Trevor O’Brien of Paradise won the Tely 10 three times and finished first in several NLAA road races and track and field competitions. In 1999 he was NLAA male road runner of the year.
From 2005 to 2008 he was a Sport Canada National track and field carded athlete and was Canadian Inter University sports athlete of the week in 2001, the same year he was nominated as a finalist for the St. John’s athlete of the year award. From 1999 to 2002 he won eight St. John’s athlete of the month awards and was voted into the Memorial University Athletic Honour Society in 2002, a year before he was a finalist for the provincial senior male athlete of the year.
He was also successful in a variety of international and national competitions. In 2007 he placed first in a 1500m race in Eugene, Oregon after representing Canada at the Pacific World Cup 1500m competition in Vancouver and wore the Canadian uniform at the Francophone Games in Niamey, Niger in Africa. He represented Canada in the European Track Circuit placing sixth in the 1500m final.
His national competitions included a second place in the Victoria International Track Classic in Victoria, British Columbia, third in the national track and field championship in Ottawa and fourth in the Olympic Trials in Victoria. In the 10,000m final at the Canada Summer Games in London, Ontario he captured a silver medal and at the Atlantic Universities cross country championship between 1999 and 2001 he won an individual title each year and was selected AUS athlete of the year for each year.
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