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American Andy Potts claimed the victory at today’s Ironman Canada in Whistler, B.C. Potts led wire to wire, posting a 47:03 swim, a 4:31:07 bike and a 2:58:19 marathon to earn the win in 8:20:23. The finish also validates Potts’ spot on the 2016 Ironman World Championship start line. Portugal’s Pedro Gomes finished second at 8:27:31, with Canadian Trevor Wurtele earning third at 8:30:25.
This weekend marked the first test of having male and female professional fields race at different events—only women competed at Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid in New York.
2016 Ironman Canada
Whistler, B.C., Canada – July 24, 2016
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
1. Andy Potts (USA) 8:20:23
2. Pedro Gomes (PRT) 8:27:31
3. Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 8:38:12
4. Justin Daerr (USA) 8:38:12
5. Mike Aigroz (SUI) 8:40:24