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Triathlon Canada – Quebec-based sport execs to complete 11 triathlons in 11 days, to kick off fundraising campaign to reach $155,000 goal

Montreal—Two triathlon sport executives will take on the ultimate triathlon challenge this week: to complete 11 triathlons in 11 days through Quebec.

With the goal of raising money for Triathlon Quebec Tri 4 School program and promoting Youth Triathlon while growing the sport amongst all age groups in the

province of Quebec, Christian Triquet, member of Triathlon Canada’s Board of Directors, along with Benoit Hugo St-Pierre, president of Triathlon Quebec, will begin this 

test of endurance, June 16 in Gaspe, Que. Coined, the Triathlon Challenge for Life, the 11 day affair will wrap up on June 26 with an Ironman 70.3 in Mont-Tremblant.

“Benoit had this crazy idea last year, he completed the first edition, and asked me to join him this time around,” said Triquet, who joined Triathlon Canada’s Board this 

year. “Triathlons are about building your mental and physical fitness, and this definitely does that. But more importantly, this is an opportunity for Benoit and I to 

continue to grow the awareness level of our sport, while encouraging people of all ages to live a healthier more active lifestyle and raise money primarily for the 

promotion of triathlon among the youth. In our opinion many benefits like perseverance, discipline, determination and accomplishment are key reinforcements that will 

help build the character of kids therefore, elevating their confidence level and better prepare them for the future. We are now challenging other sport leaders from all 

provinces to embrace this initiative and engage themselves into a similar fitness challenge and trigger youth triathlon participation in their respective regions.”

Donations for the Triathlon Challenge for Life can be made by visiting

www.jedonneenligne.org/sportsquebec/frm_detail.php?FrmUID=37

Benoit and Christian will be fully supported by Oké Wetsuits on the Swim, Louis Garneau Sports on the Ride and will run with Brooks, all official sponsors of the initiative.

Race and challenge schedule: 

June 16 – Gaspé, Que.

June 17 – Petite-Vallée, Que.

June 18 – Cap-Chat, Que.

June 19 – Mont-Joli, Que.

June 20 – Rivière-du-Loup, Que.

June 21 – Québec City, Que.

June 22 – Victoriaville, Que.

June 23 – Drummondville, Que.

June 24 – St-Jean Richelieu, Que.

June 25 – Mont-Tremblant, Que. 51.50

June 26 – Mont-Tremblant, Que. IM70.3

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan

Media and Public Relations

Triathlon Canada

T: 403-620-8731