Mark de Jonge

2x World Champion, Olympic bronze medalist


Exploring Halifax from a different perspective today. 16km and a 1,400 calorie credit to spend on something tasty! 🥩🍺

Paddling and boating is now allowed in Nova Scotia! With rules limiting the number of people training at clubs, it may be tricky for everyone to get their training in. Luckily for me there is a big ocean to paddle on!

#tbt 2014 lining up against the K2

Made with Medalist

This was a cool Zoom call for me and Max. We read Chris Hadfield’s book, The Darkest Dark, almost every night and got to conference with him today with other athletes and COC staff. Thank you @colchrishadfield for sharing your advice and experience in dealing with uncertainty and thank you @teamcanada and @gameplancanada for putting this together! #weareallteamcanada

I sure am missing this now. Thinking back to the last few days of our training camp in Florida when life was a lot simpler than it is now.

Our first paddle of 2020 is in the books and based on the weather it looks like this might be a lucky year for us!

“Gary the Unicorn, meet Mark Smiling-On-The-Inside de Jonge” 😐 It may not look like it but this was the highlight of my day today @CBC HQ in Toronto. I even got a hug from Gary! #teamcanada #mediaday #tokyo2020

Home for a few days and making the most of this winter wonderland! 🎄

Well done, Fall. You’ve been good to us this year.

Four expressions of pain —> Four quota spots for Tokyo! We’ll save the podium for next year. Photo: Bence Vekassy

The men in red. Watch for us tomorrow as we begin racing at the ICF World Championships in Szeged, Hungary. K4 500m Heat 1 lane 6, 17:15 local time. Visit for results and live stream.

Resting between sets and realizing we’re only halfway done the workout 😐 Photo: Jean-Philippe Martin

Enjoying a recovery week on the east coast with these guys + Simon. Thanks to @ecokayakns for the amazing morning on the water!

Another beautiful morning working hard with the guys!

Last one fast one on our lactate session today. 📹 @fred1492


A few months ago the Canadian men’s kayak team had an idea to make 2020 mission patches as we prepare for our Tokyo 2020 qualifications. I’m happy to say they turned out well :) #fasterthananyone #tokyo2020 #wepaddle #teamcanada