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This weekend in racing: McMahon defends, Tisseyre debuts at Ironman Brazil

Top pros from all over the world take on Ironman Brazil, one of the fastest courses on the circuit.

This weekend, top Canadian long course triathletes take on Ironman Brazil, known to be one of the fastest Ironman races on the circuit, and the place where Brent McMahon set the second fastest Ironman time in history last year.

Florianopolis boasts an impressive roster of international pros for the race this weekend, but there are two interesting Canadian stories surrounding the race this weekend. While McMahon is set to defend his title and even improve upon his remarkable time from last year, Magali Tisseyre is making her full distance debut. Brooke Brown is

The start lists have some big names on both sides. Great Britain’s Tim Don, who consistently proves his skills across the long distance, lines up on the men’s side along with Brazil’s Igor Amorelli, a hometown hero and triathlon star in South America who regularly lands podium finishes.

Tisseyre is up against USA’s Linsey Corbin, Laurel Wassner and Haley Chura who recently won Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires, as well as a long list of other international women. Canada’s Brooke Brown, three-time winner of Triathlon Vitoria-Gasteiz, also returns to Florianapolis this year.

Ironman Brazil kicks off on May 28th. TMC will have race recaps, interviews and more up after the race.

Check out the full start list here.