Triathlon Magazine Canada - - Front Page - BY KEVIN MACKINNON BY CLAIRE DUN­CAN

Triath­letes of the Year

Our col­lab­o­ra­tion with Triathlon Canada con­tin­ues this year as we cel­e­brate the Triath­letes of the Year and those re­ceiv­ing Tri- Can Ex­cel­lence Awards. Heather Wurtele and Lionel San­ders lead the way thanks to their im­pres­sive win­ning records, but there are lots more award win­ners in ev­ery cat­e­gory from sprint to full- dis­tance, off-road and duathlon. From its roots al­most 150 years ago as a small tai­lor shop in Italy, Castelli has be­come one of the world’s premier cy­cling and triathlon ap­parel com­pa­nies. We ex­plore the new Canadian con­nec­tion for the com­pany thanks to Ma­gog, Que­bec’s Pierre Per­ron. A hor­ri­ble bike ac­ci­dent in 2008 put Rob Buren in a wheelchair, but that’s hardly slowed him down as he’s pur­sued his dream of com­pet­ing in Kona. He did that last year in style, be­com­ing the first Canadian hand­cy­cle ath­lete to fin­ish the race.

ABOVE Lionel San­ders and Brent Mcma­hon cel­e­brate their his­toric 1–2 fin­ish in Ari­zona

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