Canadians finish fifth in mixed relay world championship triathlon

Canada’s Amelie Kretz. (Jeff Pachoud/Pool Photo via AP)

By Canadian Press, July 16, 2017 

HAMBURG – Canadian triathletes Amelie Kretz, Tyler Mislawchuk, Joanna Brown and Alexis Lepage finished fifth Sunday at the mixed relay world championship event.

Australia won gold in one hour 22 minutes 38 seconds. The U.S., was second in 1:22:42 with the Netherlands third in 1:22:47. Kretz, of Blainville, Que., Mislawchuk, of Oak Bluff, Man., Brown, of Carp, Ont., and Lepage, of Gatineau, Que., posted a time of 1:23:04.

The competitors completed a short-course triathlon (300-metre swim, seven-kilometre bike and 1.6-kilometre run), tagging their teammate upon completing their leg.

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