Guelph’s Joanna Brown claims national triathlon title
OTTAWA — Joanna Brown of Guelph captured the Canadian women’s triathlon championship Saturday when she finished second overall in the Canadian Triathlon Championships and Ottawa CAMTRI American Cup event.
Abigail Levene of Boulder, Colo., was the overall winner as she finished in one hour, 45 minutes and 31.3 seconds.
Brown was second, just less than 35 seconds behind while Dominika Jamnicky was third in 1:47:28.2.
Both Brown and Jamnicky are members of Triathlon Canada Performance Centre, Guelph.
The race was changed to a run-ride-run format earlier in the day due to concerns of water quality. The event started with a 2.75-kilometre run and that was followed by 40 kilometres on the bike and then a final 10-kilometre run.
Jason Wilson of Barbados, a University of Guelph student who trains with TCPC Guelph and is to compete in next month’s Rio Olympics, was fourth in the men’s race, which stuck to the usual swim-bike-run triathlon format. He finished in 1:46:04.5 while winner Russell Pennock of Calgary won in 1:44:56.0. Josh Izewski of Colorado Springs was second, 14 seconds behind, and Matthew Sharpe of Victoria was third.
Jackson Laundry of Guelph, a member of the Loaring Personal Coaching Triathlon Club of Guelph, was 11th in 1:49:05.1.
Garrick Loewen of Team LPC was 22nd and U of G student Jessey The Elf was 24th.
- Guelph Sports Journal