Lionel Sanders and Taylor Reid, first and second respectively at 2015 Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant. Credit: Barrie Shepley.

It will be an all-Canadian showdown at Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant this weekend.

The men’s field is deep with Canadian talent, including three-time winner (2017, 2016 & 2015) Lionel Sanders, as well as past runner-ups Taylor Reid and Brent McMahon. Other Canadians include, Jackson Laundry fresh off his first Ironman 70.3 win. Also, hometown favourite Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches. The Canadians will be up against the likes of Sam Betten (AUS), Matt Russell (USA) and Rodolphe Von Berg (USA).

The women’s field also has many Canadian triathletes, including Valerie Belanger, Isabelle Rouleau, Stephanie Roy and Rachel McBride. McBride is coming off of a win at 70.3 Victoria and will have her eyes on the top step of the podium this weekend. Two-time winner (2017 & 2016) of the race, Holly Lawrence will not be at the start line this year. She has missed much of the season due to a leg fracture. Her injury leaves the door open for the Canadians and two-time winner Meredith Kessler.

Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant is the second Ironman event in Canada this season, drawing a large crowd of seasoned triathletes and first-timers. For tips as you prepare for your first 70.3 race click here, and if you’re looking for things to do with the family in and around Mont-Tremblant follow the link.

Be sure to watch here for tips for first timers and Q and A with hometown professional triathlete Antione Jolicoeur Desroches.

Related: Race-cation Ironman70.3 Mont-Tremblant  & The week before your first 70.3

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