With 14 IRONMAN 70.3 victories since 2009 and two World Championship podium finishes, we are very proud to support our Athlete Ambassador Magali Tisseyre! Triathlete champion and spokesperson for the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant being held this weekend, we wanted to share her story with you. Here on the blog Magali tells us in her own words about her career path, her attachment to Tremblant and her other passions:
“I discovered the discipline of the triathlon quite late as an athlete. At 24, when I joined the Club at Laval University, I had very little experience with endurance sports. I grew up on the mountain and young I was always on the ski slopes. I also did some mountain biking, participating one summer in the Canada Cup at Tremblant. It was only at the end of my first year with the Laval University Club that I attended my first triathlon. It was an experience I will never forget. That same day I said to myself that I wanted to become a professional triathlete! It was a bit crazy, but I believed it!
With this new goal in mind, once I graduate, I moved to Western Canada. There, for the first time, I devoted myself to training full time. My career then took off pretty quickly. From the very beginning my wildest dreams started to come true: I reached the podium at the World Championships my first two years (2009, 2010).
I then went through a difficult phase. For over a year I suffered from a chronic injury and fought to stay in the sport. By the middle of the 2014 season, things returned to normal and I started competing again. This time with more motivation than ever!
The triathlon is a sport that has fascinated me for almost 10 years now. Through this discipline, I’ve seen success and experienced incredible emotions, but I also faced obstacles that I’ve had to overcome. These obstacles, even more than the successes, have helped me grow as a person. Today, I am ready for what the future holds and I want to push the limits of my dream: to reach the top step of the podium at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.
The Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, my next race on the calendar, is for me a spectacular race! I am proud of our organization and our destination. This competition, in familiar territory, surrounded by family and athletes I’ve known for a long time, is one of the highlights of my season. Mont-Tremblant is where my inspiration comes from. It’s where I experienced sports for the first time and it’s where my dreams were born!
Besides triathlons, I also like reading, watching movies and going to the beach with my boyfriend Eric. I also like to practice other sports, but I limit myself to more relaxing activities since I am often very tired… haha! We also started doing video projects between training sessions. We travel a lot for the triathlons but our focus is more on the race than on the destination. We dream of going on adventures for a few days at a time and see the new places they lead us. Later in the season we plan on taking a trip from California to Whistler! THE ADVENTURES are what interest me! 😉 ”
VIDEO – Magali Tisseyre preps for the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant:
Come cheer on our very own Magali Tisseyre and all the IRONMAN this Sunday!