Kevin Willis

As a keen recreational cyclist Kevin joined Team Triumph in 2006 to train for the Vätternrundan, a 300 km 1 day ride. He soon discovered that triathletes “needed” very cool bikes so he asked Coach Julia to teach him to swim and run and introduce him to the sport of triathlon. After starting out in local sprint triathlons, a 47 day coast to coast ride across Canada in 2008 helped convince him that the long distance events would suit him better - despite requiring more swimming and running.

Following successes in local iron distance events Kevin qualified for the Ironman World Championships, Kona Hawaii in 2012. Other highlights include: Ultraman Canada Champion (2014). Ultraman age group world record holder. Triathlon Magazine Canada 2014 Endurance Triathlete of the Year. Ironman World Championships, Kona Hawaii (2015), 5th in age group, Ultraman World Championships, Kona Hawaii (2015), 8th overall.

Following a crash at a Deccaman race, Kevin is recovering and looking forward to "ageing up” and racing Ironman again!

To support his exercise addiction Kevin worked in health research. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and retired as executive director of the Canadian Stroke Network in 2014. He has published widely in basic and health science, holds a number of issued patents and has received professional awards for his contributions to understanding the role of sodium (salt) in chronic disease.

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