Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I Will Dream Big

This year Kirsten and I received a grant from Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence Program. They recently launched a website with our bios and those of many other Olympic hopefuls.
They have a contest running to win a trip to watch the Vancouver 2010 Oympics, check it out:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jordan Rapp first to successfully navigate the Soma

Written by: Dan Empfield, Date: Mon Oct 29 2007

Jordan Rapp ended his season in fine form, winning the popular Soma Triathlon in the heart of America's Canyon Southwest.
Rapp, having conquered triathlon's first four events — swim, bike run and nutrition — finally nailed the fifth and, for him, most elusive event, course navigation. The talented second-year pro fought off urges to veer his bike from the highway onto private drives, dirt trails, and roads less traveled, staying the course and prevailing in 96-degree heat to win in 4:01:46.
More: Slowtwitch

BC Cross Country Champs

"....while two-time Victoria International Marathon winner Steve Osaduik placed second in the 10km Senior Men's race in a time of 29:10, just two seconds behind Olympic gold medallist triathlete Simon Whitfield."

Vancouver Sun Take 5

Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Triathlete Simon Whitfield of Victoria, the 2000 Olympic champ, is helping promote Petro-Canada's irreverent contest to come up with a new Olympic sport. No idea too wacky. Details at

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sights on medal, not sightseeing

Terry Bell, The Province, Published: Sunday, October 28, 2007

A few years ago Victoria triathlete Simon Whitfield was looking at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as a chance to compete as best he could and perhaps close out a career.
He even joked about being a tourist.
He'd see the sights. He'd take a walk along the Great Wall. Maybe he'd head to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors.
Well that was then.
Now a rejuvenated Whitfield plans on being a warrior in China. Instead of home videos he wants to bring back a medal, just like he did in 2000 when he won gold in Sydney.