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Tenille Hoogland Continues To Focus On The Half-Ironman Distance

Canada's Tenille Hoogland has left her Olympic dreams behind her and is now looking forward to racing in next week's Ironman World Championship 70.3 race in Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

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Canada’s Tenille Hoogland has left her Olympic dreams behind her and is now looking forward to racing in next week’s Ironman World Championship 70.3 race in Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

Tenille Hoogland did what she had to do in order to train as a professional triathlete.

She left a government job in Ottawa, sold her belongings and moved to Courtenay, where she can live with family members, and swim, bike and run while enjoying the splendour of the Comox Valley.

Mornings are generally spent at the Lewis Centre outdoor pool, where she loves the odd 30-metre lengths and the absence of lane ropes during a 90-minute swim. She was pleasantly surprised with the Vanier track, considering the conditions of athletic facilities at most towns. As for cycling, she has become familiar with just about every roadway in and around the Valley since moving there in July.

“I do it full-time,” said Hoogland, 33. “This is all I do.”

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