Honorary Athlete 2017 : Kamille Larocque

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Kamille Larocque, 17 years-old, is a passionate and enthusiastic Gatineau triathlete. She’s a member of the Club Espoir Triathlon and of the Pro Barista Triathlon team. Kathy Tremblay’s former Olympian coach Alex Sereno, is now coaching Kamille. 
 
Triathlon debut

At 10 years-old, Kamille joined the Club Espoir triathlon. She made her first triathlon in Trois-Rivières with a mountain bike. Even though this competition was very difficult for her, she loved her experience and she caught the sting for this sport. She always likes to train with her club where she has made good friends.  In 2014, she had an excellent season, she won the silver medal at the Jeux du Québec, a first place and a few podiums finishes in the Quebec U-15 Elite Cups. Kamille also finished second in a Canadian Championship.  The summer of 2016 was a definite landmark season. In the Junior Elite Championship, she finished first in Quebec and won the Grand Prix Junior Elite at 16! She has also performed very well at the National level. She wants to represent Quebec at the Canada Games in Winnipeg this summer. To support her, she has some sponsors like Specialized, Bicyclettes de Hull and Café Barista. 
 
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Kamille will complete her Sports-Études high school in Triathlon at École secondaire de l'Île. She will continue her studies at Cégep
and then will go to university to get a Bachelor degree in Business Administration specialized in Economics and Finance.
She enjoys traveling, reading, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. 
 
What does it mean for you to be the 2017 honorary athlete? 
An athlete in the spotlight is a model for other athletes and in this case especially for young athletes. You must believe in your potential and never give up before crossing the finish line. The victory is nice but the most important thing is really the way to reach your goal. You should always have fun, in triathlon, we train so many hours that we must love what we do. I think we should always be happy with our performances and our personal victories. A podium is a recognition and a source of pride and additional motivation for the athlete and his entourage. 
 
Her favorite expressions
It's not over before the finish line! 
Each triathlon has its share of surprises.