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Magnificent Mont-Tremblant

[shareprints gallery_id=”17331″ gallery_type=”masonry” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”small” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]It is the one of the last of the truly unique and special Ironman races. Subaru Ironman Mont-Tremblant might be part of a global race series that includes hundreds of events, but there’s nothing like it on the planet. That all starts from race director Dominque Piche, who settles for nothing but the best.

That attitude has been embraced by the community here in the region. Everyone seems to have caught Ironman fever here in this picturesque ski resort, taking up running and cycling and then, come August, volunteering for the event.

Last night things went a step further – the government of Quebec has even made the Ironman training route official – they’ll put up signs along the bike route and clean it every Friday through the spring and summer.

This year’s race promises to be yet another exciting one – over 2,500 athletes at the start line and a pro field that includes former champions Mary Beth Ellis, Jordan Rapp and Romaine Guillaume. They’ll be taking on the likes of Amber Ferreira, Dr. Amanda Stevens and Paul Ambrose in a race that promises to be both fast and interesting.

Check out our pre-race photo gallery from Mont-Tremblant and look for our race recap and photo galleries from after the race, too.