This past weekend, six Canadian males represented the maple leaf at the FISU World University Games in Kalmar, Sweden. The team included Aiden Longcroft-Harris, a University of Victoria alumnus, and Team Canada member at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Rotterdam, Netherlands last September. Fellow UVIC student-athlete and member of the Vikes cross country team, Brodie Marshall joined him in Sweden. The pair of west coast triathletes were joined by Universite of Laval students, Jeremie Martin and Gabriel Legault. Rounding out the team of six was Ontario triathletes, Garrick Loewen (University of Windsor) and Stephen Blakenship (Brock University).
Lars Pfeifer of Germany won the men’s triathlon in 51:40. Fellow countryman, Gabriel Allgayer finished three-seconds behind in second, and Nathan Guerbeur of France finished in third. The top Canadian was Longcroft-Harris in 25th (53:22).
25. Longcroft- Harris 53:22
28. Gabriel Legault 53:39
38. Garrick Loewen 54:13
50. Jeremie Martin 55:05
67. Brodie Marshall 58:14
74. Stevie Blankenship 1:00:45
Jeanne Lehair of France won the women’s race in 57:11. American Avery Evenson finished in second, and Nina Eim of Germany finished in third. France won the Mixed relay race. Great Britain finished in second, and Germany came in third.