Filip Mainville

National Development Team
Date of Birth: February 7, 2000
Birth Place: Montreal, QC
Residence: Quebec City, QC

Filip has a rich history of moving around. He was born in Montreal in February 2000, moved to Guatemala in 2004 and stayed for a year. Came back and stayed in Rosemere for six months with his grand parents until they got their new house ready, moved in St Thérèse for one year and a half. Then at six years old his family moved to Sept-Iles. He stayed there for two years and that’s where he started triathlon for fun in the summer time. But he wasn’t done moving. Fili then moved in 2009 to Lac Beauport (near Québec City) till 2011. His family was in Ste Thérèse until 2014, but only stayed there for two years before they finally settled in Montreal in 2016 to finish high school. But, Filip was on the move again after two years. He moved into an apartment in Trois-rivières to finish Cegep and than moved back to Qubec city for University. Today, after attending 10 schools, two different countries, and seven cities, the 24 year old is content to be in Quebec.

Regardless of where he lived though, Filip enjoyed all sports: hockey, baseball, football, soccer, cross-country skiing, biathlon, downhill skiing. You name it – he did it. At seven years old his dad decided to put his sister and Filip in a triathlon in Port-Cartier. That’s when he first met National Triathlon Team member, Charles Paquet.

A year after that race, his parents bought him Charles’ first bike. An old orange Opus and from that moment he always raced triathlon during the summer. His focus first was on swimming and running in the winter, but he did triathlon in the summer as well as track races.

But Filip’s passion is with triathlon. A second-year member of the National Team, Filip hasn’t traveled that much yet to competed around the World so the most beautiful place he’s race is Lausanne, Switzerland. But he does have a soft spot for racing in the Old Port of Montreal.

Filip is inspired by Simon Whitfield who won the Olympics the year Filip was born. He has looked up to him in sport, and life after as he holds an honourary degree in Law School which is what Filip recently graduated from the University of Montreal – a program he bagan as University of Laval, and is now beginning his internship in a lawy office, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG). He will do the Bar in September 2024.

He enjoys going to his cottage in Mont-Tremblant where he enjoys training alone in the summer time. A relaxing spot, he ejoys biking with his girlfriend – a retired alpine skier – hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

Did You Know…since representing Canada at the 2019 Junior World Championships, he has not shaved his moustache. His favourite place to compete is in Clermont and Sarasota, Florida. It was here that he competed in his first interational competitions and training camps.

Career Highlights

2023 – Americas Cup, Punta Cana, MEX: 3
2023 – World Cup, Huatulco, MEX: 20
2023 – Under 23 National Championships, Montreal: 2 (6 in Americas Cup)
2023 – U23 World Triathlon Championships, Pontevedra, ESP: 37
2022 – Under 23 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships, Montreal: 5 (U23/Junior Relay)
2021 – Americas Triathlon Championships, St. George, USA: 5 (U23), 12 (elite men) - PATCO
2019 - Junior World Triathlon Championships, Lausanne, SUI: 28

Major Games
World Championships

2023 – U23 World Triathlon Championships, Pontevedra, ESP: 37
2022 – Under 23 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships, Montreal: 5 (U23/Junior Relay)
2019 – World Junior Championships, Lausanne, SUI: 28

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