Canadian triathlete Legault ranks in top 10 at World Triathlon Championships series

HAMBURG — Canadian Emy Legault clinched a career-best 10th place on Saturday at the Hamburg stop in the World Triathlon Championship Series.

Legault, of Ile Perrot, Que., posted a time of 59 minutes 11 seconds in the sprint distance test. His previous best result on the elite triathlon circuit was a 12th place two weeks ago in Montreal.

« It’s great. I didn’t think it was possible, » said Legault. « I was just hoping for another top 20, but a top 10, I can’t believe it. »

Defending Olympic champion Flora Duffy of Bermuda won in 58:37. Briton Beth Potter took silver in 58:43 and Germany’s Lisa Tertsch bronze in 58:53.

Dominika Jamnicky of Guelph, Ont., was 47th.

New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde won the men’s race in 53:10. Australian Matthew Hauser (53:13) won silver and Moroccan Jawad Abdelmoula (53:26) bronze.

Brock Hoel of Kelowna, BC, was 49th in his series debut and Jeremy Briand of Sainte-Julie, Que., 51st.

The mixed relay event is scheduled for Sunday.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 9, 2022.

The Canadian Press


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