Athlete Biography

Paula’s introduction to the sport of triathlon began first as a swimmer which she has been doing since she was 11-years-old. She added running to her skill-set during high school and tried her first triathlon a couple years later.

In her first competitive season in 2006, she competed at the World Junior Championships and made Canada’s Junior squad in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, where her best international performance was a sixth-place finish.

Paula won the junior and senior national championships in 2008 and followed with a third place finish at the 2009 Under-23 World Championships.

In 2010, at age 21, she won back-to-back WCS races in London and Kitzbuhel and finished fifth at the World Championships. Her 2011 season started with a 4th place finish in the Mooloolaba World Cup, 1st place at the Sydney WCS, and 1st place at the Madrid WCS.

When she’s not training for triathlon she can be found skiing or running track or studying at the University of Alberta to get into medicine and become a doctor.

Athlete Sponsors: Nike, Specialized, Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, Spidertech, Immunity FX, Lasik MD, Nineteen wetsuits, 7 Systems

Athlete Language: English

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2006

Athlete Other Sports: Track, Cross Country, Skiing

Athlete Education: Current student at the University of Alberta, undergraduate science degree

Athlete Proudest Moment: Winning the London WCS event in 2010

Athlete Coach: Joel Filliol

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