If you’re in the area, come down to the Old Port and watch the world’s best triathletes race on the streets of Montreal. Not only will there be the elite races in the afternoon, but also age group and CAMTRI (America Cup) races in the morning. The WTS races begin at 1:30 PM ET on Saturday (women) and Sunday (men). If you aren’t able to be in Montreal or can’t get to the Old Port, watch the WTS races on the CBC Sports.
This weekend, Canada boasts a large team. Tyler Mislawchuk, Canada’s best-ranked triathlete (currently 11th) will lead the men’s team of Matthew Sharpe, Alexis Lepage, John Rasmussen, Charles Paquet and Taylor Forbes. On the women’s side, Joanna Brown and Amelie Kretz will fly the flag for Canada.
This weekend will be Kretz’s homecoming race on the international stage. “I’m looking forward to this weekend. It’s my first time racing on the international stage in Montreal, and I can’t wait to show Montreal, Quebec and Canada what triathlon is all about. Plus, my family and friends will be able to watch me race,” says Kretz.
Mislawchuk hopes to have a top result this weekend to catapult himself into the top 10. With four of the five athletes just ahead of him sitting out, Mislawchuk knows this is his shot to move up considerably in the rankings. “Right now, I’m sitting 11th, but with many of the guys in front of me maxed out on races, I have a big opportunity Sunday to move up.”
At the 2017 world championships in Rotterdam, Brown came fifth. This year the Canadian has had an up and down season following her bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. As she heads into the weekend and world championships in September, Brown looks to finish her season on a high note.