IRONMAN Mont Tremblant

August 19, 1st place, 8:10:36, Results

My IRONMAN debut in Mont Tremblant was the culmination of a multiyear plan and an utterly surreal experience! Following an hour delayed start, I had a personal best swim, exiting the water in 2nd. I soon took the lead on the bike and never looked back, going on to bike and overall course records as the first Canadian to win this special race.

You can listen to my reflections on this dream day in a collection of podcasts. Check out the video coverage of the race below, my pre-race interview and post-race interview with Triathlon Magazine Canada, a video of one my longest training days presented by Suunto, and my Ask Me Anything thread on Slowtwitch.com (a deep dive into my prep and execution).

IMMT 2018 power file analysis
IMMT bike course record power file analysis with Pioneer

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Well that tops the list of my lifetime experiences! I knew my @ironmantri debut would be special, but nothing prepared me for the challenge and the rush of a win and course record on home soil at @immonttremblant! What an honour to share the podium with @lsanderstri, who has long been a source of inspiration and was the picture of class and humility despite his tough day. I’m also inspired by @mattrusselltri’s ongoing comeback after a horrific accident last year. A special thank you to @coachtilburs for being utterly confident in that performance, despite my doubts at times. I’m overwhelmed by all your support! Thank you to everyone else who raced, volunteered or followed the action, sharing in my dreams! Video recap coming soon! 📷 @koruptvision

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This guy still owes me a new hat and a new right cornea. 😭 #tbt #IMMT

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IRONMAN Chattanooga

September 30, 1st, 7:10:22 (cancelled swim), Results

After IRONMAN Mont Tremblant, I decided to strike while the iron was hot, setting my sights on IRONMAN Chattanooga just six weeks later. I bounced back well from IMMT and found top form following a brief training block. I was able to replicate my first IRONMAN performance in Chattanooga, enjoying the experience all the more the second time. Check out my video recap and coverage of the race.

IMChoo 2018 power file analysis
IMChoo power file analysis with Pioneer. An unofficial course record due to the cancelled swim.

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What a note to end my best season on! A wire-to-wire win at @ironmantri Chattanooga makes my IRONMAN record 2/2 🥇! Despite a cancelled swim due to heavy rain, the bike-run time trial format, hilly 116 mile ride & crushing heat trashed me like no other race! Thank you for all the love and support! Knowing that so many of you were tuned into the live coverage made my day much less lonely. 😊 Congrats to comeback kings @mattrusselltri & @kirill.kotsegarov rounding out the podium. Special thank you @stac_performance for supporting me on site, my homestay Chris & Nate Lawyer (& emotional support cats!), my coach/mentor @coachtilburs, @skechersperformance_canada for getting me those crazy prototype shoes to test, & the army of volunteers. More thoughts to come!

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