Over the civic long weekend, hundreds of triathletes took to their local races competing in distances from sprints to the long course distance. In Ontario, it was the Multisport Canada K-Town race in Kingston. Out west it was the Elk Lake Triathlon weekend on Vancouver Island.
Multisport Canada K-Town
On August 5th, multisport athletes convened in Kingston to compete in the duathlon, triathlon or the long course triathlon. The duathlon began with a 4K run, followed by a 30K bike and a 7.2K run. Billy Bostad and Karen Busse took the overall win in the men’s and women’s division.
The triathlon featured the same course, but instead of the 4K run, there was a 750m swim. Jesse the Elf and Kaitlyn L’Abbe won the overall men’s and women’s race. The triathlon distance also featured a swim/bike division which was won by Rachel Blair and Sally Christmas. The team relay category was won by Team Tachycardia.
The long course triathlon featured a 2K swim, a 56K bike and a 15K run. Daniel Clarke and Tamara Jewett would be victorious on the day in their respective divisions. The top finishers in the swim/bike race were Jonathon Brault and Heather Erven. While top bike/run finishers were Alexander Lingley and Rita Jackson. In the relay, Queen’s Varsity ft. Western would take the win posting a 2:50:16.
Elk Lake Triathlon
Over the BC long weekend, Elk Lake on Vancouver Island hosted the 2nd Annual Triathlon weekend (39th in history at Elk Lake). The weekend included a sprint and Olympic distance triathlon, as well as a duathlon and aquabike.
The sprint was won by Carsten Lapointe and Teagan Shapansky, while the Olympic was won by Stephen Kilshaw and Sonja Futehally. The win for Kilshaw was a welcoming result following a mechanical at IRONMAN Canada last weekend. The Olympic relay triathlon was won by Young & Pro and Old & Slow.
The duathlon was won by Nelson Roche and Katie Fitzmaurice, while the aquabike was won by Tom Gossland and Tania Johnson.