Wurtele wonderful in Whistler

Heather Wurtele added another tough full-distance title to her resume at the last Ironman Canada race in Whistler.

| July 29, 2019 | NEWS

Heather Wurtele (Archive photo.)

Heather Wurtele (Archive photo.)

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

Heather Wurtele has always excelled on tough full-distance courses and she continued that trend with a big win at the women's pro-only Ironman Canada in Whistler. This will be the final time the race takes place at the ski resort that hosted the 2010 winter Olympic games as the race moves back to its original home of Penticton next year.

American Kelsey Withrow led the women out of the water with Wurtele just a few seconds behind. Once on the bike Wurtele pulled clear of the rest of the women, with only American Dede Griesbauer able to match her pace, coming off the bike 45 seconds behind with Canadian Jen Annett a distant 16 minutes back in third.

Annett would run a 3:12 marathon to move herself into second, with Withrow also passing Griesbauer to round out the podium, but there was no touching Wurtele who cruised through the run for a convincing win by over seven minutes.

 

Ironman Canada | Women

July 28, 2019 | Whistler, Canada

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Heather Wurtele

CAN

9:20:41

0:53:18

5:01:48

3:21:24

2

Jen Annett

CAN

9:27:43

0:58:24

5:12:57

3:12:48

3

Kelsey Withrow

USA

9:38:28

0:53:12

5:18:12

3:22:06

4

Dede Griesbauer

USA

9:46:32

0:54:11

5:01:28

3:46:04

5

Jodie Robertson

USA 

9:47:58

0:58:26

5:15:40

3:26:06

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