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How to watch World Cup Huatulco. Another big day for Canada at the Mexican event?

Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk returns to the race he's won twice (and finished second at last year

Photo by: World Triathlon

It’s a course that seems to fit Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk to a T – the two-time Olympian won the World Triathlon Cup Huatulco in 2019 and 2021 (pictured above), and finished a close second last year. Huatulco is traditionally hot, humid and fast – conditions Mislawchuk thrives on. He’ll face a tough field in tomorrow’s race, though, as he strives for a third title.

Even though there’s the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) race in Montreal just a week later, both the men’s and women’s fields are stacked with athletes chasing valuable Olympic qualifying points, especially since Huatulco is a sprint-distance race, so it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to recover and be ready for Montreal.

How to watch

You can watch both the men’s and women’s races live on TriathlonLive.tv tomorrow. The women go first at 4:30 pm local time (6:30 pm EST), with the men’s race heading off at 6 pm local time (8 pm EST).

Who to watch – men

Defending champ Genis Grau from Spain is back – last year he outsprinted Mislawchuk for the win. His countryman David Castro Fajardo, fresh off a win at the Europe Triathlon Championships Madrid, will wear race #1. The runner-up from that race – Chile’s Diego Maya, is also racing. Others to watch include Australia’s Jake Birtwhistle, American Chase McQueen, along with Mexico’s Rodrigo Gonzalez and Irving Perez, who will no-doubt enjoy lots of home-country cheers.

Other Canadians in the field include Jérémy Briand, Martin Sobey, Brock Hoel, Liam Donnelly, Clayton Hutchins, Mathis Beaulieu and Philip Mainville.

You can see the full men’s start list here.

Who to watch – women

Lots of eyes will be on the two American super-moms who are in the hunt for valuable Olympic qualifying points as they try to qualify for the competitive American team for the Paris Games – 2016 gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen and Tokyo bronze medalist Katie Zaferes. Zaferes will be wearing #5 in Huatulco, a tribute to her two wins and a runner-up finish at Americas Cup events in Punta Cana, St. Peters, Missouri and Sarasota, Florida, along with her 12th-place finish at the WTCS event in Cagliari.

Will WTCS Cagliari be the first step back to the Olympics for Gwen Jorgensen and Katie Zaferes?

Jorgensen has a couple of podium finishes from the Oceania Triathlon Cup in Taupo (third) and her runner-up finish to Zaferes from St. Peters, but was lapped out in Cagliari, so really needs a big performance in Huatulco to keep her Paris qualifying dreams alive.

Another American to keep an eye on is Gina Soreno, who won the Super League Triathlon Arena Games Montreal earlier this year.

Others to watch include Mexican favourite Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal, who took second at WTCS Yokohama last month, along with her countrywoman Lizeth Rueda Santos.

Canadians include Dominika Jamnicky, Sophia Howell, Camille Larocque and Desirae Ridenour.

You can see the full women’s start list here.