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An excellent day of racing in Edmonton: The World Triathlon Championships Final in pictures

The world's best were in Edmonton for the World Triathlon Championships Final

No city has hosted as many world championships and, even through a pandemic, Edmonton managed to stage quite a show as it hosted a third world championship on the weekend. While there were no age group worlds this year, we did get to witness four incredible races – men’s and women’s world championship titles were decided for both U23 and elite. A look back at the incredible weekend of racing in pictures by Triathlon Magazine Canada editor Kevin Mackinnon.

They’re off. The elite women hit the water.
The scramble begins to get to T1 in a good position.
Brock Hoel starts the bike.
Ontario’s Liam Donnelly with Brock Hoel close behind.
Sadly it might be the last time we’ll see Matthew Sharpe riding in an elite pack into Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park.
Taylor Knibb’s incredible bike saw her ride solo away from the rest of the women in the field.
Knibb didn’t take any time to enjoy the scenery.
The athletes hardly had time to enjoy the live entertainment.
Synchronized running – Olympic bronze medalist Hayden Wilde runs with Olympic silver medalist Alex Yee.
Do North.
Camera man Greg McFadden helps bring the action to the rest of the world. The battle for the medals in the U23 race between Matthew Hauser, Csongor Lehmann and Tim Hellwig.
Lehmann takes the day.
Flora Duffy takes third – more than enough to net her the world title and the honor of becoming the first woman to win the Olympics and the worlds in the same year.
Leonie Periault is thrilled with her second-place finish.
There was no touching Taylor Knibb on this day.
The first winnner of the day – France’s Emma Lombardi takes the U23 title.
Teammates Olivia Mathias and Sophie Aiden at the finish line.
Miguel Hidalgo tries to explain to Chase McQueen that there’s no passing in the finish chute.
Who wants it more?
That would be Kristian Blummenfelt, who becomes the first man to win the Olympics and the worlds in the same year. Marten Van Riel gets second, Leo Bergere third.