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Wurtele, Sanders lead Canadian charge at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Lionel Sanders Happy with his 4th place finish at 2014 Ironman 70.3 world Championship

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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