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Canada’s top ITU athletes to race in 2018 Major League Triathlon

MLT returns for third year

Major League Triathlon, the North American based Mixed Team Relay series, has reformatted their team system for 2018 and will see five of Canada’s top ITU athletes take part of the series across the various teams. Olympians Paula Findlay (London 2012) and Tyler Mislawchuk (Rio 2016) as well as Matt Sharpe, Joanna Brown, Dominika Jamnicky and Guelph, Ontario-based Barbadian Jason Wilson are the six “international” athletes in the series this year and will race on squads in the MLT series across the U.S. this summer, in addition to racing in the ITU world series. Brown and Findlay were MLT athletes last year:

MLT teams will carry a roster with a minimum of six athletes. During each round of the series, the top four athletes from each team will compete.

The following squads will race for MLT:

1. San Diego Stingrays – represented by Paulo Sousa’s Squad
2. Arizona Kingsnakes – represented by Jono Hall’s Squad
3. Colorado Peaks – represented by Neal Henderson’s Squad
4. Toronto Freeze – represented by Craig Taylor’s Squad
5. Atlantic City Waves – represented by Ian O’Brien’s Squad
6. Carolina Gliders – represented by Composite Team #1 (Captain Ben Kanute)
7. Florida Sun – represented by Composite Team #2 (Captain John O’Neill)
8. Australian Franchise – TBA – represented by an Australian Composite Squad

MLT rosters will have the top ranked US male athletes including, but not limited to:

  • Ben Kanute
  • Matt McElroy
  • Kevin McDowell
  • Eric Lagerstrom
  • Eli Hemming
  • Jason West

MLT rosters will also have some of the top US female athletes including, but not limited to:

  • Summer Cook
  • Taylor Spivey
  • Lindsey Jerdonek
  • Tamara Gorman
  • Chelsea Burns

In addition, Major League Triathlon will be offering amateur ambassador teams for fans and athletes to support and interact with their local pro team franchise. MLT will be releasing more information about amateur ambassador teams in the coming weeks.

Major League Triathlon is billed as the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. Major League Triathlon hosts races in major cities across the United States. The league was formed in 2016 with the goal of creating a more spectator-friendly version of triathlon. Major League Triathlon aims to grow the sport of triathlon on both an amateur and professional level.