Kirsten Sweetland

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Kirsten Sweetland
Kirsten Sweetland.jpg
Sweetland winning the 2009 ITU Mooloolaba World Cup
Personal information
Born (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 32)
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
Country Canada

Kirsten Sweetland (born September 24, 1988)[1] is a retired Canadian professional triathlete, the Junior World Champion of the year 2006, and the 2010 U23 World Championship silver medalist.

In the six years from 2005 to 2010, Sweetland took part in 26 ITU competitions and achieved 13 top ten positions. In 2010, Sweetland won the silver medals at the U23 World Championships and at the Premium Pan American Cup in Kelowna.

In France, Sweetland represents the club Tri Olympique Club Cessonnais in the prestigious French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux and took part in one of the five triathlons of this circuit. At the Grand Final in La Baule (Triathlon Audencia) on 18 September 2010, she placed 8th and was the best triathlete of her club, which placed 5th thanks to the guest athletes Sweetland and Aileen Morrison.

In 2015, she was member of ECS Triathlon club in Sartrouville in France. In 2016, she was named to the Canadian Olympic team.[2] In 2017, Kirsten retired from elite triathlon [3] and is now a triathlon coach, supporting athletes through an online platform.[4]

ITU Competitions[edit]

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the athlete's ITU Profile Page.[5] Unless indicated otherwise the following competitions are triathlons and belong to the Elite category.

Date Competition Place Rank
  2005-09-10   World Championships (Junior) Gamagori DNF
  2006-07-29   Duathlon World Championships (Junior) Corner Brook 2
  2006-09-02   World Championships (Junior) Lausanne 1
  2006-11-12   BG World Cup New Plymouth 15
  2007-03-25   BG World Cup Mooloolaba 15
  2007-04-15   BG World Cup Ishigaki 12
  2007-05-06   BG World Cup Lisbon 7
  2007-05-13   BG World Cup Richards Bay 1
  2007-06-17   BG World Cup Des Moines DNF
  2007-06-24   BG World Cup Edmonton 2
  2007-07-22   BG World Cup Kitzbuhel 8
  2007-07-29   BG World Cup Salford 19
  2007-08-30   BG World Championships Hamburg DNF
  2007-09-15   BG World Cup Beijing DNF
  2008-04-26   BG World Cup Tongyeong 5
  2008-06-05   BG World Championships Vancouver 38
  2009-03-01   OTU Oceania Championships Gold Coast DNS
  2009-03-29   World Cup Mooloolaba 1
  2009-04-05   Oceania Cup New Plymouth 1
  2009-05-02   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Tongyeong 5
  2009-08-22   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Yokohama 8
  2010-03-27   World Cup Mooloolaba DNF
  2010-07-17   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Hamburg DNF
  2010-07-24   Dextro Energy World Championship Series London 45
  2010-08-20   Premium Pan American Cup Kelowna 2
  2010-09-11   Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final: U23 World Championship Budapest 2
  2010-10-17   PATCO Pan American Championships Puerto Vallarta DSQ

DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start · DSQ = disqualified


  1. ^ " -The Official Triathlon Resource". Archived from the original on 2017-05-10. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  2. ^ "Canadian Triathlon Team Nominated for Rio 2016". Triathlon Canada. 29 June 2016. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  3. ^ "What's next for Kirsten Sweetland after her retirement from triathlon?". Triathlon Magazine Canada. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  4. ^ "Kirsten Sweetland Triathlon Coaching". Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  5. ^ See Retrieved 22 January 2011. Archived 2011-10-08 at the Wayback Machine

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