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McMahon to make Ironman debut in Lake Tahoe this Sunday

Brent McMahon Video Screen Shot
Brent McMahon Video Screen Shot
Brent McMahon 

Canadian Brent McMahon is set to race Sunday’s Ironman Lake Tahoe. This will be McMahon’s debut Ironman. Despite having an off day at the 70.3 World Championship, McMahon has had an incredible season winning Ironman 70.3 Philippines, Boise and Hawaii. He was also second at Ironman 70.3 St. George. According to his coach Lance Watson, McMahon’s main goal is to learn about pacing, expose his body to the distance, gain points and check off that requisite Ironman in the hopes of competing in Kona 2015.


On his blog McMahon explains,  ” …I am currently in Lake Tahoe and very excited to be doing my first Ironman this coming weekend. I decided to move up my “fall” Ironman I had been planning to this weekend as I am really fit from my preparation for Tremblant, but this is also a very challenging course with lots of hills on the bike and a starting elevation of 6200ft.  I am excited for the challenge of my first Ironman and I am not sure how it will all go.  I have been mentally preparing for every situation but at the end of the day, I am looking for a great learning experience as I move to Kona Ironman World Championships being my main focus next year.”


While there are no Canadian women on the pro start line, Angela Naeth was fifth there last year and she joins a number of Canadian women on the start line of next weekend’s Ironman Chattanooga.