American Chris Leiferman turned in an impressive debut at the Ironman distance.

2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
The pro men kick off the day by running in for the 2.4-mile swim.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
The pro women are next
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
As the last weekend of Kona qualifying, several professionals were doing the race for a last-ditch effort to earn enough KPR points to be offered a spot.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Paul Ambrose emerges from the water in fifth at 58:48.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Amanda Stevens was the first female pro out of the water, completing the swim in 58:38.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Matt Russell and Chris McDonald come out of the water in just over an hour with some work to do to catch the leaders.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Mary Beth Ellis is second out of the water in 1:00:59.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
American Mary Beth Ellis hammered through the bike course in 4:59:24, earning a lead of 12 minutes over fellow American Laurel Wassner to start the marathon.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
American Kyle Pawlaczyk
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
American Amanda Stevens on the bike
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
This was Chris McDonald’s second Ironman in eight days. McDonald finished second and Ironman Vineman and then seventh at Ironman Mont-Tremblant. After the race he tweeted, “This whole backing up Ironmans thing was a lot easier 8 years ago”
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Australia’s Paul Matthews was third off of the bike and fourth at the finish line.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
American Jordan Rapp was second off of the bike with a 4:30:35 split.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
American Chris Leiferman was seventh out of the water and fourth off of the bike.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Romain Guillaume had the fastest bike split at 4:30:34, but ended up pulling out on the run.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Jordan Rapp
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Canada’s Stephen Kilshaw
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
The roads get wet as rain starts to pound on the athletes.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Romain Guillaume puts his head down and focuses in the slick conditions.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
American Chris Leiferman had the fourth fastest bike split in 4:36:09.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Amanda Stevens
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Mary Beth Ellis was dominant in the women’s race.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Mary Beth Ellis works to get as aero as possible on the (very wet!) downhill.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Ironman Mont-Tremblant race day
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Jordan Rapp quickly took over the lead from Romain Guillaume
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Paul Matthews turned in a 3:01:26 marathon to finish fourth.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Leiferman came off of the bike in fourth and then slowly picked off every athlete in front of him.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Paul Ambrose was third off of the bike and fourth at the finish line.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Romain Guillaume eventually dropped out on the run.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Chris McDonald works to get to the finish line.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Chris Leiferman turns in an amazing 2:45:09 marathon to earn the victory in 8:24:59.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Chris Leiferman turns in an amazing 2:45:09 marathon to earn the victory in 8:24:59.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
American Mary Beth Ellis put together a 1:00:59 swim, a 4:59:24 bike and a 3:18:48 marathon to claim the win in 9:26:37.
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant
Jessica Jones greets the crowd as she rounds out the top three.

American Chris Leiferman turned in an impressive debut at the Ironman distance, earning the victory at Ironman Mont-Tremblant thanks in large part to his 2:45:09 marathon. In the women’s race American Mary Beth Ellis earned her second victory of the season in dominant fashion. Read the recap and see complete results at Ironman.com.