Blog: MalcolmP

I'm going to the world triathlon grand final in London

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So after the disappointment of missing the deadline to the Duathlon champs I now find out I have been selected to represent South Africa in the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final Championships in London.

I discovered duathlon and triathlon only a couple of months ago and have been inspired to train towards my new goal of getting to the 2016 Brazil Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. This new inspiration has given me the motivation to swim in cold water and ride in the rain and the dark. Without a doubt a very steep learning curve to learn the different gear and understand all the challenges of multi-disciplined events. All I needed in the past was a pair of running shoes. I realise that my equipment is somewhat inferior to my fellow participants but I will prove myself in this sport. I have actually already managed good results in a number of smaller events which really kicked off my training towards the Ottawa 2013 Duathlon. I did however recently found out that I missed the deadline for registration for the event but Debbie Alexander and Sharon Oakley from TSA have come to the rescue - I will be representing South Africa at the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final in London on the 13th September 2013.

I have 10 weeks so it is time to knuckle down and focus on training.