British Columbia athletes fared well at the Lake Stevens Ironman 70.3 race in Washington State. Leading the charge were Jeffrey Symonds (4:03:46) and Heather Wurtele (4:29:24). Both placed second in their respective pro races. Australia’s Joe Gambles won the race in 3:56:36 thanks to a race best bike and run, while American Becky Lavelle outran Wurtele to win the women’s race (4:28:16). XTERRA legend Melanie McQuaid was fourth (4:36:19), Sara Gross was tenth (4:50:16), and Mike Neill was ninth in the men’s race (4:15:02).