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Heather Wurtele

Posted on: Friday 22nd May 2015

Facts:

Born: 1980

Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia

Representing: Canada

Personal

Started in triathlon: 2004

Professional since: 2009

Trains in: Kelowna, Canada

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Heather played volleyball in high school and rowed varsity while completing her B.Sc. She caught the triathlon bug in 2004 and ever since has been on an adventure with husband Trevor.

Heather is one of the best long distance athletes in the world and amassed 6 long distance titles and 12 half-distance races, 4 of those in 2014. She finished off 2014 with 3rd place at the 70.3 World Championships. She has continued that success in 2015 when she grabbed second place against a stacked field at Challenge Dubai.

Career Highlights

6 x Ironman Champion

12 x half-distance wins

2011   8th Ironman World Championships

2014   3rd Ironman 70.3 World Championships

2015   1st Ironman St George

2015   2nd Challenge Dubai


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