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Welcome to the website of Kevin Becker & Katherine Calder-Becker
2012 Canadian Ultra Distance Male & Female Triathletes of the Year
 

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, champagne in hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out
and screaming "WOO-HOO what a ride!"

 

We began our journey on May 24th 2003, with entry into the Early Bird Sprint Triathlon as a team – ‘The Killer B’s’.  Kat was the swimmer, Kev the cyclist and runner.  We were excited to try something new for fun and fitness, but had no idea at the time that this simple step would set us in motion and initiate a series of worldwide adventures. If you'd like to read more about our accomplishment, and how we got here, check out our 'about us' page for the deets!

Since 2006, we have raced in 16 Ironman events around the globe, including the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, North American Championships in Mont Tremblant, European Championships in Frankfurt Germany, Lanzarote Spain, Florianopolis Brazil, Nice France, Cozumel Mexico, Penticton, Lake Placid, Panama City Beach Florida, and Ottawa Canada. Ironman Mont Tremblant on August 17, 2014 will mark the start of our 17th Ironman race.

We've also raced in three Ultraman events - Ultraman is a 3 day, individual ultra-endurance triathlon event consisting of a 10K swim, 420.6K bike, and 84.3K run. Our first taste at this distance was at Ultraman Canada in 2011, and loved the event so much, we returned to race Canada in 2012, then took on the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii that same year, which earned us recognition as the 2012 Canadian Ultra Distance Male and Female Triathletes of the Year.

2014 is shaping up to be quite epic, with us both qualifying for the 2015 NYC Marathon at the NYC Half this past March, a R2R2R double crossing of the Grand Canyon done in April, and our first ever Ironman 3-peat coming up in Mont Tremblant in August. We'll add the Chicago Marathon to that lineup, then finish the season off with a return to the Big Island in November to take on the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii! We are thrilled to have be invited to join this elite group of athletes and share the Aloha, Kokua and Ohana that is the spirit of Ultraman yet again!

As you will see from our photo gallery, we train and race to the best of our abilities, while keeping our objective of 'fun and fitness' always in the mix. 

As we look ahead, we also take time to look back. To savor the road we have traveled, to always remember how fortunate we are to have the spirit and health to adventure out and see new things, meet new people and to "LIVE OUR WHOLE LIVES" each and every day.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site and find something interesting or inspiring from our journey through life and share some of our enthusiasm for the sport we have grown to love so much.

Happy training and racing... hopefully we'll see you out on the course somewhere in 2014!

2014 season :
Feb 16, 2014 - Winterman Marathon, Ottawa
Mar 16, 2014 - NYC Half Marathon, New York
Apr 18, 2014 - Grand Canyon R2R2R, Arizona
May 25, 2014 - Ottawa Half Marathon, Ottawa
June 28, 2014 - Tinman Toughman Half Ironman, Tupper Lake NY
Aug 17, 2014 - Ironman North American Championships, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Oct 12, 2014 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL
Nov 28-30, 2014 - Ultraman World Championships, Kailua-Kona Hawaii

 

We’re thrilled to have been invited to take part in the Wanderlust Festival this coming August in Tremblant! This is a  unique mountaintop adventure of yoga, music and events celebrating mindful living with a community of yogis and artists from all over the world!

We’ll be hosting  some great runs each day, and invite you to come and join us on the mountains, down the paths, and through the woods from August 21 to August 24, 2014 – this will be AWESOME!

You can find more deets on our Wanderlust bio page HERE! …or on the Wanderlust Facebook Page HERE! Hope to see you on the mountain!


     
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