Sharpe and Pallant awesome in Aquathlon

Matt Sharpe and Emma Pallant took the top honors at the ITU Aquathlon World Championship in Penticton, Canada.

| August 26, 2017 | NEWS

Matt Sharpe wins the 2017 ITU Aquathlon World Championship.

Matt Sharpe wins the 2017 ITU Aquathlon World Championship.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

Canadian Matt Sharpe thrilled the Penticton crowd as he led a Canadian sweep of the first four positions at the ITU Aquathlon World Championship. Emma Pallant (GBR) came from almost three minutes back at the end of the 1 km swim thanks to a 17-minute 5 km run to take the women's title.

 

Emma Pallant wins the women\'s Aquathlon world title.

Emma Pallant wins the women's Aquathlon world title.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

Pallant's amazing run

Chloe Pollard (GBR) was first out of the water with a lead of over a minute on a pair of Canadians, Keisha Beslar and Holly Henry, with Pallant finishing the swim at 2:50 down in eighth position.

Once on the run, though, Pallant blasted through the field, bringing junior Delia Sclabas (SUI) along with her. Those two would take the first two spots on the podium (Sclabas actually won the junior division of the race) with Jacqueline Slack (GBR) earning another medal after her bronze in the cross event on Wednesday rounding out the top three.

Sharpe leads the Canadian sweep

Aiden Longcroft-Harris (CAN) led the way out of the water, but he had company in the form of three countrymen (Sharpe, John Rasmussen and Brennen Smith) along with Denys Fedorchenko (UKR). Sharpe had moved to the front by the end of the first 2.5 km loop and never looked back. Rasmussen was the next quickest, passing Longcroft-Harris and Smith on the second loop of the run to take the silver, while Longcroft-Harris made it a Canadian sweep of the podium. Smith would come across the line in fourth.

2017 ITU Aquathlon World Championships | Men

August 25, 2017 | Penticton, B.C., Canada

Name

Country

Total

1 km Swim

5 km Run

1

Matthew Sharpe

CAN

0:29:55

0:13:04

0:16:07

2

John Rasmussen

CAN

0:30:09

0:13:08

0:16:16

3

Aiden Longcroft-Harris

CAN

0:30:11

0:13:00

0:16:27

4

Brennen Smith

CAN

0:30:25

0:13:03

0:16:36

5

Mark Buckingham

GBR

0:30:32

0:13:50

0:15:52

6

Carl Dupont

FRA

0:30:39

0:13:18

0:16:33

7

Kyle Smith

NZL

0:30:54

0:13:47

0:16:21

8

Kevin Bishop

USA

0:31:05

0:13:51

0:16:22

9

Michael Milic

CAN

0:31:08

0:13:35

0:16:48

10

Emmanuel Lejeune

BEL

0:31:11

0:14:36

0:15:50

11

Richard Allen

GBR

0:31:15

0:13:53

0:16:36

12

Denys Fedorchenko

UKR

0:31:26

0:13:01

0:17:35

13

Jorge Andre Cabrera Silva

MEX

0:31:36

0:14:19

0:16:34

14

Yann Allichon

FRA

0:31:55

0:13:51

0:17:13

15

Andrew Roos

USA

0:32:11

0:13:33

0:17:50

16

Jackson Konkin

CAN

0:32:15

0:13:35

0:17:51

17

Arlan Dos Santos Franklin Mendes

BRA

0:32:36

0:13:55

0:17:51

18

Matt Lieto

USA

0:32:44

0:14:42

0:17:02

19

Ben Allen

AUS

0:32:57

0:13:52

0:18:17

20

Eduardo Beretta

BRA

0:33:15

0:14:32

0:17:52

21

Nicholas Sasse

NZL

0:33:20

0:13:34

0:18:50

22

Adam White

AUS

0:33:58

0:14:30

0:18:38

23

Alec Davison

AUS

0:34:25

0:15:41

0:18:00

24

Tomas Behun

CZE

0:39:17

0:17:54

0:20:31

25

Pablo Henrique De Barros

BRA

0:42:01

0:18:00

0:23:02

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2017 ITU Aquathlon World Championships | Women

August 25, 2017 | Penticton, B.C., Canada

Name

Country

Total

1 km Swim

5 km Run

1

Emma Pallant

GBR

0:34:30

0:16:42

0:17:00

2

Delia Sclabas

SUI

0:34:35

0:16:43

0:17:01

3

Jacqueline Slack

GBR

0:35:28

0:15:45

0:18:45

4

Chloe Pollard

GBR

0:35:34

0:13:48

0:20:58

5

Holly Henry

CAN

0:36:35

0:14:55

0:20:49

6

Keisha Besler

CAN

0:37:13

0:14:54

0:21:27

7

Penny Slater

AUS

0:38:10

0:17:22

0:19:59

8

Colette Reimer

CAN

0:38:59

0:16:49

0:21:14

9

Laura Ghali

AUS

0:39:38

0:15:50

0:22:45

10

Mackenzie Penn

AUS

0:41:32

0:15:36

0:24:53

11

Sarah Gardner

AUS

0:41:43

0:15:53

0:24:46

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