LONGUEUIL, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - An unexpected news for the middle-distance runner Karine Belleau-Beliveau. The 28 year old athlete, part of Canada's elite track and field, will now train with peace of mind in preparation for the 2016 Olympics with the help of an important sponsorship from LesPAC Network Inc. ("LesPAC"), a subsidiary of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. ("Mediagrif").
The company has agreed to sponsor the athlete whose dream is to compete with the world's best. LesPAC's contribution alongside other Mediagrif's partners, including National Bank Financial, Acumen Capital Partners, Norton Rose Canada, as well as Baliscus, Quadrax and Associates and Juteau Ruel Inc., will allow the young woman, a student and employee of Notre Dame Hospital, to spend more time training.
Belleau-Beliveau has discovered her talent for running middle-distance races in 2008 and now ranks 4th on the national scene and 114th in the world. Her best time is 2 min 02, 23, a time set last September in Italy.
The Olympic A standard is 1 min 59, 90. The athlete hopes to run below 2 minutes and reach the top 50 within two years. Fully aware that the beginning does not predict the ending, Karine Belleau-Beliveau is hopeful, and reminds herself that she has been training with Le Club des Vainqueurs for 3 years, while the majority of Olympic athletes accumulate between 8 and 10 years of experience.
"Mediagrif and its partners are proud to support an athlete who has shown courage and determination in anticipation of the Olympics," said Claude Roy, President and CEO of Mediagrif.
In preparation for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the 28 year old aims for the World Championships of 2013 in the shorter term.
Created in 1996, LesPAC.com is the number one classifieds website in Quebec. With 1.8 million unique visitors per month, the site attracts national and local advertisers. LesPAC.com ranks among the most visited websites in Québec, all categories combined. To learn more about LesPAC visit our website at www.lespac.com.
About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.:
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF) delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses since 1996. Its web platforms enables clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency. The Company provides e-commerce solutions in the fields of electronic components, computer equipment and telecommunications, medical equipment, automotive aftermarket, wine & spirits, diamonds and jewellery, classified ads, retail markets and government opportunities. Mediagrif has its headquarters in Longueuil and has offices in North America and Asia. For more information, please visit us at www.mediagrif.com or call 1 877 677-9088.
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