In 2015, I competed in my first MultiSport Canada race at the Toronto Island to try something new. A little over an hour later, I crossed the finish line with a big smile, found myself standing on the podium, and I was instantly hooked. The energy I felt that day was incredible!
As a newly-minted cyclist at the time, having just returned from a 6-day charity ride from Toronto to Montreal, I was searching for a different kind of challenge. I come from a track/ cross country background having participated in numerous running races in the past. My partner is a triathlete but since I’ve never been the most talented in the water, duathlon as a new sport naturally peaked my interests. Run, bike, run, why not?
I explored my passion for racing, and competed in every distance from sprint to half-Ironman. As an endurance athlete, I’ve favoured the standard distance which led me to compete in the ITU MultiSport World Championships in Penticton, BC and qualify once again the following year. I continue to grow my love for the sport that is very much rooted in all the amazing things that MultiSport Canada has provided me.
I can honestly say that joining the MultiSport Canada family is one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s wonderful to consistently be part of the support system of MultiSport Canada – the same that I experienced on my first duathlon race. They’ve given me a positive introduction into the sport that I will never forget and I’m honoured to be part of a community that will create the same positive experience for every new and returning athlete.
I’m humbled to be back this year for the third time as a 2019 MultiSport Canada Ambassador, and I am excited to help grow the triathlon and duathlon community alongside a team of dedicated athletes who share the same passion for the sport and the brand as I do.
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