Paula Findlay golden in triathlon

Paula Findlay tries to catch the lead pack during the women's triathlon during the 2012 Olympic...

Paula Findlay tries to catch the lead pack during the women's triathlon during the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England August 3, 2012. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

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Paula Findlay is on the rebound, winning the ITU Pan American Cup triathlon race on Saturday in Sarasota, Fla.

The Edmonton triathlete, crushed with her last place finish at the 2012 London Olympics in August, had a winning time of one hour, 57 minutes, 50.9 seconds.

"I don't want to get ahead of myself. It was a not a huge race in the big picture, but it feels so good to win again," said Findlay. "I've been dreaming of winning again, and being the one to raise the finish banner.

"I was at such an ultra-low that I honestly didn't know if it would ever happen again. Ultimately I want to win much bigger races, but this is another small stepping stone in my long rebuild."

The 23-year-old hit the start line for her first sprint race in more than a year last week in Clermont, Fla. where she has been training with a new group of athletes under the guidance of Joel Filliol, her new coach.


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