MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, June 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The hype reached an all-time high at the finish line of IRONMAN® 70.3® Mont-Tremblant where Terenzo Bozzone and Linsey Corbin take the win. Magali Tisseyre, spokesperson and defending champion from the first edition came in second. As for Romain Guillaume, winner of the 2012 edition, he finishes in third place this year.
One of nearly 60 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant triathlon led athletes along a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run on a course that utilized a variety of Québec's natural beauty. The swim took place in Tremblant Lake and the one-loop bike course took athletes through Mont-Tremblant's forests and mountains. The 13.1 mile run course concluded in the city's pedestrian village. The event offered a total professional prize purse of $15,000 and 40 coveted slots to the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship 70.3, taking place on Sept. 8 at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev.
"We are delighted with this second edition of IRONMAN 70.3 which has once again mobilized an impressive number of top athletes but also the entire community of Mont-Tremblant that welcomes with open arms the followers of this sport of endurance," said the producer-delegate of IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant and IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, Dominique Piché. "With its infrastructure and permanently marked courses, the region has positioned itself as a high-calibre North-American training hub for triathletes. Our influence on the international stage helps to boost the regional economy and we wish to thank the various levels of government that offer us unwavering support."
Professional men's results
- Terenzo Bozzone, NZL 3:53:12
- Brent McMahon, CAN 3:53:57
- Romain Guillaume, FRA 3:55:58
- Trevor Wurtele, CAN 3:57:35
- Martin Jensen, DNK 3:58:28
- Sean Bechtel, CAN 3:59:08
- Tom Davison, NZL 4:04:39
- Chris Baird, USA 4:04:51
- Leon Griffin, AUS 4:05:49
- Chris Bagg, USA 4:09:31
Professional women's results
- Linsey Corbin, USA 4:26:05
- Magali Tisseyre, CAN 4:29:47
- Melanie McQuaid, CAN 4:36:13
- Amber Ferreira, USA 4:38:36
- Annie Gervais, CAN 4:39:51
- Isabelle Gagnon, CAN 4:42:07
- Christine Fletcher, CAN 4:42:40
- Suzanne Zelazo, CAN 4:43:59
- Tara Ross, CAN 4:57:47
- Kristyn Robinson, BMU 4:59:23
Of the more than 2,300 athletes, more than 80 percent were Canadian, of which 42 percent were Quebecois. Athletes from eight different countries were registered, with the largest number coming from Canada, followed by the United States and Mexico. The most represented age group was between 35 and 44 years-old. Nearly 40 professional athletes took part in this event. Besides the regular participants, the event also included 54 teams of three people who completed the course as a relay. Two other IRONMAN 70.3 are held in Canada, one in Calgary (Alberta) and the other in Muskoka, Huntsville (Ontario).
In 2014, Mont-Tremblant will also have the privilege to host the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which brings together the international elite of triathlon. This will be the first time that the championship is held outside the United States. This highly anticipated event will take place on September 7, 2014, a date to remember!
The next IRONMAN rendez-vous in Mont-Tremblant
The second edition of IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant will be held on August 18, 2013. Again this year, Québec triathlete Pierre Lavoie, cofounder of the Pierre Lavoie Challenge, will be the honorary presidency of the event. With the success of last year's first edition, the World Triathlon Corporation (d/b/a IRONMAN) designated IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant as the IRONMAN North American Championship for 2013 and 2014. Given this classification, IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant will now be a P-4000 race featuring a $125,000 USD professional prize purse (versus $25,000) and 75 age group qualifying slots (versus 50) for the IRONMAN World Championship that will take place this coming October 12, in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
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SOURCE: IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant
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