Ironman 70.3 MT
Canadian Jackson Laundry and Australian Mirinda Carfrae win the eighth edition of the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium
Jackson Laundry from Guelph, Ontario and Mirinda Carfrae from Australia gave strong performances and reached the highest step of the podium at the 8th edition of Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3® Mont-Tremblant, presented by Sportium.
Favorite to win today’s race, 26-year old Laundry did not disappoint finishing first overall. For her first participation in Tremblant, the Australian athlete led the bike and running segments in the women’s race, crossing the finish line six minutes ahead of her closest rival.
A cash prize of $50,000 was presented to the winners, along with 40 highly sought-after qualifying slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which, for the first time, will be held in France, in the city of Nice on September 7-8, 2019.
A successful 5th edition of the Mont-Tremblant Triathlon Festival
This week-end, more than 5,300 athletes of all levels came together in Mont-Tremblant to take part, individually or as a team, in one of the three competitions of the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3, 5i50 and SPRINT Mont-Tremblant Triathlon Festival presented by Sportium.
The Olympic and Sprint distance events were held Saturday, while the 70.3 was held today with an impressive number of 46 professionals, who swam 1.9 km (1.2-mile), biked 90 km (56-mile) and ran 21.1 km (13.1-mile).
Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium
One of more than 100 IRONMAN 70.3 races around the world, the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant presented by Sportium takes place in the Laurentian region since 2012.
The swim was held in Lac Tremblant while the bike course took the cyclists through Mont-Tremblant’s forests and mountains. The race then ended at Tremblant station, close to the Cabriolet gondola and the Chalet des Voyageurs.
Host of this event and of the full distance Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant and 5i50/SPRINT Mont-Tremblant triathlons, the Mont-Tremblant region will welcome close to 8,200 registered athletes this summer.
“I am proud to see that the popularity of this event has not waned.
Year after year, professional and amateur athletes from around the world continue to choose Tremblant for the undeniable quality of the race venue and the world-class organization that we offer”, said Dominique Piché, IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant producer & race director.
“Each summer, for eight years now, Tremblant vibrates with the rhythm of these men and women who come here to train and achieve their life-changing goal, with the encouragement of close friends and relatives as well as the thousands of loyal volunteers who lend a precious hand!”
Of the more than 2,600 athletes that took the start, 2,222 were Canadian, of which 72% were from Quebec.
The registered athletes came from 28 countries, including Canada, United States, Mexico, Great Britain, France, Brazil, Columbia, South Africa, Bermuda, Guadeloupe, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Senegal, Switzerland and Venezuela.
The most represented age group was 45 to 49 years old, and 41% of participants were women. Along with the regular participants, the event also had 78 two or three-person teams who completed the course in relay format.
IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
Results for professional male athletes
1. Jackson Laundry, ON, CAN 3:48:25
2. Brent McMahon, BC, CAN 3:50:51
3. Eric Lagerstrom, OR, USA 3:52:42
4. Andrew Yoder, PA, USA 3:53:16
5. Taylor Reid, ON, CAN 3:55:35
6. Felipe Van De Wyngard, CHL 3:57:54
7. Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches, QC, CAN 3:58:07
8. Hunter Lussi, MD, USA 3:58:18
9. Sean Harrington, CA, USA 3:58:51
10. Christopher Busset, QC, CAN 4:01:01
Results for professional female athletes
1. Mirinda Carfrae, AUS 4:11:51
2. Lauren Goss, CO, USA 4:18:20
3. Meredith Kessler, OH, USA 4:21:23
4. Jennifer Spieldener, OH, USA 4:22:40
5. Cecilia Davis-Hayes, NY, USA 4:23:59
6. Rachel McBride, BC, CAN 4:25:38
7. Amber Ferreira, NH, USA 4:28:26
8. Danielle Dingman, MO, USA 4:28:48
9. Jodie Robertson, NY, USA 4:31:09
10. Nicole Falcaro, NY, USA 4:34:38
IRONMAN 5i50/SPRINT Mont-Tremblant
Held yesterday, this triathlon attracted over 1 247 registered athletes for the Olympic distance (covering 1.5 km of swimming, 40 km of cycling and 10 km of running) and over 665 registered athletes for the sprint distance (covering 750 m of swimming, 20 km of cycling and 5 km of running).
Among these athletes, four actors of the Radio-Canada TV series District 31, Michel Charette, Sébastien Delorme, Patrice Godin and Frédéric Cloutier, successfully met their challenge and completed their first Olympic distance triathlon.
Results for male athletes – SPRINT distance
1. Samuel Harterre, Timmins, QC 1:14:19
2. Francis Del Duchetto, Lorraine, QC 1:14:37
3. Benoit-Félix Aubert, Saint-Laurent, QC 1:16:00
Results for female athletes – SPRINT distance
1. Jennifer Bushell, Ottawa, ON 1:19:40
2. Dale Lockhart, Ottawa, ON 1:23:23
3. Catherine Descombes, Blainville, QC 1:23:57
Results for male athletes – 5i50 distance
1. Marc Flageole, Longueuil, QC 2:05:45
2. Jean-Simon Cantin, Montréal, QC 2:05:49
3. James Jacek Côté, Montréal, QC 2:06:38
Results for female athletes – 5i50 distance
1. Geneviève Croteau, St-Jérôme, QC 2:22:06
2. Véronique Labonté, Ste-Adèle, QC 2:24:19
3. Mélanie Mantha, Terrebonne, QC 2:26:02