Nicole Ironman World Championships!

$5,717 of $27,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 11 months
Nicole Erato is from St. Maarten and is an all-round athlete whose primary focus is Triathlon. This past weekend (March 19th) she competed in the 70.3 Ironman Puerto Rico, which consisted of a 1900m swim, a 90km bike and a 21km run, and placed 4th in the Women's Division (ages 25-29). In doing so she earned a qualifying spot for the 70.3 Ironman World Championships which will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 9-10, 2017. She will be representing St. Maarten among the top Ironman athletes in the world.

In 2017 Nicole has also placed:

1st Place - Trail Du Littoral
1st Place - Siapoc to Siapoc
1st Place - Mo Trouble Masters Series Race 1
1st Place - Trisport Triple Mini Triathlon Series
1st Place Hell's Gate Triathlon Saba
3rd Place AUA Rohrman Race in Antigua competing against top World Triathlete Andrea Hewitt and Tour de Goudeloupe Champion Christine Martinez.

Nicole was Sint Maarten's Department of Sports Athlete of the Month for February.

Nicole is also currently the only Female Triathlete in the SPA (St. Maarten Promising Athletes) Program. She is training and will be competing in the 2018 Caribbean and Central American Games in Barranquilla, Columbia representing St. Maarten. In 2019 she will be competing in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru and potentially in 2020 she will be representing St. Maarten at the Olympics in Japan.

Besides having a large online presence (Facebook, Instagram, Strava and BananaTV on YouTube) Nicole also helps to organize the “SXM Ladies Rides”, which allows women new to cycling to build their confidence. Her motto of “living by active example” shows those around her that hard work pays off and true dedication will shine through.

In addition to her heavy training schedule, Nicole has dedicated herself to a life of healthy living and eating, including a plant-based diet which fuels her body and aids her strength, endurance and recovery.

She is going to smash in as much training as possible in the next five months! Part of this training is attending other Ironman 70.3 races to gain more experience (as this was only the second half Ironman she has ever done) so funds raised here will go towards plane tickets, accomidations and race entry fees. It will also go towards the purchase of the equipment needed to have a shot at competing with world class athletes. This will include a TT (Time Trial) Bike that is specific to long distance triathlons as well as a TT helmet. And let's not forget, a wetsuit for that chilly Chattanooga water! Nicole has a long road ahead and wants to do her best to represent Sint Maarten in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2017. To do this, she needs your help!
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Wow!! I have no words to describe my appreciation to everyone who has donated and shared this campaign so far. YOU are what is making this possible. I have spent the last few days creating an online Athlete Portfolio and I am happy to announce that it is now live! You can visit www.nicoletrisxm.com to view my past, and upcoming, races, read articles, learn a little bit more about me and for those of you who have donated, you can see your name under sponsors. Thank you again for all your support and please continue to share this campaign! All my love - Nicole
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Wow wow wow!!! Thank you SO much to everyone who has donated and shared so far! You are amazing! In just one day we have managed to pay for the first race entirely! This is for the Caribbean Championships in Biscay Florida on April 30th. My flight, bike airport fees, hotel and race entry is covered!!! THANK YOU!

Next goal is Ironman 70.3 in St. Croix (total needed $1050). Thank you for all your support and please continue to share and spread this! YOU are what is making this dream a reality! Thank you team! :D
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Eileen Delgado
9 months ago

Dear Nini, A donation of $100 was made today by a high school friend of mine. Her name is Martha Keenan. It will show up as a donation from me bc I used my card; she wrote me a check which I will deposit. Love you and Cayley. Aunt Eileen

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Eileen Delgado
9 months ago

Dear Nini, Christian Keeley is the nephew of Andrew King, the love of my life, who passed away last September. Christian is a great guy with a kind and loving heart. Thought you might be wondering who he was. Love, Aunt Eileen

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Eileen Delgado
11 months ago

Nini, Jane May is a high school friend of mine. I knew you would be wondering who she was. Love you. Aunt Eileen

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$5,717 of $27,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 11 months
Created March 20, 2017
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Anonymous
5 months ago
$40
Kari Wheaton
6 months ago

No matter what, you are a beast and thanks for proving vegans can be strong and bad ass.

$25
Katharina Gees
7 months ago

You are a badass! Keep up the hustle! Much love!

SO
$150
Sandy Offringa
7 months ago

Go for it Nicole! "People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. Success doesn't come to you, you go to it!" XS

MP
$30
Murielle Paul
8 months ago

You go girl! You are the best

RB
$100
Richard Baker
8 months ago

Keep up the great work Nicole x

$25
Anonymous
9 months ago
Eileen Delgado
9 months ago

Dear Nini, A donation of $100 was made today by a high school friend of mine. Her name is Martha Keenan. It will show up as a donation from me bc I used my card; she wrote me a check which I will deposit. Love you and Cayley. Aunt Eileen

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Eileen Delgado
9 months ago

Dear Nini, Christian Keeley is the nephew of Andrew King, the love of my life, who passed away last September. Christian is a great guy with a kind and loving heart. Thought you might be wondering who he was. Love, Aunt Eileen

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Eileen Delgado
11 months ago

Nini, Jane May is a high school friend of mine. I knew you would be wondering who she was. Love you. Aunt Eileen

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