Brent McMahon impressed the triathlon world on Sunday with a third sub-8 hour finish, a course record and the second fastest Ironman in history at Ironman Brazil, the South American Championship. McMahon didn’t let the tough weather conditions stop him from securing a win just 12 seconds off the overall Ironman world best and held his own the entire race, demolishing the field and finishing over 15 minutes before the runner-up.
So um, yeah….that went well! 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 thank you everyone that has emailed, texted, face booked, tweeted… pic.twitter.com/CXduTPu9rZ
— Brent McMahon (@tribrentmcmahon) May 29, 2016
McMahon’s 7:46:10 finish time breaks down into impressive splits across the board. His 00:47:47 swim put him right up at the front entering T1 and his 4:11:54 bike was the fastest of the day by over 10 minutes. He finished off his remarkable race with an impressive 2:42:52 marathon.
“I can’t put into words yet how I feel and I will get back to you all in the coming days,” McMahon said on social media yesterday in response to the overwhelming congratulations he received from the triathlon world. “Going to go eat and celebrate with my coach and friends here.”
Liz Lyles, the women’s winner, produced an Ironman Brazil course record as well, finishing in 8:54:10 about 15 minutes before the runner-up. Lyles delivered a remarkable run split as well, running her marathon in 3:03:48.
TMC will have a full interview and video with Brent McMahon later this week.
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