Among stacked fields at Ironman 70.3 Miami this morning, Canada’s Taylor Reid and Melanie McQuaid earned top 10 finishes — 10th and sixth respectively. For McQuaid, this was a return to racing after almost an entire year off of racing due to a foot injury. For Reid, it was another solid result in a year of consistent finishes.
In the men’s race, Bahrain Endurance’s Terenzo Bozzone clocked a remarkable 3:42:10 finish on the notably fast and flat course, taking the win with a more than two minute margin over runner-up Rodolphe Von Berg. Reid’s 10th place finish brought him in at 3:56:28, closely followed by countryman Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches in 11th in 3:58:43. Other Canadian pro men’s finishes include Jordan Monnink (18th) and David Lacombe (25th).
Ellie Salthouse took the win on the women’s side in 4:12:44, with an over five minute margin on runner-up Jennifer Spieldenner. McQuaid clocked her sixth place finish in 4:28:57. Canada’s Miranda Tomenson took 13th, Sheila Treleaven took 16th, and Kristen Marchant (another athlete coming off a season of injury) took 19th. Caroline St. Pierre and Alexandra Gordichuk DNFed.