Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Triathlon Canada....and professionalism...?????

So i got a great news today!!!!!!! I have been name Athlete of the Year in the 18-29 age group category!!!!!!!! Yes.... i m a AGE GROUP OF THE YEAR!!!!!!

Great job TRI-CAN!

In 2007, i won the NATIONAL CANADIAN ELITE LD CHAMPIONSHIP
1st ELITE VICTORIA HALF IRONMAN
2nd place PRO IRONMAN CANADA
6th place PRO IRONMAN ARIZONA

i was name on the BC elite team and even better.... Triathlon Canada as ask me to go represent the country as there Elite athlete at the world championship with 500$ of funding.

and they find a way to give me the AGE GROUP AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well, please, take my name out and give it to someone more deserving. I m sure there is a few age grouper deserving of this award and that would like it.

And if you cant do something properly and professionaly, what about taking it completly out of your programm.... After a breaktrought year like last year, i do find it a bit insulting to not be reconise as a elite athlete. I would think my federation would have a bit more of a research process before making those kind of awards???

Anyway, hope that someone in the 18-39 age group will get his deserving reconnition.....

12 comments:

shawn and tracy said...

Oh dear Canada....
Congrats anyways ;-)
Tracy

MarkyV said...

Hunh???????????

Scott Curry said...

Congratulations Johnny! I'll bake you a cake!

khai said...

You may race as a pro, but you'll always be an age grouper to me. :)

Adamo said...

Does it come with a trophy? Ze womens, they like ze trophies!!!!

don said...

You are the pro age groper! Nuff said. You get money for that behaviour? ;p)

Lauren said...

sandbagger!

Joel Filliol said...

Are you even in the 18-29 age group? I thought you were way older than that... must be the lack of hair...

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kerrie said...

that is what i love about tri can, lol...

tre said...

i was gonna write something funny, but i can't top joel. that's gold...

JackTheLad said...

So then did they want you to come up with the extra 3-4 hundred dollars to actually do the race?