Lionel’s greatest asset, besides Erin, was Barrie Shepley, another Harrow native who had attended the same schools in the town as Lionel… 25 years earlier. Watch Lionel Sanders’ view of the race: This isn’t an edge case, either. LIONEL SANDERS YOUTUBE. Having moved in with his father, Lionel put the Ironman back on his agenda and started training again. He didn’t know how to move on. “She was crying and I just wanted to ride with her. His name and image are still symbols of the company. Kniaziew met with Lionel and told him he would provide him with a salary of $1,000 per month and said he could keep anything he won in races. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Windsor Christian Church in Windsor, IL with Pastor Patrick Fahey officiating. Erin is in charge as their social media manager, playing an essential role in communicating with their public and family. “He has incredible energy and talent but was not completely focused on using his gifts as he is now. I came in second and won $2,000 and I gained a bit more confidence.”. Sitting around their kitchen table in East Windsor on a cold, March morning, they happily share their story, taking one on an interesting journey with two young people who are building a relationship that evolves with every challenge they face. “I’d much rather have her there. Lionel Stander was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, to Russian-Jewish immigrants, the first of three children. Bike Session. Lionel looks at her with admiration and says when he realized he wasn’t going to win in Mont-Tremblant because he had two flat tires, he thought of dropping out. I like to look up and make sure she’s there. She never gave in. Lionel decided to enroll in classes at McMaster University in Hamilton and took Erin with him. They celebrated. He looked up the date of the next Ironman race—August 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky—and decided he would be a participant. Sanders, who currently sits fourth in the PTO world rankings, decided to take on Ed Veal’s Canadian record earlier this year after COVID-19 … When Kniaziew returned to Essex County he called Shepley, who filled him in on Lionel’s story. His drug use caused him drop out of school in second year. It wasn’t always that way—in fact, he might cringe at being referred to in such a manner—but few would dispute that description of him. “That gave me a chance to understand sponsors, media and such for Simon and that experience has been invaluable for helping Lionel and Erin,” said Shepley. Lionel and Erin returned to Windsor in 2014 to begin the next phase of their lives and to work on the “business.” They are learning how to do that together, more in sync than ever. Whatever the secret, it’s worked. “Erin is an A++ champ,” said Shepley. Family-Placed Death Notice REV. “I couldn’t go because we couldn’t afford it. Stander's acting career was derailed when he was blacklisted during the 1950s after being exposed as a Communist Party member during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings. She understands it’s 50 percent training, 50 percent business. She does dozens of things that others don’t see so that he can become the best in the world. “Now he has Erin and she is looking after him and doing a wonderful job. Watching the race that day was Leamington optometrist Richard Kniaziew, who had already sponsored two other talented athletes. JAMES "JIM BO" SANDERS Rev. Despite having the odds against him, he completed the course in 10 hours, 14 minutes and 31 seconds. ... Lionel Sanders x Lululemon [Thomas Gerlach] [ In reply to] Quote | Reply. The silence was comfortable—it was just nice to sit and just be. He ran for a short time at the university but didn’t make the cut for the cross-country team. I couldn’t do it,” said Lionel. My wife loves their stuff. On June 29 they will celebrate their seven months of marriage with family and friends. He was completely honest with me and had nothing to hide,” said Erin. She really took a leap of faith in me. I felt kind of shy and awkward.”. I was in school again, pretty much a lifelong student at the time. If I wasn’t a pro triathlete I … My favorite indoor workout is… A bike session: 3x30min with 10 min recovery. “I didn’t feel any awkwardness whatsoever. Prior to his retirement, Lionel was employed as a supervisor for Sanders/Lockhead for 42 and a half years. That new beginning meant continuing a lifestyle change. Tilbury-Davis also points out that Sanders has a history of running sub 1:10 off the bike in 70.3, and he doesn’t lack a running pedigree. Every year I do a bit of an analysis after Kona. In a specially insulated room Erin clocks him in the 17 x 8–foot pool where he is working on overcoming his swimming weakness. He was married six times, the last to Stephanie Van Hennick and his longest marriage, which lasted twenty-three years until his death. LIONEL SANDERS’ TOP INDOOR TRAINING SESSIONS. “His running coach, who was my old chemistry teacher, called me and asked me to assist him in Lionel’s training program as a runner,” said Shepley. Lionel Sanders is coated in sweat. Quote Reply. Most people, once they have gotten to his level, back off and enjoy being very good. At about that time he passed Erin on the route. We ordered pizza and watched a movie. Between the years he spent at the University of Windsor and McMaster, he studied environmental science, psychology, neuroscience and behaviour, math and sociology. Brenda Faye Atkinson Bradley, was born to the late Evondi Atkinson and the late Mattie Pearl Atkinson on August 23rd, 1947 in Bentonville, NC. Shepley had started a triathlon club in Harrow in the late 1970s with 100 people. Murder is a Drag" - Season Two - 2/3/81, Jonathan and Max went undercover after Jonathan was mistaken for a hitman., Sixth Sense" - Season One - 3/11/80, Jonathan , Max and Jennifer entered the mysterious world of … Married the love of my life yesterday! I was just getting out of partying and wasn’t really running into anyone I was super compatible with because I was sort of in limbo.” During a training camp in Tucson, Arizona, in 2011 he logged on to the free dating site Plenty of Fish and entered his profile. I could not live without him.”, Lionel reaches for her hand. My first race of 2020 would have been… Oceanside 70.3. But while Erin was leading a calm, “normal” life, the same couldn’t be said for Lionel. When you meet Lionel and his wife Erin it is obvious they are a team. He takes his commitment to his fans very seriously and makes sure they know everything that’s going on with him. In almost 40 races, she has missed only two. If you’re feeling good, end the session with a short tempo run. Erin’s role is becoming more defined. He also started the Kids of Steel triathlon series, where athletes like Simon Whitfield and Andrew Yorke got their starts and eventually went to the Olympic Games. But Canadian pro triathlete Lionel Sanders has kept the negativity of this year at relative bay, managing to set a new Canadian Hour Record on the track, chasing down a 5K personal best, winning the Z Pro Tri Series, and finishing 4th at the PTO Championships in Daytona. “I didn’t find anyone in the real world I could connect with. “He’s run like that since he was a kid, and there’s always been an asymmetry in … Log in using. Can't imagine my life without her. Erin persevered and was joined on the last leg of the race by Shepley and his wife Caron, a yoga teacher. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged in March of 1955. Erin sacrificed time off work and drove 12 hours nonstop in her old Pontiac G6. In almost 40 races, she has missed only two. He felt utterly defeated. Lionel was getting OSAP and there were people paying for him to go to the races,” said Erin. She periscopes races so that people can watch them in real time. Lionel Sanders marries Erin MacDonald. Now one of the top 10 Ironman athletes in the world, his early life was consumed by his addiction to drugs. I give my wife a kiss goodbye; this could be it; this could be the end because I’m going to give it all. Ms. Brenda Faye Bradley age 73 passed away Thursday December 3, 2020. “I knew she’d blame herself if I went through with it and I couldn’t bring myself to do it.” He then knew he had healed enough to be able to pull himself back from the brink. He is truly, truly exceptional and unique.” Shepley also had the advantage of observing Lionel during his high school days. Lionel Stander, the movie character actor with the great gravelly voice, was born on January 11th, 1908 in The Bronx borough of New York City. And I may go too far..” - Lionel Sanders. He knew he had found someone very special. The stereotype of Canadians being ridiculously friendly could not be truer in Sanders’ case. He’ll talk to anyone and enjoys doing it. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM Saturday, December 24, 2005 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland with Rev. And what does Erin see when she looks at her husband? But, at the end of a year he had made small improvements and never did make the team. “In Lionel’s case, he had no junior triathlon, very little development time and essentially raced for fun for 18 months and then straight into long-distance pro. “I am thankful to wake up every day, so happy and blessed. It always feels better when I know she’s watching. 10 x 3mins at 6% incline to 2mins easy at 0%. William Dale Heinbaugh, 91, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Miller's Merry Manor. He’s posing at the side of a pool in some New York hotel gym with his gut sucked in and Easy come easy go.”. As people who truly understand one other often do, they finish each other’s sentences and there’s a kindness in their demeanour when they speak to each other. Even if I don’t win Kona, it’s not the end of the world for me.”. She is also laying the groundwork for starting their own YouTube channel. He knew Lionel’s weakness was swimming, and Shepley told Kniaziew it would take one year to improve his swimming to triathlon level. Lionel Stander: A Hollywood Story by Bella Stander Originally published in Albemarle, Oct/Nov 2002 There’s a photograph of my father, the late actor Lionel Stander, that I’ve kept in an album for years. Run Session . IanH. It’s hollow when she isn’t, and I don’t want to go without her. I was hallucinating because I thought we hugged and I fell off my bike,” said Erin. I had to say that. Quality stuff. Shepley became Canada’s first Olympic coach in 2000 and Whitfield won the first Olympic gold medal in the sport. She helps answer fan mail, media requests, takes care of his schedule, connects with sponsors and together they brainstorm new ideas, always looking for more opportunities. When you meet Lionel and his wife Erin it is obvious they are a team. Extremely well read, he often peppers his conversation with references to include Nietzsche and other modern philosophers. Lionel Sanders: Death: Immediate Family: Son of Frank Bradley Sanders and Hazel Sanders Husband of Betty Gray Sanders Ex-husband of Judith King Sanders Father of Private; Private and Private Brother of Frank Sanders; Clara Sanders Couey; Private; Elmo Sanders and Joyce Sanders Wilson. Erin explains she had been covering a maternity leave and had nothing to keep her in Windsor. I was 22 at the time and liked napping. We talked every day for a month online before we met in person.” During those long conversations, Lionel was upfront about his past life and addictions. “That first night I went to the house he was living with three other guys on Askin Avenue near the St. Denis Centre,” said Erin. It was truly a new beginning. Lionel Sanders announced on social media today that he has married Erin MacDonald, with whom he has been engaged since fall 2014: The two were married in a small ceremony in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic yesterday: Been quiet lately but here's why! He and Erin enjoy reading together and often read to each other. It was brutal.”. Lionel was born in Nashua on May 27, 1933 and was the son of the late Joseph and Louise (Bibeau) Picard. Lionel Sanders Lionel Sanders on Adversity and Setting No Limits “When you toe the line in a race, and I truly feel this way. He worked so hard,” said Kniaziew. The intervals are aerobic – not threshold – so adjust speed accordingly and work up to this quantity. Having been involved in the triathlon sport since its inception in the area, Kniaziew was always on the lookout for exceptional young athletes. Mostly, he said, as a joke with no expectations. “We would provide him with the best equipment in the world and my son-in-law would provide technical support. “You have made me a better person. Ironman star Lionel Sanders has set a new Canadian hour record on the track, covering 51.304km to beat the country’s previous best by 2.8km. The love story between Windsor’s Ironman and his wife almost seems like a modern-day take on any number of classic novels. “I told him he had to stay in school and finish his education, be drug-free and stay with Barrie as his coach,” Kniaziew explained. But there would be stipulations in the sponsorship contract they signed. “I messaged him first because he said something about napping. James "Jim Bo" Sanders, age 74, of Maysville, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, August 5, 2004. He has done TV commentary and for more than 20 years has also called major live race coverage all over the world, including Ironman. Re: Lionel Sanders x Lululemon [TriA6] [ In reply to] Quote | Reply. Despite his drug use and lack of real interest, during his years at Harrow District High School he was a successful runner and captain of the Harrow Hawks cross-country and basketball teams. Lionel Sanders-Professional Triathlete is on Facebook. I like to look up and make sure she’s there. Erin’s role in Lionel’s life professionally and personally is critical to his success now and in the long term, according to Shepley. It did not go well. He had six children, usually one child with each wife. First up, Canada’s Lionel Sanders from his current base in Tucson, Arizona. I just want to be part of it, to experience it all,” Lionel says. They will often work outside with Lionel running and Erin pacing him on her bike. He has done well and once he started getting noticed, many other sponsors came on board.” But while Kniaziew was pivotal in Lionel’s career, he is quick to emphasize that success belongs to his young protégé. In 2015 in Mont-Tremblant, Erin did her hair, took a bottle of water and set out on her bike in the punishing race. By interpreting what is required to reduce his fatigue and stress, she allows him to train that one percent harder and recover that one percent more than his competitors. Lionel Sanders found that person in a smart, charming, petite blonde he met online. Because of his past addictions, Lionel is dedicated to his growth as a person and making sure his foundation is solid. In university, Shepley started the provincial triathlon association—Triathlon Ontario—and was its first founding president, running it out of his residence room. Follow on Strava. It’s something she says she will never forget. He watched as the athletes continued the six-loop bicycle race. It’s a hot morning in early August, and he has set up his bike in the backyard of his modest bungalow in Windsor, Ont. Managed by: Marie Reynolds: Last Updated: February 11, 2015 “I feel the same way,” he said. The next race taught him nothing is a sure bet. And so is Lionel Stander, who played Max, the loyal chauffeur and butler, who memorably introduced each of the series' 110 episodes in … He has weathered personal storms that would fell lesser mortals, especially those who wander into the wilderness of addictions from which many never return.Those who do and create a better life for themselves never do it alone. He has been to all five Olympic Games for triathlon and says he has seen every athlete, from the time they were teenagers to the top of their careers. As they prepare for another season of races, especially Kona in October, and building their brand, they take nothing for granted. They began the long-distance romance dance. The worst day in an athlete’s life is when you have no one to thank. It’s something Lionel takes very seriously, and it does not go unnoticed. Then I went to a race in Raleigh, North Carolina, in June 2014. And I … Neither of them was attracted to the first people who contacted them. As UCI rules prohibit any data technology on the bike, Sanders’ wife Erin MacDonald held up a whiteboard with the current lap totals and the time each lap inside the track. Lionel Sanders is one of the world’s extraordinary physical humans—an Ironman. He held nothing back and shared everything with Erin. I had wanted to quit and then I looked at her doing her best and suffering. Dec 12, 20 9:04 Post #9 of 48 (3463 views) Looks like just on his website. Lionel Stander, Actor: Hart to Hart. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. He says some of the best athletes in the country came out of those early races. Born June 10, 1929 in Painesville, Ohio, he was the son of Dale Tower and Esther “But I had no transportation, so Mom drove all the way to Caledon to pick me up and then we drove right back.” It was clear to them both that this long-distance experiment was not going to work. It was getting dark and they had to wear glowing necklaces around their necks. Some would have thought it foolhardy and even he knew he wasn’t ready, but it was a goal and he was determined. My impression was a very self-determined young man who had incredible willpower and needed some guidance to help his immense talents shine.”. “They weren’t there at the time. She became a self-professed sugar mama.” And more laughter. They are truly a team and the wins on the field by Lionel come significantly from the great support and behind-the-scenes work that Erin does for their team. They want a more effective way for Lionel to continue helping at clinics with young kids who look up to him. Calvin Sanders, 53, of Midland, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2005, at his residence. According to newspaper interviews with Stander, as a teenager he appeared in the silent film Men of Steel (1926), perhaps as an extra, since he is not listed in the credits. “I was a terrible guy—smoking cigarettes and pot and all this crap and this guy said this,” said Lionel. So great was his shame of letting himself down yet again, suicide seemed an option—but standing in his garage during that very dark time he says he thought about his mother. “At the time it went in one ear and out the other.” Years later, Gervais told Lionel that even then he knew the young man had that unquantifiable It Factor. At home she takes care of his nutrition. “When I consider sponsoring young athletes I look for motivation, attitude and drive. Lionel Sanders found that person in a smart, charming, petite blonde he met online. Lionel is teaching her the elements of coaching and training so that she can write training plans. “I got a flat tire and tasted adversity,” Lionel said. The world is a magical place. It’s hollow when she isn’t, and I don’t want to go without her. “I always felt really bad when I couldn’t go.”. Lionel wanted to be a full-time triathlete, but he needed a way to survive financially. He saw one of those on the track in Spain. “Most start as kids in the sport and go through junior ranks, then to developing pro if they are good enough,” he explained. Triathlon saved my life. I really liked her. During the three years they were in Hamilton he spent two months in training camp and was away competing in races in Arizona and Spain. Sebastien Kienle said to me in a car ride during the Island House Triathlon, “Read your blog posts after Kona 2015, then read your blog posts after Kona 2016. This is where most people would quit,” said Kniaziew. As people who truly understand one other often do, they finish each other’s sentences and there’s a kindness in their demeanour when they speak to … Within hours she was crying and laughing and “losing her mind.” She peed her pants and had spit flying all over her face. Their lives, now so entwined, took very different early paths. He began smoking marijuana in Grade 8 and increased his use of the drug throughout high school. Lionel was there to hand me my medal. Erin does the rest.”. Preparing for that first meeting in person was nerve-wracking for Erin. “Lionel is determined not to cut corners, not to take the easy way,” said Shepley. I give my wife a kiss goodbye; this could be it; this could be the end because I’m going to give it all. Because every inch higher on the track leads to an uncredited longer distance, Sanders avoided taking a higher line and did not ride up on the 42-degree sloped corners. “I’d much rather have her there. After nine hours on the bike she couldn’t feel her crotch. She pauses. I’m social distancing with… My wife, Erin and my dog, Chewy! Erin does most of the work helping me get ready and I do the work when the gun goes off.” In May, he will again run. My name is Lionel Sanders. Lionel agreed and has done that, and I am really proud of him. “She gets it 100 percent and knows Lionel’s needs better than he likely knows them. He ran every day and was getting stronger. I grew up in Harrow Ontario Canada. The title "colonel" was honorary – a Kentucky Colonel – not the … At the University of Windsor, he enrolled in the environmental science program, having turned down a seat in the human kinetics program, which today he says would have made more sense. 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