Johnathon Brownlee returned to the WTS podium in Edmonton on Saturday. Taking his first WTS victory since Stockholm 2017, proving that he is far from gone in triathlon.
Luis led out of the 750m swim, along with Kanute, Brownlee, holding a 30 second lead over strong competitor Mola and Gomez Noya. The breakaway added to their lead on the bike, and Brownlee came out with a 30 second advantage going out onto the 5km run.
Mola pushed hard on the run with the fastest run split of the day taking second place, with Van Riel of Belgium coming third.
In the women’s race Emma Jackson of Australia took first place, claiming her first ever WTS victory, and adding to her impressive series of wins. Rappaport of USA came second with Gentle of Australia taking third.
Rappaport lead out of the water with Spivey and Routier coming with her in a small breakaway, however Knibb and Gentle were able to reel in the lead within 2 laps on the bike. The large group stayed together into T2, heading into the last three laps on the run a group of Rappaport, Gentle, Michel and Jackson had the lead, and the finish came down to a sprint between Rappaport and Jackson.