HAMBURG — Canada's Emy Legault earned a career-best 10th-place finish Saturday at the Hamburg stop on the World Triathlon Championship Series.
Legault, from Ile Perrot, Que., posted a time of 59 minutes 11 seconds in the sprint distance test. Her previous top result on the elite triathlon circuit was a 12th-place finish two weeks ago in Montreal.
“It feels awesome. I didn’t think it was possible," Legault said. "I was just hoping for another top 20, but a top 10, I just can’t believe it."
Reigning Olympic champion Flora Duffy of Bermuda won in 58:37. Great Britain's Beth Potter took silver in 58:43 and Germany's Lisa Tertsch picked up bronze in 58:53.
Dominika Jamnicky of Guelph, Ont., was 47th.
New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde won the men’s race in 53:10. Australia’s Matthew Hauser (53:13) took silver and Morocco’s Jawad Abdelmoula (53:26) earned bronze.
Brock Hoel of Kelowna, B.C., was 49th in his series debut and Jeremy Briand of Sainte-Julie, Que., was 51st.
The mixed relay event is scheduled for Sunday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 9, 2022.
The Canadian Press