Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup Preview
This Saturday Canadian talent will take on the 2015 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup. Racing for $60, 000 US, athletes will be bringing their A game over the sprint distance featuring a 750 m beach start swim, a four-lap 20 km ride along the Mooloolaba waterfront and up the impressive Alex Hill, and a four-loop 5km run along the Mooloolaba Esplanade.
In the women’s race Paula Findlay and Sarah-Anne Brault will represent Canada. Findlay will be building on her two top five finishes at the Cartagena and Cozumel World Cups in 2014 and her hard training efforts under new coach Siri Lindley. Brault is in fine race form coming off a silver medal finish at Wollongong OTU Sprint Oceania Cup last weekend just behind teammate Amelie Kretz. They will likely see some pressure from Australian Ashley Gentle.
On the men’s side Tyler Mislawchuck, Alexis Lepage and Michael Lori will line up against Crisanto Grajales of Mexico, Vincente Hernandez of Spain and Tommy Zaferes of the US among many short course speedsters.
Elite women start at 11:45am and the men’s race is 1:30pm local time. Follow live timing at triathlon.org and on twitter @triathlonlive.