Katie Zaferes continues Olympic campaign in Mexico this weekend

by courtney.akrigg@triathlon.org on 16 Jun, 2023 06:00 • Español
Katie Zaferes continues Olympic campaign in Mexico this weekend

In March, the 2023 World Triathlon Cup season got underway in New Zealand and returns this week to southern Mexico, in the state of Oaxaca, for the World Triathlon Cup Huatulco. Elite races will start in the beautiful coastal town on Saturday, with the Americas Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships to be staged on Sunday. The fields are stacked with athlete chasing valuable Olympic and ranking points in a crucial Olympic qualification window. The course in Huatulco is a sprint-distance triathlon featuring a beach start for the 750m swim in the Pacific Ocean, a fierce 20km bike course (4-laps) and will come down to a 5km run segment (2-laps). Watch the races on TriathlonLive.tv on Saturday 17th June with the women starting at 4.30pm local time and the men will follow at 6pm.

Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal headlines the field
Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal crossed the line in fourth place in the 2023 World Triathlon Cup New Plymouth, created history in Yokohama as she was awarded the first WTCS medal for Mexico in years with a silver medal and came tenth in the recent World Triathlon Championships Series Cagliari. Mexico’s rising star will be wearing number one on race day and will be looking to continue her brilliant season with a podium in front of a home crowd in Huatulco. Mexico will be well represented in the field with fellow compatriot Lizeth Rueda Santos next on the start list.

Gina Sereno, Katie Zaferes and Gwen Jorgensen racing in Huatulco
USA’s Gina Sereno is at the pointy end of the start list with stellar results on her resume including gold in the 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Montreal powered by Zwift. Olympic medallist Katie Zaferes is producing strong and encouraging results in her return to racing. Zaferes will be looking to perform in the heat of Huatulco as she stays focussed on her pathway to Paris 2024. Zaferes is wearing number five on the women’s start list come Saturday.

2026 Olympic Triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen is back on a World Triathlon Cup start line in Huatulco. After coming 14th in New Plymouth and a disappointing race in the recent 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari, Jorgensen will be ready to put it all on the line come Saturday.

Ivana Kuriackova backs up after winning in Samarkand
Slovakia’s Ivana Kuriackova earned the title in the 2023 Asia Triathlon Cup and Central Asian Championships Samarkand last week and has arrives into Mexico in fantastic form and with her sights set on a World Cup podium.

Team World Triathlon will meet first time in Huatulco
Athletes from the 2023 Team World Triathlon will have the opportunity to race in the Elite races in the 2023 World Triathlon Cup Huatulco and will participate in a variety of activities organised by World Triathlon Development.

Can Maria Carolina Velasquez Soto continue her winning streak in the Americas
Colombia’s Maria Carolina Velasquez Soto, part of 2023 Team World Triathlon, has consecutive gold medals in 2023 Americas Triathlon Cup La Guaira, 2023 Americas Triathlon Cup La Habana and 2023 Americas Triathlon Cup Chinchiná. is Velasquez Soto is used to racing in the Americas so conditions in Huatulco may present the ideal formula for the Colombian Elite to set up the perfect race and land on the podium.

The Team members in Huatulco are:
Maria Carolina Velasquez, COL
Ramon Armando Matute Alava, ECU
Paula Vega, ECU
Gabriel Teran Carvajal, ECU
Raquel Solis Guerrero, CRC
Alvaro Campos Solano, CRC
Erica Hawley, BER
Ivana Kuriačková SVK
Tyler Smith, BER
Vitalii Vorontsov, UKR
Diego Moya, CHI

A field of 61 women will line up on Saturday to battle for World Cup medals in the 2023 World Triathlon Cup Huatulco. The course and conditions in Huatulco are challenging and will look to test all athletes so get ready to watch the races on TriathlonLive.tv. Review the full athlete start lists online.

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Related Event: 2023 World Triathlon Cup Huatulco
17 Jun, 2023 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. David Castro Fajardo ESP 00:54:13
2. Tyler Mislawchuk CAN 00:54:14
3. Aram Michell Peñaflor Moysen MEX 00:54:17
4. Genis Grau ESP 00:54:25
5. David Cantero Del Campo ESP 00:54:34
Results: Elite Women
1. Anahi Alvarez Corral MEX 01:00:31
2. Gwen Jorgensen USA 01:01:04
3. Mercedes Romero Orozco MEX 01:01:11
4. Charlotte McShane AUS 01:01:12
5. Dominika Jamnicky CAN 01:01:14
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