On June 9th, Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk won the second ITU World Cup event of his 2019 season and career. Mislawchuk won the ITU World Cup Mooloolaba in March.
After a breakout 2018 season where the Canadian finished 10th in the World Rankings, Mislawchuk has continued the momentum in 2019. Earlier in February, Mislawchuk finished third at Super League Triathlon Singapore and fourth in the 2018-2019 overall standings. Despite having two DNFs at World Triathlon Bermuda and World Cup New Plymouth, the Canadian sits 14th in the ITU World Rankings and 10th in Olympic Rankings.
At the ITU World Cup in Huatulco, Mexico, Mislawchuk came out of the water with his teammate Matthew Sharpe in the lead group. On the bike, a large group of 40 or so athletes remained together for the duration of the 20K ride. Thanks to a fast transition and a 15-minute 5K split, Mislawchuk held off American Morgan Pearson. Pearson crossed the line in second, followed by Manoel Messias (BRA) in third. Sharpe finished in sixth, while Alexis Lepage (CAN) came across the line seven-seconds later in 11th.
In the women’s race, American Summer Rappaport (formerly Cook) used a blazing sub-17-minute run split to take the win over Alexandra Razarenova (RUS) and Lisa Perterer (AUT). Canadians Amelie Kretz and Karol-Ann Roy finished 12th and 32nd.