Winnipeg Native, Suzanne Huse, to compete at Ironman World Championships

Suzanne Huse (formerly Suzanne Binne), was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is set to race in the Ironman World Championship race on October 12, 2019 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Suzanne (“Sue”), who is currently living in Missoula, Montana, is 45 years of age and will be the oldest professional-male or female-competing in the race. 

For the 2018-2019 Ironman season, World Triathlon Corporation modified the standard for qualifying as a professional athlete, for the Ironman World Championship, by essentially requiring professionals to win a race in order to be allocated a starting spot for the race.  On October 7, 2018, Sue won Ironman Taiwan and locked in a prized position on the starting line.  Prior her incredible finish at Ironman Taiwan, Sue had several podium finishes in extremely competitive Ironman 70.3 professional fields, including a 3rd place finishes at Ironman Boise 70.3, Ironman Austin 70.3 and Ironman Muskoka 70.3, a 2nd place finish at Ironman Augusta 70.3.
 
Ironman Taiwan was just her third full-distance Ironman race, and it is sad, but equally incredible and important to note that Sue attributes much of her motivation and inspiration in that race to her late brother, Patrick Binne, who she loved so much and who passed away just one week before the race. (Patrick’s Obituary)

Sue raced for the University of Manitoba track and field, and cross county teams prior to moving to Missoula, Montana in 1998, where she met her husband with whom she has two boys.  Since that move and prior to becoming a well-known triathlete, Sue competed for the Canadian National team at the World Cross Country Championships in 2004 and 2008.  Sue has recently announced that her participation at the Kona Ironman World Championships will be her final triathlon race as a professional athlete, but she has not ruled out pursuing other sporting goals and events after she is done.
 
To follow Sue in the professional field at Ironman World Championships,  coverage can be found through NBC Sports at the following link: http://stream.nbcsports.com/nbcsn/ironman-kona
 
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