Steve King has graciously agreed to be the race announcer for the inaugural Giants Head Grind Race taking place in Summerland, BC on May 17th…
Steve will be there at the start line in Peach Orchard Park with his always recognizable race voice sending off all participants. He then will head quickly to the finish line atop Giants Head Mountain to call race as each participant reach the top of the mountain. Steve has been the voice of triathlon and in particular Ironman Canada, Penticton and he was there to call Chris across the finish line in his two Ironman races. Somewhere …. Chris is more than a little amazed to have Steve King as the voice of the Grind!
Thanks Steve from all of us for joining the Giants Head Grind….
Learn more about the incomparable Steve King
STEVE KING’s Incredible BIO
Steve King has a B.Sc. degree in Health and Human Services and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. He is an avid runner, race-walker and triathlete who has held six national age group records, has raced at Ironman and Ultraman triathlon distances and has been a member of Canada`s national 100km team. In 2001 he became only the second Canadian ever to complete the grueling Badwater Death Valley 135 mile run and he put together a a photo journal of this challenge on Youtube, accompanied by the song ‘Road to Hell’ (written by Rea/Anton) and sung by Steve himself. This can be viewed at
Steve was also the publisher of `Tri-Fit Quarterly`, a national triathlon magazine, author of a triathlon training log and CBC`s colour commentator for the sport of triathlon. He is also the race announcer for many sports events including Ironman Canada (now Challenge Penticton). He has an avid interest in healthy balance and wholism and in 2012 he was inducted into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame and was honored by a local couple of businessmen who recently produced a bobblehead likeness of Steve, which even has its own Facebook page of photos showing him bobbing up in a variety of locales around the world (Adventures of #bobblehead Steve).
Steve has worked at Pathways Addictions Resource Centre in Penticton since 1989 and he authored a book on energy psychology entitled, `Rapid Recovery: Accelerated Information Processing & Healing` and co-edited ‘Running in the Zone` and is a contributing writer to ‘Gin & Platonic and Other Short Stories with a Twist’ and ‘Triathlete in Transition’.
Steve also recorded a 16-song CD dedicated to his wife Jean entitled ‘Songs for Jean’, which can be heard by visiting http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/steveking1