Two Olympic Skiers Run for Breast Cancer Care
This Saturday June 30th Olympic skiers Chemmy Alcott of Britain and rival Emily Brydon of Canada will battle it on consecrated Olympic ground. Don’t worry – there won’t be any snow or mountains present. Instead, the two will be swimming, biking and running around Dorney Lake (the site of the 2012 Olympic rowing competition) for a chance to be named the winner of the TIMEX WomenOnly triathlon. “The summer months are key for me to focus on my fitness,” says Alcott. “I bike and run a lot so I’ve always wanted to give a triathlon a go.”
Alcott and Brydon will be among the 1,000 women who participate in the 2nd Annual TIMEX triathlon this weekend, and will be running to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. The race, which will take place this Saturday at 9:30am, will offer women a fun, non-intimidating environment in which to compete and raise money and awareness for a good cause.
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to triathlons or if you’re a seasoned vet – the TIMEX WomenOnly Triathlon offers three different distance options as well as a relay option, in order to appeal to women of all fitness levels:
Novice: 200m swim, 5km bike, 2.5km run
Sprint: 400m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Challenge: 800M swim, 30km bike, 7.5km run
Entry forms for the TIMEX WomenOnly Triathlon can be found online at their website – so sign up and push your self to the limit for a good cause!