Former Ironman Canada winner inducted into hall of fame

Peter Reid, a two-time Subaru Ironman Canada winner in Penticton, was inducted into the Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame

Peter Reid, a two-time Subaru Ironman Canada winner in Penticton, was inducted into the Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame on Aug. 7 in Montreal where it all began for him.

Reid, who was officially welcomed into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony during the 2016 ITU Montreal International Triathlon, was one of the most accomplished and respected long distance triathletes in the world. The Montreal-born Reid is a winner of 10 Ironman Triathlons around the globe including three victories at the prestigious Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii (2003, 2000, 1998). He also was also a runner-up in Kona three times (2004, 2002, 1999) during his career that spanned nearly two decades.

“Triathlon Canada has a long list of athletes who have had very successful careers racing on the international stage,” said Reid in a press release. “When I started triathlons in Quebec I was watching all of these great Canadians achieve success on television, and reading about them in magazines. To be inducted into Triathlon Canada’s Hall of Fame is a reminder to me that I too, was a part of a group that showed my fellow Canadian triathletes that we can achieve international success. I am so proud to be a part of this very strong group of incredible athletes.”

Reid was first introduced to Ironman Canada in 1989. He retired from the sport in 2006 and is now a float plane pilot on the west coast.