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Canadians dominate Edmonton triathlon, pick up two golds and two silvers

Canada's Kyle Jones reacts after crossing the finish line at the ITU Triathlon World Cup in Edmonton July 10, 2011.

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Canadian triathletes bullied the Edmonton triathlon on Sunday, claiming gold and silver in both the men's and women's races.

Vancouver's Lauren Campbell and Sarah-Anne Brault of Levis, Que., earned the top spots in the women's race, with Bermuda's Flora Duffy taking bronze to prevent a Canuck podium sweep.

Campbell, 30, made a late surge to win the the ITU Triathlon World Cup event in a time of one hour four minutes 42 seconds. She also scooped up the 2012 Canadian National Champion award after the race.

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On the men's side, Kyle Jones of Hamilton, Ont., picked up his first World Cup win while Alexander Hinton of Kingston, Ont., took silver. American Jarrod Shoemaker rounded out the podium.

This is only the second time Canada has swept the top spots at an ITU World Cup event. Two-time Olympic medallist Simon Whitfield and Carol Montgomery accomplished the feat in 2001.

Whitfield withdrew from the Edmonton event on Thursday, citing a hamstring problem.

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