Presenters

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Elizabeth Model

Ironman Athlete

Elizabeth completed her 101st Ironman at Ironman Cozumel in November just 9 weeks after completing her 100th at Ironman Wisconsin in September. 101 Ironman races all over the world and she started at age 46! Along with her love of Ironman triathlon and travel, Elizabeth is very accomplished in business. She is currently the CEO for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, where she continues to contribute and collaborate in the new buildout of Surrey City Centre. Previously she was General Manager for a large land development company; Executive Director with the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce and co-owned and operated several small businesses in tourism and retail in the early stages of her working career.

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Leith Drury

Sport Psychology Consultant

Leith Drury is a high-performance sport psychology consultant practicing in Toronto. As a world champion age-group triathlete with a doctorate in sport psychology, she has studied, trained, and lived high performance and greatly enjoys learning and coaching in the world of sport. Leith coaches athletes to maximize their performance potential and engages with coaches to enhance the impact of their leadership. Dr. Drury has worked with athletes who have won Olympic gold medals, been Paralympians, and with teams who have become CIS champions. Her Sport clients also include many developmental athletes in a wide variety of both individual and team sports.

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Vivian Chong

Artist, Producer, Author, Multisport Athlete

Vivian Chong is an artist, producer, author, and multi sport athlete. She is the author of the book Dancing After Ten (finalist for the 2020 Toronto Book award), a graphic novel that follows her journey of vision loss after an allergic reaction to Ibuprofen 14 years ago. The allergic reaction caused toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) that scarred her skin and the surface of her corneas. Vivian is an athlete that enjoys a variety of sports including pool swimming, open water swimming, running, and stand up paddle boarding. In 2018 Vivian did her first triathlon at the Barrie triathlon. In 2019 she did Lakeside and Gravenhurst and in 2021 she was back at it again, doing Gravenhurst for a second time.

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Alfred Lam

Executive Director, Artist, Author, Multisport Athlete

Alfred is active as an Ironman triathlete and lives in Toronto with Anna, his wife of almost 30 years, and their two daughters Taylor and MJ. In September Alfred completed his first Ironman at Ironman Maryland, something he had been working towards for several years. Recently Alfred wrote about his Ironman journey and what it taught him about leadership in the business world.

 

Alfred’s personal and professional life is driven by a single, simple premise:  We are placed on earth to help others.  Currently he is the Executive Director of the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services, a community service agency that has served the needs of newcomers in Toronto and York Region for over 50 years, employing over 140 staff that speak more than 20 languages. Beyond his professional life and his triathlon training, Alfred is also an experienced motivational speaker and an artist (writer and musician) and tirelessly promotes awareness and fights stigma on issues relating to mental wellness. 

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Dr Rich Trenholm | Reactivate Muskoka

Sports Medicine Physician & Event Co-director The TriMuskokan

Dr. Trenholm moved to Muskoka in 2003, after completing his residency in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. 

After rediscovering his love for being active, and having found an interest in the sport of triathlon, he decided to incorporate this personal passion with a professional interest in Sports Medicine.  This exciting field of medicine builds on his strong foundation of anatomy and biomechanics that he gained from completing a Masters of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University.   He specializes in endurance sports medicine, multisport-related sports injuries and medication conditions, gait/running analysis, concussion management, as well as shoulder and lower extremity injuries.

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Phaedra Kennedy | PK Performance Coaching

Triathlon, Run & Strength Coach

Phaedra Kennedy has been coaching in the endurance world since 2014. She is the owner of PK Performance Coaching. She is a triathlon, run and strength coach. Creating training plans that integrate sport and athlete specific strength work is her jam. She believes that the right amount of bikes is always N+1 and that there is no such thing as too many pairs of running shoes.

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Tara Postnikoff | Healthy Eating Active Living

Sports Nutritionist, Endurance Coach & Trainer

Tara Postnikoff has been working with endurance athletes since 2006 and is the owner of Healthy Eating Active Living.  As a sports nutritionist, endurance coach and personal trainer, Tara is passionate about helping athletes eat better and perform better and focuses on a balanced approach to eating, training and life in general.   Want to know the secrete to success?  Eat More Veggies!  

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Miranda Tomenson | Tomenson Performance

RMT, Triathlon & Swim Coach

Miranda Tomenson has been working in the endurance sports world since 2007 and is the owner of Tomenson Performance & Wellness. Miranda enjoys working with adult recreational and high level athletes to reach their goals. One of Miranda’s passions is helping adult athletes improve their swim technique and fitness. Miranda likes to break down the swim stroke in easy to understand pieces so that it is easier to make changes that will lead to improvement. 

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Kevin McCormick | Get Faster Go Further

Triathlon and Cycling Coach

Kevin has been working in the endurance sport world for 11 years and competing as an athlete for 21 years. He is the owner of GetFasterGoFurther Coaching. Kevin is motivated by helping athletes achieve race distances and times that they never thought possible, through consistent, focused and balanced training. Outside of triathlon Kevin enjoys having a beer and talking about triathlon :)

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Michael Liberzon | X3 Training & Endurance Innovation

Triathlon, Run & Strength Coach

Michael is an engineer working in endurance sport since 2013. He is the owner of X3 Training and Endurance Innovation. Michael enjoys being a giant bike nerd with specific interests in aerodynamics and heat transfer. Making you fast and keeping you comfortable is his jam.

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Tristan Markov | Blue Devils Athletic Club

Registered Kinesiologist & Run Coach (Sprint/Hurdles II)

Tristan Markov has been coaching in the endurance sport world since 2016, and is now the Head Coach of Blue Devils Athletic Club. Having a strong background in multiple sports, Tristan focuses on bringing together multiple modalities into a holistic approach to quality training, helping athletes improve their speed, strength, fitness, and skill within sport for optimal performance.

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John-Paul Raymond

Bike Fit Specialist

JP has been working at Brown's Sports & Cycle since 2007. Since 2012 he has been on a journey to help fit endurance athletes on their performance bikes. He became a Retul certified fitter in 2012 and a IBfi lvl 2 fitter in 2018.

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Eric D'Arcy | Limitless Coaching

Triathlon Coach & Trainer

Eric is the owner and head coach at Limitless Coaching, Triathlon Coach & Trainer. and has been working to help endurance athletes cross their finish lines since 2007. Eric enjoys working with a variety of athletes;  some,  who are just getting into endurance sports, right up to Ironman and ultra distance runners. Eric loves getting dirty on the trails — either running or mountain biking.

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Kimberley Mutch | Sweat + Flow

Founder, Yoga Teacher & Fitness Instructor 

Kimberley is the Founder of Sweat + Flow a Virtual Yoga and Fitness Studio.  She has spent her life as an athlete in practice and in training. With a background in both Psychology and Physical Education, she later completed her RYT-200 Yoga Teacher certification. She enjoys working with athletes of all levels. Grounded in the essence of yoga, her classes focus on functional and mindful movement. She combines her athletic style and comprehensive physical awareness with calm, supportive instruction, always encouraging safe exploration of movement. Her favourite pose is Pincha Mayurasana.

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Dr. Kris Sheppard | The Runner's Academy

Chiropractor, Clinic Director

Dr. Kris Sheppard is a Chiropractor and Strength & Conditioning Specialist by trade and training.  He has been working in the endurance sport world since 2003 and is the owner of The Runner’s Academy.  Dr. Sheppard was a competitive rower and coach before turning his interest in endurance sports to running and triathlon.  He is currently an avid runner and has competed in triathlons.  In his practice, he has worked with thousands of runners, ranging in abilities from new runners to Olympic athletes.  Dr. Sheppard enjoys helping athletes achieve their best by combining his skills as a Chiropractor, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Coach to guide athletes to better health and performance.  He has a specific interest in coaching running form and movement to improve performance and reduce injuries.