"Life has meaning only in the struggle - victory and defeat are in the hands of the gods, so let us celebrate the struggle!!!"
Has a B.Sc. degree in Health and Human Services and is a Registered Clinical
Counsellor. He is an avid runner 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 1997 he was
the first BC runner to finish in the BC Marathon Championships and had
outright wins in the Kamloops 50km and the Haney to Harrison 100km events.
In 2001 he became only the second Canadian ever to finish the 135 miles
Death Valley race. In 2012 he was inducted into the BC Athletics Hall
of Fame and is in the Frontrunners Walk of Fame in Victoria, BC. He was the publisher of `Tri-Fit Quarterly`, a national triathlon
magazine, author of a triathlon training log, the books "Rapid
Recovery: Accelerated Information Processing & Healing', 'PTSD: Cleaning & Clearing Shock & Trauma', 'The Book of Existential Questions' and '12 Steps to Authenticity' as well as being the co-editor of 'Running in the Zone' and a CBC colour commentator
for the sport of triathlon. Steve was recently named as one of the top 50 most important people and developments to influence triathlon in Canada (Triathlon Magazine Canada - Vol. 10. Issue 3 - 2015). He was also the race announcer for a number
of events including Ironman Canada/Challenge Penticton and the Vancouver and Victoria Marathons, with an avid interest in healthy
balance and wholism. This includes the use of Applied Kinesiology, visualisation
and accelerated healing techniques, such as Thought Field Therapy (TFT),
Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),
Matrix Energetics and Whole Brain Integration. Steve is an online instructor on the issues of PTSD, Addictions, Authenticity & Existentialism on the Udemy, Zenler, Simpliv and Thinkific learning platforms.
Steve can be contacted at email@example.com or by tel: at (250) 490-9159
Eddy Merkcx, Steve King and Axel Merkcx in Penticton
Steve and Spacewalker Col. Alvin Drew at Ultraman Canada
At Challenge Roth with 'Mr Triathlon' Bob Babbitt