Penticton couple heading to London

Joy and Carl Peterson are proudly representing Canada in the 2013 London ITU Aquathlon World Championship Sept. 11.

JOY AND CARL PETERSON are representing Canada in the 2013 London ITU Aquathlon World championship on Wednesday.

JOY AND CARL PETERSON are representing Canada in the 2013 London ITU Aquathlon World championship on Wednesday.

Joy and Carl Peterson are proudly representing Canada in the 2013 London ITU Aquathlon World Championship Sept. 11.

“We feel quite proud representing Canada,” said Joy. “We meet people from all over the world.”

Both will complete a 1,000-metre swim and five-kilometre run. They have trained hard and are ready to achieve their respective goals.

“I’m shooting for a podium,” said Carl, who broke the long-course triathlon world champion record for the 60-64 age group in 2012. “I’ve been on the podium before at a world event.”

Carl also holds many triathlon age group course records for the 50-54 and 54-59 age groups.

For Joy, she would like to finish in the top 10 out of the water. Last year she was fifth.

“I’d like my fastest five-km run split of the year,” said Joy, who competed in Challenge Penticton with Carl and Rich Morris as a mixed team and finished eighth.

The Petersons will be among 400 Canadians competing in the event held at London’s Hyde Park.