Australian triathlon star, Emma Carney has announced that she will make her return to competition at the SCA Oceania & Australian Duathlon Championships on Sunday October 18 in Adelaide. This could set her up well to compete at in Adelaide in 2015 when it will serve as the ITU Duathlon World Championships.
Carney is a two-time World Triathlon Champion and ITU Hall of Fame inductee. She won 12 straight ITU World Cups between 1995 and 1997. Carney also won silver at the 1999 Duathlon World Championships. About her race on Sunday Carney said, “I am looking forward to participating in the national duathlon Championships, but I don’t expect that I’ll be super-competitive.”
Just last month Carney was inducted as one of seven inaugural members of the International Triathlon Unions Hall of Fame, at the ITU Grand Final in Edmonton, where her elite career was forced to an early end 10 years ago due to cardiac arrest. She was diagnosed with right ventricular cardiomyopathy and had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) placed in the right ventricle of her heart. Carney’s now runs an online personal training platform for triathletes: EmmaCarney.com
The ITU Duathlon World Championships will be in Adelaide from October 14 to 18 , 2015. This will include elite, age group and paratriathlon duathlon, novice and kids duathlons, and community participation events.