Hailed as “Ironman 70.3 Triathlete of the Year” for her efforts in 2009 by Triathlete Magazine in her first year as a professional, one may never have believed Magali Tisseyre had only been in the sport for five years. And although her petite size may fool a few at the start of a race, this TYR athlete quickly claims respect and admiration by the finish.
Tisseyre completed her 2009 season with a third place finish at the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida to cap off what was a break-out year for the rising star. Prior to her championship finish, she had a batch of successful races that contributed to her season finale. Tisseyre’s highlight of the season came when she won her first 70.3 distance race at Ironman 70.3 Boise-shaving 24 minutes off her previous year’s performance by clocking a 4:12:29 24. Along with this finish, Tisseyre placed second at Ironman 70.3 Calgary, and third at Ironman 70.3 Timberman.
The now 30 year old Canadian Tisseyre did not enter the world of triathlon at a young age – getting involved in many different activities that helped her grow physically and intellectually. A violinist until age 17 and an aspiring actress for a short while, she was never just distinguished by her athleticism. She did, however, compete in extreme sports such as skiing and snowboarding. She races to this day with the souvenir of her former sporting days-a metal plate in her tibia from a boarder cross race.
While attending university (undergrad in Kinesiology (Laval University and Masters degree (biomechanics at McGill University) , Tisseyre got involved with the club triathlon team. She tried her first race, and was instantly hooked on the adrenaline rush it gave her as well as the fun she had competing. It was obvious that she had an innate talent for the sport when in her first year racing she became the 2004 Canadian University Champion.
Tisseyre continued to compete in triathlons on the amateur level, and also began to thrive in duathlons. In 2005 she became the 20-24 age-group World Duathlon Champion, giving her a taste of success on an international scale. s.
Magali has now completed three years racing as a pro at the Ironman 70.3 distance. In the last two seasons, Magali has raced in 28 professional events, cumulating 12 wins and 22 podium finishes. In January of this year, she moved to California to train under her current coach, Siri Lindley. Siri has coached several world championship athletes and it seems Magali has found her fit. Together, they continue to work on Magali’s ultimate goal, becoming World Champion.
October 27, 1981
- Rev3 Anderson Champion
- 2011 Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains Champion
- 2011 Ironman 70.3 Boise Champion
- 2011 Ironman 70.3 Providence Champion
- 2010 Ironman 70.3 World Championship 3rd place
- 2010 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Champion
- 2010 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Champion
- 2010 Ironman 70.3 Mooseman Champion
- 2009 Triathlete Magazine 70.3 Triathlete of the Year
- 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championship 3rd place
- 2009 Ironman 70.3 Boise Champion
- 20-24 Age Group World Duathlon Champion in 2005