A pair of Canadians excelled at Ironman 70.3 Traverse City on the weekend as Taylor Reid and Stephen Kilshaw finished second and third at the Michigan event.
The race was won by multiple Ironman Texas champion Matt Hanson, who managed to hold off Reid on the run to take the win by just 12 seconds. Hanson’s finishing time was 3:50:33 with Reid finishing in 3:50:45. Kilshaw rounded out the podium with in a time of 3:52:22.
The women’s race saw an all-USA podium as Jackie Hering took the win in 4:15:18 with Linsey Corbin taking second in 4:21:07, while Alissa Doehla finished third in 4:23:55.
Bergeron takes Ironman 70.3 Maine
It was a big day for Laval’s Rouge et Or tri team as Jerome Bergeron finished first overall at the age-group-only Ironman 70.3 Maine, leading an all Canadian podium with his 4:19:53 split. Behind him were Guillaume Belanger (4:22:34) and Patrice Brisindi (4:24:09).
Another Rouge et Or athlete, Edith Pepin, came oh-so-close to running her way to the top of the podium – her 1:29:57 run split was just over six-minutes faster than American champion Tara McWilliams, getting her to the line just 11 seconds behind the winner.
Ryf awesome in Austria
Switzerland’s four-time Ironman 70.3 world champion proved she’s ready for another big day in Nice in just under two weeks. Daniela Ryf set a new course record and won the Trans-Vorarlberg Triathlon in Austria by 16 minutes. Ryf went 4:01:47 for the 1.2-km swim, 93-km bike and 12-km event, with Annah Watkinson (RSA) and Nina Derron (SUI) joining her on the podium.
Brownlee dominates Dun Laoghaire
Alistair Brownlee was every bit as impressive in leading Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire from start to finish. The two-time Olympic gold medalist won in 4:00:34, ahead of compatriot Elliot Smales (4:10:58) with fast-running Adam Bowden making it an all-British podium with his 4:13:47 finish.