This past weekend, the remnants of tropical storm Gordon made its way through Ontario, Quebec and New York state. As the storm continues to past through Monday, it made for some windy racing over the weekend.
In Ontario, it was the last race of the Multisport Canada Series at the Lakeside Triathlon. The race weekend included a sprint triathlon/duathlon and youth races on Saturday and Olympic triathlon/duathlon on Sunday. David Hopton and Isabella Mastroianni won the sprint triathlon. Spencer Summerfield and Melissa Hardy won the sprint duathlon. The Olympic triathlon was won by Frank Sobara and Lindsay Henderson. Dany Malley and Angela Hofstra on the Olympic duathlon. For more results, Sportstats has you covered.
In Quebec, Montreal Esprit hosted its 34th consecutive edition of the race weekend. With a distance for anyone, from the youth races to the Demi Esprit (half Ironman) and relay formats, the event is a great place to close your season or do your first triathlon. The main event of the weekend comes on Saturday, with the Demi-Esprit race. With the race occurring entirely in Parc Jean Drapeau, the course is fast. In the men’s race, Daniel Clarke would take his second win at this race (first in 2016). He would be followed by Antoine Francoeur and Frederic Bouchard. On the women’s side, Heather Low would take the win ahead of Caroline Martineau and Lisa Goetz. Go to Sportstats for a listing of all the results from the Montreal Esprit weekend.
In Lake Placid, NY, it was the 70.3 Ironman event. Close to the Canadian border, a flood of Canadians made the trip into the Adirondacks to compete. Ryan MacDonald and Michelle Barnes were the top Canadians, finishing third and second respectively. The top Canadian age group results were as follows:
18-24: Stephanie Beaulne (4th) and Jeremy Gouin (1st)
25-29: Brittany Dunbar (1st) and Ryan MacDonald (1st)
30-34: Danica Metcalfe (2nd) and Michael Casista (3rd)
35-39: Michelle Barnes (1st) and Timothy Collins (2nd)
40-44: Janine Moffett (5th) and Christian Belair (1st)
45-49: Martine Daudelin (3rd) and Marco Cote (2nd)
50-54: Kristine Plant (4th) and Marc Arseneau (2nd)
55-59: Tina Kader (1st) and Dan Contant (1st)
60-64: Jane Macleod (1st) and Gerry Thauvette (2nd)
65-69: Len Ireland (1st)
70-74: Mac Hickox (3rd)
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I’m really happy with my race at @montrealtriathlon Demi Esprit. It’s the most complete race I’ve had in a very long time. Good swim, good bike, and the run I’ve been waiting to have all year. Shout out to @antoine_francoeur who kept me running hard to the finish. More details in Tuesday’s video. . . . #demiesprit #montrealtriathlon #triathlon #triathlete #podium #ironman703 #swimbikerun #3athlonlife #triathlonlife #breakthrough #skechersperformancecanada #montreal