Ian Mortimer
Ian Mortimer is a Canadian
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 sprint canoer
Canoe racing
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 who has competed in the World Canoe Championships and trains with the sprint canoe national team of Canada. Mortimer is a member of the Rideau Canoe Club
Rideau Canoe Club
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 in Ottawa
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, Ontario
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, along with his brother Angus
Angus Mortimer
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, who is also a national team member, but in kayaking
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Mortimer competed for Team Canada at the 2005 ICF Flatwater Racing World Championships, in Zagreb
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, Croatia
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, where his team finished fifth in the four-man 1000 meter event, four tenths of a second from the bronze medal
Bronze medal
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, and ninth in the four-man 500 meter event. He has also won a gold medal at the Canadian Junior Championship (two-man 500 meter), and won a World Cup event in Rezice during the 2004 season.

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