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Top Canadian results from 70.3 Maine

A summer destination spot, Old Orchard Beach also offers a great 70.3 course for North American triathletes

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

This past weekend, on Old Orchard Beach, a 30-minute drive from Portland, Maine, hundreds of Canadians took part in IRONMAN 70.3 Maine. A favourite summer destination spot for Americans and Canadians, the area also offers a stunning course for triathletes.

The athletes began the day with a 1.8K swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Then the 90K bike was on the rolling hills of Maine. The course is relatively flat and led to some impressive bike splits. Following the bike, the 21.1K run was an out and back that finished in downtown Old Orchard Beach.

The top Canadian male was Joel Maley in third place overall. Maley finished with a 4:09:47, four minutes from second place. The Canadian female was Marie-Michelle Desrochers, the second-place women. Desrochers finished with a 4:45:33.

Canada’s top age group triathletes were:

18-24: Marie Odile Francoeur & Theo Doyon

25-29: Stephanie Matteau & Antoine Matteau

30-34: Marie-Michelle Desrochers & Laurent Gervais Robert

35-39: Line Vaillancourt & Joel Maley

40-44: Karine Toledano & Mathieu Theoret

45-49: Genevieve Labelle & Charles Perreault

50-54: Josee Ross & Brock Davis

55-59: Jenny Lower & Michael Di Blasio/Guy Painchaud (tie: 4:50:13)

60-64: Sue Watson & Francois Lacombe

65-69: Liz Campbell & Chris Clark