Hot off of the Canadian qualifying event, the Sudbury SwimRun Challenge, four Canadian athletes will be competing at this years IWC World Individual SwimRun Championships being held in Grado Italy on Sept. 8.
Among the four athletes headed overseas is Sudbury's own Mat Legault.
SwimRun is quickly growing world wide since its start in Sweden 13 years ago, and has been in Canada for four years largely due to the efforts of the Canaqua Sports SwimRun Challenge.
This years Sudbury SwimRun Challenge was held on July 28 and was the first Canadian individual SwimRun Championships and also the qualifying event for the IWC World Individual SwimRun Championships.
This is the first year that Canada has attended this event.
The Canadian athletes include
- Mat Legault, 25, Sudbury
- Sebestien Bouffard, 37, Toronto
- Kate Nickerson-Crowe, 44, St. Catherines
- Karen Natho, 45, St. Catherines
SwimRun is a multistage event where participants alternate between swimming and running with the primary rule being that they must keep any equipment and clothing with them for the entire event.