Today’s Winnipeg Free Press features a great article on Tyler Mislawchuk written by Mike Sawatzky.
You can read the article for free by signing up with your e-mail address, and we’d certainly recommend doing so. Here are a few of our favourite quotes from the story:
“I had a certain mindset going into that day, for whatever reason I can’t explain, that I was going to win that race and I did,” says Mislawchuk. “I think that it gives me confidence that on the right day on that course, I can get the job done. It gives me some confidence knowing that other races can come, but it won’t really affect my mindset because I’m training for one day. One special day and I’ve done it before, so why can’t I do it again?”
“Tyler, I believe, will be standing when others will be on their hands and knees. You make the most of those things you’re born with and there’s a few things in Tokyo that that align with who Tyler is and what his parents and grandparents gave him as far as genetics, and we’re gonna make the most of it.”
Triathlon Canada Head Coach Jono Hall
“He’s in a beautiful position and he earned it. Whether it’s about where he’s from (or) his folks, you can get the sense that he’s quite grateful for it all and he’s quite humble about it.”
Olympian Simon Whitfield
If you haven’t already (or even if you have), you can watch the highlights from the Tokyo Test Event on this link.
The Men’s Triathlon is scheduled for Monday, July 26th at 6:30am Tokyo time… which is 4:30pm on Sunday, July 25th in Winnipeg!
CBC is offering Web & TV coverage, so rest assured we’re working on something special to connect Manitoba Triathletes (in a pandemic-safe way) and support Tyler as he races for Olympic glory!!