“One-on-One” With Tri-Athlete Sam Mercier

IMG 5800

Story and Photos By Mark Yager (www.niceshot.ca)

ISN is pleased to present our first ever video “One-on-One”  as our own Mark Yager recently took along his video camera to have a chat with Victoria based tri-athlete Sam Mercier.

Esquimalt based Sam Mercier, a member of the Canadian Navy, has been participating in Triathlons for only a few years and in August 2011, he won the Olympic distance Subaru International Triathlon in Sooke, BC. 
IMG 5775
Sam’s favourite leg of the triathlon is the bike.  He enjoys it because of the speed and various challenges associated with bicycle racing. 
Sam was gracious enough to spend some time with ISN to do a video interview and pose for some photos.

In the interview, which is just over seven minutes in length, Sam talks about his favourite and toughest triathlons, a bit about how he trains, and where he thinks the sport is going in the future.

Please enjoy ISN’s first ever video “One-on-One.”


Interview with Sam Mercier from mark yager on Vimeo.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.