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Wurtele wins Ironman St. George

Weiss wins the men's race.

Kelowna’s Heather Wurtele earned her second career Ironman victory (first was at Coeur d’Alene in 2008) today in St. George, Utah.

Her win was dominating to say the least, thanks to her race best bike split, besting the next fastest female by over 11 minutes. Her splits were 51:19, 5:20:30, and 3:19:01 for a total time of 9:35:25.

“I just had a good feeling about the race when I woke up this morning,” said Wurtele at the finish line. “I love the terrain, and I was diggin’ the wind.”

Austria’s Michael Weiss, a former Olympic mountain biker, not only destroyed the hilly bike course, he also ran the fastest marathon too. His splits were 54:29, 4:43:02, and 2:58:03 for a total time of 8:40:08. Today, he also became the first Austrian man to win an Ironman. Trevor Wurtele was Canada’s fastest male (9:33:44) in 13th.


1. Heather Wurtele (CAN)  9:35:25

2. Meredith Kessler (USA)  9:46:58

3. Caitlin Snow (USA)  10:07:26

4. Gina Crawford (NZL)  10:11:50

5. Kathleen Pallardy (USA)  10:20:45

6. Terra Castro (USA)  10:33:57

7. Jackie Arendt (USA)  10:36:24

8. Miranda Alldritt (CAN)  10:40:59

9. Trish Deim (USA)  10:53:21

10. Susan Langley (AUS)  10:58:41


1. Michael Weiss (AUT)  8:40:08

2. Ben Hoffman (USA)  8:52:54

3. Chris McDonald (AUS)  8:54:42

4. Kirill Kotsegarov (EST)  8:58:18

5. Clemens Coenen (GER)  9:02:13

6. Petr Vabrousek (CZE)  9:09:43

7. Sergio Marques (POR)  9:11:09

8. Christian Brader (GER)  9:14:41

9. Jozsef Major (HUN)  9:16:04

10.  Alex McDonald (USA)  9:21:58