The inaugural event of any Ironman is always exciting, but Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant 2012 taking place on Sunday June 12, 2012 was even more special as Mont Tremblant gears up for it’s first full Ironman race slated to take place in mid-August 2012.
It’s an opportunity for race directors and volunteers alike to gain some insight into putting together a successful Ironman event as the resort area gears up for the fast-approaching Ironman Mont Tremblant that takes place August 19, 2012.
THE IRONMAN 70.3 MONT TREMBLANT COURSE
The race will start out with a 1.2-mile one-loop swim in Lake Tremblant.
The bike course by all reports appears to be fast and very scenic with some challenging, hilly sections thrown into the mix. The 56-mile bike course will take the athletes through the surrounding forests and mountains with Montée Ryan representing the more difficult portion of the bike course with a six percent slope.
Once leaving the bike/run transition area there will be a 13.1 mile run awaiting the triathletes. The course will take the runners through Mont Tremblant Village, past Club Intrawest and onto a park bike-path that eventually leads to the Chemin du Village to the finish line at Mont Tremblant Resort.
So who is favored to win the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant 2012:
It’s Saturday June 23, 2012 just one day until the gun sounds to begin the race and it seems to me that Romain Guillaume will have the lead leaving the bike/run transition and might never be caught. The biggest challenge for top spot on the podium might come from Grant Burwash, but there are also several Canadian pros in the race who are unknown quantities and could well make their presence felt.
Julien Biboud Grant Burwash Ryan Cain Ryan Grant Romain Guillaume Patrice Hamelin Jordan Jones Martin Lacasse Tyler Lord Charles Perreault Jean Francois Andrew Powell Matthew Sheeks Jean-Philippe Thibodeau
The race for top spot among the pro women would seem to be coming down to Jenny Fletcher and Magali Tisseyre. My choice to win here is Migali as she is sure to get a ton of fan support and that could well be the determining factor in Mont Trembant.
Fletcher, Jenny Tomenson-Bharadwaj, Miranda Tisseyre, Magali Zelazo, Suzanne Danais, Marie Gagnon, Isabelle Gregory, Caroline Gervais, Annie Allan, Paolina Clayton, Gillian Spitler, Erin Donavan, Jessie
RACE DAY FOR INAUGURAL IRONMAN 70.3 MONT TREMBLANT 2012
What a gorgeous day for the inaugural running of Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant. Clear blue skies and a water temperature of 74.4 degrees.
TOP FIVE PRO MEN OUT OF THE WATER
23:37 Dylan McNeice 24:13 Jean-Philipp Thibodeau 24:21 Guillaum Montmorot 24:52 Grant Burwash 25:16 Chuck Perreaul
Romain Guillaum is close behind the leading five and after a fast transition hits the bike course first.
TOP FIVE PRO WOMEN OUT OF THE WATER
26:21 Jenny Fletcher 26:27 Miranda Tomenson 26:28 Magali Tisseyre 26:36 Suzanne Zelazo 27:01 Marie Danais
Guillam put his stamp on the race early as he stormed into a six-minute lead in the first 30k of the bike course. What a sensational cyclist!
TOP FIVE MEN AT 30K IN THE BIKE
1:09:07 Romain Guillaum 1:13:03 Grant Burwash 1:13:05 Dylan McNeice 1:13:35 Chuck Perreaul 1:14:01 Jean Francoi Perron
At the 65k mark Guillaum still maintains his lead and should be enjoying it out there. At 62.2F under blue skies the temperature is pretty much ideal for racing.
At the 80k mark he is still in the lead and should be reaching the bike/run transition shortly.
TOP FIVE MEN AT THE START OF THE RUN
2:37:14 Romain Guillaume 2:49:04 Jean Francois Perron 2:49:36 Dylan McNeice 2:49:38 Grant Burwash 2:49:43 Ryan Grant
Magali Tisseyre leads the way into transition one for the pro women.
TOP FIVE WOMEN AT THE START OF THE RUN
2:56:09 Magali Tisseyre 3:06:04 Jenny Fletcher 3:06:41 Jessie Donavan 3:06:50 Miranda Tomenson 3:07:37 Annie Gervais
Romain Guillaume simply began to run away from the rest of the field and by the 10k mark was almost twelve minutes ahead of Grant Burwash and Ryan Grant who were running second and third.
TOP FIVE MEN AT 10K MARK OF THE RUN
3:13:10 Romain Guillaume 3:25:02 Grant Burwash 3:25:43 Ryan Grant 3:27:10 Ryan Cain
3:27:48 Matthew Sheeks
It was Romain Guillaume winning the race by the same twelve minute margin he started the run with. A great result for Romain.
TOP TEN MEN
3:58:08 Romain Guillaume 4:10:50 Ryan Grant 4:12:33 Grant Burwash 4:12:56 Ryan Cain 4:14:33 Matthew Sheeks 4:15:0 Jean-Philippe Thibodeau 4:18:28 Dylan McNeice 4:20:10 Julien Biboud 4:21:01 Matt Mangen 104:22:37 Frederic Bouchard
Magali Tisseyre takes the win for the pro women with a time of 04:23:30.