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For the remainder of 2009 and throughout the 2010 race season, husband and wife team, Trevor and Heather Wurtele well be racing on Rolf Prima wheels. Both will be training on Echelons while putting in the critical race miles on the Carbon TT58’s .
Though the Wurtele team is fairly new to the professional triathlon scene, they bring a history of competitiveness with them. This paid off in 2008, when Heather won the Ironman Coeur d’Alene, while still working full time as a scientist with Natural Resources Canada. Trevor, that same year raced an 8:50 in the Ironman Arizona, and took second in the Lifesport Victoria Half Ironman, while working full time as a currency trader. In February 2009, both decided to commit themselves to the sport and their dream of being world class long course triathletes. Selling their home in Victoria, B.C., they bought an RV and traveled to southern California to begin their training full time.
“What’s not to like about athletes that can work a full time job and still be top level racers? We’re looking forward to what they can achieve now that they have a little more time.” said Rolf Prima owner, Brian Roddy.
2009 has brought continued top ten finishes for both. Heather recently took 5th in the long course at the prestigious Wildflower Triathlon and 3rd at the Ironman Coeur d’Alene, where Trevor placed 6th among the elite men field. Finishing out a successful July, Heather won the Osoyoos Desert Half Ironman, adding yet another win to her record. Next up for
Trevor is IronMan Canada and Heather is prepping for the IronMan World Championship in Kona this fall. Keep up to date on the Wurtele’s at www.fyzz.ca .