Tuesday, February 5, 2008
News Item: Simon Whitfield Officially Launches 2008 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships at news conference
Vancouver, Canada (February 4, 2008) - Olympic Gold Medalist Simon Whitfield was in Vancouver this afternoon to officially launch the 2008 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships. The event will take place from June 6th to 8th and will be the final Olympic qualifying race for the Canadian Triathlon Olympic team.
"It's a thrill to be in Vancouver and it's exciting to feel the momentum building towards this World Championships here in Vancouver, especially against such a fantastic backdrop of this city," said Whitfield.
Last year's second ranked triathlete in the world spoke about the home crowd support that will hopefully propel him to victory in June, which would make him the first triathlete to win both Olympic and World Championship gold.
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