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
"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/