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Top Canadian results from IRONMAN Wales and Wisconsin

Linsey Corbin (USA) wins IRONMAN Wisconsin. Photo from @linseycorbin Instagram.

This past weekend, Trevor and Heather Wurtele raced IRONMAN Wales in Pembrokeshire. The stunning course is also on that will challenge the most seasoned professionals.

In the men’s race, Trevor Wurtele was looking for a top result until he flatted on the bike and couldn’t recover. He would finish 10th. Just a week after her 11th place finish at the 70.3 World Championship, Heather Wurtele finished fourth in the women’s race.

This past weekend a number of Canadians, made the trip down south to Madison, Wisconsin. Despite the recent rain and flooding in the area, the Ironman event went off with only a small change to the bike course.

With no professional men’s race, the women’s race was won by Linsey Corbin. In second was Jennie Hansen, followed by Katie Thomas.

Canadian age group triathlete, Michelle Gillingham at IRONMAN Wisconsin 2016. Photo Courtesy of Michelle Alain Gillingham

The top Canadian male was Mathieu Pelard, who finished 39th overall and seventh in his age group (M30-34). The top Canadian women was Janine Willis, who finished 11th and first in her age group (F40-44).

Here are the top Canadian age group finishers (top 10 in age group:

18-24: Claire Robinson (1st) and Trevor Clark (2nd)

30-34: Veronique Proulx (10th) and Mathieu Pelard (7th)

40-44: Janine Willis (1st) and Sylvain Nadeau (7th)

45-49: Christine Kaegi (5th)

55-59: Margaret King (4th) and Andrzej Kozlowski (9th)

60-64: Edwina Keats (5th) and Roger Girard (5th)

65-69: John Wragg (9th)