Canada top home World Cup in Magog

Canadian Paralympic Committee

July 16, 2018

Canada top home World Cup in Magog

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MAGOG, Que. (IPC) Two-time track and field Paralympian Jon Dunkerley led a strong Canadian showing in his home International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup on Saturday (14 July) in Magog.

In his second ITU season, the former sprinter won the men’s PTVI category in 1:06:19, holding off France’s Charles Edouard Catherine by two minutes. Ireland’s Donnacha McCarthy completed the podium.

Dunkerley held a strong advantage in the swim and, after the bike, the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympian led by over 60 seconds from Catherine. Gold was the 38-year-old’s second medal of the season having open 2018 at the Paratriathlon American Championships with silver.

His compatriots Lyne-Marie Bilodeau (1:42:46), Kamylle Frenette (1:10:22) and Jessica Tuomela (1:12:52) were the lone racers in the women’s PTS2, PTS5 and PTVI categories to add to Canada’s haul.

Frenette had a strong race in Magog following her silver medal from the Besancon World Cup, while Tuomela added to her victory from March’s American Championships.

Bilodeau, 17 who also competes in Nordic skiing, took on her first career ITU event.

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