Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Adventure Racer Denis Fontaine Will Be Missed

i almost can't even believe this. denis fontaine, who i've raced many times on team helly hansen has died. he and some friends were apparently doing an epic training session and some bad weather caught them by surprise. two meter waves capsized his kayak - here is the article. very sad. i didn't know him well, but he was always a joy to hang out with and talk to at races.. and he was a great competitor too. at least he died doing what he loves. you will be missed denis.

canadian adventure superstar gary robbins was a good friend of denis and he posted a good blog.

**updated: video interview from canadian tv with one of the survivors bob faulkner.

2 comments:

Bob Gentile said...

very sad, but like you said Matt he died doing something he loved...

these stories are never easy to swallow when a person who loves life is taking away so abruptly ... but since I am a believer, he is in a better place and is at peace.

God Bless Denis's family & friends!

Gary Robbins said...

Hey, I don't know about that title you gave me there...
Denis was amazing, at everything he did and the entire North Shore scene in Vancouver is still reeling from this. Thanks for mentioning it here Matt. Take care of yourself. Hopefully we'll cross paths in 08 at a race somewhere, or on an epic running adventure together.