Stan­dard Dis­tance Elite Triath­letes of the Year

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

Of the three men who are most likely to be go­ing af­ter a spot in Rio next year (along with An­drew Yorke and Kyle Jones), Tyler Mis­lawchuk gets the nod for the stan­dard dis­tance Triath­lete of the Year thanks to a higher fi­nal rank­ing and a top Cana­dian fin­ish at the World Cham­pi­onships in Chicago. Ear­lier this year he won the Subic Bay Asian Cup event and man­aged to sneak into the top 10 at the ITU World Triathlon Lon­don and also fin­ished 10th at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, de­spite rac­ing with a bro­ken rib. The Que­bec ath­lete has been train­ing at the na­tional train­ing cen­tre in Guelph, Ont. over the last year or so, and started the year off with a bang be­fore suc­cumb­ing to some in­juries that ham­pered her end of year stats. The im­pres­sive early sea­son re­sults, in­cluded a win at the ITU event in Wol­lon­gong, a run­ner-up fin­ish at the ITU World Cup in Mooloolaba, a 13th place fin­ish at the ITU WTS Se­ries race in the Gold Coast, along with a ninth-place fin­ish at the WTS race in Lon­don were enough to give Kretz the ti­tle this year.

Tyler Mis­lawchuk

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