We are delighted to announce that Eva Kapp has joined t1diabetes.
Diagnosed at the age of 5 Eva has been Type 1 Diabetic for nearly 29 years. She has been using an insulin pump for over 10 years now which allows her to be much more flexible and adapt her insulin requirements better for long endurance events. From running, skiing, volleyball, wind surfing, to adventure racing and mountain biking – Eva has always been very sporty. She picked up Triathlon in 2011 and completed her first sprint distance triathlon with a second hand road bike and a wetsuit she borrowed of a friend. The same year she also finished her first proper endurance race – the 110mile bike leg of Ironman Copenhagen as part of a relay team. Over the past few years Eva has completed several middle distance races (1.2 mile swim, 56 miles bike and 13.1 mile run) finishing top 10 in her age group. Having managed her sugar level so well during these races and training she decided to push the boundaries and completed her first long distance Triathlon race on the island of Elba, Italy in 2013. Despite adverse weather conditions Eva completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike leg and 26.2 mile run finishing second in her age group and 11th women overall. To read her story of her first ironman distance race, read here
For 2015 Eva has set herself another goal with Ironman Frankfurt. Read her blog: