Kanute and Moench test positive for COVID – in quarantine in Slovakia

Photo: Skye Moench Instagram

Two of the American athletes who took part in the Collins Cup on the weekend, Ben Kanute and Skye Moench, along with photographer Tommy Zaferes (athlete Katie Zaferes’ husband) have all tested positive for COVID and are presently in quarantine in Slovakia, according to social media posts.

“I am asymptomatic, and feeling fine, but missing my family more than anything,” Kanute wrote on his Facebook page. “This is not the post I wanted to make, and frustrating after trying to be so cautious, but this is the risk we take to continue racing. It is most important to ensure the safety of others, and of my family. It is looking like I will be here, along with @skyemoench and @tzaferes, for a period of quarantine. The @professionaltriathletesorg is helping out in any way possible, and thankfully we are at an accommodating hotel. I am still focusing on being ready for 70.3 worlds. The hardest part of quarantine is being away from @courtgtv and Briella for such a long time. Courtney is a rockstar and handling everything amazingly. Overall, this will be fine, I just miss my girls.”

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Moench doesn’t seem to be displaying any symptoms, either, and is hoping that a second test tomorrow will come back negative.

“Well, I am now part of the quaranteam with @benkanute and @tzaferes. 😑 A very sudden halt to our plans after a positive pre-travel covid test yesterday,” Moench writes on Instagram. “After much work from @professionaltriathletesorg, I’ll be getting a second test tomorrow in case of a false positive. If I’m still positive tomorrow I’ll likely be here for 10-14 days. 😬 Not ideal, but I can’t control it and this is a risk of leaving the house these days. We will make the most of it either way! So far, seemingly no bad symptoms, just a bit tired from the week and racing, but taking this day by day. 🙏🏼”


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