At the 15th Ironman Florida this past weekend, Tommy Lettner of Mississauga, Ontario led the Canadian age grouper charge by claiming top spot in the men’s 70-74 age group.
Lettner opened with a 1:36:24 swim, rode 6:27:19 to grab the lead in his age group race, and ran 5:08:54 to take the 2013 Ironman Florida age group crown in 13:29:37.
Aurora, Ontario’s Pamela Allan took second in the women’s 35-39 division by swimming 1:14:03, biking 5:21:06, and running 3:51:21 to stop the clock at 10:37:55.
Margaret Wojtowicz of Belle River, Ontario swam 1:39:55, biked 6:51:46, and ran 7:15:24 to finish in 16:15:11 which enable her to take third among women 65-69.
The fastest male and female Canadian age groupers at Ironman Florida were David Matheson of Penticton, B.C., and the previously mentioned Pamela Allan.
Matheson swam 1:00:25, biked 4:47:06, and ran 3:13:50 for a total time of 9:08:56. That netted him fifth place in the very competitive men’s 40-44 age category, and 54th overall.
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