Fun in Houston! MSR Pro Relay Challenge!

Hard fight in Paradise with the toughest at Island House Triathlon! (Photo T. Zaferes)

At the Island House Triathlon, Day 2!

Palmas 70.3: Magali becomes 2016 70.3 South American Champion in Brasil!!

Magali renews contract with Argon 18 bikes!

Shimano Argon 18  Compressport 

About Mags

Hailed as “Ironman 70.3 Triathlete of the Year” for her efforts in 2009 by Triathlete Magazine in her first year as a professional, one may never have believed Magali Tisseyre had only been in the sport for five years. And although her petite size may fool a few at the start of a race, Magali quickly claims respect and admiration by the finish.

Tisseyre completed her 2009 season with a third place finish at the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida to cap off what was a break-out year for the rising star. Prior to her championship finish, she had a batch of successful races that contributed to her season finale. Tisseyre’s highlight of the season came when she won her first 70.3 distance race at Ironman 70.3 Boise-shaving 24 minutes off her previous year’s performance by clocking a 4:12:29 24. Along with this finish, Tisseyre placed second at Ironman 70.3 Calgary, and third at Ironman 70.3 Timberman. This was after Tisseyre had taken the decision to move out west and commit to full time training.

The now 33 year old Canadian Tisseyre did not enter the world of triathlon at a young age – getting involved in many different activities that helped her grow physically and intellectually. A violinist until age 17 and an aspiring actress for a short while, she was never just distinguished by her athleticism. She did, however, compete in extreme sports such as skiing and snowboarding. She races to this day with the souvenir of her former sporting days-a metal plate in her tibia from a boarder cross race. 

While attending university (undergrad in Kinesiology (Laval University and Masters degree (biomechanics at McGill University), Tisseyre got involved with the club triathlon team. She tried her first race, won, and was instantly hooked on the adrenaline rush it gave her as well as the fun she had competing. It was obvious that she had an innate talent for the sport when in her first year racing she also became the 2004 Canadian University Champion.

Tisseyre continued to compete in triathlons  and also began to thrive in duathlons. In 2005 she became the 20-24 age-group World Duathlon Champion, giving her a taste of success on an international scale.

Magali has now completed six years racing as a pro at the Ironman 70.3 distance. Late 2013, Magali was an 11 time Ironman 70.3 Champion,and had cumulated 16 wins and 25 podium finishes in the 28 professional events she competed in. 2013 and 2014 were more challenging years for the Canadian, as she had to deal with an injury that significantly impacted her ability to train, particularly on the run. It took almost two years for her to overcome the problem, figure out the sources and make the necessary changes in order to be ready to strive again. This happened just recently, in the later stages of the 2014 season. Magali consulted some experts who helped figure out the injury at last and took the decision to go train with coach Paulo Sousa and the Triathlon Squad in San Diego. After a first camp, she was able to start increasing run volume at last and placed an unexpected 10th at World Championships in hometown Quebec. She would follow up with two consecutive 70.3 wins (Silverman 70.3 and Miami 70.3) . By doing so, she confirmed that the injury was at last in the past and she was back at her best and aiming for bigger dreams.

DOB:  October 27, 1981
Height:  5’4’’
Hometown:  Montreal, Quebec

Career Highlights

2014 Ironman 70.3 Miami Champion
2014 Ironman 70.3 Silverman Champion
2013 Ironman 70.3 Muncie Champion
2012 Ironman 70.3 Calgary Champion
2012 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant Champion
2012 Ironman 70.3 Mooseman Champion
Rev3 Anderson Champion
2011 Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains Champion
2011 Ironman 70.3 Boise Champion
2011 Ironman 70.3 Providence Champion
2010 Ironman 70.3 World Championship 3rd place
2010 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Champion
2010 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Champion
2010 Ironman 70.3 Mooseman Champion
2009 Triathlete Magazine 70.3 Triathlete of the Year
2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championship 3rd place
2009 Ironman 70.3 Boise Champion
20-24 Age Group World Duathlon Champion in 2005


In the last year, I switched to a more aggressive TT position. I had the aerobars slammed UNDER the base bar so I could get as low as possible. My elbows were close together as well. I got used to riding comfortably like this and it felt fast. However, the front end was now so narrow, short and low that I had to give up on putting hydration between the aerobars. With the decision to race full Ironman, this would have to change and my long time sponsor Argon 18 wanted to help.



Initial position: Too short, low and narrow to allow both hydration and Pioneer Power meter head unit.


A Golden Opportunity!

You might have heard that Argon 18 is coming up with the Smart bike VERY soon. I am proud to say I am one of the first to get to benefit from this incredible technology. During my camp in Florida, I got to meet up with Marc and Glenn for some aero testing…OUTSIDE.

Testing outside was possible thanks to this Smart bike device that essentially will provide, through just riding outside, the data you would normally get during a testing session at the wind tunnel.



The testing took place at then Van Fleet trail, a nice flat and fast bike path where the only obstacle is the occasional gator. I would do a 10 minute out and back at Ironman pace for each of the trials.




After each trial, the data was downloaded and analyzed. Yep! That fast!! And once that was done, we would follow up with the next trial. We did a total of 8 trials.





Because of the flexibility of the front end design of the 119 Tri+, we were able to not only raise the bars at various heights but also tilt them. Elbow width is another parameter that we played with.


Now for the fun part….

What Marc and Glenn found:

1- Raising the aerobars 3.5cm higher (over the base bars) and widening the elbow spacing we could place hydration at the front AND BE FASTER then when the bars were lower, under the base bar. This position also opened up the hip angle and that was a plus for generating more power.

2- As Marc and Glenn had predicted, the choice of the race suit was incredibly important. This parameter was the one that showed the most significant gains.

3- We also found that placing two water bottles at the back would not slow me down in a significant way.




Of course, Argon 18 provided one of their team Astana (Giordana) race kit for testing, just so we could observe to what extent clothing matters. According to Marc and Glenn, very impressive results were observed with the short sleeves as well. This was important to me as I have not yet selected my race kit for 2017. Now, I’ll put more thought into it then I thought I would.


This sentence in  Marc’s report sums up the day:

 “Overall we found 12.5 minutes improvement on an Ironman distance, 9 from clothing, 3.5 from position. But we put Magali in a better position, hopefully able to generate more power and able to have hydration. So win, win, win.” Marc Graveline. 

Of course, the gain with the race kit is very subject specific and kit specific but it was quite surprising what a difference it made! It was also very interesting how raising the bars actually lead me to find a more aero setup. I have put all this all to the test in training since the testing and am loving it so far. There is a good chance we will do more testing when I am back in Montreal so stay tuned for more my friends!! 😊 Magali.






Full Blog


2015 Results
Date Race Location Place
Oct 26 Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos 1st
Sept 20 International triathlon Beijing 4th
August 30 Ironman 70.3 World Championships 4th
July 12 Ironman 70.3 Vineman 2nd
June 21 Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant DNF
June 7 Escapade from Alcatraz triathlon   5th
April 25 St-Anthony's triathlon   2nd
March 28 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside DNF
March 15 Ironman 70.3 Monterrey 1st
2014 Results
Date Race Location Place
Oct 26 Ironman 70.3 Miami Champion
Personal best performance on the swim,
best Fpro bike split,
best Fpro run split
Oct 5 Silverman Ironman 70.3   Champion
Best bike split, best run split,
Victory by 11 min
March 29  Lavaman triathlon Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA 1st
May 30  Ironman 70.3 Hawaii Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA 4th
June 21  Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant Mont Tremblant, Quebec, CANADA 4th
July 11  Ironman 70.3 Muncie   DNF
Sept 7  Ironman 70.3 world championships Mont Tremblant, Quebec, CANADA 10th
2013 Results
Date Race Location Place
September 9 Ironman 70.3 World Championships Henderson, Nevada 12th
July 12 Muncie Ironman 70.3 Muncie, Indiana 1st woman, fastest bike split
June 30 Subaru Western triathlon series (Olympic chase format) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1st woman, 2nd overall chase
June 23 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant Mont Tremblant, Qc 2nd
May 4 Rev 3 Knoxville Knoxville, TN 3rd
2012 Results
Date Race Location Place
September 11 Ironman 70.3 World Championships Las Vegas, Nevada 7th
August 12 Sooke International triathlon (and Pro Chase) Sooke, BC 1st
August 2 Calgary 70.3 Calgary, AB 1st
June 24 Mont Tremblant 70.3 Mont Tremblant, Quebec 1st
June 3 Mooseman 70.3 Newfound Lake, New Hampshire 1st
May 4 Wildflower triathlon Lake San Antonio, California 3rd
March 17 San Juan 70.3 San Juan, Puerto Rico 4th
February 3 Panama 70.3 Panama DNF (Flat tire)
2011 Results
Date Race Location Place
October 28 Miami 70.3 Miami, Fl. 2nd
October 9 Rev3 Anderson Anderson, South Carolina 1st
October 2 Pocono Mountains Ironman 70.3   1st
September 25 Los Angeles Triathlon (Olympic)   7th
September 17 Malibu Triathlon (Olympic)   1st
September 11 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Las Vegas, Nevada DNF
July 8 Providence 70.3   1st
June 9 Boise 70.3   1st
May 15 Rev3 Knoxville Knoxville, Tennesse 3rd
May 1 Avia Wildflower Triathlon Lake San Antonio, CA 3rd
April 2 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Oceanside, California 3rd
March 19 Ironman 70.3 San Juan Puerto Rico, USA 4th
2010 Results
Date Race Location Place
November 13 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Clearwater, FL 3rd
September 26 Ironman Augusta 70.3 Augusta, Georgia 2nd
September 11 Subaru Banff Triathlon Banff 1st
August 22 Cobra Ironman Philippines 70.3 Camarines Sur, PI 1st
July 4 Subaru Vancouver Half-Ironman Vancouver, BC 1st
June 27 Ironman Buffalo Springs 70.3 Buffalo Springs, Texas 1st
June 6 Ironman Mooseman 70.3 Newfound Lake, NH 1st
May 16 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida Orlando, FL 3rd
May 1 Avia Wildflower Half-Ironman Lake San Antonio, CA 4th
2009 Results
Date Race Location Place
November 14 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Clearwater, FL 3rd
September 27 Augusta Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Georgia 4th
September 13 Muskoka Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, Ontario 4th
August 23 Timberman Ironman 70.3 Gilford, New Hampshie 3rd
August 2 Calgary Ironman 70.3 Calgary, Alberta 2nd
July 12 Subaru Vancouver Half Ironman Vancouver, BC 1st
June 13 Boise Ironman 70.3 Boise, Idaho 1st
May 17 Florida Ironman 70.3 Orlando, Florida 3rd
April 5 New Orleans Ironman 70.3 New Orleans, Louisiana 6th




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Season Wrap-up

So many great times in 2015, it all ended on a high note with Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos. Now it's time to regroup, recharge and have some FUN! Thank you to all of you who cheered me on this season! Thank you to my amazing team of sponsors, my family, my boyfriend Eric, my coach Paulo Sousa and manager Lars It takes a team.

Posted by Magali Tisseyre on Monday, November 2, 2015


MagsCam 2016 Kickoff

Hey everyone! This morning I thought it would be fun to announce my 2016 race plan with a simple video! I ran the idea by Eric, who of course HAD to add his touch, and #MagsCam was BORN!

Posted by Magali Tisseyre Pro Triathlete on Sunday, January 24, 2016



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