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MONTREAL—Triathlon Canada will send a team of 17 athletes to defend home turf at the inaugural World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships that will bring the world’s best to the streets of Montreal, June 24-26.

Canada will field five athletes for the elite races and will send eight to the start line in Old Montreal for the junior sprint championships. Four athletes under the age of 23 have been named to start the Junior/U23 Mixed Team Relay World Championships. A deep Canadian contingent will also compete in the age group sprint race and age group mixed relay events that will welcome 1,500 athletes worldwide.

“Montreal is renowned as a premiere city for staging world-class events and there is no doubt in my mind they will put on a golden show once again while hosting the 2022 Sprint and Relay World Championships,” said Joe Morissette, chief executive officer, Triathlon Canada,“We are grateful for World Triathlon giving us the opportunity to showcase the pinnacle of our sport in Canada, and provide our nation’s best in all race categories, along with our passionate age group community, the opportunity to compete at home. This event will be memorable and will once again spark tremendous growth for the sport in Canada.”

Four women and four men will swim, bike and run through Canada’s cultural capital, June 24 for the individual Junior Sprint World Championships.

Junior Women
Noémie Beaulieu (Quebec City, Que.)
Sidney Clement (Vancouver, B.C.)
Heidi Henry (Victoria, B.C.)
Clara Normand  (Coteau-du-Lac, Que.)

Junior Men
Mathis Beaulieu (Quebec, Que.)
Nathan Grondin (Quebec, Que.)
Louis Marchand (Varennes Que.)
Sage Sulentic (Dundas, Ont.)

Five Canucks will be on the start line for the unique Groupe Copley World Triathlon Championship Series Eliminator race, June 24-25.

Elite Women
Dominika Jamnicky (Guelph, Ont.)
Emy Legault (Ile Perrot, Que.)

Elite Men
Jérémy Briand (Sainte-Julie, Que.)
Tyler Mislawchuk (Oak Bluff, Man.)
Charles Paquet (Port-Cartier, Que.)

The Eliminator is an action-packed race format that takes place over two days. On June 24, 60 athletes in each gender will race in one of two super sprint qualification heats: 300m swim, 7.2km bike and 2km run. The top-10 finishers in each qualifying race, as well as the top-five finishers in the repechage races for those who did not qualify in the qualifying races will advance to the finals on June 25.

The 30 ranked athletes will line up on the second day to compete for gold in three more super sprints. At the end of Stage 1, 20 athletes will advance to Stage 2, with the last 10 to cross the line being eliminated. At the end of Stage 2, only 10 people will advance to Stage 3, the final race, with the rest all being eliminated. The last race of the day will see the 10 best athletes still in the running battle for the medals in a dramatic final.

The Junior/U23 and elite Mixed Team Relay World Championships are set to take centre stage on the afternoon of June 26. Canada will determine its elite squad closer to race day, with the following athletes set to compete in the Junior/U23 Mixed Team Relay World Championships

U23 Women
Colette Reimer (Victoria, B.C.)
Kira Gupta-Baltazar (Toronto, Ont.)
U23 Men
Filip Mainville (Laval, Que.)
Pavlos Antoniades (Trois Rivieres, Que.)

For complete race and schedule details on the Groupe Copley World Triathlon https://montreal.triathlon.org/

Triathlon Canada is the governing body of the sport in the country. Triathlon Canada’s more than 22,000 members include athletes, coaches and officials from the grassroots to elite levels. With the support of its valued corporate partners – 94 FORWARD, 2XU Canada, Training Peaks, Subaru Canada – along with the City of Victoria, Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Own the Podium, Triathlon Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic and World Champions in all race disciplines. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan

Triathlon Canada

T: 403-620-8731

E-mail: chris.dornan@triathloncanada.com