Weekend Notebook: Kanute, Foley Break the Tape in Bridgetown

By Nick Hehemann, USA Triathlon | April 22, 2019, 4:27 p.m. (ET)

Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup

Elite U.S. triathletes Ben Kanute and Megan Foley spent their Easter weekend topping podiums in Bridgetown, Barbados. Kanute (Phoenix, Ariz.) broke the tape Sunday at the Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup, completing the 0.7-kilometer swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run in 56 minutes, 58 seconds. He edged Chile’s Diego Moya by 7 seconds, who took the silver with a time of 57:05. Canada’s Charles Paquet (57:08) rounded out the podium.

Alec Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif.) was the next highest U.S. finisher in the men’s race, taking sixth in 57:24. Jack Felix (Hilton Head, S.C.)— who won a national title at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships just a couple weeks earlier — came in eighth with a time of 57:38. Chase McQueen (Columbus, Ind.; 58:17) also cracked the top 10 with a ninth-place finish.

Megan Foley (Salt Lake City, Utah) was the victor on the women’s side, crossing the line in 1:04:32 to earn the gold medal. Australia’s Sophie Linn (1:04:46) and Canada’s Karol-Ann Roy (1:05:51) finished second and third, respectively. Two more U.S. athletes cracked the top 10, as Mary Alex England (Carlsbad, Calif.; 1:05:18) finished fourth and Rachel Pearson (Forest Park, Ill.; 1:07:43) placed 10th.

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For complete results from the Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup, click here.

U.S. Elite Athletes Get Set for ITU World Triathlon and Paratriathlon Series Races

The second stop of the 2019 World Triathlon Series (WTS) is coming up Saturday, April 27, and USA Triathlon’s top elite athletes are getting ready to take on the course in Bermuda. Katie Zaferes (Santa Cruz, Calif.) will look to stay atop the WTS rankings after her win in the season opener in Abu Dhabi back in March. Fellow Americans Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.), who took silver in Abu Dhabi, and Taylor Knibb (Washington D.C.), who came in fourth, will also be vying for podium spots.

On the men’s side, Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.) got off to a strong start in 2019 with a 13th-place finish in Abu Dhabi and will toe the starting line aiming to build off that performance in Bermuda.

While the WTS race is going on in Bermuda, the ITU World Paratriathlon Series will be kicking off its 2019 campaign in Milan, Italy. Returning world champion Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.) will look to begin her title defense in the women’s PTS2 category.

Check in with some U.S. elite athletes as they prepare for their big weekend races on the world stage.