Cody Beals captures Ironman Mont-Tremblant win

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. – Cody Beals of Guelph ran away with top spot in Sunday’s Ironman Mont-Tremblant triathlon.

Beals won the event in eight hours, 10 minutes and 36 seconds and was 13 minutes and 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Lionel Sanders of Windsor.

The event was the first ever full-distance Ironman race for Beals, a Centre Wellington District High School graduate and Fergus native. He was in ninth place when he finished the 3.8-kilometre swim and surged to the front by the 33-kilometre mark of the 180-kilometre cycling segment.

Beals had the fastest time in both the cycling and the 42.2-kilometre run segment and his overall time and his clocking of 2:49.22 in the run were course records.

The win was his third victory of the year as he also won June’s Ironman 70.3 Eagleman in Cambridge, Md., and Ironman 70.3 Victoria in B.C.

Other local finishers included Jeff Moisan and Glen Weppler of Guelph

The event attracted 2,464 participants.

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