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Mislawchuk takes eleventh at WTS Gold Coast

Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 12.52.54 PMTyler Mislawchuck led the Canadian crew at an exciting second WTS race this year at Gold Coast, Australia. The 22-year-old from Manitoba has been focused on his goal of making the Olympic team and produced another solid result, finishing eleventh in a stacked field in a time of 1:48:17.

At the WTS season opener in Abu Dhabi last month, Mislawchuk cracked into the top 10. Gold Coast reinforced he’s a strong force in the men’s field and a top contender for Canada’s Olympic team.

“That was another solid day for me here on the Gold Coast,” said Mislawchuk told Triathlon Canada. “The race was hot and hard from the start to the finish. I was able to hang in tough and finish 11th on a day I battled from the gun.”

Mislawchuk stayed with the lead pack in the swim. He hung on to his position for the majority of the race and narrowly missed another top 10 finish by one second.

Spain’s Mario Mola continued his 2016 winning streak, finishing atop the podium for a second straight WTS race.

Oakville, Ontario’s Kyle Jones, who was ninth in Abu Dhabi, finished among the top 25 with 23rd place. Jones saw late season success last year with two ITU podium finishes.

Up-and-comer Xavier Grenier-Talavera placed 44th. The two other canucks in the men’s field, Michael Lori and Andrew Yorke, pulled out of the race.

On the women’s side, Amelie Kretz, who ran her way to a solid sixth place finish last weekend at New Plymouth World Cup, had a disappointing race and was forced to drop out due to heat.

Sarah-Anne Brault reversed her back luck from last weekend and earned herself a solid top 25 finish in a time of 2:00:48.

“It was a real tough race out there,” she told TMC. I battled all day, but i’m very pleased with my execution. I had the best run I’ve had in a few years so thats a good confidence boost going into the next few races. I think there are a few areas I could improve upon, but overall i was able to handle the heat and the tough bike course quite well.

Ill be going back to Wollongong now and getting ready for WTS Yokohama. It’s our final qualifier for the canadian olympic team.”

Dominika Jamnicky finished 44th in 2:06:05 in her second ever WTS showing.

American Gwen Jorgensen broke her winning streak, placing second behind Britain’s Helen Jenkins. Jorgensen battled hard the entire race, making up an early deficit and using her blazing fast running abilities to run her way to the podium.

Full results here.