Mon­treal Esprit Triathlon

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - GEAR -

Sept. 9–10 One of the most spec­ta­tor-friendly triathlons in Canada, the Mon­treal Esprit Triathlon gives triath­letes the op­por­tu­nity to ride on the smooth and flat For­mula 1 cir­cuit just out­side the city’s down­town and tar­get a fast race time on a course that couldn’t of­fer bet­ter con­di­tions for a PB. The race is a sta­ple on the Que­bec triathlon scene and draws thou­sands of ath­letes from across Canada and around the world each year. The event of­fers an ex­cit­ing race week­end for triath­letes of all ages and abil­i­ties – new this year are try-a-tri, U13 and U15 races. As the host of the Cana­dian Long Dis­tance Cham­pi­onships this year, Esprit is of­fer­ing a mod­est prize purse for the top three men and women for the half-dis­tance race and will of­fer the stan­dard Olympic, sprint and duathlon dis­tances as well.

As a stop on the Que­bec Grand Prix se­ries this year, you can ex­pect some fast elites to show up to the race week­end, too. There’s al­ways some top Cana­dian ta­lent at this race ev­ery year which makes it an even more ex­cit­ing event for age-groupers.

The race takes place at the Olympic Basin on Ile Notre-dame, just a short metro ride away from the city’s down­town core and is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble by car.

Iron­man Mont-trem­blant

Aug. 20 There’s a cer­tain en­ergy at Iron­man Mont-trem­blant that has to be ex­pe­ri­enced to be un­der­stood – but it’s what draws sold-out crowds to the French-cana­dian ski town sum­mer after sum­mer for one of Iron­man’s most suc­cess­ful full-dis­tance races.

The mid-au­gust race date makes Iron­man Mont-trem­blant many triath­letes’ A race and presents var­ied tem­per­a­tures from year to year – some­times mak­ing for ex­tremely warm race day con­di­tions. Triath­letes will en­joy the swim in the warm wa­ters of Lac Trem­blant, the chal­leng­ing bike course through the low-ly­ing moun­tains of the re­gion and the run that takes you through the beau­ti­ful Trem­blant Re­sort vil­lage and down a roar­ing fin­ish­ing chute lined with spec­ta­tors. For Cana­dian triath­letes, this is a true bucket-list race for those in­ter­ested in tack­ling the full-dis­tance in a Cana­dian triathlon mecca.

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