Athlete of the Week Spotlight: Joanne Bezzubetz - Triumph Through Determination in Triathlon

In the world of triathlon, where determination and resilience reign supreme, Joanne Bezzubetz shines as a beacon of inspiration. Her journey from a healthcare organization administrator to a consultant doing work with organizations across Canada has been accompanied by a remarkable story of pushing boundaries, overcoming challenges, and embracing the spirit of endurance sports. Join us as we dive into the remarkable journey of our Athlete of the Week, Joanne Bezzubetz.

A Life Dedicated to Health and Well-being

Joanne's professional journey has been grounded in promoting health and well-being. With a career spanning the healthcare sector, she has served as a healthcare organization administrator for her entire career, including a decade in the bustling city of Ottawa. Today, she's making a mark as a consultant, lending her expertise to organizations across Canada. Joanne's commitment to fostering healthier communities extends beyond the workplace and into her own life, as evidenced by her journey in the world of triathlons.

Triathlon: A Journey Beyond Boundaries
Joanne's journey into triathlon was sparked by a desire to explore the benefits of cross-training for her running. A fitness enthusiast with a penchant for running and swimming, she recognized the potential for triathlon to enhance her running performance. After arriving in Ottawa, Joanne's initial involvement in running soon expanded to include swimming, marking the beginning of her foray into the world of multisport.


Setting the Bar High: Goals and Challenges
This summer, Joanne had her sights set on some significant triathlon events. Her ambition was aimed at the canceled half Ironman in Mont Tremblant, a race that brought a wave of disappointment when it was called off. Undeterred, Joanne channeled her focus towards the Huntsville race, an event that holds special significance in her triathlon journey. And finally, the pinnacle of her summer was the World 70.3 Championships in Lahti, Finland, a race she designated as her "A" race for the year.


Triumph Over Trials
Joanne's journey has been marked by overcoming challenges and obstacles. One notable challenge was incorporating preventative strategies into her training routine, a key element in ensuring she reached the start lines of her races. An injury just days before her race in Lahti posed a significant hurdle, but Joanne's tenacity and willingness to learn about her body helped her prevail. Through trial and error, consultation with experienced athletes, and the guidance of her coach, Joanne navigated the complexities of her training and emerged stronger.


Pushing Boundaries: Triumphing in Lahti
The Lahti race presented Joanne with a platform to showcase her unwavering commitment and dedication. Despite challenges and setbacks, she not only finished the race but also achieved her goals. Joanne's objectives were not only met but exceeded, as she clinched the top 40 in the world (34th) and top 20 North American finishes she aimed for. Her triumphant success in Lahti reflects her resilience, preparation, and the unwavering support of her community.

Team Triumph: A Community of Camaraderie

Joanne's journey in triathlon has been enriched by her association with Team Triumph. The camaraderie among athletes, the exchange of stories, and the mutual motivation form an essential part of her experience. The atmosphere at Team Triumph resonates with Joanne, providing her with the encouragement and support she needs to thrive in her multisport pursuits.

Joanne Bezzubetz's journey is a testament to the remarkable accomplishments that arise from determination, preparation, and unwavering dedication. Her story reminds us that success is often the result of pushing boundaries, overcoming challenges, and embracing the journey with open arms. In celebrating Joanne's achievements, we honor her spirit of resilience and applaud her for inspiring us all to strive for greatness in every endeavor we pursue.


Julia Aimers
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CSEP High-Performance Specialist

Certified Triathlon, Cycling, Yoga and Swimming Coach
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
Training Peaks Accredited Coach

Request Information Now!