He lost the use of his legs after a car accident in January 2008. His car broke down and while waiting for assistance a truck crashed into his car.
Reason for taking up this sport
He trained in triathlon for four years before his accident, so he naturally wanted to take up cycling and swimming following rehabilitation.
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Alongside his coach Sebastien Travers, they were named as one of 50 athlete and coach pairings to benefit from Suncor Energy’s 2013 Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence programme, which included a CAN$8,000 grant.
He was named the 2010 Male Para Triathlete of the Year by Triathlon Canada.
OBJECTIVE RIO 2016
He has an annual fundraising event named Objective Rio 2016 in order to raise funds to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
PARA - TRIATHLON
|Road World Championships|
|5||Team Relay||2013||Baie-Comeau, QC, CAN|
|6||H2 - Time Trial||2013||Baie-Comeau, QC, CAN|
|7||H3 - Road Race||2014||Greenville, SC, USA|
|7||H3 - Time Trial||2014||Greenville, SC, USA|
|8||H2 - Road Race||2013||Baie-Comeau, QC, CAN|
|Castiglione della Pescaia|
|6||Team Relay||2014||Castiglione della Pescaia, ITA|
|8||H3 - Time Trial||2014||Castiglione della Pescaia, ITA|
|DNF||H3 - Road Race||2014||Castiglione della Pescaia, ITA|
|International Para-cycling Cup - Cantimpalos|
|6||Team Relay||2014||Cantimpalos, ESP|
|8||H3 - Time Trial||2014||Cantimpalos, ESP|
|9||H3 - Road Race||2014||Cantimpalos, ESP|
|6||H2 - Road Race||2013||Matane, QC, CAN|
|6||Team Relay||2013||Matane, QC, CAN|
|8||H2 - Time Trial||2013||Matane, QC, CAN|
|4||22 Oct, 2012 - Paratriathlon Male TRI-1 - 01:00:33|
|4||10 Sep, 2011 - Paratriathlon Male TRI-1 - 01:21:43|
|4||11 Sep, 2010 - Paratriathlon Male TRI-1 - 01:13:16|
|2||12 Sep, 2009 - Paratriathlon Male TRI-1 - 02:29:30|
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|Para triathlon Class|
|Para triathlon Subclass|
|Year of Birth||1982|
|Place of Birth||Victoriaville, QC|
|Residence||Victoriaville , Canada|
|Coach||Alan Carlsson [national]; Sebastien Travers|