Bob Tysen, the 2003 Canadian Masters Inline Champion, was recently named as one of seven new inductees into the Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall is recognizing Bob for his outstanding marathon achievements at the provincial and North America levels (both Canada and USA) in speedskating and cycling.
Bob now lives in Lake Placid N.Y. after having spent more than twenty years in Kingston, Ontario. A dual United States/Canadian citizen, Bob has competed competitively throughout North America since the early 1980’s. Following on a solid foundation of almost twenty years of Ice Speedskating Marathons, Bob took to roller speed skating in 2002. In 2003 at age 47, he finished 3rd overall in the Canada Inline Cup and had eight top-10 Roller Marathon finishes. That year, he became the Canadian National Master Inline Marathon Champion.
Bob Tysen (#198) at the start of the 2003 Toronto International Inline Marathon
Bob will be officially welcomed into the Sports Hall of Fame family at the 13th Annual Induction Ceremonial Dinner on Friday May 2nd, 2008, at the Ambassador Conference Resort, 1550 Princess Street in Kingston. Cocktails are available at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 each and must be purchased in advance. Tables of ten (10) may be reserved on a first come first serve basis.
Bob Tysen flanked by roller & ice greats Eddy Matzger (left), Aaron Arndt (right), and Olivier Jean