Jun 14, 2010


Canadian Rookie Narrowly Misses Podium Against World’s Best at Prestigious ITU Triathlon Elite Cup in Iowa


DES MOINES, Iowa — Canada’s Paula Findlay proved once again she is ready to race against the world’s best triathletes after the rookie narrowly missed the podium in one of the most prestigious triathlon races of the season in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Edmonton native matched strides with three of the world’s powerhouses in the sport in the 10-kilometre run to finish fourth at the ITU Hy-Vee Triathlon Elite Cup with a time of one hour 59 minutes 54 seconds (1:59:54).

“I had no idea I could do this today. I’m still so surprised,” said Findlay, who earned $20,000 US for her performance. “I was racing girls that I am always watching on television and to be able to keep up with them is just amazing for me. The money is a nice little bonus, but I never even thought about it today.”

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