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TMC Multisport Athletes of the Year

Triathlon Magazine Canada and Triathlon Canada name athletes of the year for Duathlon and Cross Triathlon

— From the January/February issue of Triathlon Magazine Canada

TMC Duathlete of the Year: Margie Ritchie, Matt Straatman and Chris Schindler 

Matt Straatman – 2018 Male 25-29 Duathlon World Champion

Ritchie wasn’t the only Canadian to top the podium at the world duathlon championships in Fyn, Denmark, last summer. Straatman topped the 25 to 29 age group, while Schindler was the top 40 to 44 athlete. That’s enough to net the trio our age-group duathlete of the year nod.

Related: Canadian tops the podium in Denmark

TMC Cross Triathlete of the Year: Karsten Madsen

Karsten Madsen races to a seventh-place finish at the Xterra World Championships. Photo: Jesse Peters

A win at Xterra Uruguay and a raft of podium Xterra finishes marked a turnaround year for Karsten Madsen after a tough 2017 that saw him DNF for the second year in a row at the Xterra World Championship in Maui. His 2018 run included a seventh-place finish in Maui.

Related: Karsten Madsen finishes seventh at the 2018 Xterra World Championship 

Triathlon Canada Elite Multisport Triathlete of the Year: Tate Haugan

Tate Haugan, junior cross triathlon world champion. Photo: Ken Anderson

Triathlon Canada recognizes the impressive world title won by Tate Haugan by awarding the 18-year-old with its Elite Multisport Triathlete of the Year title. Haugen claimed the world cross title in a close battle over the home-country’s Oscar Gladney Rundqvist.

Related: Canadian becomes World Champion

Triathlon Canada Excellence Awards

ITU – Multisport World Championships Festival Fyn
First Name Last Name Position Age Group Discipline
Isaac Chung 3 20-24 Male AG Aquabike
First Name Last Name Position Age Group Discipline
Claire Robinson 2 20-24 Female AG Long Distance
Emily Taylor 2 25-29 Female AG Long Distance
Nancy Cole 3 65-69 Female AG Long Distance
Jim Stewart 1 65-69 Male AG Long Distance
First Name Last Name Position Age Group Discipline
Kamal Maghri 3 45-49 Male AG Aquathlon
Petr Schmidt 3 55-59 Male AG Aquathlon
First Name Last Name Position Age Group Discipline
Evan Girard 3 25-29 Male AG Cross Triathlon
First Name Last Name Position Age Group Discipline
Matt Straatman 1 25-29 Male AG Duathlon
Chris Schindler 1 40-44 Male AG Duathlon
Margie Ritchie 1 60-64 Female AG Duathlon
Tara-Jay Lapstra 2 45-49 Female AG Duathlon
Carolyn Silvey 2 60-64 Female AG Duathlon
Paul Huyer 2 60-64 Male AG Duathlon
Woody Paylor 2 75-79 Male AG Duathlon
Xavier Girard 3 20-24 Male AG Duathlon
First Name Last Name Position Age Group Discipline
Maureen Teixeira 2 75-79 Female AG Duathlon