Evan Fagan - Runner, Triathlete, Volunteer

Evan Fagan is well known in the triathlon and running worlds. He is now 76! Evan started running in 1986 at age 49 and completed his first marathon in 1988. To date Evan has completed 140 marathons plus two 50km ultra marathons!! Evan completed his first triathlon at age 59 in 1996 and has completed 77 triathlons since then including 3 Ironman events in 2004, 2005 and 2010.( getting a podium spot in third place). Evan has also been a member of Team Canada at three World Age Group Olympic Distance Championships – Cancun in 2002, Hawaii in 2005, and Vancouver in 2008. Evan is one of several authors who contributed chapters in the 2005 book “RUNNING IN THE ZONE, edited by Steve King and Dan Cumming. Evan is also featured in a new book on runners who have completed 100 or more marathons, called, “THE MESSENGERS”, compiled by Malcolm Anderson, and published in 2010. Evan is a valued member of Team West Coast. He joined the Tri-Star’s Training team in 2011. In 2011 Evan took part in the Oliver 1/2 Ironman, placing second. Soon after, he underwent radiation treatment and went on medication for prostate cancer which greatly affected his ability to participate in any events for the next several months. He returned to competition in early 2012 and participated in the Island Road Race Series, finishing fourth in his age category. He also won his age category in the 2012 Triathlon BC Provincial Race Series. While in Hawaii soon after, he won his age category in both the Waikiki Swim Club Biathlon (5 km run followed by a 1 km ocean swim). and the 10 km portion of the Xterra World Championship Trail Run on the island of Oahu. While he would very much like to return to long distance events as he did prior to dealing with prostate cancer, he will probably have to be satisfied with the shorter or middle distance events. He is looking forward to more of the same in 2013.

This biographical overview was prepared for updates on the TriStar website.


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