About Joel Filliol
Joel is one of triathlon's most experienced and successful professional coaches. He has been involved in endurance sport since 1989 both as an athlete and coach. As an athlete Joel has competed in over 100 triathlon and multi-sport events and represented Canada at World Championships in Triathlon and Duathlon. As a coach he has worked with athletes at the highest levels including at the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships, the ITU World Elite and Age Group Championships, and multisport games such as the Commonwealth, Pan American, and Olympic Games.
Currently Joel works in the role of Olympic Performance Director for the Federazione Italiana Triathlon leading the program towards success in 2020.
Joel's independent elite squad #JFTcrew which currently includes current ITU World Champion Olympian Mario Mola from Spain, American Olympian Katie Zaferes, Belgian Olympians Marten Van Riel and Jelle Geens, Australian Olympian Emma Jackson, and Jake Birtwhistle, and Vendula Frintova from the Czech Republic.
Joel's previous roles include serving as Head Coach for the world leading national federation, British Triathlon, based at the National High Performance Centre in Loughborough, UK. As Head Coach with British Triathlon Joel worked with world medallist athletes Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee, Helen Jenkins, Will Clarke, Tim Don and the other members of the UK Sport funded World Class Programme.
Joel served Triathlon Canada for two years as Development Coach at the National Triathlon Centre in Victoria, before taking on the Senior Coach role in 2006 to 2008. Joel has coached at two Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006), two Pan American Games (2003 and 2007), and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. At the NTC in Victoria Joel personally coached many of Canada's National Team athletes including 2000 Olympic Champion Simon Whitfield, and Colin Jenkins.
As the Head Coach for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Team Joel led the Canadian team toward achieving their two major performance objectives; qualifying a full team of 3 men and 3 women, and achieving a Silver Medal performance, as Simon Whitfield's personal coach.
Joel initiated his coaching company, CompetitionZone.com, in 2000, and has worked with many athletes of different backgrounds, goals and fitness levels to achieve their goals online, locally and through camps. Through Competition Zone Joel has worked with multiple Ironman winner Tom Evans from 2004-2008, and 70.3 podium performer and Olympian Helle Frederiksen, among many others.