There is a nervous and excited buzz in Mont-Tremblant as athletes get ready for tomorrow’s Ironman 70.3. Julie Dibens, a former 70.3 World Champ and Meredith Kessler are certain to set a fast pace for the women’s race and the two have duelling affectionately on twitter since they arrived in town. Magali Tisseyre is all smiles and looks ready to lead the charge hard tomorrow as well. Fellow Quebec pro Annie Gervais is also racing and was fifth here in 2013.
Canada’s Trevor Wurtele will make the men’s field work. He was fourth here last year and told TMC he was really looking forward to racing here again. “For me, this will be my last 70.3 of the year before getting into the full distance events for the remainder of the year,” he explained. “It would be great to finish up my 70.3 season with a podium here. I know the course from racing there in 2013, and have got to say it’s one of the best 70.3 events around. Both in terms of beauty, terrain, and organization of the event in general. The support from the Quebec government has really made this race something special.”