I was a young motocross athlete from age 12 to 16 or until I crashed in a race and broke my neck and became paraplegic.
I have been an internationally ranked paraplegic athlete in triathlon since 2008, and was the Aquathlon world champion in 2012 and 2013. Ranked 5th in the world in paratriathlon in 2012 and a 6 time Canadian National Champion.
My life’s goal was to make the starting line in paratriathlon at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2016.
My last 11 months required extreme personal and financial sacrifice in order to be in the best condition and have the most success in my qualifying races to get to Rio. I had local sponsorship, and did not have support from my country’s athletic federation in order to race, travel and train for the Games in September. With the rigors of training, fueling, and recovering properly, I dedicated myself full-time to my athletic pursuits in the winter season in florida and europe, putting my career as a massage therapist on a temporary hold. Please read my story in my bio for more information .
With love and Gratitude,
My life’s goal was to be on the podium at the 2016 Paralympic Games and to be part of the first paratriathlon event in the history of the Paralympic Games.