Canada’s Olympic flag bearer Simon Whitfield to hold media availability in TorontoJuly 18, 2012
Whitfield media conference to be held Saturday, July 21 at 3 p.m. EDT
TORONTO — Canada’s flag bearer for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, Simon Whitfield, will hold amedia availability on the eve of hitting the start line for his final tune-up race at the Toronto Triathlon Festival before heading to London.
The 37-year-old two-time Olympic medallist will meet media on Saturday, July 21 in the Pier 4 room at The Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto at 3 p.m. EDT.
Racing against the backdrop of Toronto’s waterfront, the unique event will provide athletes with the opportunity to experience a truly urban triathlon in Toronto while competing for age group race spots at the 2013 World Championships.
The weekend, which features races in Olympic, duathlon and sprint distances, will be a celebration of the ultimate challenge of human endurance and tenacity and ideally a signature event on the North American triathlon circuit. One of the main features of the race is the key role the city itself will play, as the urban race route takes participants on an unprecedented path along Toronto’s Harbourfront and through the city’s downtown core.
Whitfield and a group of national team triathletes will hit the start line in the first wave of racers on July 22 at 6:58 a.m. EDT (West Channel of Ontario Place).
For more information on the Toronto Triathlon Festival, please visit www.torontotriathlonfestival.com.
WHAT: Simon Whitfield Media Availability
WHO: Simon Whitfield, 2000 Olympic gold medallist, 2008 Olympic silver medallist, 2012 Open Ceremony flag bearer
Triathlon Canada Executives
Toronto Triathlon Festival Executives
WHERE: Pier 4 Room – The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 1A6
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 3 p.m. EDT
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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788
Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419
Chris Dornan, Media and Public Relations