jeff symonds on the run in kona

Jeff Symonds

10 Awesome Things About Jeff

What is your be word and why?

be ugly. be ugly means doing whatever it takes to get to finish line as fast as possible. It’s about those moments in a race or life when you can’t worry about your form or how you look, you just have to go hard and get it done!

What is your major goal for the upcoming season?

Win ITU Worlds in Penticton. Top 5 at Ironman Hawaii

What goal did you crush last season?

Winning Challenge Penticton.

What is your favourite post race craving?

Greasy Burger with a fried egg on it. No Ketchup though, by that time in the day I have had more than enough sugar!

What is the most ambitious thing on your life bucket list?

Winning the Ironman World Championships has to be up there, but given my fear of heights, bungee jumping might be a little more ambitious!

If you were stranded on an island what book would you want with you?

“A Gronking to Remember” I am a big New England Patriots fan and I heard every guy should read at least one Harlequin Romance novel.

Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream?

I am more of an Acai bowl guy. The word addiction has been thrown around my household on numerous occasions.

What is the hardest workout you have ever done?

Intervals while running track and cross country at UBC. I used to race every one of them. It made for some brutally epic sessions followed by under performing at actual races! Thankfully, I have become smarter since those days.

If you could have dinner with one person (living or deceased) who would it be?

Country singer Thomas Rhett has a song “Beer with Jesus” and he makes a very compelling argument. So yeah, Jesus or Kevin Hart. Either or.

How long can you hold your breath for?

Long enough to make to make it through the George Massey tunnel, but not during rush hour!

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