Congratulations to the successful 2014 Canadian Triple Ski Challengers who took up the incredible adventure of skiing over 160 km of the legendary Canadian Ski Marathon trails, and then added both the world-class Gatineau Loppet 51K Classic and Skate races to it the weekend after. What a great way to celebrate winter for endurance athletes! We have, so far reported, 10 skiers who were successful skiing the Triple.
Our indomitable returning successful challengers:
- 1. Annie Jean
- 2. Erik Grimm
- 3. Carl Johnston
We’ve learned that Erik Grimm missed doing the Triple Ski Challenge in 2011 because his wife was about to deliver their triplet boys. The boys will be celebrating their 3rd birthday this March, which just happens to be the third month of the year.. We hope they will ski the Triple Challenge one day!
And these are our adventurous and brave new successful challengers:
- 4. Julie Dagenais
- 5. Marie Donnelly
- 6. Kory McDonald Ibarra
- 7. Pedro Ibarra
- 8. David McCaw
- 9. Ross Wilkinson
- 10. Eric Rouleau
Julie, Marie, and Kory join Annie and Dana to more than double the ranks of the women who’ve taken up the Triple challenge to Five.
Kory and Pedro are the only husband and wife Triple Ski Challengers, so far. Dave McCaw learned to skate ski this year so that he could take up the challenge! And, Julie Dagenais started to classic ski two years ago so that she could complete the Triple. There is motivation for you!
And, there are many impressive Gatineau Loppet race results that the Triple Challengers brought in.
The names are on the virtual Wall of Fame: www.momtahan.com/tripleskichallenge/
If anyone else has completed the Triple, there’s an email address at the bottom of the page with the above link for getting your name on the wall.