Growing up, I dabbled in many different sports, including basketball, soccer, cross country, track and badminton. It wasn’t until after high school that I decided to try my first triathlon. I vividly remember my first race – swimming in a pool, transitioning outside to put on a t-shirt, shorts, socks and running shoes, pedaling 20 km on my mountain bike, and getting a taste of jelly legs as I stumbled through the 5 km run. It was challenging, invigorating and rewarding – I was hooked.
Since then, I have upgraded my equipment and tried longer races. My favorite experience to date has been representing Canada in the 2016 ITU sprint world championships in Cozumel. I love triathlon because there’s a place and distance for everyone. Although I started as a runner, I am excited to continue improving my bike and swim splits this season, with the hopes of becoming even more competitive in my age group.