Gentle, Mislawchuk Win Iconic Mooloolaba World Cup

As the 2019 triathlon season starts to heat up, several elite athletes headed to Mooloolaba in the Sunshine Coast of Australia for the iconic ITU World Cup event, which is part of the weekend-long Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival. In the women’s elite race, Australia’s own Ashleigh Gentle beat out 46 others to earn her first Mooloolaba title in 58:15. For the men, it was up-and-coming star Tyler Mislawchuk of Canada who took the victory in 52:14. (Read the women’s and men’s race recaps at Triathlon.org.)

Enjoy these epic photos from longtime ITU photographer Delly Carr.

2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
The run into the water is always a stellar shot from the race. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Australians Kelly-Ann Perkins and Emma Jeffcoat led the women out of the 750-meter swim. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Ashleigh Gentle wears No. 1 in pursuit of the victory. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
A mad rush in to T2 and toward the final 5K. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
American Renee Tomlin and New Zealander Sophie Corbidge battle for positioning on the run.
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Gentle takes the victory after a 8:39 swim, 31:12 bike, and a 16:54 run. She crossed the finish line at 58:15. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Italy’s Angelica Olmo finished third, Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle finished first, and USA’s Renee Tomlin was second. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Conditions cooled down considerably as the elite men took to the stage and hit the water for the first portion of their race. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Mislawchuk was first out of the swim in 7:34. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Nothing could separate the group of at least 30-men as they pushed together across the 4-laps of the bike course. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Within the early stages of the running race Mislawchuk made a bold move and glided out in front. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
Mislawchuk was a powerhouse across all three disciplines today and his striking bike and run combination allowed him to take the tape and be awarded with the gold medal. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
“First World Cup win, I am over the moon and I am just so excited. Australia is my second home, I’ve got a lot of friends out so it’s awesome to be able to do it in front of them,” said Mislawchuk. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org
2019 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
The men’s podium: Germany’s Valentin Wernz (third), Tyler Mislawchuk (first), and Brandon Copeland (third). Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org

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