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.