Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Discipline: Pro Ironman Triathlete
1st 2013/14 ITU World Championships, 20-24
1st 2014 Barrelman 70.3
1st 2013/14 Multisport Canada Series Overall
2nd 2015 Challenge St. Andrews
5th 2015 Ironman 70.3 Miami
5th 2015 Challenge Knoxville
When I'm not training I love baking, doing crosswords, and reading!
I got injured when running for my university's cross country team, so I swam and biked to maintain my fitness. My brother convinced me to do some triathlons that summer and I fell in love with the sport.
If I'm running well then the run, otherwise it's the bike!
Niagara Falls Barrelman is a favourite because it's flat and fast on the bike, and the run takes you past Niagara Falls twice.
Although it's before I became a pro, I would say the win at the ITU Age Group Olympic distance World Championships in London was pretty special. It was my first race outside of Ontario and the energy at the race was amazing.
Nothing is set in stone at the moment, but I think I'll be racing the Las Olas triathlon in Florida in March as my first race. No race in particular has been chosen for the “A” race of the season - World’s is an expensive trip over to Australia so it will likely make more sense to target a North American 70.3 for a spot on the podium - ideally the top one!
It's important to have the best equipment out there as you know your competitors will have it too, and you don’t want to be giving up time by riding sub-par equipment. When you have quality equipment on your bike you can actually feel the difference in your riding -- smoother, less bumpy, and an overall faster ride. It is easy to get down in the aerobars and go when you have confidence in the equipment you're riding.
Podium at 70.3 World Championships.