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Canada Announces Olympic Triathlon Team

Simon Whitfield, Kyle Jones, Brent McMahon, Kathy Tremblay and Paula Findlay will represent Canada in London.

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Simon Whitfield, Kyle Jones, Brent McMahon, Kathy Tremblay and Paula Findlay will represent Canada in London.

A group of five Canadian athletes are determined to deliver a knock-out punch when they step into the Olympic triathlon ring for the 2012 Games in London, July 27-August 12.

Led by wily two-time Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield, Triathlon Canada selected five athletes that blend a potent mix of veteran leadership with youthful enthusiasm to the Canadian Olympic Team on Tuesday.

Three men and two women, including three athletes with Olympic experience and two making their Games debut, will wear the Canadian flag when they step into London’s Hyde Park for the triathlon events, August 4 (women) and August 7 (men).

“We have selected a unique group of experienced athletes who have demonstrated over the last Olympic quadrennial that Canada has the ability to contend with the world’s best athletes in the sport of triathlon,” said Alan Trivett, executive director, Triathlon Canada. “This group has endured significant highs and lows in their journey to qualify for London, but have not lost sight of our collective goal of seeing the Canadian flag raised above the triathlon podium.”

Read more: Triathlon.org

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