Tenille Hoogland: Professional Triathlete
Tenille began her athletic career at the age of seven when she discovered synchronized swimming. After ten years she had become one of the top athletes in Canada. Although Tenille left the sport to pursue her post-secondary education, the desire to be the best athlete she could be never left her. Synchro was only to be the foundation of her sport career.
In 2005 Tenille was established in her career after having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Masters in Public Administration and traveling and working across the globe. That year she did her first sprint triathlon and won her age category. Later that summer she completed her first Olympic distance triathlon and won first overall woman. There was no turning back; Tenille was hooked by the sport. She received her elite card status in 2006.
In five years Tenille has established herself as one of Canada's top Olympic distance triathletes. After leaving her employment with the Canadian Government in January of 2010, moving to Austin Texas, changing coaches and overcoming an injury, she had a breakthrough year. She uses her strength in the water and power on the bike to lead into the run. She is focused on Olympic distance triathlon and representing Canada on the world stage at this time but is excited about "going long".
No matter what distance she races, it is the everyday mental and physical challenges that push her to grow as a triathlete and be the best athlete she can be.
Career Highlights (Professional):
4th - Wildflower Triathlon
1st – 2010 San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz
1st - 2010 ITU Pan-American Cup San Francisco
4th – 2010 Viterra Calgary Ironman 70.3
2nd – 2009 Pacific Grove Triathlon
7th – 2009 ITU Pan-American Championships Oklahoma City
3rd – 2008 ITU Pan-American Cup Kelowna/ Canadian National Championships
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Watch the great action as Tenille Hoogland captures the crown in the ITU race: