I haven’t posted any links in a long time! Two are exciting sports news and the third is a good reminder/warning for travellers, especially those that run destination races.
ITU Grand Final
On Monday, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) named Edmonton the host city for the ITU World Championships Grand Final in September 2014. Edmonton has hosted nine world cup triathlon events in the last 10 years. With another world cup event this summer and a few changes to the swim lake, the City should be ready to roll come 2014!
I can’t wait to watch the race and be on the lookout for all the athletes in the days leading up to the big event!
It sure would be nice for Paula Findlay to be in top-notch condition for a hometown race!
Tour of Alberta
We’re getting another world-class sporting event: the Tour of Alberta! Our province will host the newest pro-cycling event on the international cycling circuit from Sept. 3-8, 2013.
It will be a six-stage race, starting in Edmonton. The UCI sanctioned the Tour of Alberta as a 2.1 race, making it the highest level pro-cycling event in Canada. As a 2.1 race, up to half could include Pro Tour Teams. The race will be an annual event, changing routes each year.
Although it’s not the Tour de France and never will be, you better believe the hubby and I will be out there cheering like crazy!
Runners and blood clots
Lastly, my husband forwarded me a great article, Runners and Blood Clots: What You Need to Know, from Runner’s World. It’s a first person account of how a fit, frequent flyer developed blood clots from travelling. It’s nice and timely with our upcoming lengthy flights. The author, Jenny Hadfield, includes signs and symptoms and prevention strategies. Her best tip: listen to your body.
Have you watched an international sporting event? What’s your favourite sport to watch live?