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Holly Lawrence second at Mont-Tremblant 70.3
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Monday 22nd June 2015


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Last season Mont-Tremblant hosted the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, and on Sunday 70.3 racing returned with a P-750 / $60,000 2015 edition of Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant.

Having secured a third place earlier in the season at Ironman 70.3 California, Great Britain's Holly Lawrence went one better on Sunday, taking second place to Meredith Kessler and with it a cheque for $6,000. Kessler, Lawrence along with the USA'a Alicia Kaye lead out of the water, more than a minute clear of home athlete Magali Tisseyre (who would DNF during the bike leg).

The leading trio were still locked together 60km into the bike leg, before Kessler was eventually able to pull away and gain a minute over Lawrence and more than four on Kaye. The ever consistent Kessler showed no signs of weakness on the run, and built upon her lead at T2 to cross the finish line five minutes clear of Lawrence. Kaye gained a few second back over the half marathon, but was still three minutes in arrears of the Brit.

After finishing fourth at the World Champs last year, home athlete Lionel Sanders returned and would take the win in a Canadian one-two, alongside Taylor Reid. In typical style, Sanders' primary work was done on the bike and run, having exited the water in 26:58 - four minutes in arrears of James Seear (AUS). a 2:03:21 bike split was the fastest of the day, and by T2 had moved him through to the leading group, with Bermuda's Tyler Butterfield, Jesse Thomas (USA), Richie Cunningham (AUS) and Taylor Reid (CAN). Sanders, Reid and Thomas make a lead trio on the run from that group of five at T2, and stayed in close contention for most of the run before Sanders - with a 1:11:14 split - was able to pull away from Reid, Thomas rounding out the podium positions.

Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, Canada - Sunday 21st June 2015
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km

Pos Men Women
1st Lionel Sanders (CAN) 3:45:38 Meredith Kessler (USA) 4:10:32
2nd Taylor Reid (CAN) 3:46:22 Holly Lawrence (GBR) 4:15:33
3rd Jesse Thomas (USA) 3:48:06 Alicia Kaye (USA) 4:18:22
4th Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:50:02 Christine Fletcher (CAN) 4:37:22
5th Tyler Butterfield (BDA) 3:50:04 Charisa Wernick (USA) 4:40:50

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