Calling all Female Qualifiers for the Ironman World Championships—our Canadian Kona Breakfast and Team Canada Parade T-Shirt Tradition Will Continue in 2023!!
For veterans of the Ironman World Championships, you will recall that historically, Subaru Canada, as title sponsor of all Ironman races in Canada, hosted a breakfast for all Canadian qualifiers in Kona. At this breakfast, they distributed a t-shirt to each Canadian athlete to wear at the Parade of Nations that evening. Eleven-time Ironman Champion, Lisa Bentley, a long time Subaru Canada ambassador, was on hand to share training, racing and mental strategies so that athletes could maximize their skill set on race day. And of course, she joined the athletes at the parade to celebrate Canadian triathlon!!
Sadly, Subaru Canada is no longer involved as IRONMAN chose to award the Canadian rights to a new title partner.
But Lisa Bentley, at her core, is an unofficial ambassador for women in sport. So, she has corralled some great partners to ensure that the tradition continues at the first ever women’s only Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2023.
Thanks to the Subaru Triathlon Series, our Ontario-based grassroots triathlon events; Cervelo, the most popular bike at the Ironman World Championships; ASICS Canada, Lisa’s favourite shoe brand and supporter of women in sport; BornBound, a new premium triathlon brand; and SCICON, the only bike travel bag that can truly manage precious triathlete cargo. The Canadian Kona Breakfast will continue AND every Canadian female qualifier will receive their exclusive Parade of Nations t-shirt to wear proudly.
Please mark Tuesday October 10th on your calendars for the Canadian Kona Breakfast hosted by Lisa Bentley (9am – 10:30am) at the Kona Canoe Club. Lisa will share tips learned from racing and training in Kona and motivation and mental strategies to race at your best. There will be a light breakfast buffet and you can pick up your exclusive Canadian Parade of Nations T-Shirt. Later that afternoon, the group will meet and proudly fly the Canadian flag and wear our Canadian Kona shirts as Team Canada at the Parade.
Let’s celebrate Canadian women in Kona and wear the Canadian flag with pride. Please RSVP to info@AnUnlikelyChampion.com First 100 replies get a t-shirt for sure!!
Thank you to our partners:
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