Meet the Athletes

 
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Jackson is a 70.3 specialist who has earned the respect of fans and peers as one of the best all arounders on the circuit. He is a threat to win every time he toes the line, with 2 Ironman 70.3 Victories and 10 podiums since 2018 alone.

 

Despite a serious bike crash at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, requiring 2 surgeries, he has returned to form with a win and a 70.3 podium in 2020.

 

Jackson has gained a substantial following from consistently producing quality training, racing, and lifestyle content on his social media. He has upped his game in 2020, becoming a co-host of The Real Triathlon Podcast, and co-race directing the inaugural Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2020

24th - PTO 2020 Championships Daytona

2nd - IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche
1st - Stage 2 of Super League E-Series
1st - Canadian Pro Tri Championship

 

2019

1st - IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant

3rd - IRONMAN 70.3 St. George, NA Champs
2nd - IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga
Run CR- IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa

 

2018
     1st - IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh
1st - Barrelman Half Distance Triathlon
2nd place at 3 IRONMAN 70.3 Professional races

 
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Tamara Jewett

Perseverance and resilience are hallmarks of Tamara Jewett's engagement with elite sport. She switched from high-performance middle distance track to triathlon part way through 2017 when a bad plantar fascia tear kept her from running for 18 months. She went pro in 2019, making her first podium at the 70.3 South American Championship in Buenos Aires despite breaking her collarbone earlier in the season. 

 

Tamara is known for blasting through the field with her impressive run splits. Although he doesn't love to admit it, she's even been known to outperform RTS teammate Jackson Laundry on the run split of a triathlon now and then. In 2021, she ran her way to the win at 70.3 Timberman and to strong second place finishes at 70.3 Augusta and 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta. Tamara is laser focused for 2022 on continuing progress in the swim and bike to support her strong run.

 

Tamara enjoys opportunities to share her hard-won insights from her athletic journey. She has particularly enjoyed mentoring other female athletes formally and informally as a volunteer coach with the University of Toronto Track Program, through ongoing connections to the University of Toronto track team, mentorship programs for students at her former highschool and involvement with two triathlon clubs in the Greater Toronto Area.

 

In her non-athletic life, Tamara practices corporate tax law part-time at Torys LLP in Toronto. In her moments of spare time she loves reading, live theater and delicious food.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2021

Indian Wells 70.3 - 2nd place

 Timberman 70.3 - 1st place

Boulder 70.3 - 5th place

Augusta 70.3 - 2nd place

 

Nick Chase brings the whole package as an athlete, content creator, coach, “The Real Triathlon Podcast” co-host, and savvy sports business man. Nick is a cut above the rest when it comes to creating high quality content,, his sponsors can hardly keep up with all the promotion he provides.

 

On the race course, he consistently produces world class swim-bike performances, leading off the bike or close to it every time he competes.

 

His 3rd place finish at Ironman Chattanooga in 2019 was a hint at what’s to come as he improves in leaps and bounds year after year. Don’t be surprised if you see Nick Chase on the podium in late 2020 and 2021 races.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2021

10th - Clash Daytona

5th Place - 70.3 Cozumel

2nd Place - 70.3 Ecuador

22nd Place - IM 70.3 World Championship

9th Place - 70.3 Des Moines

 

2020

Great Floridian Triathlon - 5th

IM VR20 PRO Challenge Winner

1st off the bike 70.3 Campeche
Organized First Pro Race in North America After COVID-19 shutdowns.

 

2019

3rd - IRONMAN Chattanooga

5th - IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos

5th - St. Anthony’s Triathlon

7th - IRONMAN 70.3 Shanghai

 

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Lesley Smith is a professional triathlete and coach currently residing in the triathlon rich community of Boulder, Colorado. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa and grew up participating in various sports, though in high school she found exceptional success as a distance runner. She then competed on the track and cross country team at the University of Missouri for two years and earned a Bachelor of Journalism. After a lengthy break from endurance sports while based in Austin, Texas working in the event management industry, she joined a triathlon group and the sport has been a part of her life ever since.

 

Lesley's move to Boulder in 2014 was a catalyst for a higher level of commitment as a professional triathlete, and while consistently competing at the top level of long-course/non-draft racing, she has posted 17 podium finishes in the past six seasons. In the fall of 2017 she made her 140.6 distance debut, and in both 2018 and 2019 she qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

Through coaching age group triathletes, she is able to share with others the positive impact an active lifestyle has had in her life.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2020

22nd - PTO 2020 Championship Daytona

 

2019

2nd - IRONMAN 70.3 Texas

2nd - IRONMAN Boulder

2nd - IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder

2nd - IRONMAN 70.3 Xiamen

 

2018
   2nd - IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan

3rd - IRONMAN North American Champs Texas

3rd - IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder

5th - IRONMAN Arizona

Garrick Loewen is the embodiment of grit. Despite countless reasons “real life” has gotten in the way, he has improved his triathlon performances each year, earning his place as a legit contender in long course.

 

Don’t be fooled by his busy full time course load as a Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics student at Eastern Michigan University, he finds a way to be among the best with content creation and self promotion, gaining over 16 thousand followers on instagram. He also founded and co-hosts The Real Triathlon Podcast.

 

He is the young gun of the squad at 25, but has no shortage of experience, having raced at a pro level in ITU, non-drafting olympic distance, and now 70.3.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2019

1st - Multisport Canada Rose City Long Course Triathlon (Course Record)
1st - Grand Rapids Olympic Triathlon (Overall and Bike Course Record)
8th - Waco 70.3

 

2018

3rd - Massy Rainbow Cup International Olympic Triathlon
10th - Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon
Canadian National World University Championship Team Captain

 

2017
   7th - Escape Triathlon Pro Ranking
3rd - Nations Escape Triathlon series

 
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

2021

11th - Challenge Miami

8th - Texas 70.3

7th -  Florida 70.3

9th - Des Moines 70.3

6th - Timberman 70.3

21st 70.3 - World Championships

2020

5th - Huntington Triathlon (fastest bike)

2nd - The Great Floridian Triathlon (fastest bike)

34th - PTO Championships

 
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Lisa grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, before heading to college at DePauw University to run cross country and track. After college, she spent five and a half years coaching Collegiate cross country and Track and Field at Illinois, Wesleyan University.

 

While coaching she helped capture a team NCAA National

Championship and coached 2 individual National Champions and 9 All-Americans. In her coaching years, Lisa discovered triathlon and fell in love with the process of improvement. 

In December 2017, Lisa left a job she loved and moved to Boulder, Colorado to chase her dream of competing as a professional triathlete. After an injury setback in 2019, and surgery in early 2020, Lisa has started to climb the rankings.

 

She is on a mission to make the most of her years as a competitive athlete and hopes to inspire others to take chances, go all-in on their dreams, and most importantly have the time of their life creating meaningful relationships with the community!