Guelph, Ontario’s Jackson Laundry has been having a fantastic season so far this year, earning himself podium finishes at major races across the province and internationally. The 23-year-old placed third behind two big names at REV3 Pocono Mountains this morning in Pennsylvania.
Laundry crossed the finish line of the non-drafting, Olympic distance race in 1:53:24 behind overall men’s winner Cameron Dye and runner-up, Australian Joe Gambles.
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“The swim wasn’t my best, I ended up swimming on my own even though I had a good start,” Laundry told TMC after the race. “I started the bike in eighth and rode well, ending up in third off the bike. I had a good battle with Joe Gambles on the run but he took off in the last 2 km and I couldn’t stay with him. I was pretty pleased with the performance overall.”
Laundry recently raced in the CAMTRI continental cup at the Ottawa Triathlon where he took 11th and before that took back to back wins at the Belwood and Gravenhurst triathlons. Laundry plans to make his half distance debut at Barrelman later this summer.