Still riding the crest of the wave!

Daniela Klein, an official at the Centre in Turin, continues her sporting triumphs.

Never neglecting her work of organizing training courses for workers, Daniela has recently won an Italian championship title, finishing 7th overall and 1st in her category at the Italian Cross-Country Triathlon Championships, held at  Avigliana on 30 June 2013.

Daniela is preparing to do an “Ironman” in 2014.  An Ironman is one of the standard distances in the triathlon, a sport consisting of three disciplines: swimming, cycling and running.  Also described as “super long”, the Ironman is the toughest test of all: competitors must swim 3.86 km, cycle 180 km and run 42.195 km (the equivalent of a marathon).  These distances are far in excess of the Olympic triathlon, in which athletes swim 1,500 m, cycle 40 km and run 10 km.  In triathlon competitions, the distances are the same for women as for men.

As part of her preparations, Daniela is also training for a Half Ironman, being held in Aix-en-Provence at the end of September, in which the three disciplines break down as follows: swimming 1.9 km, cycling 90 km, running 21.097 km.

Congratulations, Daniela, and best wishes for your latest and future challenge!

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