Best-selling triathlon wetsuit brand XTERRA WETSUITS announces the signing of three- time off-road triathlon world champion Lesley Paterson as a sponsored athlete and coach. Multi-faceted and passionate, Paterson is a Scotland native whose coaching style takes “state-of-the-science training and delivers it in a way that puts the athlete first.”

“She’s a great fit for XTERRA Wetsuits,” says XTERRA WETSUITS president Brandon Hearn. “There’s a shared commitment to welcoming and educating people on the sport of triathlon.” XTERRA WETSUITS sponsors hundreds of coaches and athletes as part of its commitment to strengthening the foundations and continued growth of triathlon.

Paterson has expressed a remarkable passion not only for triathlon, but also for giving back to the triathlon community. As an athlete, she has raced to two XTERRA World Championship titles and one ITU Cross Championship victory. As a coach, her rigorous Braveheart Bootcamps and brick sessions have gained a reputation for being intense and highly effective. Together with her sport psychologist husband, Paterson’s Braveheart Coaching offers personalized physical and mental training for the swim, bike and run.

Paterson strengthens a roster of accomplished triathletes, including Ironman champions Yvonne Van Vlerken and Chris Lieto, on XTERRA’s diverse team of decorated athletes.

“We’re really excited to have Lesley at XTERRA Wetsuits, she has a lot of fire and energy,” says Hearn. “We’re looking forward to working together on several upcoming developments. With Lesley being San Diego-based, she will able to work closely with the brand as well as be a spokesperson for future events.”


Guided by a commitment to comfort, speed, buoyancy and value, XTERRA WETSUITS has been producing the world’s fastest wetsuits since 2001. Most recently, Rafael Goncalves raced to the fastest overall swim time at Kona 2013 in an XTERRA Speedsuit. XTERRA WETSUITS are designed, tested and sold by triathletes, for triathletes in San Diego, the birthplace of triathlon.