Katie Snowden After attending Lake Forest College on an ice hockey and cross-country running scholarship, Katie has turned her focus to road racing and the sport of triathlon. While at Lake Forest, Katie was the captain of both the hockey and cross country teams and was the recipient of the most valuable runner award for each of her four years of competition. Last year she was ranked the 5th fastest marathon runner in the country. She consistently wins local running races from the 5k distance to the marathon. In November Katie won the Hamilton marathon just a few months after her debut Ironman at Wisconsin where she placed 8th in her age group. With the strength of years spent playing ice hockey, Katie is becoming a force to reckon with on the bike. Fas well and following her 2012 season, Katie hopes to earn professional status in triathlon, taking the sport to the next level. In 2012 she will continue to focus on Ironman and the 70.3 distances locally and internationally. Now a physiotherapist for Lifemark Physiotherapy, Katie actively promotes healthy living and exercise and had made it a mission to help women in particular get involved in and succeed in sport.
Mike Medeiros is a newer face on the triathlon scene. Mike comes from a team sports background. While finishing his Mechanical Engineering honours degree at the University of Toronto Mike rowed with the Varsity Team. Mike was honoured with the T-Award from U of T for excellence in athletics and academics. He is able to balance a full time engineering job, working on his 2nd Masters Degree, a family life and training. Mike excelled at Olympic distance racing in 2011, placing in the top 5 in most of his races. Mike’s cycling continues to wow year over year and he won the Multisport series Triple Challenge ‘fastest combined bike split’ in 2011. Mike is looking to break the 3:00 hr mark in the marathon in 2012. He has a long term goal of qualifying for a World Triathlon Championships.
Ayesha Rollinson is a veteran triathlete who has raced on all the major triathlon circuits in North America, including ITU World Cups. She has podiumed at National, International at almost every triathlon distance (sprint to ½ Ironman). She has even podiumed at a World Championships in the Aquathlon event in 2007. She started her own coaching and consulting company in 2009 and the triathlon swim club she started now boasts more than 90 members. Ayesha is aiming to switch gears in 2012; she will be racing her first Ironman distance event in November.
Suzanne Zelazo stormed onto the Pro Triathlon circuit in 2009. In her first year as a pro she placed in the top 10 at several 70.3 races. She consistently wins local running races including the Toronto Goodlife Half Marathon in which she set a pb of 1:20. She is on the board of volunteers for the extremely successful T.O. Women’s Only Runs. She is a community mobilizer and is regularly organizing events that promote sport culture. Suzanne is the finest example how smart people excel in sports. She is has PhD in literature and teaches at York and OCAD U in Toronto. Coming back from injury in 2010, Suzanne conquered her first Ironman in 2011 at Lake Placid where she was 6th. Next up, a couple Ironmans in 2012!