To go along with Sean's latest blog on Canadian Cycling Magazine's website, the crew put together a video with him. Check out the story here.
Photos of the Canadian men's team pursuit squad competing at the UCI Track World Championship in London, England in March, 2016. On the team were Ed Veal, Adam Johnson, Sean Mackinnon and Remi Pelletier-Roy. They finished 12th overall.
Congratulations to Sean for another fantastic performance, this time at the Cycling World Championships, He was the first off the line and was in the "hot seat" as the early leader for quite a while on race day.
He ended up 20th overall and was one of the top 19=year-olds in the field - a great feat in the U23 event!
After a few days of rest Sean will be back at it preparing for the upcoming National Track Championships in Milton.
Last week Sean took part in the Pan American Track Championships in Santiago, Chile and took three silver medals! He and the rest of the Team Pursuit squad set a new Canadian record on Wednesday. Sean followed that up with a new PB of 4:24 in the individual pursuit, the fastest qualifying time of the day, which got him to the final. On Friday he rounded out his medal haul with a silver medal in the Points race. CBC picked up that result and posted the following story:
Sean Mackinnon, a 19-year-old Hamilton native, finished second in Friday's points race at the track cycling Pan Am Championships in Santiago. It was the Pan Am Games bronze medallist's third silver medal in as many days.
Congrats to two Mackatak athletes, Joe Wiley and Gino Scialdone (pictured above with his wife Lidia and sister Mary) who had great Ironman races this summer.
Joe won his XC division at Ironman Lake Placid and is on his way to Kona, while Gino finished his first Ironman at Ironman Mont-Tremblant.
We were in Quebec for a couple of weeks at the end of July and beginning of August watching Ian compete at the National Age Group Championships in Quebec City and National Championships in Montreal. The highlight of the two weeks on the road was a bronze medal in the 200 back in the 17/18 category in Quebec City.
It was a hugely successful July for Sean - he was part of the bronze medal Team Pursuit Team at the Pan Am Games, then followed that up with a bronze medal in the TT. He rounded out his Pan Am experience by helping his teammate Guillaume Boivin to the bronze in the road race.
Sean and the rest of the Cycling Canada NextGen team did their first road race of the 2015 season in Belgium yesterday. Sean ended up 20th and his teammate Adam Jameson was 16th.
Sean was very happy with the effort and feels good as the team prepares for this weekend's Nation's Cup race.
Got back from the Pan Am Trials and the great news just keeps coming. Walked in the door to see Chelsea's award for being the MVP for XC and Track at McMaster this year!
Ian had a great couple of days swimming at the Pan Am Trials. He swam 1:55:07 for the 200 free, which makes him as the second fastest 16-year-old in the country! He kept that going with a 52.39 in the 100 free, which also ranks him second in the country and followed that up with a 24.11 in the 50 free. You guessed it ... second fastest 16-year-old in the country right now, just 3/100s off.
It was an incredible experience - the meet not only had all of Canada's top swimmers, but a number of athletes from around the world here to check out the new pool.