Canadian triathlete Legault cracks top 10 at World Triathlon Championship Series race

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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.

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