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Q&A: Simon Whitfield

Q&A: Simon Whitfield

Apr 19, 2008 04:30 AM

VICTORIA–Simon Whitfield collected his first victory of this Olympic campaign in Japan last weekend, but couldn't find a decent cup of coffee on his trip. So it's no surprise on his first day back in town to see the java-loving triathlete stroll into Habit Coffee and Culture on Pandora Ave., almost his second home, along with wife Jennie and 10-month-old daughter, Pippa Katherine, aka P.K. The 2000 Olympic champion talked with the Star's Randy Starkman.

Q: Biggest extravagance in your life?

A: Our coffee habit, I think. We could have paid for P.K.'s college with the amount of money we spent having coffee. In saying that, we're learning all these new lessons as new parents and one of those things is: How do you spend time as a couple? ... This 9:30 each morning date after swimming has been a really great time for Jennie and I to sit face-to-face without Internet, without the phone ringing, and we just chat.

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