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IRONMAN CANADA 2011

Regular entry, community entry, and CEO entry information for Ironman Canada 2011.

The rush to enter Ironman Canada 2011 began Monday morning on August 30th less than 24 hours after the final triathlete crossed the finish line of Ironman Canada 2010.

Now as we are closing in on IMC 2011 less than ten days away it looks like there could be well over 3000 starters.

Next to the Hawaii Ironman in Kona, Ironman Canada 2011 is one of the most sought after endurance race entries in the world of sport.

Here are the course records if you want to take a run at becoming the fastest ever in your age-group to do IM Canada.

Some of the very best pros and age-groupers in the world have visited Ironman Canada over the years and tried to conquer the course.

Ironman Canada 2011

The road to Naramata.


There is just so my amazing history woven into the fabric of Ironman Canada over the years and that is one of the reasons it is one of the premier Ironman events in the world.

COURSE RECORDS MEN

(Swim) Mike Shaffer............... 43:54......1995
(Bike) Chris Lieto................ 4:25:26....2005
(Run) Colin Dignum.................2:38:47....1997
(Finish) Thomas Hellriegel.........8:09:53....1996

COURSE RECORDS WOMEN

(Swim) Joanna Zeiger..............47:36......2004
(Bike) Belinda Granger............4:52:41....2008
(Run) Erin Baker..................2:49:53....1990
(Finish) Erin Baker...............9:05:28....1990

AGE-GROUP COURSE RECORDS-MEN

18-24 Joachim Weinbrenner........9:02:46....1996
25-29 Ray Browning...............8:32:52....1990
30-34 Scott Molina...............8:33:43....1990
35-39 Kevin Moats................9:01:18....1990
40-44 Bruce Burns................9:21:23....1992
45-49 Bruce Burns................9:33:40....1997
50-54 Conrad Steffens............9:28:22....2010
55-59 Jack Boyster...............10:23:07...2002
60-64 Johann Michelon............10:50:38...2007
65-69 Milos Kostic...............11:11.53...2009
70-74 Mike Laramie...............13:08:26...2006
75-79 France Cokan...............14:40:55...2006

AGE-GROUP COURSE RECORDS-WOMEN

18-24 Melissa Bruigom............10:15:03....1995
25-29 Erin Baker.................9:05:28.....1990
30-34 Jan Wanklyn................9:46:06.....1990
35-39 Sharon Best................9:56:40.....1992
40-44 Lyndsey Clapperton.........10:17:53....2008
45-49 Sheri Fraser...............10:21:58....2004
50-54 Teresa Rider...............10:34:14....2010
55-59 Laurelee Welder............11:06:00....2010
60-64 Carol Peters...............11:50:42....2010
65-69 Madonna Buder..............13:28:54....1995
70+ Madonna Buder................15:31:20....2003

HINTS, RUMORS, AND SPECULATION

Over the course of the coming year there is sure to be some interesting tidbits of information emerging about Ironman Canada 2011.

That goes for the triathlon world in general and as the year goes by, I will post anything I happen to hear about Penticton 2011 or triathlon and Ironman subjects of interest on this page.

***I think it’s important to comment on the new policy as far as entering the lottery for a spot into Ironman Hawaii for those who have Kona on their bucket list.

It’s actually quite a big deal that all 200 spots are now open to anyone and not just Americans. As you probably know, in the past 150 spots were designated for the U.S. and 50 for the rest of the world.

So now is your chance. Your odds just improved 300% of getting picked. Don’t laugh, just last year I met two people in my area alone (Calgary)who won spots when it was still at 50.

LOTTERY HAWAII UPDATE

The 2011 Ironman Lottery Program will officially open on Friday, Oct. 1, at noon EDT and will close on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 15, 2011, at noon EST on ironman.com. One entry per athlete; duplicate entries will not be valid.

IRONMAN HAWAII 2011 LOTTERY RESULTS ARE IN!

Are you one of the lucky ones who managed to land a spot in Hawaii 2011? If you did then congratulations! It is the most sought after endurance race entry in the world.

From the great big Country of Canada, I only counted 10 who were lucky enough to have their names drawn.

***During a book signing at a city mall the other day here in Calgary I had a woman stop by and we had an interesting conversation.

She said she was from South Africa and her son had been at home in Africa training for Ironman South Africa and gave up on it because so many cyclists in South Africa were getting stopped on the road and robbed of bikes, cell phones, money, or anything else of value.

As if it’s not bad enough just trying to get ready for an Ironman. Now it’s come down to people riding in packs and many triathletes in that country will no longer ride alone or in many cases, give up on triathlon completely.

***Upon visiting a few popular tri-forums I saw a re-occurring thread about how long Ironman Canada 2011 spots were available on registration day. We all know that IMC fills very quickly.

Rumor has it that over 3,500 entries will be in the race. Yes, so far it’s a rumor but it might explain why there were spots available longer than normal.

If it’s true, Ironman Canada 2011 would surely be the biggest ironman race on the planet and bodes well for an interesting swim start.

ENTRY UPDATE, MARCH 26,2011

Here is a bit of a breakdown as far as entries for Iroman Canada 2011:

THERE ARE 226 ENTRIES FROM CALGARY, 203 FROM VANCOUVER, 100 EDMONTON ENTRIES,4 BANFF ENTRIES AND 7 CANMORE ENTRIES.

There is a total of 1596 entries from Canada, 1497 from the U.S., 38 from Mexico, and 6 from Germany.

Of course this is not every country that is represented, so I think it’s safe to assume that over 3000 entries will answer the starting Canada on race morning in late August 2011.

***Just curious about Sister Madonna’s wetsuit and if the IMC 2010 swim was the first time she wore it? Also wondering what the make was. If you know, contact me and I will post the info as I’m sure people would be interested.

Also wondering if the amazing “Iron Nun” has entered the 2011 IMC event? Of course I suppose they would let her enter at a later date is she chooses to do so.

UPDATE ON SISTER MADONNA

Glad to see that Sister Madonna has indeed registered for Ironman Canada 2011.

These are some of her amazing accomplishments since she first laced on a pair of running shoes………

All together, Sister Madonna has competed in more than 340 triathlons, including over 40 Ironman triathlons, and countless races earning her the title, “Iron Nun.” Sister Madonna also competes in the Senior Olympics and holds records in the 1 mile, 5 km, 5 mile, 800 meters, 1500 meters, 5000 meters, and 10,000 meters.

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