CTV Northern Ontario News: Sault triathlete is a rising international competitor

Taylor Corelli has been competing in triathlon and ironman for less than two years and her results exceed her own expectations.

The 31-year-old from Sault Ste. The Marie native has racked up three podium finishes so far this year.

Among those are two first-place finishes at the MultiSport Canada Triathlon in Gravenhurst and Ironman 70.3 in Muskoka – qualifying for the World Ironmans in October in Utah.

Her most recent, the Canadian National Triathlon Championship, where she won the bronze medal and a spot on the Canadian national team, will compete in Spain next year.

“I didn’t really get it, I’m just very shocked. I’m just trying to have fun, it’s really fun. I’ve always liked to push myself to my limits. I’ve been an athlete all my life. my life and I’m not ready to stop,” Corelli said.

Sherri Smith began coaching Corelli in triathlons when she was a teenager.

Corelli returned to the sport after the pandemic and his coach is delighted with the results.

“I’m over the moon. She deserves it, she works really hard. And there’s nothing better than watching someone achieve their goals,” Smith said.

In order for Corelli to compete on the world stage, she needs financial support.

Smith recently set up a GoFundMe to cover expenses for the National Triathlon Championships in Spain and October’s Ironman World Championship in Utah.

He is currently over 66% of the way to his goal.

“The sports community is very tight-knit and everyone always comes together. I never really expected this to be for me. I’m so grateful that people believe in me and trust me to put in the effort and do good. representing the Sault, Ontario and Canada,” Corelli said.

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