Thursday, February 08, 2007

Photos from the Endurance Sports Awards Night

Last weekend, Competitor Magazine hosted the Endurance Sports Awards at Sea World. Publishing legend Bob Babbitt and Mike Reilly, the voice of the Ironman, introduced video montages, athlete speeches, a Scott bicycle giveaway and the endurance sports superstars. The ceremony ended with the Competitor of the Year Award, given to ALS Warrior Poet, Jon “Blazeman” Blais. Click here for more information on Jon. And Click here for a live radio interview with Jon.

Jon came to the stage, stood up and made a speech and the story of his battle had the room filled with tears and cheers. Chris McCormack and Michellie Jones won awards, as did Tour de France winner Floyd Landis.
Andy Baldwin received a Humanitarian Award that night, and when Andy took the stage, the crowd went wild in support of his next adventure, as "The Bachelor" on ABC in the spring.