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10 Canadian Olympic Team athletes DO MORE in London with 7SYSTEMS

7SYSTEMS, the endurance sports supplementchosen by Olympians and recreational athletes all over Canada, is pleased to announce 10 of their athletes will be participating in the 2012 Olympic Games. These athletes are not paid for their endorsement of 7SYTEMS but have been chosen by the company.

“7SYSTEMS is extremely proud to be supporting 10 athletes on their way to the 2012 London Olympic Games,’ said Jasper Blake, founder of 7SYSTEMS and Ironman Champion. “Created by world-class athletes, for world-class athletes, 7SYSTEMS was developed to ensure athletes’ nutritional requirements are being met during training and recovery.  Never has that been as important as the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic Games.”

The 2012 7SYSTEMS Team:

  1. Gillian Carleton, first-time Olympian, Track Cycling
  2. Reid Coolsaet, first-time Olympian, Marathon
  3. Paula Findlay, first-time Olympian, Triathlon
  4. Eric Gillis, first-time Olympian, Marathon
  5. Malcolm Howard, gold medallist (2008), Rowing
  6. Kyle Jones, first-time Olympian, Triathlon
  7. Max Plaxton, first-time Olympian, Mountain Biking
  8. Adam Van Koeverden, gold, silver, bronze medallist (2004, 2008, 2004) Kayaking
  9. Simon Whitfield, gold and silver medallist (2000, 2008), Triathlon
  10. Dylan Wykes, first-time Olympian, Marathon

For athlete updates, information on their training and research notes please friend us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/DoMoreWith7systems


2011 PRO TEAM

Based on the unprecedented success of the 2010 7SYSTEMS team, the entire team is returning to compete again in 2011.  As well, there are three new additions to the team that are remarkable individuals committed to DOING MORE and doing it better.

NEW 2011 TEAM MEMBERS

Plus Paula Findlay: Paula Findlay is young triathlete with an impressive list of accomplishments. This year alone she has won three World championship series races consecutively, one each in Sydney, Kitzbuhel and Madrid and took a third at the Mooloolaba World Cup.  Read more about Paula.

Annamay Pierse: Annamay is a member of Canada’s national swim team and the current world record holder for the women’s 200m breaststroke.  Annamay was a member of the 2008 Canadian Olympic team in Beijing and is currently preparing for London in 2012.

Max Plaxton: Perhaps one of  Canada’s top male mountain biker and is a London 2012 hopeful.  Max is a professional mountain biker, five-time National Champion and two-time World Champion in the relay event. He currently is one of four team members in USA factory team Specialized/Sho-air which is a professional cross-country mountain bike team.  This year he has won the Canadian National Championships and is the US Pro Cross-Country Tour overall champion with 3 wins. Read his full profile.

Reid Coolsaet: He’s been running cross-country ever since the sixth grade and hasn’t missed a single season.
Reid is a 7-time 5000m Canadian Champion and also credits the 10 000m,  marathon and cross-country running titles to his name.  He has participated at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, 4 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and 2 World Track & Field Championships.   Coolsaet just ran 2:11:23, the fastest time ever run by a Canadian on Canadian soil, at the 2010 Scotiabank Toronto Marathon. This time is 6 seconds faster than the Canadian Olympic marathon standard.

RETURNING ATHLETES FROM 2010

Jasper Blake www.jasper.is: Professional Triathlete, Ironman Champion

Mike Neill www.mikeneill.com: Professional Triathlete, Owner/Head coach Human Powered Racing

Simon Whitfield www.simonwhitfield.com: Multiple Olympic Medalist Triathlete

Adam Van Koueverden www.vankayak.com: Multiple Olympic Medalist, World Champion Kayaker

Lauren Groves-Campbell Lauren Groves blogspot: 2008 Beijing Olympian Triathlete

Adam Campbell Adam Campbell Blogspot: Top Canadian Runner

Ray Zahab www.rayzahab.com: Ultra distance running legend

Malcolm Howard http://malcolmhoward.ca/: World champion, Olympic Champion Rower

Kyle Jones www.kylejones.ca: Canadian Short Course Triathlon Team

Erinne Willock Profile for Erinne Willock: Professional Road Cyclist, 2008 Beijing Olympian

Megan Brown Profile of Megan Brown: Top Canadian Runner

7SYSTEMS works with individuals not only as company ambassadors but as athletes who are committed to using the product and sharing the benefits with others. Last year there were hundreds of applicants and the team was picked on the basis of podium finishes, amazing athletic feats and strength of character.


Malcom Howard’s Favourite Recipe

Spicy Sesame Noodles

1 lb spaghetti (although Fresh Udon noodles are really good and are what we usually use)spicesesamenoodles
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 large green onions, sliced
1 medium cucumber, sliced

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, cider vinegar, pepper sauce and salt until smooth.
  • Add cooked spaghetti and green onions; toss well. Serve hot or cover and refrigerate to serve cold.
  • Just before serving, toss with additional orange juice (if necessary) and garnish with cucumber slices.
  • We usually add a ton of chopped up peanuts to the final dish which make it really tasty.


Malcolm Howard

malcolm_nologoMalcolm Howard burst onto the international rowing scene in 2003 by winning the under 23 World Championships in the heavyweight 8 category. Malcolm has been one of the powerhouses of the Canadian National Rowing Team.  That’s what happens when you train as hard as he does, stand 6’6″ and weigh close to 260lbs.  Based out of Victoria, B.C. he has gone on to win numerous other World Championships and a Gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  In fact, he has so much power that he snaps bike cranks on a regular basis.

Most recently Malcolm took gold in the men’s singles race at the National Rowing Championships in London, Ont.

“7SYSTEMS   has really helped keep my health in top form so I could come to the National Rowing Championships in top form this year.  It’s been a tough year for me after cracking my ribs.  So not getting sick as I quickly tried to get back into rowing shape has been paramount.  The great thing is that 7SYSTEMS co-founder Jasper Blake has also been helping me with my general conditioning with some fantastic bike rides around Victoria.  It’s great being recognized with my selection for the PRO TEAM!”

Malcolm is focused on winning at the 2012 London Olympics.

7 Questions from 7SYSTEMS

1. What accomplishment are you most proud of in your sporting career?

MH: Winning gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics!

2. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

MH: “Be persistent.” Harry Parker. Not a man for many words, be persistant was often the whole pre-race talk from our coach Harry when I was racing for Harvard University. A legendary figure in collegiate athletics, Harry was a master putting a lot of meaning in very few words.

3. What motivates you to get up every day and kick your own ass?

MH: My motivation is always to get stronger and faster. On those miserable days when I want to stay in bed, I remind myself that we train in any weather because we know our competition will stay indoors when it gets too cold or windy out.

4. Who is the person you look up to most and why?

MH: Jasper Blake. No really…I have always looked up to Silken Laumann. I have heard many stories about her determination and perseverance in her training and racing. She came back from several difficult injuries to still compete and race at a very high level. Not only that, she trained under my coach, Mike Spracklen, a grueling taskmaster who trains his athletes harder then anyone else in the world.

5. If you were stranded on an island what book would you want to have with you?

MH: Lord of the Rings, not just because it is so long.

6. What’s your favorite unhealthy snack?

MH: Mom’s homemade cookies, so good that you can’t only have one, or three, or four…

7. What is the best restaurant you’ve ever been too and what did you eat there?

MH: So many to choose from, but recently, I would have to say Camille’s in Victoria BC. We had the Chef’s tasting menu which was excellent, amazing seafood and beef fillet all in one meal.

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2010 PRO TEAM

7SYSTEMS, the endurance sport supplement chosen by Olympians and recreational athletes all over Canada, has named ten athletes to their 2010 PRO TEAM. The team was chosen from among Canada’s top athletes. With hundreds of applicants, the team was picked on the basis of podium finishes, amazing athletic feats and strength of character.

 READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE.

MORE ABOUT THE ATHLETES
 

  • Jasper Blake: Triathlon – Ironman™
  • Megan Brown: Running – Cross Country / Track and Field
  • Adam Campbell: Running – Marathon
  • Lauren Groves: Triathlon – Olympic Distance
  • Malcolm Howard: Rowing
  • Kyle Jones: Triathlon – Olympic Distance
  • Mike Neill: Triathlon – Ironman™
  • Adam Van Koeverden: Canoe / Kayak
  • Simon Whitfield: Triathlon – Olympic Distance
  • Erinne Willock: Cycling – Road
  • Ray Zahab: Running – Ultra marathons, expeditions
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