Paula Findlay not taking health for granted after finishing season on a high note in Los Cabos

Staff Reporter

Paula Findlay picked up another win to close out her season last Sunday, as the Canadian took the tape at IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos in Mexico.

Findlay, who is currently ranked PTO World #7, has won three middle distance events in total this year, with her other victories coming in Augusta and Chattanooga.

Taking to Instagram after the race, the former short course athlete shared her gratitude to be finishing the season happy and healthy, having previously experienced rough patches with injury and illness.


“Thank you to everyone in my corner”

After third place at the PTO Tour US Open, Findlay didn’t have the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship she was hoping for, finishing fifth. Racing for the second time since, Findlay was able to put that disappointment behind her and reflect positively on the year.

Paula Findlay IRONMAN 703 World Champs 2023 press conference [Photo credit: Ville Kashkivirta / IRONMAN]
[Photo credit: Ville Kashkivirta / IRONMAN]

“Very happy to finish my season with a win in Mexico! After training in the cold for a month, this was a shock to the system, but I handled the conditions decently well.

“Being at a place in my career where I can show up to races healthy and competitive is not something I take for granted, as I’ve experienced some VERY rough times where I couldn’t even make it to the finish line due to injuries.

“I’m very happy and grateful for days (and years) like this, where I can count on my body to deliver when I need it to, again and again. Thank you to everyone in my corner and to all of our TTL supporters who make this possible.”

Since her switch to middle distance in 2017, Findlay has amassed a total of 14 IRONMAN 70.3 podiums, including seven wins. Having come second at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship last year, the 34 year old will have her sights set on the win in Taupo in 2024.

Tomos Land
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Tomos Land
Tomos Land is a triathlon & running journalist whose expertise lies in the professional world of short course & long distance triathlon, though he also boasts an extensive knowledge of ultra-running.
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