Trinity Western’s Alison Jackson finished second in the 2014 ITU

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Sept 3,2014(ISN) – LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s Alison Jackson (Vermilion, Alta.) once
again proved her mettle on the international stage as the Spartans track and field
and cross country standout finished second in the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Age Group
Sprint Championship Friday before finishing 24th overall in the Age Group Standard
Championship Monday in Edmonton.

Results: 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton http://www.triathlon.org/results/event/2014_itu_world_triathlon_grand_final_edmonton

Jackson finished the sprint event (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) in a time of
1:08.38 and was only bettered by former two-time elite world champion and Olympic
silver medalist Michellie Jones, 44, of Australia.

After two days off, Jackson was at it again in the standard length triathlon (1500m
swim, 40km bike, 10km run) and finished seventh in her age group (25-29 female) and
24th overall in 2:15.53.

Earlier this summer, on the bike, Jackson won the three-day Tour de White Rock
Omnium, while, in the Tour de Delta, finishing second and sixth in the criteriums
and ninth in the road race. She also finished 15th overall in the Gastown Grand
Prix.

Jackson is coming off of an indoor track and field season with the Spartans in which
she captured a Canada West gold medal in the 3000m and a silver in the 4x800m relay.
She also earned a Canada West gold medal in cross country while finishing fifth
overall at the CIS national championships. The Canada West and CIS championships are
based on the results of the same race.

This past March, Jackson raced in the world university cross-country championships
in Uganda, finishing 17th overall and helping Canada win a bronze medal in the team
competition.

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