Kim van 't Verlaat (NLD)
From 2017 we will support Kim to get the best out of herself. Kim has shown in the past years that she has talent for triathlon, but also the desire to work hard and to reach the top. What Kim mainly radiates in her sport and mentality is that she enjoys it a lot.
Kim introduces herself to you:
" Hi!My name is Kim van 't Verlaat, I am a 17 year old triathlete and I live in Spijkenisse. I have been taught sports since my childhood. From the age of 7 I started athletics at 'Spark', an athletics club 4 kilometers from our house, how ideal! It started with some relay, high jump and long jump.Around the age of 10 I knew that walking was more for me. In the winter months I enjoyed the cross country and in the summer I wanted to do the running parts. Eventually my brother Joey - just like my father - became a member of the triathlon club Spijkenisse (TVS'90). After I decided to first combine cycling with athletics, I also wanted to become a member of TVS'90 when I was 12 years old. So I did cycling and triathlon together until I was 14, but I still went to the triathlon. My mother also became a member and so we have become a real "triathlon family"! Now, about 4 years after joining TVS'90, my parents are doing long distance triathlons and my brother Joey and I are coming out together in the Premier League next season.So at the moment I am training at TVS'90, I can train swimming in the mornings at swimming club de Kempvis, where the pace and endurance training go together with technology and fun. Very important if you have to get out at 5 in the morning