It was another excellent day for Canadian women with Heather Wurtele scoring her third win of the season at Eagleman 70.3 in Cambridge, Maryland. She’s on a roll and running faster than ever, managing to hold off runner extraordinaire, American Caitlin Snow who’s 1:18 half marathon got her within 36 seconds of Wurtele for second place. Just after the race Wurtele tweeted an acknowledgement of Snow’s running prowess. “Stoked w the win at Eagleman 70.3 today! @Cait_Snow was charging hard…”
Long known as one of the strongest cyclists in the sport Wurtele’s run has recently become a secret weapon taking her to a 4:11:39 finish today. Canadian Rachel McBride rounded out the podium in third place with the fastest bike split of the day—a few seconds faster than Wurtele’s in 2:15:13. McBride’s finishing time was 4:17:37 Other Canadian pros who took on the deep field were Annie Gervais who was 15th and Miranda Tomenson who was 16th.
In the Men’s race American Andrew Starykowicz was first in a time of 3:47:27, Tim O’Donnell was second just five seconds behind him and Leon Griffen was third in 3:52:11.
The Eagleman course starts with a swim in the Choptank River. The 90 km ride goes through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge—making for a scenic course. The race finishes with a flat fast run over country roads.