Canada’s paratriathletes kicked off the 2015 season with two gold and two bronze medals at the season opening Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships in Mexico on Friday.
Calgary’s Stefan Daniel won the men’s PT4 category. The 18 year old, who went unbeaten in three races before claiming the silver medal at the World Championships last year, finished the sprint distance race in 58:50, holding off American Chris Hammer who finished second in 59:47 and Mexico’s Jose Estrada Sierra who took third in 1:00:38.
Winnipeg’s Chantal Givens captured the third gold medal of her career in the women’s PT4 class. Givens hammered the field with a time of 1:13:52. Victoria Player of Belmont, Ont., hung on for the bronze medal. American Grace Norman was second.
In the women’s visually impaired PT5 division as Ottawa’s Christine Robbins and her guide, Sasha Boulton of Oakville, Ont., claimed bronze behind Americans Patricia Walsh in first and Amy Dixon finished in second.
from Triathlon Canada