Emy Legault takes bronze at the Barbados ITU Sprint America Cup
Quebec’s Emy Legault stormed to third place despite the gruelling heat in Bridgetown, Barbados today at the CAMTRI Triathlon Sprint America Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Legault’s solid swim in the top five set her up well for the bike. The 18-year-old is on pace for an excellent season. Legault’s bronze medal time was 1:04:15 over the 750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run, behind the American pair of Erin Dolan in first (1:03:08) and Nicole Truxes in second (1:03:58).
“I had a really good race, both in terms of race execution and the final result,” Legault told Triathlon Canada. “My start was good, which put me in the lead at the first buoy. The bike was okay but not fast. And the run was really hot, but I worked through the heat to finish third so I’m really happy.”
Toronto’s Leanna Lee finished eighth in 1:06:16.
On the men’s side an American duo also took the top two spots with Eric Langerstrom in first in 56:23 and Jason Pederson in second in 56:31. Manuel Huerta, of Puerta Rico, rounded out the podium in third in a time of 56:44. The top Canadian performances came out of Quebec with Jeremy Briand taking a solid seventh in 57:13 and Xavier-Grenier Talavera, of Vaudreuil, Que. taking 10th in 57:37. Other Canadian results include: Andrew Bysice in 16th (58:19); Jeremy Obrand in 24th (1:01:05) and David Hopton in 30th with a time of 1:09:20.
from Triathlon Canada