We’re two days out from Canada’s largest Ironman 70.3 event — Mont-Tremblant — and our pre-race coverage continues with our preview of the impressive women’s field. Catch up on our other preview of the men’s field here and read our course tips from the pros here.
World champion Holly Lawrence headlines the field and hopes to continue her winning streak this weekend. The British athlete, who is based in California, has been basically unstoppable on the 70.3 circuit lately and will defend her last year’s Mont-Tremblant title as the favourite.
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Hot on her heels is Mont-Tremblant’s own, Magali Tisseyre. The accomplished Quebec triathlete has won here before and always gets an extra boost from the hometown crowd here. Though this year has marked the beginning of a new chapter in Tisseyre’s career — she recently raced her first Ironman and is trying to qualify for Kona — the 34-year-old is always a podium favourite in a half distance race and is excited to use this weekend’s race as a warm-up for Ironman Mont-Tremblant in August.
Another name to watch for is Montreal’s Stephanie Roy, 21, who has been nothing short of impressive all year as she’s racked up podium finishes in strong 70.3 fields as a first-year pro. We expect Roy to have a strong race, again with a hometown advantage.
USA Olympian Sarah True, who has recently stepped up in distance to the 70.3, is also on Sunday’s start list and someone we should watch for in the top five.
Other Canadian woman include Christine Fletcher, Valerie Belanger, Sarah Bonner, Annie-Claude Gaudet, Caroline Martineau, Isabelle Rouleau and Caroline St. Pierre.
Check back on our website all weekend for more live coverage from Mont-Tremblant.