Posts in the "Race & Event Reports" Category

  • 112th running of the Boston Marathon

    112th running of the Boston Marathon After twelve Ironman triathlons including the world championships in Hawaii, seventeen marathons, and three 24 hour cycling events (one world record attempt and two world records), the Boston marathon on Monday was one of my most memorable races. It was truly an incredible event. 25,319 runners qualified to run […]

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  • Big Seas!

    Watch this video in HD – click here! “At first you are afraid you are going to die. Then you are afraid you are not going to die”. This is what my support boat driver Matahil Lawson says about sea sickness. I can now attest that it is completely true, and in the midst of […]

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  • Victoria media day and more sea trials photos

    Man and machines – Greg Kolodziejzyk stands beside WiTHiN human powered boat with Critical Power human powered vehicle in the background on the docks at the Victoria Gorge Rowing and Paddling club. Mark Dusseault and Greg Kolodziejzyk Mark Dusseault is amazing. Mark volunteered to organize a media day at the Gorge Rowing club in Victoria […]

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  • Sea trials

    The adventure started almost immediately on Thursday morning as Pat Lor and I headed West from Calgary with my human powered boat WiTHiN in tow. We departed bright and early at 6:00 am and after travelling 100 km, stopped to check on the boat at the Banff park gates. To my horror, I saw that […]

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  • LV marathon: mission successful!

    As I indicated in my previous blog post, the goal for this years Las Vegas marathon was to pace my wife Helen in for a personal best, and a Boston qualifying time goal of 3 hours, 50 minutes. I am very happy to report our MISSION COMPLETE! We smashed her goal and finished in 3 […]

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  • Jet-boat vs. Pedal Boat

    We just finished two successful tests out at Ghost Lake on Friday and Saturday. Everything went pretty well according to plan. Here’s the video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAMHbtbrk9Q] On Friday, Ben and I off-loaded WiTHiN into Ghost lake and tested the new trolley system for launching and the outriggers. The floats retract and extend very easily. When they […]

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  • Capsize Test!

    Who Hoo!!!! That was way too much fun! You HAVE to check this video out. We set up a water proof lipstick camera to the bow of WiTHiN facing back, one in the cockpit of WiTHiN to catch the action from Within WiTHiN, and our HD video footage shot from the dock. Over all – […]

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  • Human Power Rocks Nextfest!

    John, Ben and I are back from NextFest and it was a blast! WAY more work than any of us expected though, but well worth it. The highlight for me was being interviewed by Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers and TV hit series Rockstar: Supernova) for Indie103.1 fm, a popular Los Angeles […]

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  • 2007 Ironman Canada race report

    My finishing time was 10:54 and I came in 33rd out of 296 in my division. The last Ironman World Championships qualifying slot went to 10:38, so I was about 16 minutes too slow. This was Ironman Canada’s 25th anniversary and to celebrate, they invited just over 2700 athletes to join in the fun this […]

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  • 24 hour HPB record video

    Here is the 4 minute 24 hour human powered pedal boat record YouTube video: []

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  • 24 hour record report

    The LIVE reports and videos from onboard WiTHiN during the 24 hour record attempt are here. View the photos of the event at the PTO web site Hey everyone: I am recovering. Like I say to the media when they ask how I feel: “right now, I feel like I was run over by a […]

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  • PR half marathon 1:27 and 9th place. BAREFOOT

    PR half marathon 1:27 and 9th place. BAREFOOT It’s always thrilling to set new personal records. I’ve been trying to break the 90 minute barrier at the half marathon distance for years and I demolished it today with a 1:27 finish at the Calgary Police Half Marathon. I also moved into the top 10 in […]

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  • Flat tire deflates Greg’s hopes for Ironman

    Flat tire deflates Greg’s hopes for Ironman Arizona 2007 In 10 Ironman distance triathlons, I have yet to experience a flat tire on the bike course, so I was not all that surprised when I heard the terrifying “psssssstt” sound coming from below me as I was half way through a sub five hour bike […]

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  • 2007 Ironman Arizona race report

    Flat tire deflates Greg’s hopes for Ironman Arizona 2007 In 10 Ironman distance triathlons, I have yet to experience a flat tire on the bike course, so I was not all that surprised when I heard the terrifying “psssssstt” sound coming from below me as I was half way through a sub five hour bike […]

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  • Las Vegas Marathon

    My buddy Matt Hoffman, Helen and I flew off to Las Vegas over the weekend for the Las Vegas Marathon. Unfortunately, Helen couldn’t run due to a hamstring tear, but Matt and I had good races. I was aiming for a 3:15 and ended up crossing the line a little over 3 minutes over that […]

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  • Ironman Hawaii 2006 race report

    October 27, 2006 “You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.” Denis Waitley Greg finishing Ironman World Championships 2006 in Kona, Hawaii I learned a valuable lesson at the Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii last week. That bit of wisdom is best summed up by a quote from […]

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  • 2006 Ironman World Championships race report

    Ironman Hawaii 2006 race report “You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.” Denis Waitley This is an awesome video Pat made for me featuring some short video clips, photos from the day and U2’s “Beautiful Day”. Greg finishing Ironman World Championships 2006 in Kona, Hawaii I learned a […]

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  • World Record FULL REPORT

    Sept 5 September 5, 2006 Human Powered Vehicle 24 hour distance record I’m sorry this has taken so long – we’ve had such a busy summer. Before I get into the HPV record report with new photos and videos, here is a quick recap on the summer of 06: Looking backWhat a summer it has been! […]

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  • HPV record!!!

    July 19 July 19, 2006 “No human has travelled further under their own power in one day than Greg Kolodziejzyk.” It’s a bold statement, but that’s basically what it comes down to. We started the clock at about 9:15 am on Wednesday, July 19th and finished at the exact same time on Thursday, July 20th […]

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  • Introducing the Critical Power Streetliner – an everyday driver, ‘streetable’ streamliner.

    June 13 June 13, 2006 Introducing the Critical Power Streetliner – an everyday driver, ‘streetable’ streamliner. I’ve been feeling kind of apprehensive regarding the likelihood of matching a windless day with my planned attempt at the 24 hour distance record in Eureka California. I’ve been watching the weather there and haven’t found one single 24 hour […]

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