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Canadian triathlete becomes Ultraman World Champion

Tara Norton is the 2018 Ultraman World Champion

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On Nov. 25, 2018, after three days of racing, Tara Norton of Toronto, Ontario, became the 2018 Ultraman world champion in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Earlier this year, Norton also completed the Dóxa Threelay event solo, becoming the first ever Dóxawoman.

Related: Tara Norton: The First Ever Dóxawoman

The Ultraman format is comprised of a 10K swim, 430K bike and an 84K run.

  • Day One – The 10K swim and 145K of the bike.
  • Day Two – The remaining 285K of the bike.
  • Day Three – The 84K run.

Norton, a former professional triathlete, is a 21-time Ironman finisher and competed at the Ironman World Championship six times with a best 12th place overall finish. In her professional career, Norton accumulated over 25 top-10 finishes, set the bike course record at Ironman Lanzarote in 2010 and has a personal best time of 9:32

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Before her victory in 2018, Norton finished second in 2016 at the Ultraman World Championship.

Top Three Women

  1. Tara Norton 28:19:35
  2. Mary Knott 29:34:30
  3. Cynthia Bartus 30:06:19

Related: Le Championnat de monde Ultraman

Top Three Men

  1. Richard Thompson 22:09:26
  2. Rob Gray 23:06:58
  3. Petr Vanbrousek 23:32:00
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Official Results from the 2018 Ultraman World Championship. Photo: Ultraman World Championship