Hi, I’m Trevor Wurtele. I’ve been a pro triathlete since 2008. I was born in 1979 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. My secret race weapon is my Cervélo P5. The song that gets me through my hardest training sessions right now is Prodigy - Narayan. When I’m not training, you’ll most likely find me comatose on the couch or behind a computer. Make that both, actually. My earliest memory of being on a bike is winning a bet against my dad when I was 14. He bet I couldn’t ride up Silver Star Mountain in a certain time. Obviously I won that one - he had to buy me a new pair of pedals.
Trevor Wurtele spent most of his early days as a downhill ski racer, but quickly took to road cycling as a teenager. He spent four years racing as a Junior and Espoire in Belgium, France, and Italy dreaming of becoming a professional cyclist. By the time he was 20 that dream took a bit of a backseat to school and normal life. Five years later, however, his desire for competition was re-lit and he found the great sport of triathlon. Another four years down the road, after numerous great races in the long course triathlon, Ironman circuit, he and his wife Heather decided to 'go all in' and commit to being the best professional Ironman athletes they could be. They sold their condo, gave away most of their belongings and bought a small 23 foot RV so they could live cheaply and dedicate 100% of their energy to triathlon.
Trevor's progression as a professional athlete has been nice and steady. He's been gradually getting faster in all three sports and slowly chipping away at the guys in front. As he says "I feel I'm now at the point where I can line up at Ironman events and be a contender for the win."
2012 saw Trevor take his first win in an Ironman 70.3 event in New Orleans. He also backed that up with a 4th place finish at the Ironman USA Professional championships in New York City, and was awarded the 2012 Elite male long-course Triathlete of the Year from Triathlon Canada. In 2013, he won his first full Ironman, and on home turf – Ironman Canada. 2013 also saw a 2nd place finish at Ironman 70.3 New Orleans and 70.3 Calgary.
In 2014, Trveor stacked up two 2nd place finishes – at 70.3 Mt. Tremblant and 70.3 Boise, with the best overall bike split at Boise.
Although they are now serious contenders in the sport, Canada’s Iron-couple are jointly known for their RV lifestyle, her blog entries and – maybe most of all – Trveor’s wacky race report videos. At around 80 seconds, they’re whirlwind summaries loaded with pop culture references, split second jokes, and self-depreciating humour. Far from the typical super serious sports pro, his greatest achievement may be convincing people that being an Ironman athlete is fun. And that’s the attitude of a champion.
#1 goal for 2015
I want to get back on the win train. Ironman Coeur d’Alene and Ironman 70.3 New Orleans are my main early season races where I believe a win is possible. Every other race I’m always there to try and win, but if I can have a great race and only come 5th...I won’t be disappointed
Ironman 70.3 Mt. Tremblant - 2nd
Ironman 70.3 Boise - 2nd*
Ironman Chattanooga - 3rd
Ironman Canada Whistler - 4th
Ironman 70.3 Panama - Latin American Champs - 6th
Ironman 70.3 Oceanside - 8th
Ironman 70.3 New Orleans - 3rd*
Ironman 70.3 St. George - US Pro champs - 15th
Ironman 70.3 World Championships - 25th
*Best Bike Split
Feb 27 - Challenge Dubai (part of the million $ triple crown)
March 29 - IM 70.3 Oceanside, California
April 19th - IM 70.3 New Orleans
May 2nd - IM St. George 70.3 - US Pro Champs
June 28th - Ironman Coeur d'Alene
July - TBD August 7 - Challenge Oman (2nd race in triple crown)
August 30 - World Championships 70.3, Austria
Sept - TBD October 10 - Ironman World Championships, Hawaii
November - TBD
December 11, Challenge Bahrain (3rd race in triple crown)