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Kihei, Hawaii, United States, 2012/03/15 - Breakthrough Nutrition has partnered up with Kate Bruck for the 2012 triathlon season. Kate is an elite age group triathlete and a 2011 Ironman World Championship finisher - BT-Nutrition.com.
Kate has been an athlete all her life. She started competing on the track when she was in third grade and was a competitive swimmer and runner throughout her high school years. College offered a break from competitive sports – “it was just way too much fun, and I didn’t want to mess that up,” she joked. But after graduation, she got back into running. She ran her first marathon in 2002 and began displaying significant improvements in her times. In 2006 she ran the Boston Marathon in 3:15:00, a personal best. From there she moved on to triathlon training in order to fulfill a life long dream of becoming and Ironman.
Like all triathletes, Kate had hopes of one day competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
“For lots of people who do triathlons, it’s something you dream about,” she said. The event had called to her long before she ever signed up for her first endurance race. She’d been thinking about Kona since fourth grade, when she first saw the international competition broadcast on TV.
“I was mesmerized,” she said. “I was the classic little kid standing in front of the TV with my jaw hanging open.”
After completing her first Ironman in 2007, Kate threw herself into her passion. She quit her job and became a personal trainer which allowed her to focus on her triathlon training. Over the next few years, Kate began to amass quite a resume', placing 4th female overall and 1st in her age group at the 2010 Quassy Rev3 Olympic Distance Triathlon. She followed that up with a 4th place OA female at the Rev3 Costa Rica Olympic Distance Race.
2011 was a breakthrough year for Kate. It was also the year her life long dream of competing in Kona came true. She qualified for the Ironman Championships not once, but TWICE! Her first qualifying race was Eagleman 70.3 where she was 2nd in her AG. Then she set a personal record at Ironman USA where she again placed 2nd in her AG, 16th OA and had the 3rd fastest marathon of the day. But she was not done yet. She wrapped up her season by putting in another breakthrough performance in Kona, placing 10th in her AG and posting a 3:23:00 marathon. She also beat her personal record at the Iron Distance by 16 minutes.
Kate has surrounded herself with a quality support team which includes her husband, Rich "Foof" LaGala, her coach Cliff Scherb, owner of Tristar Athlete and Christian Young, owner of Cycles 54. Now Breakthrough Nutrition is part of this list. "We are honored to have such an amazing athlete represent our company," said Clifton Duhon, President and founder of Breakthrough Nutrition. "Kate brings integrity and class to our sponsorship program and the sport we love so much," he added.
About Breakthrough Nutrition
Breakthrough Nutrition (bt-nutrition.com) is a supplier of sports nutrition products based out of Maui. Some of the vendors they carry are PowerBar, GU Energy Gel, MET-RX, BSN, Vega, Muscle Milk, Cytomax and many others. Breakthrough Nutrition is quickly becoming the number one supplier of sports nutrition products on all of Hawaii. They are now planning to branch out to the rest of the United States and are sponsoring a new Iron Distance race in August. What sets Breakthrough Nutrition apart is unparalleled customer service standards and their quest for the most technological innovations in the sports nutrition arena.