Barrie Shepley is a true Canadian sports legend. It’s hard to say whether he’s better known for his coaching instinct or announcing talent, but if you know the sport of triathlon, you know Barrie. His professional coaching career began in 1991 with Canada’s national triathlon team, and since then, Barrie has coached over 500 people to championship titles, Pan American Games and World Championship medals, as well as successful Hawaii Ironman and Boston Marathon finishes. His coaching game took a worldwide turn in 2000 when he was selected as Canada’s first Olympic Triathlon Coach, and he was one of the many important advocates for the tri-sport as it made its full-medal-sport debut in Sydney. Beyond coaching, Barrie’s unforgettable commentary eventually made him “the voice of triathlon” with his World Cup Triathlon Series TV commentary, and he’s been a well-known fixture in the sport ever since. As president of the Coaching Association of Ontario, Barrie currently advocates for fair sport in the name of our coaches and athletes, not just in triathlon, but for all athletics across the board. Whether as coach, announcer, or association president, Barrie Shepley has always had an important place in triathlon’s history. And because of triathlon, his own story so far has been truly great.