'Focused' on Beijing
Island race winners have Olympic bids in back of their minds
Cleve Dheensaw, CanWest News Service
Published: Monday, May 26, 2008
Olympian-sized moments of reckoning await Kirsten Sweetland of Victoria and Paul Tichelaar of Edmonton on June 8 amid the shimmering waters of English Bay and towering condos of the West End.
Respective top-eight finishes in the women's and men's races at the world triathlon championships in Vancouver will get Sweetland and Tichelaar to the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.
Not that there's any pressure.
Sweetland and Tichelaar tuned up for the worlds by winning the women's and men's titles Sunday in the sprint division (500-metre swim, 22K bike race and 5K run) of the Subaru Shawnigan Lake International Triathlon
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