McQuaid takes Pro Chase at the Saskatoon 5150
Melanie McQuaid is on a winning streak. Fresh off her win at the Boise 70.3, McQuaid blasted through the field to win the Pro Chase at the Saskatoon 5150 this morning. With a 16-minute time differential between the men’s and women’s start times, McQuaid road her way to the top with a 1:01: 48 bike split over 40km. Despite coming out of the water just under two minutes behind Alison Hooper (who would finish in eighth), McQuaid put a bike-run combination together that held off Taylor Reid who was the first pro male across the line in 1:54:40 and Jeff Symonds who was tight on his heels in 1:55:28. McQuaid’s winning time of 2:08 put her over six minutes ahead of the second place female Alexandra Coates, emphasizing her remarkable versatility over multiple disciplines. Brent McMahon was fourth in 1:57:30 and Sean Bechtel was fifth in 1:58:11.