Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk will be part of the prestigious Bahrain Endurance 13 team this year, joining some of the biggest names in the sport as the team focuses on signing potential Olympians.
“The opportunity to be part of the Bahrain 13 Endurance Team is a great privilege,” Mislawchuk says in a release from the team. “Some of my new teammates were world and Olympic champions before I even began my journey in triathlon. Standing on the start line wearing the Bahrain Endurance 13 kit will push my limits and bring out the best of me as an athlete. As I go into one of the biggest years of my career, it is an honour to be named alongside the biggest names in our sport.”
In 2019 Mislawchuk took the Tokyo Test event, a sign that he should be a medal contender in the Olympic triathlon this year.
Bahrain Endurance 13 named three new members to the team yesterday – the other two are also likely Tokyo competitors: South African Rio 2016 bronze medalist Henri Schoeman and France’s Cassandre Beaugrand.
The Olympics appears to be a big push for the Bahrain team this year. In addition to the new members, the team also includes 2012 and 2016 gold medalist Alistair Brownlee, 2012 silver medalist Javier Gomez (ESP), 2016 bronze medalist Vicky Holland (GBR), two-time world champion Vincent Luis (FRA), and 2016 Olympian Kristian Blummenfelt. The team also includes Paratriathlon world champion Lauren Parker (AUS), who will compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in both triathlon and cycling.
Two of the biggest names on the team, multiple Kona champs Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf are also both Olympians – Frodeno, of course, took the gold medal in 2008, outsprinting Canada’s Simon Whitfield.
Gomez and Brownlee are looking to an interesting double this year – the Olympics followed a few months later by the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.