According to the Canadian Olympic Committee, Edmonton will host the 2014 Grand Final of the World Triathlon Series.
In a statement released today, Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut said the following:
” Bringing the Grand Final back to Edmonton is a huge accomplishment for Triathlon Canada and a testament to the respect our performance partner has garnered through its hard work and dedication athletes, coaches, support staff and leadership. I have no doubt that residents of the ‘City of Champions’ will welcome the best triathletes in the world with true, renowned hospitality and that Triathlon Canada will continue to build on its reputation for excellence on the road to Rio 2016.”
Canada has a rich history in the sport of triathlon. Simon Whitfield of Kingston who has recently switched to ironman, won the Gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the Silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, while Edmonton’s own Paula Findlay has won five World Cup events.