In September of 2011, Saskatoon's Carly Priebe traveled to Beijing as one of two coaches for Canada’s Paratriathlon World Championships training camp. At the World Championship's, Ottawa's Jennifer Hopkins won gold (les Autre division) forCanada in the Paratriathlon World Championships with Calgary's Kim Wedgerfield, age 53, winning the bronze medal.
Carly was selected by Triathlon Canada as one of two oaches charged with the task of preparing the paratriathletes to compete at the international event. This was the second year that Carly had this amazing opportunity to work with a select group of Canada's best paratriathletes as they prepare for the World Championship race.
Pictured left: Team Canada with Carly Priebe on far left at 2011 World's
Carly said, "(The) most memorable lesson that I tried to convey to the athletes over the week of the camp was that one of the best ways to prepare for international racing is to prepare to feel unprepared. In other words, accept that you might not eat your typical or ideal pre-race meal, accept that pre-race training might be limited by less than ideal conditions (e.g., pool availability), accept that travel will leave you feeling slightly drained... Once you accept these possible barriers and decide that you are going torace well in spite of them, you are a big step ahead of any competition who has not done so and is fretting about them." Carly feels this is an excellent side note for Saskatchewan athletes: As it applies to racing anywhere that is slightly unfamiliar (e.g., out of province) or in less than ideal conditions (e.g., weather)."