After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the best young talents in triathlon including two from Bermuda, will take to the streets of Edmonton this Saturday to vie for the Under 23 World Triathlon Championship titles. And considering that most of the 2019 medallists have now moved to the Elite category, it is time to find the new stars that are set to take the future of the World Triathlon Championship Series by storm.
Tyler Smith and Erica Hawley will take to the course, both are currently in Edmonton putting the final touches on their preparations, while in quarantine.
The athletes take the stage on Saturday over a course that will be slightly different to that of the Elites, which will see Flora Duffy compete albeit still over the Olympic distance.
A beach start will get them underway for a 2-lap, 1500m swim in Hawrelak Park lake before taking their bikes for six laps of 6.67km each on a hilly and rather technical course. The race will be decided over the final 10km run, four laps around the lake, to finish in style down the Hawrelak Park finish chute that may not be lined with fans this year, but will undoubtedly have all the emotions and vibes that come with a World Championship Finals.