Your Road to London stories featured

by Erin Greene on 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 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 pageall results
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
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
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 BEL 02:15:22
5. Michelle Swarovski USA 02:19:38
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
Results: 20-24 Female AG
1. Kristen Marchant CAN 01:59:01
2. Meghan Degan USA 02:01:42
3. Martina Fellmann NZL 02:02:19
4. India Kraal NZL 02:02:44
5. Lisa Miksch GER 02:03:13
Results: 20-24 Female AG Sprint
1. Lucy Smith GBR 01:12:15
2. Amalia Isabel Sánchez Albo MEX 01:13:48
3. Lauren Babineau CAN 01:14:41
4. Emma-Lea Davis GBR 01:14:58
5. Emily Whitmore GBR 01:15:57
Results: 20-24 Male AG
1. Samuel Wade GBR 01:47:23
2. Hahasiah Yosua Cervantes Martinez MEX 01:47:28
3. Jaime Davies-Campbell NZL 01:47:55
4. Matthew Organista USA 01:49:12
5. Andrew Lloyd NZL 01:49:44
Results: 20-24 Male AG Sprint
1. Matthew Organista USA 01:05:34
2. Jackson Laundry CAN 01:05:57
3. Sergio Valenzuela Becerril MEX 01:06:19
4. Matthew Nelson GBR 01:06:27
DNF. Jeffrey Robbins AUS DNF
Results: 25-29 Female AG
1. Calah Schlabach USA 01:58:27
2. Jenny Latham GBR 01:59:55
3. Carmen Macheriotou CYP 02:01:44
4. Lydia Hale NZL 02:02:02
5. Alycia Hill USA 02:02:22
Results: 25-29 Female AG Sprint
1. Emma Holt GBR 01:10:04
2. Grace Hawthorne GBR 01:14:03
3. Amy Haddon NZL 01:15:00
4. Jemima Twist GBR 01:15:14
5. Anna Seymour GBR 01:16:29
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