This weekend, five Canadian elites will line up for London for the ITU Triathlon Series’ Vitality World Triathlon, a legacy event from the 2012 Summer Olympics. The event is one of only two public legacy events from the Games and it attracts many recreational participants as well as the world’s top triathletes. The Canadian women’s roster includes: Sarah-Anne Brault, who placed ninth at the gruelling Auckland race in late March of this year, as well as Amelie Kretz, Paula Findlay and Ellen Pennock. Tyler Mislawchuk, the 20-year-old rookie who placed 21st in his second World Triathlon Series race in Yokohama, Japan, is the only Canadian racing for the men.
The race is stacked with international powerhouses who expect to make big moves on the course this weekend. Among these is the leading force and undefeated Gwen Jorgensen on women’s side, along with her US teammates Katie Zaferes and Sarah True. Andrea Hewitt of New Zealand is another strong competitor. On the men’s side, brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are excited to be competing on home turf, especially during an event that will be keeping this fast Olympic course alive. They are sure to be challenged by the likes of Mario Mola and Richard Murray among others.
Both Elite Men and Women will be competing on the afternoon of Sunday, May 31st.