Simon Whitfield

World Champion Triathlete

About Simon Whitfield

Simon Whitfield’s name became synonymous with success over the span of his decorated career, but his journey to the top was paved with left turns. A talented young runner, Whitfield showed early potential in triathlon but lacked the skills to put all three disciplines together. With a passion for the sport and a goal to “be the world’s best at something”, he made the mature decision as a teenager to move to Australia to train amongst its top-ranked triathletes.

At the start of the 21st century, his dreams began to come true winning the Canadian Championship brought him to his first Olympics in Sydney Australia. There he stunned the world by coming from a 4th place in the dying minutes to win Gold.

Keynote Topic

Simon speaks on the subject of “The Relentless Pursuit” of achieving your goals, dreams, and overall well-being. His engaging presentation is informative and inspirational.

Career Highlights

  • Olympic Gold Men’s Triathlon 2000
  • Olympic Silver Men’s Triathlon 2008
  • Flag Bearer for Canada Olympics 2012
  • Four-Time Olympian
  • 12 Canadian Championships
  • 14 World Cup Victories
  • Canadian Triathlon Hall of Fame 2014
  • International Triathlon Hall of Fame 2015

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