Mislawchuk takes the win, Lepage gets bronze at ITU Asian Cup in Subic Bay
From short course to long course Canadians triathletes were on fire this weekend. National development team members Tyler Mislawchuk of Manitoba and Quebec’s Alexis Lepage took the win and bronze at the Subic Bay Triathlon Asian Cup in the Philippines.
This was Mislawchuk’s career first ITU win. He stormed to the front of the Olympic-distance race with a winning time of 1:47:56, followed by Australia’s Daniel Coleman in 1:48:16 and Lepage in 1:48:48.
Mislawchuk told Triathlon Canada that he started the run with stomach troubles, “The run was a roller coaster ride, I was forced to start the run conservative due to some serious stomach pains. As the run went on I felt better and better and was able to move myself from fourth into the lead in the second half of the run.”
“For my part, the race was good,” explained Lepage to Triathlon Canada. “I am very happy with this performance since normally I’m not very good with high temperatures,” he continued.
Meanwhile, Matt Sharpe executed a solid performance in Cape Town, South Africa amid the world’s best. The Victoria resident was 40th in time of 1:43:12 for a slightly shortened race with a 750 m swim, 40 km bike and 10 km.
First ITU victory yesterday in the Philippines. A nice way to top off my first trip to Asia this year. pic.twitter.com/k8xApNwbGp
— Tyler Mislawchuk (@Mislawchuk) April 27, 2015