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Beals blasts to another Ironman win in Lake Placid, McQuaid takes fifth

American Sarah True dominates the women's race

Photo by: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for Ironman

Canadian Cody Beals got the Ironman winning feeling back with an impressive day at Ironman Lake Placid, passing a fading Justin Metzler and holding off Austria’s Michael Weiss to take the win by just under two minutes at the race in northern New York State. The women’s race saw American Sarah True put together an all-around performance to earn the title ahead of countrywoman Heather Jackson.

Metzler succumbed to muscle cramps over the last 12 km of the run, and would go from first to fourth by the end of the race.

1. Cody Beals CAN 00:50:34 04:33:26 02:46:28 08:15:11
2. Michael Weiss AUT 00:55:51 04:22:13 02:53:34 08:17:04
3. Pamphiel Pareyn BEL 00:50:25 04:29:48 02:58:14 08:23:25
4. Justin Metzler USA 00:50:32 04:26:44 03:05:30 08:27:28
5. Matt Russell USA 00:57:11 04:27:51 02:57:39 08:28:54
LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK – JUNLY 24: Athletes compete during the Ironman Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship on July 24, 2022 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for Ironman)

True trailed countrywoman Rachel Zilinskas out of the water, but quickly moved ahead on the bike. While Jackson Ould ride a few minutes faster than True, she was almost 10 minutes down after the swim. True rounded out the day with a 3:04 marathon to take the win.

Canada’s ageless Mel McQuaid, (she’s still racing as a pro at 49) took fifth.

1. Sarah True USA 00:55:36 04:55:30 03:04:07 09:00:22
2. Heather Jackson USA 01:05:22 04:52:21 03:13:53 09:16:23
3. Jodie Robertson USA 01:02:55 05:04:32 03:07:41 09:22:02
4. Rachel Zilinskas USA 00:50:57 05:11:52 03:23:23 09:32:33
5. Melanie McQuaid CAN 00:58:03 05:05:32 03:25:45 09:34:32

There were over 2,100 athletes in the race in Lake Placid, the oldest Ironman event held in the United States other than the world championship in Hawaii.