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Canadians storm the podium at Ironman 70.3 Campeche

Heather Wurtele wins with huge margin of victory, Cody Beals and Trevor Wurtele finish 2-3 in men's field.

While Canada’s Taylor Reid impressed with the win at Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico this morning, there was some equally strong racing over in Mexico at Ironman 70.3 Campeche. Heather Wurtele dominated the women’s race to take the win in 4:19:53 with a nearly 10-minute margin of victory while Cody Beals and Trevor Wurtele stormed the men’s podium in second and third respectively.

Wurtele, who has proven herself to be one of the best in the world across the half distance, was in a league of her own this morning as she came out of the water near the front and blew through the field with a smashing 2:25:29 bike split. She ran a 1:23:07 half-marathon, the fastest of the day, on her way to take her first win of 2017 and add another victory to her impressive race result resume. Mexico’s Cecilia Perez and USA’s Allison Linnell joined her on the podium in second and third respectively. Canadian rookie pro Nicole Walker delivered a solid 10th place result in her season opener as well.

On the men’s side, a stacked field pushed the pace in the heat all morning with Great Britain’s Tim Don taking the win and Trevor Wurtele and Cody Beals comfortably going sub-four hours to earn podium spots. Both men came out of the water at the same time just a few minutes back from the leaders and delivered almost identical bike splits — 2:11:19 and 2:11:57, respectively — before clocking two of the fastest half-marathons of the day. Beals crossed the finish line just a minute ahead of Wurtele.

Full results available.