Sydney, Nova Scotia’s Corey Deveaux took the overall win at Ironman Lake Placid today in 9:31:09 (58:58/ 5:14:44/ 3:09:38), coming across the line first in the “non-pro” race to take the men’s 30 to 34 age category. Former pro, Joe Rizzi from Newmarket, Ontario, took second in the men’s 45 to 49 category and finished 10th overall in 9:56:05 (59:51/ 5:20:01/ 3:28:36).
The super-mom from Tupper Lake, New York, Amy Farrell, took the women’s overall title in 10:13:19 (1:03:18/ 5:31:32/ 3:32:40), which was good enough to get her across the line 26th overall. The top Canadian was Sherbrooke, Quebec’s Gevevieve Belanger in 10:44:02 (1:03:42/ 5:44:13/ 3:46:43). That result was good enough to get her the 25 to 29 age category and a trip to Kona.
The women’s 50 to 54 age group field included an incredibly close race between Montreal physician Tina Kader and Regina, Saskatchewan-based lawyer Jackie Hatherly. Hatherly finished third overall in Lake Placid in 2002 as an age group athlete and that same year Farrell finished fifth. Today Hatherly led Kader by 16:30 out of the water, padded her lead by another 4:10 on the bike, only to see Kader post a 4:00:43 marathon to take the age group by 26 seconds.
Peter Buehlow dominated the men’s 55 to 59 category by almost 34 minutes (10:01:57) to earn himself another trip to the Big Island.