Heather Wurtele retired on top, while Angela Naeth and Jen Annett received honourable mentions for their long-distance exploits in 2020.
Cody Beals’ record-setting day put him atop our ranking, while Lionel Sanders earns an honourable mention.
Stefan Daniel had an unbeaten season and took his fourth world championship, while Jessica Tuomela and her guide Marianne Hogan took bronze in Lausanne – all were named Triathlon Canada’s Elite Triathletes of the Year.
It was a breakthrough year for American Katie Zaferes, who dominated the WTS season to become world champion.
Germany’s 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Jan Frodeno, had a season to remember, winning all his races and setting a new course record at the Ironman World Championship.
Thanks to a stellar season that saw him take Canada’s first male podium finish at a WTS event and then the win at the Tokyo Test Event, Tyler Mislawchuk is Triathlon Magazine Canada’s Triathlete of the Year and Triathlon Canada’s Overall Elite Triathlete of the Year.
When it comes to world championship or major games medals, seven Canadian athletes combined to take a total of 10 medals during the last decade.
Paralympic silver medalist Stefan Daniel finished 12th at the U-Sports national cross country championships, helping his team win the national title despite a navicular stress fracture.