Cana­dian Women Dom­i­nate In Ed­mon­ton

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Canada’s Amelie Kretz, Ellen Pen­nock and Kirsten Sweet­land swept the women’s podium at the Ed­mon­ton itu Triathlon World Cup. Kretz broke away from Pen­nock and Sweet­land on the fi­nal lap of the run and the 20-year- old claimed her first World Cup ti­tle in 1:03:18. Pen­nock took sil­ver (1:03: 29) – her first World Cup medal, and Sweet­land com­pleted the podium in third (1:03:35). Joanna Brown posted a great run to fin­ish fourth (1:03: 49) in the sprint dis­tance event. “It is un­be­liev­able and ab­so­lutely amaz­ing,” said Kretz, who also won the Cana­dian Cham­pi­onship, which was be­ing held in con­junc­tion with the World Cup. “I am re­ally, re­ally happy. We just worked so well to­gether today and I am so happy. I wasn’t ex­pect­ing that and it is just amaz­ing.” Pen­nock noted: “It has been a tough week for Cal­gar­i­ans (with the f loods). My heart goes out to all the peo­ple in Cal­gary, and this per­for­mance by us Cana­dian girls was for the all those peo­ple back home. Kirsten (Sweet­land) was an an­i­mal on the bike today. She did so much work, and we were able to pull away on the run. It is un­be­liev­able.” Sweet­land told Triathlon Canada, “I had no idea what to ex­pect today. I haven’t trained so I fig­ured I’d have no legs today or I’d be OK be­cause I was well rested. I came out of the first tran­si­tion and saw a lady­bug on my bike, and I re­mem­ber telling my­self it is go­ing to be a lucky day. It feels great to be back on the podium and to share it with these two girls is so spe­cial.” Kyle Jones de­fended his Cana­dian Cham­pi­onship with a se­cond place fin­ish the Elite men’s race. He fin­ished just seven sec­onds be­hind France’s Gre­gory Rouault ( 57:39).

Duathlon David Field (Barry’s Bay, Ont.) Men 55– 59 Lynda Lemon ( Wel­land, Ont.) Women 65– 69 Fran­cois Marceau ( Val­ley­field, Que.) Men 40– 44 Carolyn Sil­vey ( Toronto) Women 55– 59 Anita Yates (Ed­mon­ton) Women 60– 64

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