Monday, March 4, 2024

Canadian triathlete beats elite box at Vancouver First Part


On a rainy Sunday morning at Vancouver’s First Part, Canadian triathlete Jeremy Briand shocked the sphere as the highest finisher of the part marathon. Briand of Sainte-Julie, Que., beat a box of best Canadian ability and up-and-coming distance stars in 64:27.

The lads’s part marathon got here right down to the cord with Briand edging out U Sports activities XC medallist Andrew Davies and a couple of:14-marathoner Lee Wesselius by way of 10 seconds. Canadian Olympic marathoner Trevor Hofbauer completed fourth in 64:49.

In recent times, Briand has been one in all Canada’s best triathletes, representing Canada on the Global Triathlon stage. Right through his undergrad, the 28-year-old used to be a middle-distance runner with McGill College’s observe and box program. After graduating, Briand started his triathlon occupation and temporarily made his mark by way of successful Canadian tri nationals in 2019.

Briand’s successful time used to be 28 seconds shy of his non-public highest he ran previous this 12 months on the 2024 Houston Marathon, the place he used to be twenty fifth in 63:59.

Jeremy Briand
Canadian triathlete Jeremy Briand on the SuperLeague Triathlon Enviornment Video games. Photograph: Kevin Mackinnon

Yemane Mulugeta of Surrey, B.C., who crossed the road in 7th position in 66:43, set a brand new Canadian U23 part marathon report. The nineteen-year-old has an excessively promising occupation forward of him and is one in all Canada’s best up-and-coming distance operating abilities.

Malindi Elmore wins her first Vancouver First Part identify

Days after receiving an early nomination to her 3rd Canadian Olympic staff, Malindi Elmore threw down an outstanding efficiency to win the ladies’s race on the Vancouver First Part. Elmore crossed the end line in 1:11:57, coming in just about two mins forward of Samantha Jory of Vancouver (1:13:34). Kate Bazeley of St. John’s crossed the road for 3rd in 1:14:41.

This used to be the primary time Elmore had gained the Vancouver First Part, up to now completing 2d to Natasha Wodak in 2022 in 1:11:58. Each Elmore’s occasions rank inside the best 5 performances within the historical past of the race. The Kelowna local is these days gearing up for the 2024 Boston Marathon on April 15, which she is going to run in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

You’ll be able to view the entire effects from the Vancouver First Part right here.


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