May 05, 2010

Good4Sports blog

I met Bob Babinski while we were both working as journalists for VANOC's Olympic News Service at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at Whistler Olympic Park (apologies for all the caps, but it's VANOC ONS style).

Bob is a freelance producer/director and a part-time journalism instructor who does much of his work with CBC-TV Sports. He also runs a fantastic blog, good4sports, and I am honoured to be featured on it:

Would you put your quest for a sub-3-hour marathon on hold in exchange for a chance to work as a reporter at the Olympics? Read the Good4Sports Q+A with marathoner Margreet Dietz, and leave your comment.

One of the benefits of working at the Ski Jumping venue at the Vancouver Olympics was that I met a remarkable number of interesting people, many of them journalists. One of them is Margreet Dietz, a Squamish, B.C. writer and editor who worked the “mix zone” interviewing athletes.

What Margreet, 39, didn’t tell us at the time is that she is runner, and she was getting ready to complete her 12-th marathon (her PR is 3:07) – in Rotterdam in April. Turns out she’s also competed in Ironman races. Between the triathlons and the road races, she has more than a 100 competitions under her belt. [Read more]

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