Brent McMahon wins IRONMAN Canada

Monday 30 July 2018
At the pro men's race in Whistler for this year's IRONMAN Canada, Brent McMahon (CAN) was first to hit the shore of Alta Lake and just seconds later had Mark Bowstead (NZL), Jeff Symonds (CAN), and Justin Metzler (USA) following him into transition.

Early into the bike, Symonds and Kiwi Bowstead proved to be strongest in the field and pulled away from most of the field. Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) made a methodical push to the front of the race in the second half of the ride while Symonds got spit off the back of the lead trio. Vanhoenacker would join McMahon and Bowstead and the lead trio  hit the dismount line within 12 seconds of each other.

In the first 3 km of the run, Vonhoenacker and Bowstead cracked in the heat and started to go backwards in a big way. Symonds was matching McMahon's run pace just over six minutes back and worked his way into second by 8 km. For the next 25 km, the gap between the pair of Canadians floated between 6:15 and 6:30 minutes. It wasn't until the last 8 km of the run when the spread between the two opened up, with McMahon eventually taking the win by a margin of close to nine minutes on Symonds.

Top 5 Pro Men
1 McMahon, Brent CAN 8:31:33
2 Symonds, Jeff CAN 8:40:27
3 Russell, Matt USA 8:45:33
4 Long, Sam USA 8:48:05
5 Metzler, Sam USA 8:50:34
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