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The Year in Sports

From high fives to the World Cup podium



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May 20 — Whistler athletes in North Shore Triathlon. Age category medals went to David Higgins, Marie-Anne Prevost, Bob Deeks, Christine Suter, Ross McLynn.

May 26 — Whistler high school students race in mountain bike championships. Tyler Allison and Max Horner were first and third in their respective grades, and the school placed third in the province.

May 26 — Will Routley wins his second B.C. Cup road race, this time in Burnaby.

May 26 — Annual Whistler Valley Trail Run. Kristina Rody first overall, followed by Duncan Munro and Greg McDonnell.

May 27 — The Whistler Tri Club hosts the Kids of Steel Triathlon and Adult Try-A-Tri out of Meadow Park with over 120 participants.


June 3 — Local racers in Oliver Half Iron. In age categories, David Higgins was fifth, Bob Deeks fourth, Paul Suter sixth, Marie-Anne Prevost sixth, John Blok sixth, Greg Sandkuhl second, Christine Suter seventh, Christine Cogger sixth, and Alisa Brownlee eighth.

June 10 — Whistler’s Alex Prochazka, 16, becomes only the second person to land a double backflip on a mountain bike at 26Trix in Austria, as well as the first to land the trick in a competition.

June 11 — Whistler-Blackcomb DFX team in B.C. Cup at The Ranch in Kamloops. On the podium were Nick Geddes, Max Horner, and Tyler Allison.

June 16-17 — The Layoam Eagles dragon boat team regains the high school title for the ninth straight year.

June 16 — Neal Kindree retains Test of Metal title for second year, despite the rain and mud. The top Whistler racer was Matt Ryan in 10 th overall, while Jennifer Tabbernor was the top female in 13 th . On the age group podiums from Whistler were Megan Rose, Fanny Paquette, Lindsay Burch, Hilary Lindh, Jonny Lloyd, Bob Allison, Tony Routley, Rob McSkimming, and David Thornhill.

June 17 —Marie-Anne Prevost was first in her age category at Victoria Half Iron.

June 24 — Fourth annual Comfortably Numb. Two men break previous course record, with Vancouver’s Adam Campbell finishing the 25 km trail run in 1:58:45 — followed closely by Whistler’s Jason Shorter in 1:58:56. The top female was Vernon’s Tracy Garneau in 2:14:27.