The past week has been full of surprises. Our training camp in Florida was canceled and we are heading back to Canada, where we will be self-isolating for 14 days. Not quite what I had in mind...
Thankfully, CANFund surprised me with a cheque last week which, among other costs, will go towards dealing with the unexpected flights home for my wife and son, who were visiting as the covid-19 situation evolved.
Thank you to @canfund and donors for always being there for me and Canada’s athletes.
“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!
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 szeged2019.com for results and live stream.
Resting between sets and realizing we’re only halfway done the workout 😐
Photo: Jean-Philippe Martin
Today marks one year, one day out to the Games next Summer. Every day counts now for athletes on our journey to wear the maple leaf.
Eric and Vizma Sprott are matching every donation to CAN Fund up to $3 Million.
The goal is to bring Canadians together like our athletes do and raise $6 million.
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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
World cups are a wrap! We didn’t have the best semi final yesterday but had a great race in the B final and took the win :)
Photo: Bence Vekassy
A couple of screenshots from the heats today at Duisburg World Cup 2. We were flying off the start line but paid for it a bit at the end with Czech and France passing us in the final meters. Semis and final are tomorrow at 9:30 and 13:23 CEST, respectively (if all goes well).
The K4 was flying today in Poznan! 4th place and so close to the medals! I’m very proud of what we’ve done so far with this team and excited to keep chipping away at things. Duisburg World Cup is next!
Looks like K4 is on the menu this season! Happy to take the win with @nmatveevv@ppoulin11 and @simon.mctavish at National Team Trials yesterday in Montreal. Off to Europe this week for World Cups!