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Paquet lives up to top ranking at Americas Triathlon Cup St. Peters Missouri

Jeremy Briand takes second as five Canadians finish in the top-10

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

Port-Cartier, Quebec’s Charles Paquet (pictured above at last year’s Commonwealth Games) went into the Americas Triathlon Cup St. Peters Missouri as the top seed, and lived up to that billing with his 54:19 finish time. Paquet used a 15:24 5.11 km run split to pull clear of fellow Quebec athlete Jeremy Briand (who ran 15:43 to finish in 54:40) for the top two spots on the podium, with American Darr Smith (54:53) rounding out the podium.

Paquet and Briand were part of a seven-man breakaway that included fellow Canadian Josiah Ney, who would hang on for fourth. The seven men ended up about a minute clear of the chase group starting the run. Former Calgary Dino running star Russell Pennock was the fasmetest of the chasers, running a 15:37 split to finish eighth. Junior star Mathis Beaulieu finished one spot behind Pennock. That put five Canadians in the top-10 of the race.

There were 14 Canadian men in the field of 38 – you can see the full results here.

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