On April 21st, just two weeks following his Ironman 70.3 Oceanside win, Ben Kanute raced the CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados. Kanute remained in the middle of the pack for most of the day before running away from the field. Diego Moya (CHI) finished second. The one man to run the 5K course faster than Kanute was Charles Paquet (CAN). Paquet was followed by John Rasmussen (CAN) in fourth. Tristen Jones (CAN), a promising junior triathlete finished 23rd. Jones came out of the water nearly a minute behind the leaders, but set the fifth fastest bike split to get back into the lead pack.
On the women’s side, a group of nine athletes broke away from the rest of the field. With a sizeable gap, the race and podium positions came down to the 5K run. Megan Foley (USA) was stronger than the rest and won the race. Sophie Linn (AUS) finished 14 seconds behind Foley. Canadian Karol-Ann Roy finished third. Kira Gupta-Baltazar (CAN), Laurin Thorne (CAN) and Cassandra Dubec (CAN) finished seventh, eighth and ninth. Samantha Klus (CAN) missed the break on the swim and finished 12th.