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Triathlon Canada Investigates Whistler DQ

Triathlon Canada will be investigating the “allegations of misconduct” at Ironman Canada in Whistler earlier this year, according to a release on its site.

As reported here on triathlonmagazine.ca and other media outlets, Julie Miller from Squamish, B.C. was disqualified and her Kona qualifying slot revoked after she completed Ironman Canada in Whistler without a timing chip. Officials initially entered a run time of 3:17 for Miller, which was later amended to 3:31, a time that won the women’s 40 to 44 age group. Last year Miller took the ITU Long Distance crown in her age category in China.

Here’s the post that appeared on the Triathlon Canada website:

Triathlon Canada to Complete Full Investigation Around Whistler Ironman Incident

Triathlon Canada in cooperation with Triathlon British Columbia is in the midst of completing a full investigation with due diligence around allegations of misconduct by a participant during an Ironman race in Whistler this past July.

As the governing body of triathlon in the country, Triathlon Canada has strong policies in place against the alleged behavior, and will complete a thorough review of the situation with all parties involved.

Triathlon Canada has taken great pride in building a winning program from the grassroots to elite levels in all distances of our wonderful sport while respecting the rules of fair play established by our international partners. The investigation seeks to ensure we continue to honour this reputation.

In fairness to all those involved in the situation, Triathlon Canada will be keeping all aspects of the investigation confidential until all due diligence has been performed, and the results of the review has been communicated to the impacted parties.                                                                                   

Triathlon Canada is the governing body for triathlon in the country. Recognized as an Olympic medal sport since 2000 and Paralympic medal sport as of 2016, Triathlon Canada’s mandate is to promote, foster, organize and develop the sport of triathlon, and its related disciplines, in Canada. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com on the Internet.