Tyler Mislawchuk, 2-time Canadian Olympian, collects World Cup dash triathlon silver


Tyler Mislawchuk earned a silver medal in a World Cup dash triathlon Sunday in Huatulco, Mexico.

The 2-time Olympian from Oak Bluff, Man., completed in 53 minutes 48 seconds, one second behind winner Genis Grau of Spain in a three-man foot race for the rostrum.

“This feels fairly darn good. You by no means know when your subsequent [podium] is or when your final one is so after a yr like final yr with the Achilles tear, I wasn’t positive I would ever be on one among these once more,” Mislawchuk informed Triathlon Canada. “I’m grateful.

“I wasn’t even positive I would make a begin line about 12 days in the past so I’m actually joyful to be standing up right here as a result of it has been a protracted street.”

Triathlon’s dash distance includes a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike and 5 km run.

Brazilian bronze medallist Miguel Hidalgo was simply two seconds again of Mislawchuk, who received the Huatulco race in each 2021 and 2020.

“It was a little bit of an odd race,” mentioned the 27-year-old Mislawchuk. “On the run it was sort of like a championship fashion monitor occasion the place I pushed the primary bit, however realized there was fifteen or twenty guys with us.

‘You by no means know when your final podium is’

“Tactical till the tip and I obtained caught off guard going into the final nook. After I tore my Achilles [tendon] final yr I did not know if I used to be ever going to be on one among these podiums once more.

“You by no means know when your final podium is. I will get pleasure from this one.”

Mislawchuk received every of the earlier two occasions he competed on the Huatulco race course.

“I like racing within the warmth, however that is additionally seemingly essentially the most chill race we do on the World Cup so I adore it right here,” mentioned Mislawchuk, who has 5 World Cup podiums on his resume along with profitable the Olympic check occasion in Tokyo and one third-place end on the World Triathlon Championship Sequence.

After battling an Achilles damage following his second Fifteenth-place end on the Olympic Video games final summer season, Canada’s prime triathlete discovered the enjoyment in coaching and racing whereas hooking up with Marc-Antoine Christin, head coach of Triathlon Canada’s Nationwide Efficiency Centre in Victoria, this previous winter.

“Thanks a lot to my coach and my coaching group. The previous few months have been a blast,” he mentioned. “I like waking up every single day and doing what I do. It’s such an honour. Actually, I am blessed to do triathlon for a residing.”

Different Canadian outcomes from Huatulco:

  • Brock Hoel, Kelowna, B.C. — sixteenth (54:22)
  • Martin Sobey, Charlottetown — twenty fourth (54:43)
  • Liam Donnelly, Ottawa — twenty fifth (54:43)
  • Aiden Longcroft-Harris, Victoria — thirty seventh (55:21)
  • Filip Mainville, Quebec Metropolis — fiftieth (56:22)

Mislawchuk’s silver follows Emy Legault’s within the ladies’s race Saturday.

The 26-year-old from Ile Perot, Que., earned her first World Cup medal ending second by 12 seconds to Germany’s Annika Koch.

Canadian triathletes additionally reached the rostrum Sunday in a World Para Cup in A Coruna, Spain.

Victorious Daniel misplaced time on swim leg

Calgary’s Stefan Daniel received gold within the standing males’s classification. Kamylle Frenette of Dieppe, N.B., earned bronze for the second time in as many weeks in the identical ladies’s classification.

Daniel, a four-time world champion who’s a cross-country runner for the College of Calgary, misplaced time on his swim leg, however made up floor by way of the bike and run Sunday.

“I went off monitor within the water and misplaced various time due to it,” Daniel mentioned. “As soon as I obtained to transition, I used to be in a position to refocus and trip as laborious as I might.

“I had the perfect trip of my profession which I am very happy with.”

He was second in a para World Cup in Besancon, France final week.

Stefan beat runner-up Filipe Marques of Portugal by 55 seconds Sunday. Australia’s Jack Howell was third.

Frenette, who completed fourth in her Paralympic debut final summer season in Tokyo, reached the rostrum once more after ending third in France.

“I am very joyful to be heading again dwelling with two bronze medals in my suitcase,” she mentioned.

“My purpose in the present day was to remain in management and observe my race plan, and I did precisely that. These final two weeks have been a terrific basis to the 2022 season and I am excited to maintain build up from right here.”

Grace Norman of the U.S. was first forward of runner-up Claire Cashmore of Britain.

Canada’s triathlon groups head dwelling for the world dash and relay championship Saturday and Sunday in Montreal.

A World Para Triathlon Sequence occasion follows July 4-9 in that metropolis.


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