Video: Heather Wurtele is ready for Kona
Canadian pro Heather Wurtele heads into the 2013 Ironman World Championship as one of the favourites in the deepest women’s field in recent history. Wurtele had her best-ever season in 2013, including victories at Panama 70.3, Rev 3 Quassy and Ironman Couer d’Alene, where she demolished Julie Dibens’ course record en route to the win. As Melanie McQuaid, who chose Wurtele as her pre-race pick for the win in Kona, said Wurtele is “not just a sentimental favourite. I think she is a legitimate threat.”
Triathlon Magazine Canada‘s editor-in-chief Kevin Mckinnon caught up with Wurtele in Kona for her thoughts on her biggest race of the year.