Quebecer Emy Legault achieved her goal and finished in the top-10 of her qualification wave for the Elite category of the Sprint Triathlon World Championships, Friday, in the streets of Old Montreal.
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The 26-year-old athlete took ninth place in his group, which allows him to avoid having to go through the repechage. She clocked 22 minutes and five seconds, which is four seconds faster than Briton Beth Potter, the winner of her wave.
Participants from all categories of the event, however, were forced to compete in a duathlon. Indeed, the organizers of the event were forced to give up the swimming portion of the competition, due to the heavy rains that fell in the region. The Elites therefore competed by first doing 1 km of running, 7 km of cycling and another 2 km of running.
On the men's side, Canadians Charles Paquet (Port-Cartier) and Tyler Mislawchuk (Winnipeg) also earned their ticket to the final.
Finally, at the Junior World Sprint Triathlon Championship, Quebecer Noémie Beaulieu finished in fourth place. The 18-year-old clocked 58 minutes and 14 seconds. This competition, also transformed into a duathlon, was 2.5 km of running, 20 km of cycling and an additional 5 km of running.