ADVISORY: 2017 Toronto Triathlon Festival Schedule and Simon Whitfield Availability

TORONTO, July 21, 2017 /CNW/ -

WHAT:

This weekend, more than 1,300 athletes will take to the streets of Toronto for the sixth annual Toronto Triathlon Festival (TTF). The TTF is an unparalleled urban experience, offering triathletes – of all skill levels – the unique opportunity to compete in Toronto's downtown core.




Olympic Gold medalist and recently announced 2017 Canada's Sports Hall of Fame honouree, Simon Whitfield will be onsite to offer support and encouragement to participants, as well as offer his thoughts on the state of triathlon and sport in Canada.

 

WHAT:

Media are invited to attend a special pre-race talk Simon Whitfield will be holding for the Toronto Triathlon Club. Following the talk, Whitfield will lead TTF athletes on a short "Shake Out Run", to get rid of the jitters, the day before their big race.



WHEN:

Saturday, July 22


1:45 p.m. – Pre-race talk


2:30 p.m. – Shake Out Run



WHERE:

Ontario Place, Tents, West End of Parking Lot 1,


955 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON, M6K 3B9

 

WHAT:

Since its debut in 2012, the Toronto Triathlon Festival has generated over $6 million in economic development for the city. It has also provided opportunities for participants to raise meaningful dollars in support of various charities and causes, including The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation this year and the MLSE Foundation/MLSE Team Up Foundation in previous years.




One such participant is Michael Morozov, who pledged to donate $100 to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) for every pound he lost while training for the TTF, with the goal of losing 80 pounds in 151 days. With some training help from Simon Whitfield, Michael has managed to lose a significant amount of weight, get in triathlon shape and raise some important funds and awareness for The PMCF.




Video of Michael training with Simon can be found here. Michael will be available to share his experience pre- and post-race.

 

WHAT:

Pre-Race Interviews and Photo Opportunities with Simon Whitfield and race participants.



WHEN:

Sunday, July 23


6:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.



WHERE:

Ontario Place, Media Tents, West End of Parking Lot 1,


955 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON, M6K 3B9

 

WHAT:

Post-Race Interviews and Photo Opportunities with Simon Whitfield and more than 1,300 race participants.



WHEN:

Sunday, July 23


10:30 a.m.



WHERE:

Ontario Place, Media Tents, West End of Parking Lot 1,


955 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON, M6K 3B9

 

Interview and Photo opportunities available

SOURCE Toronto Triathlon Festival

For further information: Media Contact: Jamie Deans, 627.284.7710, jamiedeans24@gmail.com

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