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Cody Beals’s power file from Mont-Tremblant

Beals's record setting bike ride

Cody Beals on the bike course at IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant 2018.

On August 18th, 2018, Cody Beals made his Ironman debut in Mont-Tremblant, QC. At the end of a long day, eight hours, 10 minutes and 36 seconds to be exact, Beals became an Ironman champion. He’s the first Canadian male to win the race and one of only a few individuals to top the podium in their first.

The finishing time of 8:10:36 is a course record – topping the previous record by six minutes. On the bike, he put in an impressive performance as well, averaging over 40 km/h and 260 watts to set the fastest bike split of the day and a course record (4:24:28).

Today, on the triathlon Slowtwitch forum, Beals was asked to share his power file with his fans. Having shared both his Cyclo-Sphere and Strava file, Beals gave some insight into the race. “Average power was 262W and normalized power was 273W. I don’t consider the ride to be particularly well executed. I was on target power (~270W AP, ~280W NP) for the first lap and then gradually faded. Then again, everyone else did too,” said Beals.

Cody Beals’s power file from Ironman Mont-Tremblant.

When asked about doing Kona one day, Beals stuck to the script. “No, I won’t be racing Kona this year… I don’t intend to target Kona for 2-3 years. I bided my time to get my Ironman debut right, and I intend to do the same with Kona. I have too much respect for the unique demands of that race to jump the gun.”