This past weekend on Sunday, June 17th, in Antwerp, Belgium, Tyler Mislawchuk captured his 1st World Cup podium.
In the sprint triathlon, Mislawchuk had a phenomenal swim, coming out of the water in third. The three would form a three-man break, trying to get away from the rest of the field. Eventually, though the group would come back together, where Mislawchuk and fellow Canadian, Matthew Sharpe, was pushing the pace and pulling back attacks.
In the 5km run, there was an elite pack of about ten after a kilometre into the run leg. In the closing kilometre(s) of the race, Mislawchuk and group of 3 others (Van Riel, Geens and Reid) would pull away from the rest of the field. The race would end in a sprint finish with Jelle Geens (BEL) taking first, Tayler Reid (NZL) in second and Mislawchuk in third. Sharpe also had a great result, finishing in fifth place.
For the race, Mislawchuk posted the following splits: 750m swim – 9:09, 20km bike – 33:15, 5km run – 15:02.
In the women’s race, Summer Cook from the USA won, followed by Beth Potter (GBR) and Verna Stainhauser (ITA). Canada’s Amelie Kretz and Desirae Ridenour came 17th and 26th respectively.