Canadian Women Dominate In Edmonton
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