Cassandre at IRONMAN WCS Hawai`i
Deeply passionate about endurance sports, I have dedicated the last 10 years of my life to long distance triathlon, also known as IRONMAN. An event that represents the ultimate balance between physical effort and mental strength, it pushes us to find the "Aloha Spirit" within ourselves.
The "Aloha Spirit" is the coordination of the mind and heart in each person. It is a life force, a moral code, an expression of love and connection with nature.
IRONMAN encompasses all of this and more. Through the passion, true dedication and sacrifice it requires, it calls on athletes to find that "Aloha Spirit" within themselves. IRONMAN is more than just a sport - triathlon is a way of life.
In my inner quest to find this "Aloha Spirit", I aspire to continue to live my passion for IRONMAN and competition alongside my professional and personal life... and why not, inspire others on this path.
On June 26th, a dream came true when I won the IRONMAN Nice France in my age category. And at the same time, I claimed the grail of the triathlete, the qualification for the IRONMAN World Championships which will take place on October 6th in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
My challenge now is to put together the means that will allow me to be present on October 6th on the starting line in Kailua-Kona.
Like training or developing a personal or professional project, taking up such a challenge cannot be done alone. That's why today, I turn to you all.
In Hawai`i, the sacred land of triathlon where it all began, this large family united by the passion for triathlon bears the name Ohana. Thank you, “Mahalo”, already to the whole Ohana, to all of you, from the very bottom of my heart, for helping me making this dream come true.
I feel so grateful that I am surrounded by the best team I could have dreamt of in this journey. To Bastien, TT, Thomas, Morgan and Mickaël, Steph, Marie-Caro, all my training friends, to all of you, me dearest little tribe, thank you!
And to James, for all your love, your patience, your support, your faith, for always being here by myside, the deepest and the most sincere THANK YOU