Stephen (Steve) King has a B.Sc. degree in Health and Human Services and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who lives in the beautiful City of Penticton, B.C.
He was an avid runner, race-walker 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 2001 he became only the second Canadian ever to complete the grueling Badwater Death Valley 135 mile run and he put together a photo journal of this challenge on his YouTube channel (MrRunsteve), accompanied by his own rendition of the song ‘Road to Hell’.
Steve was the publisher of 'Tri-Fit Quarterly', a national triathlon magazine, author of a triathlon training log and CBC's color commentator for the sport of triathlon. He has been the race announcer for many sports events including Ironman Canada. He has an avid interest in healthy balance and wholism and in 2012 he was inducted into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame and was honored by local businessmen who produced a bobble-head likeness of him. In 2019 he received the Lifetime Achievement award from Triathlon BC. He is also in the Walk of Fame at the Frontrunners store in Victoria, BC.
Steve was named as one of the top 50 most important people and developments to influence triathlon in Canada.
Steve has worked in stockbroking, as a private investigator, in hospitality management, as a Justice of the Peace and, since 1989, at Pathways Addictions Resource Centre in Penticton. He is the author of four books on Energy Psychology, PTSD, Existentialism and Authenticity entitled, 'Rapid Recovery: Accelerated Information Processing & Healing', ‘PTSD: Cleaning and Clearing Shock & Trauma’, ‘The Book of Existential Questions’ and '12 Steps to Authenticity’. Together with Dan Cumming, he also co-edited the book 'Running in the Zone'. He has produced online courses on the subjects of collapsing the effects of PTSD, Authenticity, Addiction, Anxiety & Depression.
Steve recorded a 16-song CD dedicated to his wife Jean entitled 'Songs for Jean', which can be heard by visiting his personal website at http://www.steve-king.ca