Mcma­hon’s great day

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

Brent Mcma­hon had come into this race with a top-10 per­for­mance set as his “min­i­mum” stan­dard. He got that, but showed along the way that he has ex­actly what it takes to con­tend here in Kona. Amongst the lead­ers in the swim, he rode near the front through­out the ride and came off the bike sixth, just two min­utes be­hind Fro­deno. At that point the nine days of train­ing he lost to a high fever just weeks be­fore the big day caught up with the Vic­to­ria na­tive.

“It was pretty ugly out there,” he said af­ter the race. “I re­ally strug­gled the first half of the run. I hung tough and the sec­ond half of the run came around. I went to a dark place com­ing out of the lab and just got to the fin­ish and kept the legs turn­ing over.”

Mcma­hon would end up as the top Cana­dian in the race and earned some well-de­served prize money, which bodes well for his fu­ture ap­pear­ances on the Big Is­land.

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