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Road to Xterra World Championships Hawaii
By William Sams
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Road To Xterra World Championships Hawaii
Project 2014-05-30 15:29:57 +1200
Where: Xterra Off-Road Triathlon World Championship Maui Hawaii
When: 26th October 2014
This project is designed to help myself get to the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon World Championships in which I have been selected in the New Zealand Tri team to compete in October 2014.
The sport of triathlon is my passion! My love for this sport has meant that I have decided to pursue a career in Tri. This sport requires emense dedication, mental strength, and an ability to suffer, but it also requires passion. Passion which stems from a strong love of the sport. I think its important to do the things that make us happy in life. This is something which truely gives me a buzz everyday and makes me happy with every stride I put forward.
While this is a dream of mine it involves much cost. This is not purely a financial cost but a physical, emotional, social cost in which every single day is committed to becoming the best athlete I can be by countless hours of training. The hours required to stay at a top level mean I cannot work as much as I would like to and therefore I cannot always sustain the required financial cost of this sport. I rely heavily on sponsorship to continue my dream.
The main objective of this project is to help fundraise money to get me to the World Championship in which I hope to win a world title and take me closer to becoming a fully professional triathlete.
THE ROAD TO SOMEWHERE: I currently live in Wanaka which is based in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Although it has beautiful scenary it is one of the harshest training environments. Its mountainous terrain provides me with the best conditions in which to become a stronger athlete. I have made huge sacrifices living here in order to forfill my sporting dream. Im away from a lot of my closest friends, good job opportunities, and amongst some of the coldest and severe weather conditions New Zealand can produce. By achieving in Hawaii I hope that I can say to my friends, family but most importantly myself, that my sacrifces are worth it!!
I hope to keep everyone updated as much as I can with how my training is going over the next few months so you can follow my journey.
*You can follow me here on my blog: http://williamsams.wordpress.com/
WHAT THE FUNDING IS COVERING:
Flight expenses to Hawaii return -+ $1500
Food while travelling to/in hawaii, during and after the race
Accommodation and travel within Hawaii
Entry fee to World Champs
and of course the unseen costs involved with sport and travel. Unforseen bike maintenance, medical etc
OTHER WAYS TO HELP: Social media is a powerful tool. Sharing this project with as many people as you can would be much appreciated. Follow my blog
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