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Canadian triathlete becomes Ultraman World Champion

Tara Norton is the 2018 Ultraman World Champion


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

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
Official Results from the 2018 Ultraman World Championship. Photo: Ultraman World Championship