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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Paula's World Cup Win in Monterrey, Mexico

A big Congratulations to Paula on her first World Cup win (and only second ever  WC race) in Monterrey this past weekend.

Very exciting race to watch!!  Great job Paula.  We're very happy for you. 

Maybe she will allow us to post some or all of her race report on the blog :)

High five to Andrew Russell for his outstanding performance in the men's elite race.  Andrew posted an 11th place finish (best WC result to date).  You're commitment, hard work and attention to detail is paying off Andrew (well done Coach Philippe).     Kudos to AP for gutting out a finish in a race that had some hard luck swimming, A-Mac for his gutsy effort, dominating swim, Austin for toeing the line in his first ever World Cup.  Something to be learned in every race.  Hang in there boys.. better is on it's way. 

Also congratulations to all the fast racing juniors in the Youth Olympic Qualifier relay event, in particular the speedy silver medal team of Christine Ridenour, Brook Powell, Hilary Wille and Marc Antoine Christin.  Fantastique!!  

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Congratulations: Chirstine and Brook qualify for YOG.

With Christine's 3rd place finish and Brook's 8th place finish at the Youth Olympic Games Qualifer in Monterrey, Mexico they qualify themselves for the Games in Singapore in August.  Congratulations!!

A big congratulations to all the Canadian juniors for their outstanding effort out there on Friday.  Very impressive first kick out at junior elite racing this season.   It's also been good fun hanging out with the Quebec junior girls Maghalie Rochette, Amelie Kratz and their coach Kyla Rollingson.  And of course coach Gary with this Winnipeg junior boys squad of Riler Unger, Riley McCharles and Charles Brault (yes, younger brother of the famous BOSS - Sarah Ann Brault).   And not least it's been great to reunite with Dominka Jamnicky from Port Hope, Ontario and to meet her mother who is a equally super nice as Domi.  

Dr. Young has been doing a fantastic job preventing illness and dealing with minor issues. Great to have her help at this race. 

1. Adriana Barraza (MEX) 59:46
2. Kelly Whitley (USA) 59:59
3. Christine Ridenour(CAN) 1:00:05
4. Allison Hooper (CAN) 1:01:25
5. Domi Jamnicky (CAN) 1:01:31
12. Maghalie Rochette (CAN) 1:03:41
13. Hillary Willie (CAN) 1:03:50
22. Amelie Kretz (CAN) 1:07:20

Canadian Men
1. Kevin McDowell (USA) 53:46
2. Octavio Oliveros (MEX) 54:33
3. Vinicio Ibarra (MEX) 54:54
6. Brook Powell(CAN) 55:38
18. Marc-Antoine Christin (CAN) 56:44
21. Riley MacCharles (CAN) 57:06
35. Charles Brault (CAN) 58:48
36. Riley Unger (CAN) 58:56

Youth Olympic Games Trials and World Cup (Monterrey, Mexico

Hi All.
It's been a very first few days with the Youth Olympic Games Trials for the Pan American countries.

A top eight finish by a country's athlete was required for gaining entry into the Youth Olympic Games this summer in Singapore.  It's the first every games for youth put on by the IOC so it should be pretty spectacular and exciting.

On to the junior race for women:  Hilary had a blistering swim and excited with a 40s lead riding one lap and a bit before Christine bridged up to her..   As some point soloed away and Hillary went back to the first pack including Dominaka and Magalelli Rochette from Quebec.   BC girls were well represented in the front chase pack with Christine away at the front.    She rolled into T2 with a 13s lead, unfortuntely not enough of a lead to hold off a fast charging Mexican girl.. Chrsitine ran with her for some time then the stronger Mexican opened a gap for final lap of the run for the win... Meanwhile was doing her best to holding back a strong USA runner who edged her out at the finish.    Alison crossed in 4th and Dominicky Jamnicky (ontario) cut the tape at 5th.    Very impressive year opener for the girls with three spots in the top 5.  Most central/south american countries were targeting this race and Mexico had a high alititude camp to prep for this race.  Magali and Emlie from Quebec had very strong races but has ome bad luck - flat tire for Emily out of T1 and a bike crassh for Magali.   Otherwise they raced really well.
Bient fait equipe Quebec.

OK, boys race.    Brook front pack swimmer.. lead out with a group of 2..  Brook smoked the first and rode with Kevin McDowell for 1/2 a lap .. (super strong dude on the bike).   Brook fell back to the 1st chase pace and rode well pulling the group for much of the ride.    Marc unfortunately just missed the front group and rode the race with the fist chase pack.  Onto the run the American McDowell continued to master the race with a blisterig 16:16 5k run split.  The field didn't gain on him at all.    Brook ran well finishing in 8th place overall (6th country - 8 qualify for the Yought Olympic Games).   Marc Antoine finshied strongly after not finding his form on the first lap.

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