They couldn’t have asked for a better day. After a string of high temperatures in preceding days, Huntsville’s heat wave broke slightly on July 6 to give Ironman 70.3 Muskoka athletes some pleasant weather for racing.
The event, which started and ended in the area surrounding the Canada Summit Centre, consisted of a 1.2-mile (1.9-km) swim in Fairy Lake and the Muskoka River, a 56-mile (90-km) bike down Brunel Road and out Hwy 117 to near Dorset and back, and a 13.1-mile (21-km) run down Main Street and along Aspdin and Old Ferguson Roads and back for a total distance of 70.3 miles (113 km). It’s the third year the race has been based at the Canada Summit Centre—it had previously been held at Deerhurst Resort—and featured a new race route this year.
The top male finisher was Nick Cosman from Kingston ON, finishing in 4:01:42. The top female finisher was Miranda Tomenson from Toronto with a time of 4:43:05.
The top male and female finishers from Huntsville were Jon Morton with a time of 4:28:34 and Jessica Adam in 5:09:27.
Jon Morton (above left) and Jessica Adam (above right) were the top local male and female finishers from Huntsville (photos by Don McCormick)
The race offers 40 qualifying slots to the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand.
See full results here.
These were some of the local triathletes participating in the race (photos by Don McCormick):
(Clockwise from top left) Catherine Zacal, Allan Bruce, Erin Roebuck, Roger Penney and Mark Sinnige
If you didn’t catch part of the event, here’s a snapshot of the day (photos by Cheyenne Wood except where noted):
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