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Whitfield headlines trio named to triathlon team

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The Canadian Press
6/9/2008 11:57:44 AM
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TORONTO - Simon Whitfield of Kingston, Ont., Paul Tichelaar of Edmonton and Colin Jenkins of Hamilton, Ont., have been named to the Canadian men's triathlon team for the Olympic Games.

Triathlon Canada made the announcement this morning following the 2008 world championship in Vancouver on Sunday.

Whitfield, an Olympic gold medallist in 2000, will compete in his third Olympics, while Tichelaar and Jenkins will make their Games debut in Beijing.

Whitfield, 33, qualified by finishing in the top eight at both a World Cup and a world championship. Tichelaar and Jenkins were nominated to the team by Triathlon Canada's high performance committee.

The women's triathlon team will be named within the next two weeks.

The Olympic triathlons will be held Aug. 18 and 19.

Simon Whitfield (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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