Sanders, Lawrence on top of Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
Lionel Sanders of Canada and Holly Lawrence of Great-Britain were the big winners of the 5th edition of Subaru IRONMAN 70.3®Mont-Tremblant, presented by Sportium, with more than 3,000 athletes from 14 countries taking part. A cash prize of $60,000 was presented to the winners, along with 35 highly sought-after qualifying slots for the IRONMAN 70.3® World Championship, which will be held on September 4, 2016 in Mooloolaba, Queensland (Australia).
Over the past two days, over 5,000 athletes took part in two competitions as part of the weekend triathlon festival, including the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 and the 5i50 Mont-Tremblant, both presented by Sportium. The Olympic distance and sprint events were held yesterday, with more than 1,800 starts, while today, a total of 3,248 athletes, including 42 professionals, swam 1.9 km, biked 90 km and ran 21.1 km. This was a record number of participants!
“Among the 90 or so international events in the IRONMAN 70.3® series, Mont-Tremblant stands out more and more each year. The level of passion here is still very high,” said Dominique Piché, producer and race director. “The registrations were snapped up in just 24 hours. This speaks to the popularity of these high-level events, to the support of the many volunteers and to the dedication of the local community who were major success factors as well.”
Next is the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant
The 5th edition of the Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, presented by Sportium, will be held on August 21, 2016 in the Laurentian region of Quebec. A cash prize of $100,000 will be awarded to the winners of this race, along with 50 qualifying slots (by age group) for the IRONMAN® World Championship, presented by GoPro, which will be held on October 8, 2016 in the town of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
The general registration period for the 2017 Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant will begin on Monday, June 27, 2016. For complete information on this event, please visit www.ironman.com/monttremblant70.3.
Occupying a top spot in the list of events in the IRONMAN® series, the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant and the IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant have been held in Mont-Tremblant (Laurentian region of Quebec) since 2012. IRONMAN 5i50 (formerly the Mont-Tremblant Triathlon) joined the extended IRONMAN family back in 2014. With these three events, the Mont-Tremblant region is positioned as a go-to destination and is set to host over 7,000 athletes in 2016. Organized as part of the World Triathlon Corporation circuit, the IRONMAN competitions are one of the longest triathlon formats: the races are particularly demanding, with a combination of 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and a full marathon. Very similar to the regular IRONMAN events, IRONMAN 70.3 covers one-half of the distances while IRONMAN 5i50 includes the Olympic distance and the sprint distance.
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