Whitfield's mentor latest to accept job offer; athletes lament losses
January 31, 2009
An exodus to Britain, a brain drain of the coaching variety, has been weakening Canadian sport with the poaching of each highly talented prospect.
Canadian Olympic triathlon coach Joel Filliol, who guided Simon Whitfield to a stirring silver medal at the Beijing Games, is the latest to depart for a better offer in Britain, taking over as head triathlon coach after a worldwide search.
That makes three top-level Canadian coaches lost to a British team gearing up for the 2012 London Games in the last six weeks.
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