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Day one podium finishes in Pontevedra

On April 27th, the 2019 ITU World Multisport Championship got underway from Pontevedra, Spain with the sprint and standard duathlon. In the men’s elite race, Benjamin Chouqert (FRA) took the world title. He was followed by Emilio Martin (ESP) and Angelo Vandecasteele (BEL). On the women’s side, Sandra Levenez (FRA) finished ahead of Sandrina Illes (AUT) and Garance Blaut (FRA).

In the age group duathlon races, Team Canada earned several top ten finishes and six podium results.

Related: Triathlete to duathlete: Why you should do a duathlon

Top Canadian Sprint Results per age group (in top 10)

  • Sabrina St. Gelais captured a silver medal in the F25-29 age category.
  • Gilbert Bessin 4th in M70-74
  • Kennedy Finch 8th in F16-19
  • Alanna Bonner 8th F35-39
  • Doris Benson 8th in F65-69
  • Tony Hyland 9th in M65-69
  • Courtenay Smart 10th F30-34
  • Kerri Beck 10th in F50-54
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Top Canadian Standard Results per age group (in top 10)

  • Margie Ritchie became the world champion in the F60-64 age group. Note: Carolyn Silvey earned a bronze medal in the same category.
  • Andrea Smith earned a silver medal in the F35-39 age group.
  • Samantha Graham took the bronze medal in the F18-19 age category.
  • Ilrick Duhamel finished third in the M20-24 age category.
  • Tara-Jay Lapstra captured a bronze medal in the F45-49 age group.
  • Jean-Claude Leclerc 4th in M75-79
  • Dawn Hayes 6th in F65-69
  • Angela Hofstra 7th in F55-59
  • Mackenzi Newman 8th in F25-29
  • Nick Patenaude 8th in M25-29
  • Peter Schindler 8th in M40-44
  • Kevin Gallagher 10th in M55-59
  • Jack Wessel 10th in M70-74