McMahon sets new course record in Lake Placid

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

Justin Daerr (USA), Brent McMahon (CAN) and Andy Potts (USA) - the top three at Ironman Lake Placid.

Justin Daerr (USA), Brent McMahon (CAN) and Andy Potts (USA) - the top three at Ironman Lake Placid.

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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.

 

 

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Ironman Lake Placid | Men

July 23, 2017 | Lake Placid, NY, USA.

Place

Name

Country

Total

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Brent McMahon

CAN

8:14:04

50:12

4:35:25

2:43:51

Andy Potts

USA

8:37:46

50:10

4:36:00

3:05:50

Justin Daerr

USA

8:45:40

55:54

4:50:00

2:54:46

Gregory Close

USA

8:57:09

59:54

4:51:58

3:00:35

Lucas Pozzetta

USA

9:02:55

51:08

4:58:23

3:06:37

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