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, with his full distance debut coming this year at the Mont Tremblant Ironman. He also toes the line later this year at the Barrelman triathlon, as he attempts to be the first male pro to defend their title in Niagara.
In between racing and training, Alex spends his time coaching age group athletes in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario.