— By Luke Yates 

For those getting ready for this weekend’s Ironman Canada and the new Ironman 70.3 Canada, we checked in with someone who knows the course well — and has seen success on it — to give you the best tips to master your own race. Dylan Gleeson earned his pro card after placing as the top overall age-grouper at Ironman Canada in 2014 and spends time throughout the season training on the course in Whistler, BC. In these videos, he breaks down the swim, bike and run courses individually and gives you tips on what to expect, how to save time and recommends some equipment that may be useful given the forecasted race day conditions.