Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith competed in the 2023 World Triathlon Cup Huatulco in Mexico.
The race conditions were incredibly hot and challenging for both the Elite Women and Men’s World Triathlon Cup race, the race was a sprint-distance format that included a 750m Swim, 20km Bike, and 5km Run.
Hawley had an impressive finish of 11th in the Women’s Field, clocking a time of 1:01:52, Hawley would complete the Swim in 10:01, and she then clocked 32:26 on the Bike, before closing out with a time of 18:06 on the Run.
Anahi Alvarez Corral earned her first World Cup gold at home in Mexico after a dazzling run display and career-best performance, in the Elite Women’s race in Huatulco with a time of 1:00:31. Olympic and world champion Gwen Jorgensen (USA) finished with silver in 1:01:04, and Mexico’s Mercedes Romero Orozco claimed bronze, in a sprint to the line in 1:01:11.
Smith finished 25th in the Men’s Field crossing the line in a time of 55:45. Smith clocked 9:01 on the Swim, 28:57 on the Bike, and 16:32 on the Run course.
In a breathtaking sprint to the tape David Castro won gold in Elite Men’s race clocking 54:13. Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk and multiple Huatulco champion showcased another mighty performance in Mexico to earn silver with a time of 54:14, while Aram Peñaflor claims his first World Cup medal with bronze in front of a home crowd stopping the clock in 54:17.