Tyler Mislawchuk of Winnipeg, Manitoba won an International Triathlon Union men’s World Cup in Huatulco, Mexico on Sunday. This was Mislawchuk’s second career World Cup gold medal in 2019 and third career World Cup medal. He previously won gold in Mooloolaba, Australia on March 16 and a bronze medal in Antwerp, Belgium on June 17, 2018.
In the World Cup triathlon competition in Huatulco, Mislawchuk had the fastest time of 55 minutes and four seconds. Morgan Pearson of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 55 minutes and 11 seconds. Manoel Messias of Brazil won the bronze medal with a time of 55 minutes and 19 seconds.
Mislawchuk reached the podium by 21 seconds. David Nunez of Mexico finished in fourth place with a time of 55 minutes and 25 seconds.
In a breakdown of Mislawchuk’s time, he had a time of eight minutes and 47 seconds in the open water swim, a time of 45 seconds transitioning from the water to his bike, a cycling time of 30 minutes and two seconds, a transition time from the bike to the run of 21 seconds and then a run of 15 minutes and eight seconds.
Mislawchuk is currently ranked 15th in the world among all men’s triathletes on the World Cup stage. He should take this gold medal in Mexico as confidence as he prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.