Caroline is a passionate triathlete from Québec. She is also a mother of two young daughters and a professional at the Ministry of Tourism.
Caroline finished 1st in her age category in her first half-Ironman, and then 2nd in the full Ironman in Tremblant the following year. This achievement led her to the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 2018. Since then, she has taken on multiple challenges, constantly pushing her limits and sharing her passion. She has set a personal mission to inspire people to get active for their overall health. Caroline is thrilled to join the Challenge Esprit Montréal team to take on new challenges.
She will be our chief ambassador, inspiring and motivating you throughout the year with her team of ambassadors, which will be unveiled soon.
Alexis is a prominent triathlete from the Quebec region who competed on the national team from 2014 to 2020. He also holds the distinction of being the first Quebec athlete to participate in the Olympic Games in triathlon. Indeed, he competed in the mixed relay event with the Canadian team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
After retiring from professional sports, Alexis continued to fuel his passion for endurance sports, focusing mainly on recreational running. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Management from Université Laval, he currently works at the Ministry of Justice. As a soon-to-be father, he plans to participate in his first triathlon since the Olympics.
Coming from an active family, he discovered his passion for triathlon at a young age, inspired by Simon Whitfield’s Olympic feats. Since his first triathlon at the Jeux du Québec in 2007, he has continuously progressed, climbing the ranks to the elite level of Canadian triathlon.
His achievements include victories in continental cups, a top 10 finish at the Mixed Relay World Championships, and notable participations in world series and world cup events. Currently ranked among the world’s top triathletes, he is aiming for a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics while pursuing his doctoral studies in physical activity sciences at the University of Montreal. His journey is a testament to perseverance, passion, and excellence.
Pamela-Ann Bachelder St-Pierre
« I started triathlon 12 years ago, somewhat accidentally! Often injured from running, I began cycling and swimming, even though I couldn’t swim 25 meters continuously at the time. Joining a winter triathlon training camp was a pivotal moment, and I instantly fell in love with the sport. Over time, I progressed to the elite circuit in short-distance races and then moved to long-distance as a professional in 2018.
I have completed over 20 half-distance races and 5 full-distance races, gaining valuable experience and participating in the World Championships twice (2019 and 2022). My recent achievements include a 10th place finish at the Challenge Peguera-Mallorca 2023, 5th at the 70.3 Maine 2023, 9th at Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2023, and 5th at the 70.3 Mont-Tremblant 2022.
In parallel, I work as a physiotherapist in a hospital setting, helping people who need to relearn to move or have mobility issues. This reminds me that practicing sports is a privilege, and I am grateful to be able to incorporate it into my career. »
A former high school principal and elite triathlon athlete, Pierre has dedicated himself to inspiring students through his commitment and perseverance. His sporting career goes beyond just winning medals; it is driven by principles of perseverance and academic success.
He proudly wears the message ‘Reste à l’école / Stay in school’ on his competition gear to motivate and inspire our students. With over 35 years in Ironman competitions, Pierre is a recognized veteran in the world of triathlon. He was crowned ITU World Champion in long-distance triathlon in his category in 2016 and has been ranked among the top athletes globally (All World Athlete – AWA) in 2016, 2017, 2018, and second in 2021-2022.
His long-distance triathlon career is marked by impressive consistency: 63 completed Ironmans and over 300 endurance events of various kinds. Among these Ironmans, Pierre has achieved 56 podium finishes in his age group, showing remarkable regularity.
For the upcoming season, he is preparing meticulously and systematically, with a particular focus on time management and injury prevention.
Marie-Maud discovered triathlon at the Triathlon Club of Sherbrooke, which she joined at the beginning of her university journey. She is now a member of the Rouge & Or Triathlon Club at Laval University, where she continues to progress in the sport.
In 2021, Marie-Maud completed her first Ironman in Florida, finishing first among women aged 18-24, thereby qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona. In October 2022, she participated in her first World Championships, managing to rank among the top ten in her category. Now 25 years old, Marie-Maud continues to take on challenges while sharing her passion for triathlon, sports, and the outdoors.
Trained as a lawyer, triathlon has played a significant role in her personal and professional development, fostering her perseverance, self-confidence, and team spirit. For Marie-Maud, triathlon primarily represents an opportunity to forge new friendships, exchange with other enthusiasts, and contribute to building an inclusive community where everyone feels fully integrated. Her goal is to encourage people to push their limits while always prioritizing fun!