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Welland Half Iron Triathlon Preview

Inaugural race goes Sunday.

Sunday’s inaugural Welland Half Iron Distance Triathlon (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run), will add to the already strong triathlon heritage of this Ontario city.

The calm Welland Canal swim, and the flat bike and run courses will ensure fast and exciting racing.

St. Catherine’s Wolfgang Guembel, fresh off a Strongman Japan win, will lead the way for the men. He will be challenged by Nigel Gray, RJ Ross, Richard Pady, Joe Rizzi, and Eric Roy – all of who can easily cross the line first too.

Leading the way for the women will be Nicole Guembel.  “The course is flat and fast, so should be fun to race on,” said Nicole, “I hope to settle into a rhythm, push hard and keep my nutrition in check.”

The race will be supported by a dedicated group of experienced volunteers, one of the many elements that make racing in Welland a memorable experience.

Concurrent with the Half Iron Triathlon, a Half Iron Duathlon (7.5 km run, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run), and Swim-Bike (2 km swim 90 km bike) will also take place. See the MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series for more details.