It was a banner day for Canadians in St. George with a win by Heather Wurtele and a silver for Brent McMahon. The men’s race saw McMahon post a 2:10 bike split on a tough course outriding eventual winner Tim Don and third place Andreas Realert who would use a 1:12 half marathon to come within a few seconds of McMahon. Don won in a time of 3:51:56 while McMahon’s silver medal time was 3:53:22 and Raelert took third in 3:53:22. Trevor Wurtele was solid through all disciplines and took seventh in a super stacked field. The young up-and-coming pro Taylor Reid was 20th.
— Lance Watson (@LanceAWatson) May 2, 2015
On the women’s side, Heather Wurtele rode and ran her way through a star-studded course with a 2:25 bike split and a 1:21 half marathon for a winning time of 4:17:58, becoming the Ironman 70.3 North American Champion. American Meredith Kessler was second in 4:19:27 and Jodie Swallow was third in 4:21:32. Canadian-born Alicia Kaye was fifth in 4:23:12. Melanie McQuaid was forced to drop out after two mechanicals on the bike and Magali Tisseyre did not start the race due to a injury she endured at St. Anthony’s Triathlon last weekend where she was second.