Heather Wurtele swam and biked within podium range at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Mont Tremblant yesterday, and then unleashed a 1:22:19 half marathon on the hilly run course to land herself on the podium.
Guelph’s Lionel Sanders over came a disastrous swim start, where he was last amongst the pro men out of water, with a race best 2:04:14 bike, and a 1:11:21 half marathon, to overhaul all but the three front runners. A terrific debut at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, and a sign of Sanders’ potential at the long course distance.
Triathlon Magazine Canada spoke with both of them post-race about how their respective race unfolded and their plans going forward.
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