As we reported in April, Peter Reid, three-time Ironman World Champion (1998, 2000, 2003), was one of five athletes to be inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame last night in Calgary.
“Being inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is a huge surprise. I retired five years ago and I am now focused on my career as a pilot with Harbour Air Seaplanes so to get this nomination is a reminder that I had a very special career racing triathlon and Ironman,” said Reid, the first triathlete to be inducted. “I have always been very proud to represent Canada and have used so many members of the Hall as inspiration to get me out the door to train on the days where the weather and motivation were not at their best. People like Steve Podborski, Steve Bauer, Gaetan Boucher, Victor Davis, Terry Fox and so many more showed that we can win on the world stage if we believe it can be done. This is also a very big day for my sport of triathlon.”
Check out more about the induction here.