Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Stefan Daniel Wins World Para-Triathlon Championship Gold

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Stefan Daniel Wins World Para-Triathlon Championship Gold

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Canadian tops the world in para-triathlon

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Stefan Daniel of Calgary battled cold and wet conditions to reclaim his world title in para-triathlon Friday.

The 20-year-old, who was born with deformities in both hands, had finished second to Germany's Martin Schulz last year after winning the race in 2015.

Daniel's time in the 750-kilometre swim, 20-kilometre bike and 5k run Friday was one hour one minute 20 seconds.

Triathlon made its Paralympic debut in Rio in 2016.

Daniel also finished second to Schulz there, but the Paralympic champ dropped out of the race on the second lap of the bike Friday.

"It was a bit disappointing not to win in Rio and I am happy to have this title back from 2015," Daniel said. "I trained hard all year. I was really fit and I'm just happy I was able to execute today. …

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