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Celebrating the last finishers … ever … at Ironman Mont-Tremblant

The joy of an Ironman finish. Capturing some of the spirit from the final hour of the last full-distance race in Mont-Tremblant

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

For over a decade the picturesque ski resort in the Quebec has hosted an Ironman triathlon like no other. Renowned as one of the world’s “best” long-distance races, Ironman Mont-Tremblant helped the region become a summer training haven.

Destination Mont-Tremblant: Race, Train, Repeat

Earlier this month it was announced that this would be the final Ironman Mont-Tremblant event. The popular Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant event will remain a fixture on the calendar, though, which means triathletes can still look forward to racing at the spectacular venue.

Triathlon Magazine Canada editor Kevin Mackinnon was on hand for the final race, and captured these photos from the last hour of racing:

With the Ironman race starting at 6 AM, athletes had until 11:30 PM to make it to the finish line in the village.
You … are … an … Ironman!
And so are you!

Magical Mont-Tremblant celebrates a 10th and final Ironman race

You are … OK, you get the picture.
First time Ironman finishers are invited to ring a bell just before they cross the finish line.
Celebrating her first Ironman finish with a quick stop at that bell.
The end of an emotional day.
Mark Grandonico celebrates his 16:34 finish (the clock was set for the pro women, who left before the rolling start began for the age groupers.)
A welcome sight.
Marie-Eve Leblond is thrilled with her day.
As is tradition, the Iron Angels escort the final athlete to the finish line.