Making the toughest race in Canada look … well, not so tough

He probably took part in the race as a favorite. A few weeks ago, Timdon, who once claimed the world’s fastest Iron Man time (after 7:40:23 in Iron Man Brazil in 2017), withdrew from the Canadian Men / Women Xtri event and made a list of all Canada. Created One of the favorites of this year’s race – Defending Men’s Champion Sylvain La France, Winner of the first three editions of the race Jerome Bresson, Iron Man Specialist Antoine Jolicourt Des Roche, Defending Ultraman World Champion Jordan Briden. When both Lafrance and Bresson had to withdraw, it left as a logical man to monitor Jolicoeur Desroches and Bryden.

After all, there was no duel for victory – Jolicoeur Desroches was so dominant that day, so the only question of the day was how much he set a new course record. He was on the course so fast that officials continued to reach various checkpoints more than an hour faster than expected and were scrambling to catch up.

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And it’s the same with a 12-minute stop on the bike when Jolicourt Des Roche is stopped by train while riding Lac-Mégantic. Briden also broke Bresson’s old course record of 10:59:57 in 2018, but noticed that he was an hour behind at the finish line set at the observatory at the top of Mont Megantic. Probably. Nick Cosman of Kingston, Ontario, ran hard to get to Jordan within minutes, but had to settle in third at 10:57:04. He also enjoys almost perfect weather conditions to break the old course. record.

No professional women registered for the women’s race. Roxanne Letourneau, Chambly, Quebec, was the first woman to cross the line at 15:37:57 and finished ahead of the hometown hero Sylvie Roy who came across the line at 16:01:12. Brazil’s Danielle Cribellaro smiled throughout the day and finished third overall.

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Here is a summary of the race of the day. In words and photos:

John Hirsch of New York is a regular at Canadian men / women events. He will finish in 12th place on the strong field that arrived at this year’s race.
They are off. The day starts at 4:30 am and the sun rises.
From the beginning, Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches blew up the rest of the men’s field and never looked back.
Jordan Briden swam with a group of four, but ended up hitting the T2 for more than six minutes.
After looping for the rescheduled October 2021 race, the organizers succumbed to many athletes’ demands to leave the loop …
This meant that the athlete made three loops at the “Australia” exit, which included a short run along the beach.
Patricia Mackenzie was all smiling when she pulled the woman out of the water during the 1:08:11 swimming time. She will eventually finish in 5th place.
A tough course with lots of sightings of trains and tractors … nothing could be stopped when Jolicourt Desloche turned off the bike.

Brazil’s Chiagomenuchi finished in 6th place.
Joelle Marenger kicked the women out of the bike and finally finished in 7th place.
Patricia Mackenzie was second away from the bike after leading the swim … Despite the tough course featuring climbs over 2,500 m, she is still smiling.
Jolicoeur Desroches continued to dominate the race in a speedy 3:42:57 marathon that included many trails and an incredibly tough Mont Megantic climb.
Roxanne Letourneau won the Canada Man / Woman Extreme Triathlon and finished at 15:37:57.
Brazil’s Danielle Cribellaro smiled all day long until she finished in 3rd place.
After all … Jolicourt Desloche did not look tired as he interviewed at the finish line. (I had a lot of time to do some work!)
Jordan Briden is old as he improved his last time at the Canadian Men’s / Women’s Event (3rd at 11:21:08 in 2019) and finished 2nd at 10:52:49. I broke the record of the course.
pain. Nick Kossman came in third at 10:57:04. He was able to escape from Briden within three minutes, but couldn’t get any closer.
The end is coming … After a very tough day, there’s nothing like getting out of the trail and looking at the observatory at the top of Mont Megantic.

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