Tamara Jewett

Pro Triathlete

Photo by: Kevin MacKinnon


Perseverance and resilience are hallmarks of my engagement with elite sport. I switched from high-performance middle distance track to triathlon part way through 2017 when a very bad tear in my plantar fascia kept me from running for 18 months.

I raced very successfully as an age-group triathlete in 2018 and went pro in 2019, qualifying for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in my second pro race. Although my competition plans were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, I raced in modified format domestic races in 2020, winning the PTO-supported Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship in September 2020. I managed a successful return to international racing in 2021, winning a pro Ironman 70.3 for the first time at the Timberman 70.3 in August 2021 and becoming the first woman in listed PTO stats to break 74 minutes in the run split of a 70.3 with a 73.08 run split at the Augusta 70.3 in September 2021.

In my non-athletic life, I am a lawyer. For ten months in 2018/2019, I balanced pro triathlon training and competition with a full-time articling job at a major corporate law firm in Toronto, Torys LLP. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted a year away from law to focus on training full time. After making that balance work again with a return to full time legal work for six months in late 2020, I am now working part time at Torys LLP as a junior tax associate while pursuing pro triathlon.

And in my moments of spare time, I love reading, live theatre, delicious food and lounging around with my Chris and my cat.


From Toronto, ON/Uxbridge, ON

Volunteer Commitments Assistant Track and Field Coach, UTTC Junior Development Program (past)


Head Coach: Suzanne Zelazo, Team Atomica

Run Consultant Coach: Ethan Davenport, University of Toronto Track Club (UTTC)

Swim Consultant Coach: Miguel Vadillo, Embrace Open Water Swimming/C3 Cross-Training Triathlon Club

Osteopathic/RMT Support: John D'Aguanno, Therapy Solutions; Hugo Orozco-Reyes, The Runner's Academy

Physiotherapy Support: Desmond Fung, Dynamic Physiotherapy Solutions

Selected Publications

"What Vegetarian Pro Triathlete Tamara Jewett Eats in a Day", Triathlon Magazine Canada (June 16, 2020) http://triathlonmagazine.ca/feature/what-vegetarian-pro-triathlete-tamara-jewett-eats-in-a-day/

"Time for a Bike Focus: A Pro Deals with Training While Physically Distancing", Triathlon Magazine Canada (April 14, 2020) http://triathlonmagazine.ca/training/time-for-a-bike-focus-a-pro-deals-with-training-while-physically-distancing/

"Five Tips for Triathletes Navigating a Global Pandemic", Triathlon Magazine Canada (March 20, 2020) http://triathlonmagazine.ca/feature/5-tips-for-triathletes-navigating-a-global-pandemic/

  • IM 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta
  • IM 70.3 World Championship St. George
  • PTO US Open
  • Collins Cup - Team International
    2nd in Match
  • PTO Canadian Open
  • IM 70.3 Chattanooga North American Championship *Had to repair a flat on the bike; run split still 74min
  • IM 70.3 Eagleman
  • IM 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
  • Ironman Indian Wells-La Quinta December 5, 2021
  • Ironman 70.3 Timberman August 22, 2021 1st woman, 2nd person (no male pro category), swim: 28:47, bike: 2:27:00, run: 1:14:19, total time: 4:13:38
  • Ironman 70.3 Boulder August 7, 2021 5th woman, swim: 29:36, bike: 2:21:06, run: 1:16:50, total time: 4:10:40
  • Rev3 Williamsburg June 27, 2021 6th woman, swim: 24:01, bike: 2:31:25, run: 1:23:32, total time: 4:22:41
  • Ironman 70.3 World Championship September 18, 2021
  • Ironman Augusta 70.3 September 26, 2021
  • C3 Old School Triathlon Series Chase Format Covid-modified Pro Race (long course) ​ July 2020 1st person *with 17min handicap for the men racing Jackson Laundry, Cody Beals, Taylor Reid, Mikael Staer Nathan and Andrew Bolton, fastest run of the day, 4th person out of 6 without the 17min handicap, total time: 2:48:50
  • PTO Canadian Pro Championships (Olympic distance) September 13, 2020 1st woman, swim: 19:23, bike: 1:07:22, run: 34:59, total time: 2:01:42
  • C3 Old School Triathlon Series Half-Ironman Distance Race September 2020 1st woman
  • Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires (South American Championship) November 3, 2019 3rd woman, total time: 4:17:41
  • Ironman 70.3 Augusta September 29, 2019 4th woman, swim: 25:49, bike: 2:30:00, run: 1:18:56, total time: 4:18:58
  • ​MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series Lakeside (Olympic distance) September 2019 1st woman, 4th person, total time: 2:05:14
  • MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series Rose City Tri (long course) ​June 2019 1st woman, women’s course record, 7th person, total time: 2:54:14
  • Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (70.3 distance) 1st woman, women’s course record, 5th person, total time: 4:19:01
  • ITU Triathlon International de Montréal (Olympic distance, age group race) 2nd woman, total time: 2:16:35 *accidentally completed extra loop on bike course
  • Kingston Triathlon (long course) ​ 1st woman, 4th person, total time: 3:00.20​
  • Ironman 70.3 Muskoka (age group race) 1st woman, 7th person, total time: 4:20:45
  • MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series Rose City Tri (long course) ​ 1st woman, women’s course record, 9th person, total time: 2:57:15
  • Milton Subaru Triathlon (long sprint distance) 1st woman, 5th person, total time: 1:27:16