HAMBURG, Ger.—Tyler Mislawchuk had a solid eighth-place finish at the prestigious World Triathlon Series sprint race in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday. The 23-year-old clocked in with a time of 53:52. The 2016 Olympian took advantage of one of his best 750-metre swims in World Triathlon Series, he came out of the water with the leaders in the top-five. After some early bike issues, he was able to tactically work his way through the pack. Following the narrow 20-kilometre bike ride he charged through the second transition area 20 seconds behind three of the sport’s biggest names. Mislawchuk finished the 5-kilometre run in an all out sprint to secure his second top-ten WTS finish this year.
Other Canadian finishers included Matt Sharpe who was steady through all three disciplines en route to a 25th place finish in 54:28.
Two Canadians also suited up for the women’s race. Joanna Brown, of Carp, Ont., placed 34th (1:00:56), while Amelie Kretz, of Blainville, Que., finished 38th (1:01:18).
Canada’s Para-triathletes shine at home in Quebec
Jessica Tuomela (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and her guide Lauren Babineau (Victoria), Kamylle Frenette (Moncton, N.B.), along with Jon Dunkerley (Ottawa) and his guide James Cook (Victoria) all won their individual race categories.
Tuomela and Babineau posted the winning time of 1:12:51.5 in the women’s visually impaired category.
Frenette, who won a silver in her first career elite para-triathlon race last month, posted the fastest women’s time of the day, winning the PTS5 category with a time of 1:10:21.6.
Jon Dunkerley and his guide James Cook won the sprint distance in a time of 1:06:19.2. Competing in the men’s visually impaired category.
Rookie para-triathlete, Lyne-Marie Bilodeau, was the top time in the women’s PTS2 division at 1:42:46.1.