Having grown-up in the world of running, Alex VanderLinden embarked on his career in triathlon having been challenged to his first multisport race by a member of the Western University triclub.
Despite being last out of the pool in that swim-run event, Alex was hooked by multisport racing and the following week, he bought a triathlon bike, signed-up for another race and jumped head-first into racing.
While finishing his studies in biology, he quickly earned his professional after short few years of age group racing.
In his short career, he has already raced all formats including the draft-legal Duathlon World Championships in 2013, off-road triathlon, and long course triathlon.
Alex now focuses almost exclusively on long course racing, mostly doing the 70.3 distance. 2019 will see Alex focusing doing some “different” races such The Big Savage Challenge and some early season cycling races.
In between racing and training, Alex spends his time coaching age group athletes and bike fitting in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario.