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Online Award Nominations Go Live

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– Triathlon Ontario issues call for nominations & online proxy voting –  

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 October 23, 2017 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced ?announced members can now go online and nominate an athlete, coach, official or volunteer for an annual award to be received at the Annual Awards Celebration on the evening December 2nd, 2017 at McMaster University.

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Triathlon Ontario will be celebrating its Provincial, Cup and Series Champions as well as its annual award winners over dinner with a special guest speaker (to be announced). Tickets for the evening’s festivities will be available shortly. In the meantime individuals can submit nominations for athlete or non-athlete awards until Friday, October 27th.

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AGM & Call for Nominations

Triathlon Ontario’s Annual General Meeting will also be held at McMaster University at 3:30pm, room location to be announced shortly. All current members are welcome to attend. Four board positions are up for election, with the current board members intending to seek re-election.

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Nominations for those members that wish to be join the Board of Directors will be accepted until November 10th, 2016. A Nomination Committee has been formed and has determined the skill sets most ideal for a potential board member include: Legal, Accounting, Financial and Web/Digital Design. Interested members may submit a Nomination Form.

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Online Proxy Forms

For those members that would like to vote at the AGM but cannot attend, a Proxy Form may be completed and submitted online by November 29th, 2017.

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?About Triathlon Ontario

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Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario.

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Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

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For more information please visit: http://www.triathlonontario.com.

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Registration Open for Ultimate Age Grouper Swim Clinic

– Learn from Olympic coaches and experts – 

 

—EDIT: 30 October 2017: EVENT SOLD OUT? —

 

October 18, 2017 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced registration is now open for its world class open water swim clinic specifically designed for Age Groupers on November 18th.This clinic offers the rare opportunity to experience the multi-million dollar Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre while working with an Olympic level swim coach, biomechanist, strength and conditioning expert and 2012 London Olympic Canadian open water swimmer Zsofi Balazs.

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The clinic offers the following:

?11:30-12:30 – In class discussion on open water tactical strategy, stroke technique & training

?12:45-1:45 – On deck strength and condition session

?2:00 – 3:30 – In water session working on stroke technique, open water tactics and training with coaching and stroke correction from a swim biomechanist.

 

logo.pngAs part of the registration package athletes will be receiving complimentary Infinit Nutrition Jet Fuel throughout the day, a Triathlon Ontario water bottle and silicon swim cap.

Current Triathlon Ontario members receive a discounted price of $85, $95 for non-members.

?For those interested, a personalized summary of stoke analysis video and recommendations by the swim biomachinist is also available.

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About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario.?

?Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

?For more information please visit: http://www.triathlonontario.com.

?Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario

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Special Limited Time T-Shirt Offer

Show Your Triathlete or Duathlete Pride with Triathlon Ontario’s unique “I AM A TRIATHLETE.” and “I AM A DUATHLETE.” cotton t-shirts.

– Available for 2 weeks or until supplies last – 
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October 4, 2017 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced a special limited time offer of its unique “I AM A TRIATHLETE.” and “I AM A DUATHLETE.” cotton t-shirts.  The online store will be open for two weeks or until supplies last.

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Triathlon Ontario gave away hundreds of free bumper stickers this summer at races with the loud and proud “I AM…” slogan. For just $15 plus HST and shipping, you can proudly tell the world you are part of one of the best communities in sport.?


About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Monnink & Tomenson Take LC Provincial Titles While LC Series Wraps up in Dramatic Fashion

– 371 athletes took part in four-part Long Course Series –

??September 19, 2017Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced the winners of the Long Course Triathlon Provincial Championships and its Long Course Series. The Provincial Championships and Series finale were held on Sunday in Welland at host event REV3 Niagara Falls Barrelman.

Provincial Championships
Sunday morning three male Ontario pros put on a show as they battled it out for the Long Course Provincial title. Triathlon Ontario Long Course Development Team member Alex Vanderlinden came out of the water with just over a two minute gap on fellow Development Team member Jordan Monnink, followed by Daniel Clarke, an additional two minutes back.
A fast bike split by Clarke coupled with a crash by Vanderlinden resulted in the three young pros heading out of T2 within seconds of each other.

On the run, Monnink laid down the fastest run split of the day to take the title over second place Clarke and then Vanderlinden, in what was one of the most exciting LC races in Ontario this year.

The women’s title race was just as exciting. Sheila Treleaven drew first blood by putting down the fastest swim split on the day. Defending champ Miranda Tomensen answered the call by overtaking Treleaven on the bike and establishing about a two minute lead headed out of T2. Tomensen held off the hard charging Treleaven by just a mere 25 seconds at the finish to take the title once again.

?Long Course Provincial Series
The third edition of Triathlon Ontario’s Long Course Series saw another strong year of participation with 371 athletes earning points in the competition.

Age Group Women
Estrella Garcia put an exclamation point on Sunday by winning her age group and earning extra points at Provincials to go along with her earlier wins in the season. Garcia edged out Danica Metcalfe on the final day who was sitting in first but was idle.

Masters Women
Welland seems to agree with defending champ Jennifer Knowles as she used a first place at the beginning of the season in Welland and a first place finish at Barrelman, to successfully defend her Long Course Series title. Catharine Daly and Lia Kutzscher were ever so close, just taking second place by a mere seven points.

Age Group Men
In an unprecedented turn of events, defending champion Dany Malley will have to share his title with fellow long course warriors Mathieu Marilly and Ryan McCallum. The three all finished the competition with 731 points making it the first time the Series has had a three way tie for first place.

Masters Men
Current Cross Triathlon Provincial champ and defending LC Series champ Luke Ehgoetz left no doubt as to who reigned supreme on the Ontario Long Course Masters scene this year. Ehgoetz finished with a maximum 813 points and won his age group in all four LC Series events.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all those that participated and helped make the Series another great success.

Full Series results can be found here.
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About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Registration for First Provincial Development Training Opportunity of 2017-18 Season Now Open

– Weekend of baseline testing taking place Oct 7/8 at Peak Centre –
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?September 18, 2017Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced registration is now open for its first Provincial Development Program (PDP) training opportunity of the 2017-18 season. The testing combine is open to current Triathlon Ontario members aged 16-22 as of December 31, 2017.

Oct 7/8 Ottawa Combine
As part of the continuing expansion of the Provincial Developing Program and in consultation with leading national sports scientists, Triathlon Ontario has developed an assessment and tracking combine weekend to test a cross section of skills that it believes are necessary for success at the International level. The testing will be conducted three times per year to provide follow up, evaluation and feedback opportunities to the athletes and their coaches regarding their training program effectiveness.

The testing will include:

Swim Skills/Fitness Assessment
Stroke Power Profile
Stroke Rate Speed Check
Swim Time Trials and Critical Speed Swim test

Cycling Power Profile Assessments
Functional Power Profile
Under 1 min Power Profile Repeat-ability test
Over 1 min Power Profile Repeat-ability Test

Run Assessments
Video Run Gait Analysis
Run Zone testing
Power / Force Testing

Further details of the testing are provided in the registration form

REGISTER HERE

Purpose of Testing
Proper athlete assessment and tracking will be done at different stages of the training and competition year. By tracking athlete progression over years of development, Triathlon Ontario will be able to assess athlete’s development and trending and use the data to identify future athletes on the high performance pathway. Tracking data will be done during three different times of the year:

Post season
Preseason
In season

By testing during different times of the year over a number of years Triathlon Ontario can track an athlete’s progression throughout the year as well as year-to-year improvements. A combination of technical and physical assessments will be used to help determine relative fitness as well as skill sets that are key components to success at the International level.

?About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Second Annual Youth Club Championships a go at MSC Lakeside Saturday

– Peterborough Pirates ready to defend title –
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?September 6, 2017Triathlon Ontario’s Youth Club Championships is set to go on Saturday at host MultiSport Canada’s Lakeside.
Last year at the inaugural Youth Club Championships, the Peterborough Pirates held off the hard charging Fighting Koalas to win the Crystal Cup.

Athletes in the 12-13 and 14-15 age groups will do battle and points will be available both from age group placing and participation so everyone has an opportunity to contribute.

?Who will get their club names engraved forever on the Crystal Cup?

The event will also be the last stop in the 12-13 division of the Youth Cup.

Good luck to all competitors!
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?About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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TTC Knocks Off Three-time Defending Champ LPC, While Tri-Hart Takes its First Ever Division II Title

– Wasaga participation up 39% year-over-year in Club Championship scoring events –
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?August 31, 2017Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced the winners of its Club Championships, hosted by MultiSport Canada’s Wasaga Beach this past Saturday.

The 2017 Club Championships had the highest participation rate while being hosted at an MSC event. 31 clubs representing 209 athletes took part versus 25 clubs and 177 athletes in 2015, growth rates of 24% and 15%, respectively. The hosting of the Provincial event helped to increase year-over-year participation in Club Championship scoring races at Wasaga Beach by 39%, according to Sportstats.

Since the revamping of the Club Championships in 2014, Division I titans the Toronto Triathlon Club has played runner up to its friendly rival from Guelph, LPC Triathlon Club. On Saturday, the TTC finally dethroned the three-time champs with a score of 2,780 points versus 2,630 for LPC.

Rounding out the podium and the prize money was the Fighting Koalas with 1,470 points. The Koalas were two-time defending Division II champs heading into the competition but moved up to Division I due to membership growth. ?

In the Division II category, the Crystal Cup will see new champions engraved. Tri-Hart Triathlon Club scored 840 points to take the title and the $500 first prize. Runners up were C3 with 560 points, and third place went to the Saugeen Triathlon Club with 330 points.

Congratulations to all that participated and thank you to host MultiSport Canada for a great event. Award celebrations are tentatively set for December 2nd where the clubs will be officially presented their awards.

?Full standings can be found here
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?About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Largest Club Party in Ontario Ready to go at MSC Wasaga Beach Saturday

– Hundreds of athletes from 65 sanctioned clubs vying to win $2,000 –
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?August 23, 2017Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, is ready for its Club Championships on Saturday at host MultiSport Canada’s Wasaga Beach. The Club Championships represent of one a handful of competitions where a total of $8,000 is directly reinvested back into Triathlon Ontario members’ hands.

Inaugural National Champs and two time-defending Provincial Champs, LPC Triathlon Club will be trying once again to fight off arch rival Toronto Triathlon Club in the Division I category (50 or more members).

In the Division II category (less than 50 members) The Fighting Koalas will be defending champs and hoping to pull off the rare “double” by winning the adult title and then the youth club championship later in Sept.

Points will be available both from age group placing and participation so everyone has a opportunity to earn points for their club in the Standard and Sprint triathlons, Sprint duathlon and tri and du relays.

?Who will get their club names engraved forever on the Crystal Cup?
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?About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Mastroianni Repeats While Chant Claims First U15 Youth Cup Series Title

– Linde-Elmhirst and Mackenzie lock up 12-13 title heading into final stop –
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?August 21, 2017Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced the updated Youth Cup Series standings after Sunday’s Dunrobin KOS.

14-15 Division
Sunday’s race was the finale to the five-stop 2017 Youth Cup for the 14-15 Division. The 2017 season featured a total of 54 athletes, which represents a 170% increase in participation from the inaugural 2013 season.

?Isabella Mastroianni won yesterday, giving her a total of 95 points and a nine point series victory over second place Cassie Greer (86 points), who also came second place at Dunrobin. This is a repeat victory for the Sudbury based athlete, winning last season’s Cup Series as well. Meg Wheeler used a third place finish yesterday to earn a third place finish in the series with a 76 point total.

?Jacob Chant’s previous four performances were good enough to secure 89 points and his first Cup Series trophy as he was idle on the final day. Garrett Mason, finishing the season with two strong second places, took second on the day and second in the series with 78 points. Alex Lambert’s win on Sunday moved his position up the standings to sit in third spot just behind Mason at 77 points. Aiden Mackenzie was third in Dunrobin, ending the series in fourth position at 72 points.

Congratulations to all of the athletes, coaches, clubs, race organizers, officials, volunteers and parents, for helping to make the series another successful one.

Ontario Summer Games
Dunrobin was the final OSG qualifier of the 2017 season. There will be one more race in 2018 (TBD) where athletes that did not qualify yet, will have a “Wild Card” opportunity to qualify for the 2018 London OSG.

?Congratulations to the 10 youth programs with qualified athletes. This represents the largest number of youth programs ever to be represented at an OSG.

Updated qualified list can be found here.

?12-13 Division
Nadiya Linde-Elmhirst won yesterday, ensuring a repeat Cup Series victory regardless of the outcome at the finale in Lakeside. Linde-Elmhirst stands at 86 points. Mackenzie Garside took second place Sunday, which puts her in second in the series at 78 points. Astrid Bergman rounded out the podium at Dunrobin, positioning her in fourth overall with 64 points. Third position in the series with one race to go is Aliksandrea Jones at 66 points, who finished fourth yesterday.
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?Ian Mackenzie made it four-for four, winning in Dunrobin and locking up the Cup Series title with a maximum 100 points. Simon Scholey sits in second place in the series with 75 points after taking third in yesterday’s event. William Weist is holding firm in third place with 72 points after a fourth place finish and Sage Sulentic earned a silver to complete the podium in yesterday’s event, giving him 59 points for the series.

Updated Series standings can be found here.

Youth Club Championships
The 12-13 Division wraps up at MultiSport Canada’s Lakeside KOS on Sept. 9th. This event will also serve as the second edition of Triathlon Ontario’s Youth Club Championships. Athletes in the 12-13 and 14-15 age groups will battle to earn points towards their club’s chances to hold the Crystal Cup.

?About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Busy Weekend Provincial Competitions Crowns Numerous Champions

August 15, 2017Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, reported on the results of multiple Provincial competitions held over the past weekend.

Saturday and Sunday was one of the busiest multisport weekends of the year where nearly 2,200 athletes participated in various types of sanctioned events across the province. The events included Triathlon Ontario’s own draft legal Provincial Championships, Element Racing’s Cross Triathlon Provincial Championship, MultiSport Canada’s Bracebridge event, host to our ‘Du-the Double” Duathlon Challenge and a Duathlon National Qualifier, Subaru Series’ sold out Iron Girl, the largest women’s event in Ontario and the long standing grass roots event, the Barrie Triathlon.

U15
In Welland at the draft legal Provincial Championships, the day started off with the second last stop in the U15 Youth Cup Series. Ian Young earned his first victory and the Series’ most valuable points as Provincial Champion. Garret Mason had his best Series result to take second place and Mr. Consistency , Jacob Chant, took third place. Chant leads the Series with 89 points ahead of a three way tie for second that includes Young, Mason and Aiden MacKenzie.

On the girl’s side, newcomer to the Series, Kira Gupta-Baltazar, took the provincial crown while Isabella Mastroianni took silver and Meg Wheeler bronze. The leaders of the Series include Cassie Greer in first with 83 points, Emily Dodge in second with 74 points and Madeline Ongena in a close third with 73 points.

Updated Series standings can be found here.

Junior
This was the final race in the best two-of-three Junior Cup Series. Liam Donnelly put in the fastest run of the day to take home the title and the Cup trophy as he earned Series maximum points (55). First year junior, Tristen Jones, came across the line in second place which was good for third overall in the Series at 43 points. Justin De Jong was third on the day, good enough for second place in the Series at 49 points.

In the women’s event it turned out to be a foot race between Cassandra Dalbec, Ella Kubas and Teagan Shapansky, as all three women came off the bike together. Kubas went for the early break but Dalbec was able to track her down and eventually over take her for the win, which equated to the Cup trophy with maximum point total of 55. Kubas came across the line next for silver, which was good for third overall with 45. Shapansky’s third place earned her second overall in the Series with 49 points.

Final Series standings can be found here.

Elite/U23
With Series leaders Michael Lori and Taylor Forbes away competing at a World Cup, it meant that Lori had locked up the title and the $500 cash prize as Forbes was the only person mathematically able to beat Lori. Myles Zagar lead once again from the water as is customary, and then put in a strong run to take the Provincial title and earn second place in the Series and $300. Up and coming long course star Jackson Laundry, showed he still has some speed at the short course by taking second and Patrick Smith came across in third. Francis Lefebvre earned third place in the Series and $200.

Elise Bolger put in a stellar swim to lead out of T1 but had a couple of crashes on the bike on the wet roads that took her out of the lead pack. The women’s race turned into a three way battle between Danae Morris, Samantha Klus and Maddy Kennedy, with the podium ending up in that order. The win for Morris meant a first place Series tie, a first for the Cup Series, between Morris and Klus. As per the tie break policy, Morris will take home the first place prize of $500.

Final Series standings can be found here.

Age Group
Ben Rudson used a breakaway on the last lap of the bike to gap the field and never look back to win the title over the ageless wonder, Andrew Taylor and David Mackie.

On the women’s side, Erin Laughlin ran away from second place Liz Capicik to win the Provincial title, Joanna Jackson rounded out the podium.

New this year was the team event. A team consisting of three or four members could compete together with the only the top three times counting toward a total. In its first year, the competition had five men’s teams and three women’s teams. Congrats to Teams LPC Alpha and Don’t Get Lapped! for their wins.

Cross Provincials
Congrats to defending champion Heather Pady and Luke Ehgoetz for their Provincial Championship titles in Cross Triathlon.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario
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