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The One about the Haggis – Triathlon Competitor Kevin Tulloch

May 17, 2013

Kevin TullochThere is style and then there is style.  Some of us have it, and some of us don’t.  (And if you have to ask whether or not you have it, you probably don’t.)

If you were lucky enough to be near the EPIC Dartmouth finish line last year, you may have seen third overall male finisher Kevin Tulloch running in his Scottish kilt and wearing a Canadian flag for a cape.  This is one stylin’ Scotsman.

Kevin and his fabulous accent (if you have never talked to him, find an excuse and do it) hail from Aberdeen, Scotland.  He and his family frequently came to Nova Scotia on vacation and he always took part in local races.  One summer, he could not find any running races but noticed a triathlon at Melmerby Beach.  Since he already cycled to work back in Aberdeen, he thought he would try some swimming during the holiday and maybe give this triathlon thing a try.  He borrowed a bike and wetsuit and the rest is history.

Kevin and triathlons go together like haggis and whiskey.  A distance runner from the day one, he began “dabbling” (as he puts it) in triathlons a bit until he got an itch to do an Ironman.  Put off by the cost and the travelling however, he finally got his chance when Epic Dartmouth came to town last summer.

“This year I will be competing as a permanent resident of Canada as opposed to a Scotsman here on a work permit,” says Kevin.  “The kilt may or may not make an appearance!” he winks.

Kevin, from all of us at Epic Dartmouth, we wish you and the rest of our athletes and volunteers “Sláinte mhaith!”  We look forward to seeing you on Canada Day weekend.


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