Coming off of a breakthrough third-place finish at the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Magali Tisseyre was riding a lot of momentum entering the 2010 race as she looked for a repeat performance.
After winning the first 70.3 of her career in 2009 in Boise, the Montreal native produced 2010 wins in Mooseman, Buffalo Springs and the Philippines leading into the worlds in Clearwater, Florida.
The now 38-year-old executed a very similar race to the one she did the year prior, coming out of the water in 10th before putting herself in contention with a 2:19:25 bike split.
After moving past British cycling specialist Julie Dibens on the run, Tisseyre overtook American Amanda Stevens late to move up into third and get on the podium for a second straight year. The Canadian’s half marathon split of 1:22:28 was the second-fastest in the field, only topped by winner Jodie Swallow (1:21:59).
Tisseyre’s finishing time was 4:13:04, just 30 seconds behind runner-up Leanda Cave and 28 seconds clear of the fourth-place Stevens.
Tisseyre’s performance started off what proved to be a very successful decade for Canadians at 70.3 worlds, as Jeff Symonds (2011) and Heather Wurtele (2014, 2015, 2016) also reached the podium.