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Laundry and Carfrae take Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant

Jackson Laundry added a second Ironman 70.3 title to his resume thanks to an excellent bike/ run effort that saw him lead the way into T2 then post the day’s fastest run split to take Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant over Brent McMahon.

Jackson Laundry on the run at IM 70.3 Mont-Tremblant.

Laundry trailed swim-leader Eric Lagerstrom by 90 seconds as he ran to T2, but quickly managed to move into the mix on the bike. McMahon was just over 20 seconds behind the leaders out of the water, but seemed to be in excellent form despite having to pull out of Ironman Boulder two weeks ago after running into issues with the cool conditions there on race day. Laundry pulled clear of the rest of the men on the bike, entering T2 with American Andrew Yoder – the two were over two minutes up on a group that included McMahon, Lagerstrom and his countryman Hunter Lussi.

Brent McMahon on the bike at IM 70.3 Mont-Tremblant.

In years past one would have expected McMahon to be able to gain ground on Laundry in the run, but today Laundry had all the answers, posting a “much improved” run split from a year ago when he finished fourth in Mont-Tremblant by over three minutes to easily hold off McMahon for the win. McMahon would finish second, with Lagerstrom rounding out the podium.

Canadian Taylor Reid would take fifth.

We caught up with Laundry after his big win:

Top 5 Men:

Place Name Country Overall 1.9 km swim 90 km bike 21.1 km run
1 Jackson Laundry CAN 3:48:25 0:24:18 2:06:31 1:14:31
2 Brent Mcmahon CAN 3:50:51 0:23:11 2:10:11 1:14:33
3 Eric Lagerstrom USA 3:52:42 0:22:48 2:10:30 1:16:22
4 Andrew Yoder USA 3:53:16 0:23:35 2:07:15 1:19:06
5 Taylor Reid CAN 3:55:35 0:24:16 2:13:34 1:14:44


Carfrae blasts on the bike

Despite having to get six stitches in her calf on Friday after getting a cut from a broken bottle, Mirinda Carfrae was unstoppable in the women’s race after trailing America swim leaders Jennifer Spieldenner, Lauren Goss and Meredith Kessler by about two minutes. On the bike, Carfrae managed to keep Canadian super-cyclist Rachel McBride in her sights as the pair steadily gained on the women ahead of them, then pulled to the front after McBride got a drafting penalty and had to serve a five-minute penalty.

Mirinda Carfrae on the bike at IM 70.3 Mont-Tremblant

By the time she got to T2 Carfrae was four-minutes up on the rest of the women behind her and never looked back as she charged through the run for an impressive win. Goss hung tough despite severe blisters to take second, while Kessler overcame a tough swim and bike to run her way to third. McBride would end up sixth.

Top 6 Women:

Place Name Country Overall 1.9 km swim 90 km bike 21.1 km run
1 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 4:11:51 0:27:01 2:21:07 1:20:03
2 Lauren Goss USA 4:18:20 0:24:54 2:27:09 1:22:50
3 Meredith Kessler USA 4:21:23 0:25:00 2:28:55 1:23:43
4 Jennifer Spieldenner USA 4:22:40 0:24:50 2:27:31 1:26:45
5 Cecilia Davis-Hayes USA 4:23:59 0:29:35 2:22:55 1:27:57
6 Rachel Mcbride CAN 4:25:38 0:25:42 2:27:56 1:28:18