Canada’s Best Triathletes Return to 2012 Olympic City for World Championships

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Elite races to be televised live on CBC.ca, men’s Grand Final to be aired on CBC-TV Sports Weekend

More than 400 of Canada’s best triathletes will swim, bike and run through the 2012 Olympic course at London’s Hyde Park for the 2013 World Triathlon Series Grand Final, September 12-15, 2013.

Triathlon Canada will suit up a talented group of 14 athletes that will compete in the elite, under-23 and junior races. A large contigent of Canadians will also be among the nearly 8,000 athletes that will compete in the age group races against the world’s best. Triathlon Canada’s National Paratriathlon Team will also dive into London’s serpentine to determine the king and queens of paratriathlon.

Coverage of the elite races can be viewed live on www.cbc.ca. The men’s race will also be broadcast on CBC TV Sports Weekend, September 21, at 1 p.m. EST.

WHO:
Elite Men Elite Women
Kyle Jones - Oakville, Ont. Kirsten Sweetland - Victoria
Andrew Yorke - Caledon, Ont.
Andrew McCartney - Victoria

Under-23 Men Under-23 Women
Alexander Hinton - Kingston, Ont. Amelie Kretz - Blainville, Que.
Matt Sharpe - Victoria Ellen Pennock - Calgary
Joanna Brown - Carp, Ont.

Junior Men Junior Women
Tyler Mislawchuk - Winnipeg Gabrielle Edwards - Saskatoon
Xavier Grenier-Talavera - Quebec Emy Legault - Ile Perrot, Que.
Alexis Lepage - Quebec

Paratriathlon
Pierre Ouellet - Quebec City (men’s wheelchair - Tri 1)
Julian Nahachewsky - Saskatoon (men’s wheelchair - Tri 1)
Jennifer Hopkins - Ottawa (women’s les autre - Tri 3)
Chantal Denholm - Winnipeg (women’s les autre - Tri 3)
Stefan Daniel - Calgary (men’s Tri 4)
Ryan Van Praet - Chatham, Ont./Syd Trefiak (men’s visually impaired - Tri 6)

SCHEDULE: (ALL TIMES LOCAL TO LONDON)
Thursday, September 12
Junior Women - 8 a.m.
Junior Men - 10 a.m.
Under-23 Women - 12 noon
Under-23 Men - 3 p.m.

Friday, September 13
Age Group Sprint - 8 a.m.
Paratriathlon - 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 14
Elite Women Grand Final - 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 15
Age Group World Championships Olympic Distance - 7 a.m.
Elite Men Grand Final - 1:30 p.m.

Triathlon Canada is the governing body for triathlon in the country. Recognized as an Olympic medal sport since 2000, Triathlon Canada’s mandate is to promote, foster, organize and develop the sport of triathlon, and its related disciplines, in Canada. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com on the Internet.

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