Triathlete winning Bronze at the Xterra World off-road triathlon, gold at the Wildflower triathlon under 19 category four times and the 20- 24 category twice, placed as 4th female in 2013. In 2010 she was named Off-Road Triathlete of the year. In 2013 she was named Alberta under 23 Athlete of the Year.
The triathlon is a demanding endurance event, with the Olympic distance starting with a 1500m swim, followed by a 40k cycle and a 10k run. Madi went vegetarian at age 16 and then vegan in 2012.
“I get a lot of the same questions (as other athletes) like “how do you get your protein?” I have a detailed response now that I give them on what plants have more protein than meat and why I am a vegan athlete. Most of the time athletes are jealous of my food choices and what foods I make.”
I did some research and watched Forks over Knives and Earthlings and decided that I didn’t want any part of animal cruelty, not to mention putting poison in my body.Madi Serpico