Female pros highlight of Ironman Canada results 2017.

This year’s race marks the end of a five-year contract.

It’s hard to believe how fast the years have gone by since the Ironman last took place in Penticton.

The contract with the WTC to continue staging the race was extended for three more years.

Andy Potts was the winner of Ironman Canada 2016.

He would not be defending his title as the 2017 edition of the race featured female pros only. The women would be racing for 2000 pro points and $40,000 in prize money.

The race was kicked off with a two-loop 2.4-mile swim.

Rachel McBride gave the Canadian pro women a jump start with a very fast swim time of 51.21. Rachel Joyce was about 1:30 behind her in second place and Karen Thibodeau was another minute back in third place.

THE TOP FIVE PRO WOMEN IN THE SWIM

51:21.............Rachel McBride 
53:48.............Rachel Joyce 
53:50.............Karen Thibodeau 
55:21.............Jessica Smith 
55:22.............Leslie Dimichele Miller 

Mcbride continued to push the pace on the bike course and at the 90K mark was ahead of second place Linsey Corbin of the USA by eight minutes.

She carried her lead over into transition two, but Linsey Corbin had closed the gap by a minute. She was seven minutes back. Jen Annett of Canada had an excellent bike leg and entered the bike/run transition in third place.

From the start of the run Mcbride began to lose time to Corbin. By the 8k mark the lead was cut to four minutes. Annett had closed to within 6:30 of the lead.

It seemed that the three podium spots were decided early on as fourth place Rachel Joyce was over 21 minutes off the pace early on in the run.

At the 17k mark of the run Corbin ran Mcbride down and took over the lead. She would never relinquish it and went on to cross the finish line first in the Ironman Canada results 2017.

FEMALE PROS AT THE FINISH

9:17:12................Linsey Corbin 
9:24:55................Jen Annett 
9:27:15................Rachel McBride
9:43:34................Rachel Joyce
9:46:07................Fawn Whiting
9:51:28................Danielle Mack
9:53:35................Leslie Dimichele Miller
10:03:52...............Alyssa Godesky
10:06:48...............Christine Fletcher
10:08:50...............Mackenzie Madison
10:15:23...............Kyra Wiens
10:20:04...............Steph Corker
11:15:42...............Carrie McCoy

I would’ve had these results up sooner but have been away on a swing through Southern B.C. promoting my newest book. I went as far as Penticton. It was pretty nostalgic doing a book signing during the Saturday Fair on Main Street.

Eight times I ran down Main Street to the finish line of Ironman Penticton. Talk about echoes of the past.

Age-group results can be found on the Ironman.com link below.

These results originated on Ironman.com. Be sure to visit them for complete race results and info on upcoming WTC events.

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