I am a 45 year old triathlete who has been doing triathlons regularly since late 2006. I progressed up through the sport by first doing a year of mostly Sprints and Olympic Distance races before trying my first 70.3 distance race in 2008 and my first full distance race in 2011.
I have a passion for being outdoors all year long. Even in the winter, I keep busy with cross country skiing whenever I can, and am active in helping coach my children’s hockey teams on a regular basis.
As an elite level master’s age group athlete, I feel I bring something different to the team, and it is that you don’t need to get slower as you get older. I’ve actually had some of my best results in the 2017 season at the age of 44. In 2017, I won the masters division of the Triathlon Ontario Long Course series for the 2nd year in a row, and won my age group in every race of the series. In addition, I was able to get on the overall podium once again by finishing 5th overall at the 2017 edition of the Multisport Canada Barrelman half iron triathlon. By being a master’s athlete that competes at a high level, I am proof that with consistent hard work and training, you can continue to see improvements, even as you get older.
At home, I have two active boys aged 10 and 14, and a very supporting wife who have allowed me to get the training in that I need to have some of the success in the sport that I have had in the sport to date.
The Multisport Canada Triathlon series is a fantastic set of races and I am proud to be acting as an ambassador for the 2018 season which promises to be the best yet.