Brent McMahon was simply too fast on the marathon for Andy Potts as the Canadian set a new course record in Lake Placid.
July 24, 2017 | NEWS|
What looked to be set up for a close marathon battle turned into a rout as Brent McMahon blasted to a 2:43 marathon and set a new course record at Ironman Lake Placid. The race was a men's only pro event - the women will line up at Ironman Canada.
James Capparell led out of the water, but was closely followed by race favorites TJ Tollakson (USA), Andy Potts (USA) and Brent McMahon (CAN), while the ageless Bryan Rhodes (NZL) was also in the group. Tollakson would lead early on the bike, taking McMahon and Potts along with him as the three pulled away from the rest of the field.
Tollakson would lead into T2, but McMahon showed how aggressive he was going to be on the marathon by beating the two Americans onto the run course by over a minute. He continued to open the gap throughout the marathon, pulling well clear of Potts by the finish line and setting that new course record. Tollakson would eventually pull out of the race during the marathon and Justin Daerr would run his way to the podium.
Ironman Lake Placid | Men
July 23, 2017 | Lake Placid, NY, USA.
3.8 km Swim
180 km Bike
42.2 km Run