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The Year in Sports

From high fives to the World Cup podium



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Aug. 26 — Ironman Canada. Locals finishing the race include Ollie Blake, Bob Deeks, Joe Hertz, Greg Sandkuhl, Christine Cogger, John Blok, Grace Blok, Woochan Jeong, Mark Lyttle.

Aug. 25 — Jen Segger-Gigg and teammates place fourth in XPD adventure race.


* This is Whistler’s month of pain. This year only two athletes did every event, Duncan Munro and Sarah O’Byrne, meaning the West Side Wheel Up, Loop The Lakes, Soo Valley Rumble, Terry Fox Run, Cheakamus Challenge and Rubble Creek Classic.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 — The seventh and final Samurai of Singletrack took place with the 49 riders that participated in all six previous races. The end of an era, prompting WORCA to start a new era with the Soo Valley Rumble.

Sept. 8 — West Side Wheel Up. Matt Ryan becomes the first rider to finish the course in under an hour. The top female is Joanna Harrington.

Sept. 9 — Loop the Lakes trail run. On the podium were Duncan Munro, Mel Day, Mick Peatfield, Lee Edwards, Sarah O’Byrne.

Sept. 16 — Soo Valley Rumble. The top riders were Kevin Phelps and Joanna Harrington.

Sept. 16 — Terry Fox Run. Raised more than $20,000 this year.

Sept. 22 — Cheakamus Challenge Fall Classic. Max Plaxton wins again. Locals on the podium include Matt Ryan, Nikki Kassel, Tyler Allison, Jonny Lloyd, Mike Boehm, Trevor Hopkins, Eric Crowe, Mike Charuk, Scott Brunning, Fanny Paquette, Lina Augaitis, Sarah O’Byrne, Jesse Melamed, Jocelyn Ramsden.

Sept. 23 — Rubble Creek Classic 25 km trail run. The top Whistler runners were Duncan Munro in fifth, and Lindsay Burch who was the top female and seventh overall.

Sept. 23 — Whistler’s Morgan Titus was second in the Grouse Grind Mountain Run.

Sept. 29-30 — Maëlle Ricker wins gold and silver in opening snowboardcross World Cup events in Chile.


Oct. 5-7 — Harvest Huckfest. The slopestyle was cancelled because of the rain and wind, but Air Dome Jump Jam and Team Air Downhill go ahead. Mitch Chubey won the Jump Jam ahead of Tom Hey and Scott Attegar. The top team in the Air Downhill was Tristan Merrick, Katie Holden, Adam Mantle and Kyle McDonald.

Oct. 7 — Royal Victoria Marathon and Half Marathon. Kevin Titus is fifth overall and first in age category in full marathon. Claire Daniels was eighth in her age category.