Mary Joy Hubbs surrounded by her fitness class students at We Energies.
On Sept. 15, she’ll be competing with the world’s best at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.
“I want to embrace the moment because it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me,” said Hubbs, who had to qualify to compete in the ITU Age-Group Sprint World Championship where she’ll swim 750 meters in the Caribbean Sea, bike 20K, then run 5K.
Her impressive times at Milwaukee-area triathlons put her in contention for a top-10 finish in her 60-64 age group.
“I’m just ready to go,” said Hubbs. “I really feel ready!”
|Chris Wodke competing|
for Team USA in Oklahoma.
“This is my second World Championship race and my third time racing for Team USA,” said Wodke. “I am really proud to wear the US uniform, and it is so fun to talk to the other athletes.”
As if the aquathlon isn’t enough, Wodke also decided to enter the open age-group sprint triathlon two days before her “official” race.
Good luck, iron women!