Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of
her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races, 11 IRONMAN 70.3 races (½ IRONMANs), has several top 5 finishes at the IRONMAN World Championships, represented Canada on multiple National Teams and at the Pan American Games and was ranked top 5 in the world for a decade. Lisa competed at the highest level despite having Cystic Fibrosis - a genetic lung disease resulting in chronic infections and limited lung capacity. Her CF was controlled for much of her career and ironically, she said CF was a blessing, which fuelled her passion for sport and excellence. For Lisa, racing served a higher purpose: to give families hope that their children with CF could achieve similar things in life. And sport kept her lungs healthy so it was a double blessing!
Since retiring from professional sport, Lisa has been doing motivational speaking, television commentary (CTV Olympic marathon running
and swim coverage, CBC Triathlon coverage, Sportsnet IRONMAN coverage), coaching and sales and marketing work with IRONMAN triathlon.
Lisa has an honours degree from the University of Waterloo in Math and Computer Science and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Western Ontario. Lisa taught high school for 7 years prior to pursuing sport full time in 1999.
Lisa was inducted into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and into the Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame in September 2014. Lisa keeps her sporting passion alive by coaching athletes to achieve their personal best.