Canadian triathlete beats elite discipline at Vancouver First Half

On a moist Sunday morning at Vancouver’s First Half, Canadian triathlete Jeremy Briand shocked the sphere as the highest finisher of the half marathon. Briand of Sainte-Julie, Que., beat a discipline of high Canadian expertise and up-and-coming distance stars in 64:27.

The boys’s half marathon got here all the way down to the wire with Briand edging out U Sports activities XC medallist Andrew Davies and a couple of:14-marathoner Lee Wesselius by 10 seconds. Canadian Olympic marathoner Trevor Hofbauer completed fourth in 64:49.

In recent times, Briand has been one among Canada’s high triathletes, representing Canada on the World Triathlon stage. Throughout his undergrad, the 28-year-old was a middle-distance runner with McGill College’s observe and discipline program. After graduating, Briand started his triathlon profession and rapidly made his mark by profitable Canadian tri nationals in 2019.

Briand’s profitable time was 28 seconds shy of his private greatest he ran earlier this yr on the 2024 Houston Marathon, the place he was twenty fifth in 63:59.

Jeremy Briand
Canadian triathlete Jeremy Briand on the SuperLeague Triathlon Area Video games. Photograph: Kevin Mackinnon

Yemane Mulugeta of Surrey, B.C., who crossed the road in seventh place in 66:43, set a brand new Canadian U23 half marathon file. The 19-year-old has a really promising profession forward of him and is one among Canada’s high up-and-coming distance operating skills.

Malindi Elmore wins her first Vancouver First Half title

Days after receiving an early nomination to her third Canadian Olympic crew, Malindi Elmore threw down a formidable efficiency to win the ladies’s race on the Vancouver First Half. Elmore crossed the end line in 1:11:57, coming in almost two minutes forward of Samantha Jory of Vancouver (1:13:34). Kate Bazeley of St. John’s crossed the road for third in 1:14:41.

This was the primary time Elmore had received the Vancouver First Half, beforehand ending second to Natasha Wodak in 2022 in 1:11:58. Each Elmore’s instances rank inside the high 5 performances within the historical past of the race. The Kelowna native is at present gearing up for the 2024 Boston Marathon on April 15, which she is going to run in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

You’ll be able to view the complete outcomes from the Vancouver First Half right here.

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