Janelle Morrison Biography


Janelle is a:

Game Changer
Transformational Speaker
Subject of A Second Chance documentary film
Former Ironman Pro Triathlete and Team Canada Distance Runner
3x Magazine Cover Story
Kundalini Yoga Teacher & Stillness Advocate
Former Elementary School Teacher (aka Ms. Mo)
BA – Psychology & BEd Elementary


Racing as an elite Ironman distance triathlete, and overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds along the way, including a near-fatal car accident, required a tool box of determination, courage,  and audacious commitment.

Janelle knows what it takes to achieve the “impossible.”  She also know that if the destination becomes more important than the journey – the result is unfulfilling.  

What’s important to Janelle is living her “second chance” at life.  For her, that means making a difference in the lives of others by reminding them not to miss theirs.

Too many moments are spent worrying about something that happened yesterday.  Planning something for tomorrow.  We’re forgetting that everything we need is right here, and that right now, everything is perfect.

The quality of life we enjoy has never been higher – so what’s missing?

We’re pretending that where we’re going is more important than where we are.

We’re pretending that once we’ve done enough, we’ll BE the person we most want to be.  

We’re pretending that we can’t BE that person now.

We’re pretending that we can control things we can’t control.

We’re pretending that continuing to choose to live with stress, worry and anxiety is “fine.”

We’re pretending the only way to achieve the success we dream of is “hard” work.

We’re pretending that there’s something better than THIS

The time that we stop pretending – has arrived.  It’s time that we stop missing our lives and start living them.


Athletic Achievements

Triathlon: 2014 

10th – Wildflower
8th – Boise 70.3
8th – Muskoka 70.3
7th – Silverman 70.3

Triathlon: 2013 

10th – Wildflower
7th – Boise 70.3
7th Lake Stevens

Triathlon: 2012 

1st – Osoyoos Half
9th – Calgary 70.3
3rd – Ironman Canada


Car Accident & 2 Year Recovery

Triathlon: 2010 

8th – Ironman Canada
5th Ironman Coeur d’Alene
4th Oliver Half – (Run Course Record)
1st – Wine Capital of Canada Sprint Triathlon

Triathlon: 2009 

2nd – Wine Capital of Canada Olympic Distance Triathlon
6th – Boise 70.3 (Debut Professional 70.3)
2nd – Canadian Long Course Championships.  (Run Course Record)
3rd – Ironman Canada (Debut Professional Ironman)

Triathlon: 2008 (First Amateur Triathlon Season) 

6th – Hawaii Ironman World Championships (Fastest Run Split)
1st – Ironman Canada (Fastest Run Split)
2nd – Canadian National Long Course Triathlon Championships
2nd – Oliver Half (Debut) 

Distance Running: 2007

7th – Canadian Marathon Championships (2:53)
3rd Edmonton ING Half Marathon
1st – Stony Plain 10 k. (37 mins)
10th Overall & 2nd Canadian Female – Toronto Waterfront Marathon (2:49)

Distance Running: 2006

1st – Edmonton ING Marathon (3:03)


IMC finish with tape