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Hoogland and O’Donnell win Ironman 70.3 Calgary

Gross finishes a close second. Wurtele gets fifth in the men's race.

Ottawa’s Tenille Hoogland led from start to finish to win the Ironman 70.3 Calgary title today. Hoogland swam 26:37, and rode 2:26:15 to take an 8:38 lead onto the run. Despite faltering in the half marathon (1:38:00), her lead was just enough to stay ahead of a Victoria’s Sara Gross who ran 1:29:05 to come up short of Hoogland by 7 seconds. Hoogland took the title in 4:34:21, Gross was second in 4:34:27, and the USA’s Mackenzie Madison placed third (4:36:52). Calgary’s Danelle Kabush, known for her XTERRA accomplishments, finished fourth (4:37:18).

New Zealand’s Graham O’Grady (24:27) led American Tim O’Donnell out of the water by just two seconds but that was the last time O’Donnell would trail all day. He rode the top bike split of 2:10:16 to grab a firm grip on the race lead, and he added a 1:18:14 run to win his second Ironman 70.3 Calgary title in 3:56:24 (less than a minute off of his 3:55:28 course record set in 2009). Fellow American Jordan Rapp finished 6:14 back in 4:02:38, and in third was another American Brian Fleischmann (4:03:26). Kelowna’s Trevor Wurtele was Canada’s top male in fifth (4:04:50).


1. Timothy O’Donnell (USA)  3:56:24

2. Jordan Rapp (USA)  4:02:38

3. Brian Fleischmann (USA)  4:03:26

4. Graham O’Grady (NZL)  4:04:09

5. Trevor Wurtele (CAN)  4:04:50

6. Paul Attard (AUS)  4:10:08

7. Monty Frankish (AUS)  4:15:12

8. Paul Tichelaar (CAN)  4:16:15

9. Adam Jensen (USA)  4:16:41

10. Jeff Krar (CAN)  4:22:19


1. Tenille Hoogland (CAN)  4:34:21

2. Sara Gross (CAN)  4:34:27

3. Mackenzie Madison (USA)  4:36:52

4. Danelle Kabush (CAN)  4:37:18

5. Sarah Piampiano (USA)  4:43:21 *W30-34

6. Lisa Ribes (USA)  4:49:42

7. Michelle Barnes (CAN)  4:54:24 *W30-34

8. Janine Willis (AUS)  4:55:51 *W35-39

9. Jenny Fletcher (CAN)  4:58:59

10 Lorraine Churchill (CAN)  5:05:28 *W40-44