Athletes have earned spots at world championships based on their results in Summerside at the Subaru of Charlottetown Trilobster Triathlon.
The draft-legal sprint and standard triathlon were official age-group world championship qualifying races for the 2020 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon final in Edmonton.
The event also paves the way for the winner in sprint draft-legal duathlon, standard duathlon, aquabike and aquathon to attend the 2020 ITU multi-sport world championships to be held in the Netherlands.
“It was awesome to be able to host six world-qualifying races and have athletes earn spots to the 2020 world championships here at Trilobster Triathlon in Prince Edward Island,” said race director Marian Grant.
“The first-place finisher in each five-year age group, both male and female, are eligible to compete in worlds if they completed an expression of interest prior to race day. What an opportunity to race for Team Canada.”
More than 235 athletes from across North America participated in the fifth annual event.
Athletes took to Summerside’s harbour, where they navigated through the designated swim course and then headed to the transition zone to pick up their bikes for a ride along the rain-soaked streets and then a run along the scenic boardwalk to the finish line.
“Initially, I was a bit concerned with the rain, but it did not slow down or dampen enthusiasm for the athletes who enjoyed the flat, fast and scenic course,” Grant said.
Top-three finishers in the Subaru of Charlottetown Tri-Lobster Triathlon recently in Summerside.
Standard triathlon (1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run)
Male – 1. Louis Leblond. 2. Bryan Hipson. 3. Bill Lane.
Female: 1. Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki. 2. Catherine Savary. 3. Laura Gfeller.
Standard aquabike (1,500-m swim, 40-km bike)
Male – 1. Arend Teraa. 2. Rob MacDonald. 3. Greg Edwards.
Female – 1. Erica Doucet. 2. Stephanie McIntosh-Lawrence. 3. Lori Edwards.
Standard duathlon (10-km run, 40-km bike and 5-km run)
Male – 1. Colin Burris. 2. Bruno Marchand. 3. Kevin Gallagher.
Female – 1. Angela Hofsta. 2. Keli Marshall. 3. Claire Driscoll.
Sprint draft legal triathlon
Male – 1. Johnathon Taylor. 2. Jack MacMillan. 3. Shawn Amirault.
Female – 1. Julianna Marshall. 2. Lisanne Maurice. 3. Leigh Brennan.
Male – 1. Stephen Handel. 2. Derek Gallant. 3. Bencar Robles- Castillo.
Female – 1. Kristy Newson. 2. Lori Pridham. 3. Jennifer Neill.
Sprint draft legal duathlon
Male – 1. Brad McLellan. 2. Darren Cooney. 3. Rob Binns.
Female – 1. Kimberly Landry. 2. Michaela Birmingham. 3. Doris Benson.
Sprint duathlon (5-km run, 20-km bike, 5-km run)
Female – 1. Jamie Berry. 2. Jennifer Whitlock. 3. Lana MacIsaac.
Super sprint triathlon (375-m swim, 10-km bike, 2.5-km run)
Male – 1. Adam Green. 2. Kevin Schurman. 3. Michael Higgins.
Female – 1. Mika Higgins. 2. Lily MacLeod. 3. Holly Nickerson.
Super sprint duathlon (2.5-km run, 10-km bike, 1.25-km run)
Male – 1. Dale Faulkner. 2. Larry Buchanan. 3. Troy Smith.
Female – 1. Lauren Anderson. 2. Emma-Jeanne Marchand. 3. Victoria Wentzell.
International distance aquathlon (1,000-m swim, 5-km bike)
Male – 1. Dave Bryan. 2. Cory McGuigan.
Female – 1. Cheryl Smith. 2. Merina Farrell. 3. Jane Bondt.
Standard team relay (1,500-m swim, 40-km bike, 10-km run)
1. Team Russel.
Sprint team relay (5-km run, 20-km bike, 2.5-run)
1. At Least We Tri-Ceratops. 2. UPEI.