By Chelsea White on 27/08/18 at 8:33 pm
For the seventh stop and the penultimate event of the 2018 World Triathlon Series, the elites continued on to the second Canadian host city of the season; Montreal, Quebec. Returning for just the second time in the history of the WTS, vital points were on the line for athletes looking to increase their overall Series ranking before the Gold Coast Grand Final.
In all, 34 women and 48 men competed during the two-day event where Vicky Holland (GBR) and Mario Mola (ESP) won in Montreal to both sweep the two-city Canadian tour after victories in Edmonton and Montreal this year.
So let’s take a look at the race by the numbers and see who had the best times and fastest speeds during the weekend of thrilling triathlon action…
Course: Olympic distance, 1500m swim, (870m lap + 630m lap) 40km bike, 10km run
Combining both the men’s and women’s races. there was 67 finishes, 7 DNF, 2 DNS and 6 LAP on the course.
M - Mario Mola (ESP) - 01:47:46
F - Vicky Holland (GBR) - 01:59:29
M - Henri Schoeman (RSA) - 00:17:08
*Schoeman has led out of the water 8 times in his career in Olympic Distance*
F - Jessica Learmonth (GBR) - 00:19:03
*Learmonth has led out of the water 9 times in his career in Olympic Distance*
FASTEST AVERAGE SWIM SPEED
M - Henri Schoeman (RSA) - 1:138 Min/100M
F - Jessica Learmonth (GBR) - 1:268 Min/100M
FASTEST AVERAGE BIKE SPEED
M - Casper Stornes (NOR) - 41.4031KM/HR
F - Taylor Knibb (USA) - 38.1154KM/HR
FASTEST AVERAGE RUN SPEED
M - Mario Mola (ESP) - 2.948 Min/KM
F - Vicky Holland (GBR) - 3.454 Min/KM
Find more details about this event - 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal