Tamara Jewett

Pro Triathlete

Photo by: Brian Opsal Jakroo
Photo by: Kevin MacKinnon
Photo by: Kevin MacKinnon
Photo by: Peter Jewett

BIO


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, the culmination of a long series of severe injury setbacks that interrupted my Olympic middle distance track aspirations.


From 2018 to 2022, I balanced high-performance triathlon training and competition with work as a lawyer at Torys LLP, a top corporate law firm in Toronto. Starting in 2023, I am pursuing triathlon full time. 


After a very successful age group season in 2018 in which I won 70.3 Muskoka and Barrelman, both high-profile Ontario races, I went pro in 2019. That year, I placed 3rd at the South American 70.3 Championships and secured a qualifying spot at the 2020 70.3 World Championship (postponed to 2021) despite having to come back from a broken collarbone that summer. I won a pro Ironman 70.3 for the first time at 70.3 Timberman in August 2021. I won again at 70.3 Tremblant in June 2022 and 70.3 Oceanside in April 2023. I placed 9th at the 2022 70.3 Ironman World Championship. I have also raced successfully on the PTO circuit, including winning the Julie Moss award for a courageous performance at the 2022 Collin’s Cup, where I competed on Team International.  


 I became the first woman to break 74 minutes in the run split of a 70.3 with a 73.08 run split at 70.3 Augusta in September 2021 and have set numerous triathlon run course records. In my 2023 season opener, I ran a 72.99 to win 70.3 Oceanside against reigning Kona Champion Chelsea Sodaro. A goal as I continue to strive for top-level triathlon results is to significantly improve that run split. I have no doubt that as I continue to build consistency this will happen.


I have particularly enjoyed opportunities to share my hard-won insights from my athletic journey with a growing following on social media, podcast interviews, and articles that I have written for Triathlon Magazine Canada and other publications. I manage a newsletter for the Real Triathlon Squad aimed at age group triathletes. I have enjoyed mentoring other female athletes formally and informally as a volunteer coach with the University of Toronto Track Program and through ongoing connections with the University of Toronto’s track team; mentorship programs for students at my former high-school; and involvement with triathlon clubs in the Greater Toronto Area, including Team Atomica and C3 Cross-Training Club. I am gradually accumulating more public speaking experience, most recently as the keynote speaker at Triathlon Ontario’s awards banquet celebrating their sponsors, volunteers and age group athletes.


And in my moments of spare time, I love reading, drawing, live theatre, delicious food and relaxed time with family (most recently - you can follow Chris and my two new kittens, George and Lahti, on Instagram at @georgelahtitricats).


Stats

From Toronto, ON/Uxbridge, ON/Stouffville, ON (more or less the GTA)

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


SUPPORT TEAM

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: Hugo Orozco-Reyes, The Runner's Academy/Body Rebalance

Physiotherapy Support: Desmond Fung, Dynamic Physiotherapy Solutions

Run Gait Analysis/Chiropractic: Kris Sheppard, The Runner's Academy


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/





  • PTO US Open
    10
  • 70.3 World Championship
    11
  • 70.3 Michigan
    1
  • 70.3 Augusta
    2
  • 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta
    2
  • 70.3 Oceanside
    1
  • PTO European Open
    6
  • 70.3 Aix-en-Provence
    2
  • IM 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta
    2
  • IM 70.3 World Championship St. George
    9
  • PTO US Open
    16
  • Collins Cup - Team International
    2nd in Match
  • PTO Canadian Open
    13
  • IM 70.3 Chattanooga North American Championship *Had to repair a flat on the bike; run split still 74min
    9
  • IM 70.3 Eagleman
    2
  • IM 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
    1
  • Ironman Indian Wells-La Quinta December 5, 2021
    2
  • 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
    1
  • 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
    5
  • Rev3 Williamsburg June 27, 2021 6th woman, swim: 24:01, bike: 2:31:25, run: 1:23:32, total time: 4:22:41
    6
  • Ironman 70.3 World Championship September 18, 2021
    13
  • Ironman Augusta 70.3 September 26, 2021
    2
  • 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
    1
  • 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
    1
  • C3 Old School Triathlon Series Half-Ironman Distance Race September 2020 1st woman
    1
  • Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires (South American Championship) November 3, 2019 3rd woman, total time: 4:17:41
    3
  • 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
    4
  • ​MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series Lakeside (Olympic distance) September 2019 1st woman, 4th person, total time: 2:05:14
    1
  • MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series Rose City Tri (long course) ​June 2019 1st woman, women’s course record, 7th person, total time: 2:54:14
    1
  • Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (70.3 distance) 1st woman, women’s course record, 5th person, total time: 4:19:01
    1
  • ITU Triathlon International de Montréal (Olympic distance, age group race) 2nd woman, total time: 2:16:35 *accidentally completed extra loop on bike course
    2
  • Kingston Triathlon (long course) ​ 1st woman, 4th person, total time: 3:00.20​
    1
  • Ironman 70.3 Muskoka (age group race) 1st woman, 7th person, total time: 4:20:45
    1
  • MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series Rose City Tri (long course) ​ 1st woman, women’s course record, 9th person, total time: 2:57:15
    1
  • Milton Subaru Triathlon (long sprint distance) 1st woman, 5th person, total time: 1:27:16
    1
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