Weekend round-up: Kirsty Jahn wins Ironman 70.3 Punta Del Este, Stefan Daniel fourth at national cross country championships
Top Canadian results from over the weekend.
Jahn gets first win of the year
After a year of almost no racing due to injury, Canada’s Kirsty Jahn closed out her season with an unexpected win at Ironman 70.3 Punta Del Este in Uruguay. Jahn, the sole Canadian in the field, covered the course in 4:14:14, delivering solid splits across each discipline — 27:51 for the swim, 2:20:39 for the bike and 1:23:25 for the run.
Jahn finished around a minute over runner-up, the USA’s Laurel Wassel.
“After a very tough season dealing with hip fractures after been hit while cycling and a few other mishaps, it feels great to deliver and do what I love — racing” Jahn said after the race.
Full race results here.
Paralympian Daniel finishes fourth at national cross-country championships
Rio silver medallist Stefan Daniel raced in the national cross-country championships over the weekend for his school team, the University of Calgary Dinos. The 19-year old impressed with a fourth place finish in the junior men’s category, covering the 8 km course in Fort Henry, Kingston in 25:00.
U20 men are on the course #ACXC pic.twitter.com/V6yJjffCNO
— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) November 26, 2016
4th today at jr. nats. Hoped to medal, but the fellas up front were too strong today. Congrats @EhabElsandali on getting the W! #Offseason🍻
— Stefan Daniel (@sdaniel97) November 26, 2016
Daniel, who has risen to the top in paratriathlon thanks to his consistent top splits in the third discipline of the race, regularly delivers run times that would be competitive in the ITU able-bodied categories in triathlon. Daniel had a breakout year in 2015 when he became the world champion at the ITU Grand Final in Chicago and therefore qualified for the inaugural paratriathlon at the Rio 2016 Games this past summer.