Jackson Laundry running well towards a solid 8th. Photo: Gary Hutchinson

While Lionel Sanders delivered the fastest bike and run splits of the day on his way to narrowly missing the 2017 Ironman 70.3 North American title, Canada had a strong showing from its other pros and age-groupers in St. George, Utah this morning. As prep for his upcoming Ironman Brazil, Brent McMahon finished strong in sixth this morning. One of the most impressive Canadian races was from young Jackson Laundry, who in his second year of Ironman 70.3 pro racing finished eighth behind some of the best men in the sport.

“I had a terrific swim which really set me up for a good race,” Laundry told TMC. “I went hard the first 20km of the bike and passed several guys and then settled in and just survived the last third. The run wasn’t pretty but I blew up less than a couple guys around me to move up from 10th to 8th in the last 3 miles. I couldn’t be happier with the result.”

Here are the Canadian results from today’s race. Top age-group results will be updated throughout the day:

Pro men

2. Lionel Sanders — 26:25/2:01:24/1:12:19 — 3:42:31

6. Brent McMahon — 23:58/2:09:49/1:15:21 — 3:51:20

8. Jackson Laundry — 24:23/2:06:28/1:23:23 — 3:56:27

15. Trevor Wurtele — 25:18/2:09:30/1:25:46 — 4:03:02

25. Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches — 24:02/2:19:39/1:28:46 — 4:15:03

Pro women

10. Jen Annett — 30:22/2:28:44/1:39:01 — 4:40:53