It all began at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside on April 6th. Ben Kanute (USA) lined up on the start line as one of the favourites to take the win. In the end, it was a close finish, but the American was victorious. Then two weeks later, at the CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon in Bridgetown, Barbados, Kanute pulled off the win in less than 57 minutes of racing.

Fast forward to April 28th. The American entered his third race in three weeks at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon (St. Petersburg, Florida). The Olympic distance event featured lots of 70.3 and short course talent, including Canadian Jackson Laundry, Jason West (USA), Joe Maloy (USA), Robby Webster (USA) and Nicholas Chase (USA). Kanute came out of the water in the lead with Maloy and West. On the bike, Kanute set the fastest bike split of the day and opened up a three-minute lead in just 40K. By the finish, West had pulled back over a minute on Kanute, but it was not enough. Kanute had already taken his third win in three weeks (1:46:03). West finished in 1:47:56, and Maloy finished third (1:48:34). Laundry finished fourth for the third year in a row (1:50:20).

In just 22 days, Kanute has now won three different events – a half-Ironman, sprint and Olympic distance triathlon. He is expected to compete at the CAMTRI sprint triathlon in Richmond, Virginia on May 5th.

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