Meet Alyssa Kimber (@alyssakimber)!
Q: When did you start Triathlon? What drew you into the sport?
A: My first triathlon was in 2015, I completed an indoor super sprint race held in Saskatoon. I had joined the University of Saskatchewan Triathlon Club in my final year of university with some of my friends just to stay in shape. I had no plans to start racing but one thing lead to another! I was intrigued by the sport as I had some background in competitive swimming and cross country running through my high school years.
Q: What are some successes you’ve had recently?
A: This season I qualified for and competed in the first Women’s-Only Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, a huge bucket list item for me! I finished in 12:22 with a PB on my bike leg.
Q: How has Triathlon impacted your life and well-being?
A: Both triathlon and cycling have had a big impact on my life. Besides the obvious health benefits of training for the sport, I’ve learned many important life skills like perseverance, mental strength, discipline, and confidence. I am lucky to have had several coaches who have supported my development in the sport as well as in my professional life.
Q: What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
A: There’s so much to learn about the sport when you’re first starting out (I’m still learning 9 years into it!). If you can afford a coach I strongly recommend it. If not, find a supportive community who can guide you and your training.
Q: Is there anyone you would like to thank?
A: Always thankful for my coaches and my cycling community: CIS cycling, Endurance Journey and HPL Cycling.
To hear Alyssa’s story in person, click here to register for our next Member Monday on December 11th where Alyssa will share her story.
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