Last Sunday, Mont-Tremblant was the host of one of the two largest triathlon of the year in Quebec: the Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant. Nearly 2,000 triathletes were at the start of this first edition. It goes without saying that the Team Pro Circuit Endurance athletes were well represented with a cohort of eight athletes who managed to score 6 top 10 in the age group categories.
The best performance of the day goes to Andrew Tanner who completed the 2 km swim (28min14), 90 km bike (2:26) and 21 km run (1:22) in 4 hours 21 minutes, a result that earned him the fastest time among non-professionals and a 10th place overall. His result is especially remarkable since he improved his time at the 70.3 Mooseman earlier this month by more than 11 minutes.
The Ironman veteran, Marc Flageole, signed an excellent 15th fastest time overall, and finished first among the M45-49 category. On the bike leg, Flageole conquered the hills of Highway 117, Montée Ryan and Duplessis Road in 2:22 (14th best time overall). A performance that will undoubtedly give him confidence for the upcoming Ironman Mont-Tremblant on August 19.
In his first official Ironman triathlon, Martin Malo has not only completed the distance with an excellent time of 4:36, but left the Tremblant with its ticket to participate in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas!
On his side, Jerome McEniry, managed to finish fourth in M18-24 with a very good time of 4:43.
Although she had already completed multiple Ironman races, this was a first Ironman 70.3 event for Louise Chercuitte, and she managed to achieve an excellent result finishing 11th in the F50-54 division with a total time of 5:46, an excellent result for her considering this was her first triathlon of the season.
Similarly, Genevieve Jacques cut almost 20 minutes off her best time in the Ironman 70.3 distance by completing the course in an excellent 5 hour, thanks to another fine running performance (1:38) that earned her the 3rd place in the F30-34 category.
Isabelle Pelland, for her part logged a superb second place in her category (F40-44) with a similar time (5:05) to that of her compatriot in team Pro Circuit Endurance, Genevieve Jacques. A ranking that can be attributable to her fast swim portion (26:16).
Ultimately, this historic day for triathlon in Quebec has ended in fine style for the athletes of Team Pro Circuit Endurance, leaving many of them waiting frantically for the upcoming Ironman Mont-Tremblant event on August 19. Whether the flawless organization of the event, the frenetic atmosphere of the crowd, or even the magical presence of the snowbirds, it goes without saying, as claimed by Lisa Bentley (11-time Ironman champion), that “ the absolute raw beauty of the region mirrors the raw nature of Ironman”.
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