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Stefan Daniel named Triathlon Canada Triathlete of the Year

Now a three-time world champion, Daniel not only retained his number one world ranking in 2018, but he's also making a legitimate case to be the favourite heading into the 2020 Paralympics. 

Triathlon Canada Elite Triathlete of the Year and TMC Paratriathlete of the Year: Stefan Daniel

At just 21, Stefan Daniel has already made an incredible name for himself on the world Paratriathlon stage. Now a three-time world champion, Daniel retained his number one position in the world Paratriathlon ranks thanks to yet another impressive world title in Australia at the Grand Final.

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Stefan Daniel wins in Gold Coast, Australia. Photo: ITU

In Nov. 2018, Daniel placed 10th overall in the USports Cross Country Championships to help the Univerisity of Calgary Dinos win the national men’s title.

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University of Calgary Dinos win the USports National Cross Country Championships. Photo: Maxine Gravina.

Daniel, who was born with bilateral club hands and who’s right arm is shorter than his left, proved once again that he can compete with the best on the able-bodied front, finishing 17th in the U23 category of the world duathlon championships held in Fyn, Denmark last summer. Pair that up with his Paratriathlon World Series win in Edmonton, and you have the makings of yet another stellar season as Daniel continues to prep for another Paralympic run for 2020.