Dylan Da SIlva, South African triathlete
It was a long flight there, we left on Sunday 24th August flew through the night to London, an 11 hour flight. Had an 8 hour stop over at Heathrow and then a 9 hour flight to Edmonton, Canada. Luckily I had a couple of days to recover from the journey.
My event went well considering this was my third ever Triathlon, qualifying for World Champs at South African Triathlon Championships and All Africa Games and no professional coaching.
My swim went well coming out the water in 6th place. Cycling being my strongest discipline I pulled through to third fastest on the bike but my running is where I really need to do some work. With the run I fell back to 10th place.
I am very pleased with my result and at least I now know what is out there on the International platform. I will be seeking professional coaching and training hard to better my times.
The 2014 ITU World Triathlon Championships was to date the most awesome and eye opening experience so far in my sporting career.
With my ranking now being 10th in the World I was awarded Senior Protea Colours: Triathlon.
I am truly grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to get one step closer to fulfilling my dream of competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games.
You can rest assured that I will certainly be training hard and giving everything I have leading up to 2016.