Not only do Brent McMahon and Melanie McQuaid train together, but they’ve been sharing the podium too and today the Victoria based athletes cleaned up with double wins in Boise, Idaho. McMahon grabbed a back to back win in an outstanding performance at Ironman 70.3 Boise with a 3:57:33 finishing time in a gripping sprint just 14 seconds ahead of fast charging second place Trevor Wurtele. Both Canadians ran 1:18 for 21.1km. In third place was Luke Bell just a minute behind them. Jeff Symonds was sixth and had the fastest run of the day in 1:15.
On the women’s side Melanie McQuaid rode away from the field on the bike with a blazing split that was five minutes faster than her closest competitor. She hung in for a strong run to finish in 4:24:07 well ahead of second place Liz Lyles in 4:28:55. Like the men’s race, two Canadians were on the women’s podium with Sue Huse running the fastest time of 1:26 to grab third place. Not far behind her were fellow Canadians Jenny Fletcher in sixth and Janelle Morrison in eighth. Two weekends in a row Canadian pros prove their power over the 70.3 distance with McMahon and Angela Naeth winning Honu last weekend. More wins are sure to come. Stay tuned for Mel McQuaid’s winning post.