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TRIATH­LETE OF THE Year? Next time you can pick ’em. Our an­nual awards don’t seem to be get­ting any eas­ier to fig­ure out these days. Get this: Brent Mcma­hon did two Iron­man races un­der 7:51, missed the (then) world best time by 12 sec­onds, and didn’t even get the nod for long- dis­tance triath­lete of the year. We even asked for peo­ple to help us pick the in­ter­na­tional women’s triath­lete of the year – the woman who broke the Kona course record by al­most six min­utes and also recorded the third-fastest full- dis­tance time in his­tory didn’t even get a quar­ter of the votes. In the end, though, these are all good prob­lems to have. As we’re get­ting used to here in Canada, we had nu­mer­ous age group world cham­pi­onship medal­lists and a pro con­tin­gent who are among the best in the world wher­ever they race. Triathlon Canada’s Ex­cel­lence Awards are givent to ath­letes who win a medal at a cham­pi­onship event and who are in the top half of their field.

Lionel San­ders Jan Fro­deno

ABOVE Lionel San­ders rac­ing in Kona OP­PO­SITE San­ders’s record-set­ting Iron­man Ari­zona

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