Mathis Beaulieu wins first World Cup men’s triathlon medal

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Mathis Beaulieu of Quebec City, Quebec recorded his first World Cup men’s triathlon medal on Sunday. He placed second in a World Cup men’s triathlon event in Huatulco, Mexico.

Beaulieu posted an overall time of 58 minutes and 15 seconds. Richard Murray of the Netherlands won the gold medal with a time of 58 minutes and seven seconds. John Reed of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 58 minutes and 21 seconds. Beaulieu reached the podium by 10 seconds. Erwin Vanderplancke of Belgium finished in fourth place with a time of 58 minutes and 25 seconds.

Beaulieu’s swim time was nine minutes and 35 seconds, his biking time was 32 minutes and 27 seconds, and running time was 14 minutes and 45 seconds. The swim was 750 metres, his cycling distance was 22.2 kilometres and the run was five kilometres. Beaulieu also had a transition time of one minute and 29 seconds.

The fact that Beaulieu earned a medal was a huge surprise. That is because Beaulieu has a World Men’s Triathlon ranking of 177th and in his first year at the senior level. At the age of 19, Beaulieu’s future in triathlon is extremely promising. His silver medal should give him significant confidence as he prepares for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

 

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