Simon Whitfield

'Slightly Embarrassing' Rescue For Ex-Olympian

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. search and rescue crews called out to help a paddle boarder in gale-force winds instead found Olympic medallist triathlete Simon Whitfield "havin...

Call Off The Marine Rescue. It's Only A Retired Olympian

CBC | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Some Marine Search and Rescue volunteers near Victoria got a bit of a surprise when they responded to a report of a stand up paddle boarder in possibl...

Olympic Champion From B.C. Retires

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Canadian Olympic gold medallist Simon Whitfield is leaving competitive triathlon, calling the past 16 years “an incredible journey and an amazing ch...

Olympic Facebook Message Warms Hearts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada

A Facebook message from Costa Rica's Leonardo Chacon shows the athlete harbours no hard feelings towards Canada's Simon Whitfield, even though he caus...

The End Of The Road

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada

LONDON - They've carried the Olympic load for Canada over multiple Games. For a few of them, London was their last.Triathlete Simon Whitfield, cyclist...

Broken Collarbone For Canada's Whitfield

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Simon Whitfield broke his collarbone when he crashed on his bike in Tuesday's Olympic triathlon.The 37-year-old from Victoria said via Twitte...

More Heartbreak: Simon Whitfield Out After Crash

CP | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Simon Whitfield's Olympic career came to a screeching halt after the Canadian crashed out of the triathlon early in the bike race.Whitfield s...

Simon Whitfield Stands Up For Paula Findlay

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Simon Whitfield was still burning a day after watching Paula Findlay's tearful apology as she finished last in the Olympic women's triathlon....

Canada's Flag-Bearer Leads The Charge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada

LONDON - A smiling Simon Whitfield led Canada's delegation into London's Olympic Stadium during a whimsical and energetic opening ceremony at the Summ...

What Medal Will Simon Whitfield Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

Mere seconds separated triathlete Simon Whitfield from a second gold medal in Beijing. Four years later and approaching the end of his Olympic career,...

And The Flagbearer Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada

Triathlete and two-time Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield has been named as Canada's flagbearer for the 2012 London Olympics. Whitfield won a gold m...

LOOK: 9 Canadians To Watch In London

CP | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada

A tennis ace, a boxing world champion and a speed skater (who just happens to rock the road cycling circuit) are among Canada's best bets for a podium...