Featured YoungTri Ambassador: Shelby from Canada

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.

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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!

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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!

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YoungTri Ambassador Spotlight: Nick from Canada {He represents Canada on a world stage!}

Below is an introduction by Nick Patenaude, a YoungTri Ambassador currently living in Victoria, BC, Canada. The YoungTri Ambassador program is comprised of passionate individuals all across the world looking to spread the word about YoungTri, connect other young triathletes, and share their story and their love for triathlons to the growing YoungTri community! If you’re interested in becoming a YoungTri Ambassador, Apply here

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My name is Nick Patenaude and I currently live in Victoria, BC, Canada! I’ve been competing in triathlons for just over a year now, as well as duathlons for 3 years. In total, I’ve been running events for about 4 years!

I just qualified (twice) this summer for the 2014 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Pontevedra, Spain, and I’m SUPER pumped to be representing Canada on a world stage! I plan on continuing with my competition in the duathlon scene, and amping up my tri competitions as well, because I want to be at the 2015 World Triathlon Championships!

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I’ve got lots of swimming to do to prepare for my races! I’m keen to share training tips and advice with other keen triathletes who are looking to become world class athletes, and I’m pretty sure YoungTri is one of the best places to network with like-minded triathletes! The YoungTri Times is always full of health conscious recipes and fun training ideas, and I look forward to adding my own brand of vegan nutrition, holistic training, and educational background to the growing list of Ambassadors!

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Interested in becoming a YoungTri Ambassador? Apply here