Sport Shorts: Triathlon History
First Race in First Place: Canadian triathlete Brent McMahon (Kelowna, B.C.) raced to a significant milestone on Sunday. The 30-year-old won his first World Cup event in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, completing the course – which featured a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run – with a time of 1:48:16. McMahon will look to build on his victory at the Canadian Championships, August 20-21.
Marathon Magic: Another London 2012 test event has turned into gold for Canada. Marathon swimmer Richard Weinberger (Victoria, B.C.) won the 10-km test run at Serpentine in Hyde Park, his first International victory. Weinberger crossed the finish line in 1:50.49, ahead of Germany’s Thomas Lurz and Spyros Gianniotis of Greece.
A number of London 2012 test events will take place this month, as athletes from across the globe get a feel for the various venues of next Summer’s Olympic Games. Don’t forget to vote in our poll and tell us at which event you think Canada will have the greatest success!
Racking up the wins: Fresh off a win at the Olympic test event, mountain biker Catharine Pendrel is not slowing down. Pendrel (Kamloops, B.C.) captured the UCI World Cup race in Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic Sunday, in 1:45:23, just under a minute ahead of Julie Bresset of France. It was Pendrel’s second World Cup win of the season, maintaining her position in second spot in the overall standings.
Track Comeback: After two years away from competition, track cyclist Cameron MacKinnon is a national champion. The Calgary native finished first in the omnium, a six-race event that features both endurance and speed events, at the Canadian Track Championship in Bromont, Quebec. The women’s event was won by Tara Whitten (Edmonton, Alta.) who also scored the fewest points in all six races. For complete results click here.
Teams Revealed: Two sports have announced their respective World Championship squads. Athletics Canada will send 32 athletes, including shot-put ace and world number one Dylan Armstrong (Kamloops, B.C.) to Daegu, South Korea. Rowing Canada’s roster features 51 athletes, in 10 of a possible 14 Olympic class entries. The Athletics World Championship begins on August 27, one day before Rowing commences theirs. Both events conclude on September 4. To see the full team lists: