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 1st place at the Sydney WCS, 1st place at the Madrid WCS, and 1st place at the Kitzbuhel WCS.

She represented Canada at the London 2012 Olympic games, and it currently aiming at qualifying for Rio 2016.


Athlete Sponsors: Nike, Specialized, ROKA Wetsuits, Sable goggles, Klean Athlete Supplements

Athlete Language: English

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2006

Athlete Other Sports: Cross country skiing

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

Athlete Sports Hero: Simon Whitfield, Lauren Fleshman

Athlete Proudest Moment: Winning the London WCS event in 2010

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