Simon Says Gold

9:17 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

From the Orca Book Publishers' Blog:

"Olympic Gold Medalist Simon Whitfield placed first at the 27th annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon this past weekend with a finishing time of 1:53:31, some 18 seconds ahead of national team members Kyle Jones and Paul Tichelaar. Whitfield said this to online news site “It was important to me to have a strong race all around,” said Whitfield. “I was racing against kids that weren’t born in 1992 when I first raced here, so I felt a little old today,” he quipped. “I wanted to establish myself on the run right away,”said Whitfield. “I wanted to make it difficult because we are preparing for the world’s.”

Whitfield will be releasing a new autobiographical book Simon Says Gold, with Orca Book Publishers this fall. The book includes his instructions on training—his advice is bound to surprise young athletes in any sport—and includes stories about family, friends, coaches, teachers and mentors —all those who have had a lasting impact on his life and helped make him a champion."

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