Magali Tisseyre proved she’s on the way back to the top this weekend when she won the Ironman 70.3 Silverman in Henderson, Nevada. Tisseyre was tenth at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship on home turf in Mont-Tremblant, Que., in September following a long battle with injury. The ever-smiling powerhouse overtook American Lauren Goss who had the race best swim and put in a 1:46 lead on Tisseyre’s 26:55 swim in Lake Mead. American Mackenzie Madison was about four minutes back in third place out of the water.
On to the bike Tisseyre steadily reeled in Goss eventually gaining 90 seconds on her into T2. Once on the run, Tissyere showed her injuries are no longer an issue as she dominated the field over the 21.1km run in a race-best time of 1:25:05 putting her 11 minutes ahead of second place in 4:36:22. Goss would take second in 4:47:22, while Madison finished off the podium in 4:59:19.
On the men’s side American Drew Scott took first place in 4:19:07 followed closely by Australian Christian Kemp in 4:20:31 and Thomas Gerlach of the US in third with a time of 4:23:09. Canadian Stephen Kilshaw was fourth in 4:24:34.