Quebec’s Emy Legault Battles to Bronze in Barbados


Chris Dornan    

(ISN) – Bridgetown, Barbados—Canada’s Emy Legault continued her medal winning ways in the young 2015 season after battling the heat to win the bronze at the CAMTRI Triathlon Sprint America Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday.

Legault, of Ile Perrot, Que., came out of the water in a relatively rough 750-metre swim in the warm, Caribbean Sea in the top-five. Managing her way in the pack on the 20-kilometre bike course, the 18-year-old picked her way onto the podium in the five-kilometre run after completing the course with a time of 1:04:15.

“I had a really good race, both in terms of race execution and the final result,” said Legault. “My start was good, which put me in the lead at the first buoy. The bike was okay but not fast. And the run was really hot, but I worked through the heat to finish third so I’m really happy.”

The Americans grabbed the first two spots on the podium. Erin Dolan grabbed the gold with a time of 1:03:08. Nicole Truxes finished 50 seconds off the lead pace in second at 1:03:58.

Ontario’s Leanna Lee finished eighth at 1:06:16.

Jeremy Briand, of Saint-Julie, Que., finished as the top Canuck in the men’s sprint race. Briand clocked-in at 57:13 for seventh spot. Xavier-Grenier Talavera, of Vaudreuil, Que., was 10th at 57:37. Other Canadian results included: Andrew Bysice was 16th (58:19); Jeremy Obrand placed 24th (1:01:05); and David Hopton was 30th at 1:09:20.

The Americans grabbed the men’s gold and silver also. Eric Langerstrom set the time to beat at 56:23. Jason Pederson was second with a time of 56:31. Manuel Huerta, of Puerta Rico, rounded out the podium in third at 56:44.