Molly Miller on the podium

In training for the ski season, Kimberley's Miller is still winning

Kimberley’s Molly Miller with her latest medal.

Kimberley’s Molly Miller with her latest medal.

CHRIS NEWEL

For the Bulletin

 

 

Molly Miller, a Canadian National Cross Country ski champion from Kimberley BC, is no stranger to the podium but during this summer is at the forefront with a new sport.  Molly graced the podium on Aug 2 at the Post Falls Triathlon and again in Coeur d’Alene on Aug 8.

Molly trains diligently throughout the year to ski competitively not only in BC but also in Canadian National Ski races.  To compete Molly augments her ski training by running, cycling and even swimming.  So competing in a Sprint triathlon was a natural progression.   The event involves a 500 m swim, followed by a 20 km bike ride and finishing with a 5 km run.

In Post Falls, Molly completed the course in 1:17, first in her age category (13-19) and first in all the females.  She was 8th in a field of over 50 competitors.  For those that don’t know Molly is only 14.

In Coeur d’Alene a week later the competition was a bit tougher with a time of 1:23, but she managed a respectable 2nd place in her age category and 3rd in the females.

Molly is a dedicated athlete who trains year round for her passion, which is cross-country skiing.  She is well known in the ski world not only in BC but also in Canada.  Molly is an honor student at Selkirk Secondary School in Kimberley.