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Canada’s Best Triathletes are at the ITU World Championships

Races begin today with the Junior and Under 23 races. Elite races on cbc.

More than 400 of Canada’s best triathletes will swim, bike and run through the 2012 Olympic course at London’s Hyde Park for the 2013 World Triathlon Series Grand Final, September 12-15, 2013.

Triathlon Canada will suit up a talented group of 14 athletes that will compete in the elite, under-23 and junior races. A large contigent of Canadians will also be among the nearly 8,000 athletes that will compete in the age group races against the world’s best. Triathlon Canada’s National Paratriathlon Team will also dive into London’s serpentine to determine the king and queens of paratriathlon.

Coverage of the elite races can be viewed live on www.cbc.ca. The men’s race will also be broadcast on CBC TV Sports Weekend, September 21, at 1 p.m. EST.

WHO:

Elite Men                                             Elite Women

Kyle Jones – Oakville, Ont.                   Kirsten Sweetland – Victoria

Andrew Yorke – Caledon, Ont.

Andrew McCartney – Victoria

Under-23 Men                                       Under-23 Women

Alexander Hinton – Kingston, Ont.         Amelie Kretz – Blainville, Que.

Matt Sharpe – Victoria                               Ellen Pennock – Calgary

Joanna Brown – Carp, Ont.

Junior Men                                           Junior Women

Tyler Mislawchuk – Winnipeg                Gabrielle Edwards – Saskatoon

Xavier Grenier-Talavera – Quebec        Emy Legault – Ile Perrot, Que.

Alexis Lepage – Quebec

Paratriathlon

Pierre Ouellet – Quebec City (men’s wheelchair – Tri 1)

Julian Nahachewsky – Saskatoon (men’s wheelchair – Tri 1)

Jennifer Hopkins – Ottawa (women’s les autre – Tri 3)

Chantal Denholm – Winnipeg (women’s les autre – Tri 3)

Stefan Daniel – Calgary (men’s Tri 4)

Ryan Van Praet – Chatham, Ont./Syd Trefiak (men’s visually impaired – Tri 6)

SCHEDULE: (ALL TIMES LOCAL TO LONDON)

Thursday, September 12

Junior Women – 8 a.m.

Junior Men – 10 a.m.

Under-23 Women – 12 noon

Under-23 Men – 3 p.m.

Friday, September 13

Age Group Sprint – 8 a.m.

Paratriathlon – 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 14

Elite Women Grand Final – 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 15

Age Group World Championships Olympic Distance – 7 a.m.

Elite Men Grand Final – 1:30 p.m.

Triathlon Canada is the governing body for triathlon in the country. Recognized as an Olympic medal sport since 2000, Triathlon Canada’s mandate is to promote, foster, organize and develop the sport of triathlon, and its related disciplines, in Canada. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com.

Joanna Brown 2013 from Craig Taylor on Vimeo.