.

New Zealand’s Michael Cousins
Back in mid 2012, a friend of mine from Christchurch signed up for the 2013 Lake Wanaka Challenge Half Ironman. When I saw this I thought, this looks like a great challenge, as we were both putting on a ‘middle aged spread’ – in other words getting too comfortable with minimal exercise and a not so healthy lifestyle. The challenge was on. Read how Michael battled the middle age spread on his Road to London here.

Canada’s Bonnie Slowley
Not sure my story is that exciting but I’m probably one of the newest to the sport entries this year. I signed up for my first triathlon in 2011, a friend talked me into it after a few glasses of wine and before I knew it I was signed up for the Lake Chaparral Sprint Distance, in August. If your triathlon journey also started over a glass of wine, continue reading Bonnie’s story here.


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Related Event: 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London
11 - 15 Sep, 2013 • event page
Results - 16-19 Female AG Sprint
1. Malia Ellington USA 01:11:42
2. Elyse Foster AUS 01:12:57
3. Emma Jeffcoat AUS 01:13:46
4. Kirsten Vergara CHI 01:14:14
5. Steffie Holcroft NZL 01:14:23
6. Natalea Smith AUS 01:15:09
7. Aleena Villani USA 01:15:24
8. Hannah Sturmer NZL 01:15:47
9. Lauren York GBR 01:15:50
10. Severine Bouchez CAN 01:16:08
Results - 16-19 Male AG Sprint
1. Gustav Iden NOR 01:03:56
2. Kyle Smith NZL 01:04:16
3. Dillon Nobbs USA 01:04:25
4. Matthew Baker AUS 01:04:36
5. Christopher Perham GBR 01:04:54
6. Morten Hansen NOR 01:05:03
7. Michael Hooper AUS 01:05:04
8. Cameron Roberts AUS 01:05:09
9. William Kirk GBR 01:05:21
10. Tony Morales USA 01:05:34
Results - 18-19 Female AG
1. Charlotte Taylor GBR 02:00:29
2. Brooke Saunders USA 02:11:23
3. Rebecca Ladyman GBR 02:11:34
4. Severine Bouchez CAN 02:15:22
5. Michelle Swarovski USA 02:19:38
6. Skyler Werner USA 02:19:51
7. Rachel Hardy GBR 02:20:26
8. Amy Penberthy AUS 02:20:33
9. Lauren Evans GBR 02:35:00
10. Nicole Walch USA 02:35:31
Results - 18-19 Male AG
1. Morten Hansen NOR 01:52:41
2. Jessey The Elf CAN 01:52:49
3. Andrew Beardsall CAN 01:54:00
4. Robbie Deckard USA 01:58:49
5. Cameron Goodison AUS 01:59:11
6. Tautvydas Kopustas LTU 01:59:25
7. Spencer Ralston USA 01:59:33
8. Dmitry Baer USA 01:59:50
9. Martin Van Der Velden NZL 02:00:50
10. Leonardo Sanchez Ramirez MEX 02:01:26
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