Mcquaid takes sec­ond at the Subaru Iron­man Whistler

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FINISH LINE -

In her de­but over the dis­tance, Me­lanie Mcquaid was sec­ond at Subaru Iron­man Canada. As cold blow­ing rain pelted the swim and the early part of the bike, with tem­per­a­tures hov­er­ing around 9 C, a num­ber of ath­letes were forced to with­draw with hy­pother­mia. Mcquaid came out of the wa­ter in third, grab­bing the lead very early on the bike and took that through 37 km of the run. With just a few kilo­me­tres to go, Mcquaid was passed by Amer­i­can Danielle Mack who won in 9:46:19. Mcquaid crossed the line in 9:48:23. Pen­tic­ton’s Jen An­nett con­tin­ued her string of podium fin­ishes over the full dis­tance grab­bing third in 9:55:06.

In the men’s race, 42-year-old Ukrainian Vik­tor Zyemt­sev ran his way to the front with a 2:54 marathon to take the win in 8:49:46. South African Kyle Buck­ing­ham was sec­ond in 8:50:30 af­ter lead­ing most of the day. Amer­i­can Justin Daerr rounded out the podium in 8:54:45.–

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