See below for information from Shelby, a YoungTri Ambassador from Canada. To find out more about the YoungTri Ambassador Program, click here.
My name is Shelby Edgar from Sherwood Park, Alberta (Canada) My first love has always been running. I ran track through high school, and now cross country for my University team. My team is currently 4th out of 13 university teams and we are hoping to further climb the ranks this season!
Triathlon came into my life through my mother who is an amazing athlete. In 2009 I watched her complete her first Ironman and I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I am looking to challenge myself in any facet that will lead me to competing with the best triathletes in the world.
My favorite quote is,
“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.” -Oprah
It is definitely a motivator in training and in life!
I believe that YoungTri provides great insight to a sport that is sometimes difficult to be exposed to, especially for young people. I have big goals for this year, and I hope to inspire and encourage people into the sport that I am so passionate about and live a life beyond their wildest dreams!