Simon X Shi

The Rubik's Cube Triathlete

Aspiring Professional Triathlete

Instagram: @the_simonshi
TikTok: @thesimonshi
YouTube: Simon Shi
Strava: Simon Shi
Tri Coach: Natasha Van Der Merwe

Simon started competitively swimming at age 11. He went on to swim at Virginia Tech (NCAA D1) from 2016-2020, being team captain his senior year.

He was an ACC Conference finalist, swimming a 1:47 in 200 IM, 54 in 100 breast, and 1:57 in 200 breast. Simon also swam the breastroke leg on the 200 Medley relay, where they broke the school record(2020). He also was top 20 nationally in Canada in multiple events from 2018-2020. 200 IM (long course meters) was his best event, going 2:04.

Simon started triathlon training in April, 2020 during covid after his college swim season ended. Since all the pools were closed, he started running and biking on his old mountain bike.

He then went on to complete his 1st triathlon at 70.3 St. George May 1, 2021, where he qualified for the 2021 70.3 World Championships.

He aspire to become a professional triathlete one day as well as posting on his social media to inspire other people to reach their goals.

What Can Simon Bring to His Partners

Long Term Partnerships

Simon is dedicated to promoting his partners as well as strategizing to bring in sales + new customers to the company. He wants to pick specific partnerships, where he truly believes in the products/services the company has to offer.

Logo On Training Gear

Get your company logo on Simon's training and/or racing gear. Will be put on his site too. Simon will always recommend a partner's product or service to anyone he meets. He will proudly wear any apparels or gear given to him.

Social Media Promotion

Simon has organically built several successful YouTube channels, a TikTok page, and other social media platforms, totaling 100's of millions of views on his social media. He will promote + show his partnership on his socials when he can.

Simon's Values

Goal Driven

New to the sport, Simon is excited to start his new journey in the triathlon world and has lofty goals. Simon has successfuly navigated through a top 20 NCAA D1 Swim program, completing his computer science degree at Virginia Tech School of Engineering.

Always Learning

Simon is always learning to improve himself, whether it's training, marketing, etc. He wants to become the best version of himself.

Current Ambassadors

Simon's Goals 2021-2022

  • Sub 4:30 at 70.3 WC

    70.3 World Champs at St. George, Utah, USA September, 2021

  • Qualify for Kona at Ironman AZ 2021

    1st Full Ironman Nov. 21, 2021 Tempe, AZ, USA

  • Race as Much as possible

    Get more experience, try and win local tri races

Simon's Goals (Longterm)

  • Qualify and race in kona as a pro


  • Be a great ambassador for the sport

    Grow and contribute largely to the triathlon community

2021 Race Schedule

  • 70.3 St. George 4:50 (192nd Overall, May 1) - Swim 25:40, Bike 2:29, Run 1:48 Recap
  • Dueces Olympic Tri 2:22 (4th Overall, June 5) - Swim 22:14, Bike 1:16, Run 38:56 Recap
  • Mountain Man Olympic Tri 2:02 (2nd Overall, July 11) - Swim 18:20, Bike 1:00, Run 41:39 Recap
  • Oro Valley Sprint Tri 58:55 (1st Overall, July 31) - Swim 4:18, Bike 33:52, Run 18:40 Recap
  • Mountain Man 70.4 4:33 (3rd Overall, Aug 15) - Swim 26:38, Bike 2:27, Run 1:36 Recap
  • Sierra Vista Sprint Tri 1:00 (1st Overall, Aug 21) - Swim 8:50, Bike 31:44, Run 18:20 Recap
  • 70.3 World Championships September 18 4:36:30 (174th Oveerall) - Swim 25:26, Bike 2:31:39, Run 1:34:07 Recap
  • Ironman Arizona November 21

Thank you for your consideration!

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