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Social media round-up: Highlights from Ottawa International Triathlon

Hundreds of multisport athletes raced in Canada's capital for the national championship race weekend.

Ottawa International Triathlon saw dozens of age-group athletes qualify for world championships over the weekend, as well as national champion titles crowned. Tyler Mislawchuk and Joanna Brown won the elite titles, but there was no shortage of other exciting stories to come out of the nation’s capital triathlon weekend. Here’s a round-up of some of favourite social media posts from the weekend:

Canada had an impressive line-up of elite woman racing this weekend including Joanna Brown (1st), Paula Findlay (2nd), Dominika Jamnicky (3rd) and Amelie Kretz (4th):

Paula Findlay was thrilled to be back on the podium after some rough years. She battled Brown for on the bike and run and ultimately pulled out a strong 2nd place:

The top Canadian men were Mislawchuk (1st), Alexis Lepage (2nd) and Matt Sharpe (3rd):

Paralympic & Rio silver medallist Stefan Daniel was the 17th Canadian in the Premium CAMTRI Cup:

Overall, Canada had its largest elite showing of any race this year:

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Proud of my effort out there today @ottawainternationaltriathlon National Championships A final finishing 16th overall and 10th Canadian! Definitely the most competitive #ITU race I have ever done! I was happy with the #swim, coming out with the chase pack. I worked very hard on the #bike and we made up about 20 seconds. My legs never recovered from that effort and I didn't run too well, but that's no surprise given the tough bike ride. It was fun to race with @loeweng like last year at Nationals. Today he had a good run and it took all I had to pass him! Next up is #ironman703monttremblant next weekend! . ?@montana_fs . . . . . . #triathlon #raceday #hardrace #allout #nationals #triott #ottawatriathlon #openwaterswimming #openwaterswim #cycling #running #imtired

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Meanwhile, Canada’s U23 athletes had their work cut out for them racing alongside the elites:

Age-groupers had a great day as well, testing themselves across the sprint and standard distance triathlons as well as in duathlons: