VICTORIA—One of Canada’s most respected Olympic triathletes, Sarah-Anne Brault, will continue to help shape the future of Triathlon Canada while serving another two-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Brault, who officially retired after representing Canada at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in addition to multiple World Championship, World Triathlon Series and World Cup events, was originally elected as Athlete Representative on the Board of Directors in 2017. Given it is a voting position, Triathlon Canada changed the title of the athlete seat on the eight-member Board to Athlete Director in an effort to better reflect the role.
“It is a tremendous honour to have the opportunity to bring the athlete voice to the Board of Directors for another term to ensure the leadership of Triathlon Canada is informed and educated on issues that are important to elite athletes in Canada,” said Brault, who was a member of the National Team for 10 years.
To be considered for the Athlete Director position, candidates must have been on the high-performance National Team for Triathlon Canada, retired from active competition in any ITU elite triathlon or Para-triathlon for a 12-month period, not be an active ICC card holder, and be available to meet the responsibilities of the position including attending five Board meetings per year along with the Annual General Meeting,
Originally from Manitoba, Brault was the only eligible candidate which confirmed her re-election for the Athlete Director position by acclamation.
“Over the last two years, I gained incredible insight to the many issues and stakes Triathlon Canada is faced with when it comes to the high-performance program, not to mention the overall governance of the organization. From funding to selection policies and naming teams, the experience I have gained has provided me the opportunity to represent the athlete group while making informed, objective decisions in the best interest of moving the sport of triathlon in Canada forward,” added Brault.
A high achiever – both on the playing field and in the classroom – the 29-year-old who now resides in Victoria graduated with a Finance and Economics degree at West Virginia University where she was part of the cross-country running team. She later completed her Masters in Finance at McGill University.
Brault began triathlons in 2006 before moving to Quebec and then Australia for the final three years of her career that was highlighted by five, top-15 finishes on the World Triathlon Series. In addition to
hitting the start line in Rio, her career-best showing was a fourth-place finish at a World Triathlon Series race in Auckland, New Zealand in 2016. Brault also celebrated two podium performances on the World Cup.
Brault’s will officially begin her second term at the Annual General Meeting in September.
ABOUT TRIATHLON CANADA
Triathlon Canada is the governing body of the sport in the country. Triathlon Canada’s more than 22,000 members include athletes, coaches and officials from the grassroots to elite levels. With the support of its valued corporate partners – 94 FORWARD, 2XU Canada, Training Peaks, Zizu Optics, Subaru Canada– along with the City of Victoria, Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Own the Podium, Triathlon Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic and World Champions in all race disciplines. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us atwww.triathloncanada.com.