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  • Ironman Canada Street Dance

  • Ironman Canada Street Dance Friday night

  • Race day weather: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the afternoon. High 30.

  • Timex Spotters meeting

  • IRONMAN CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF RACING IN PENTICTON
    Previewing Subaru IRONMAN Canada in the beautiful Okanagan Valley

    This weekend, IRONMAN celebrates the 30th edition of prestigious Subaru IRONMAN Canada. Who would have guessed that the race that started in 1983 with 23 individuals competing in a fringe sport would evolve to the prominence it holds today?

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  • 2012 Subaru IRONMAN Canada

  • Our age group race will be starting in less than two minutes here Penticton. The the Canadian national anthem is being sung, and spectators line the shore of Lake Okanagan to get a last glimpse of their loved ones and friends before they start their Ironman journey.
  • Our age group race has just started with over 2600 competitors. Today, we have 998 athletes attempting the first-ever Ironman!
  • Mike Shaffer owns the men’s swim course record of 43:54 that was accomplished in 1995. USA’s Joanna Zeiger stroked out a 47:36 in 2004 for the women’s swim course record.
  • Today there will be one relay team competing in today’s race. Lisa Bentley will be completing the swim, while Graham Fraser will be biking the 180 km. Two-time Ironman world champion and five-time Ironman Canada champion Lori Bowden will be doing the run.
  • We are about 43 minutes into the pro race. With the single loop swim, we will not be getting any reliable swim leader reports in the professional race until they scamper up the beach. We have heard that we should keep an eye open for Karen Thibodeau who has an outstanding swim and bike in her arsenal.
  • Dave Orlowski – Original Ironman
    A pioneers of our sport, Dave Orlowski is starting here this morning. Orlowski was one of the 15 original Ironman competitors in the first ever Ironman competition in 1978. Orlowski finished third at that historic Ironman event on Oahu; however he waited thirty years to compete in only his second Ironman in 2008. Now making up for lost time and his comeback to the sport, the former homicide detective’s current mission is to complete every Ironman event around the world over a four year span.

  • We believe that Canadian Scott Curry is leading a group of three in the swim right now as they head to the shore. Curry has been dealing a serous lower leg injury over the last 12 months.
  • Top 3 men out of the water

    1 54:16 16 Elliot Holtham Vancouver BC CAN
    2 54:17 0:02 1 Chris Bagg Portland OR USA
    3 54:26 0:10 3 Scott Curry Chilliwack BC CAN
  • Karen Thibodeau is the first women out of the water today in her first ever Ironman - 55:41
  • Top 10 Men - Swim Finish

    1 54:16 16 Elliot Holtham Vancouver BC CAN
    2 54:17 0:02 1 Chris Bagg Portland OR USA
    3 54:26 0:10 3 Scott Curry Chilliwack BC CAN
    4 56:51 2:36 11 Olly Piggin Penticton BC CAN
    5 57:05 2:50 4 Nathan Killam Surrey BC CAN
    6 57:09 2:53 14 Derek Garcia Post Falls ID USA
    7 57:14 2:59 10 Shanon Stallard New Plymouth TKI NZL
    8 57:16 3:01 7 Kyle Marcotte Calgary AB CAN
    9 57:23 3:08 13 Anthony Toth Chilliwack BC CAN
    10 57:29 3:14 8 Christian Brader Memmingen BAY DEU
    11 57:36 3:21 6 Ryan Borger Denver CO USA
  • Top 3 Women - Swim Finish

    1 55:41 43 Karen Thibodea North Vancouver BC CAN
    2 57:11 1:30 36 Alexis Smith Seaside CA USA
    3 57:14 1:34 35 Stephanie Ossenbri Richmond BC CAN
  • Mackenzie Madison is the fourth women out of the water in a 1:00:03 - Great swim for MacKenzie today.
  • Top 6 Women - Swim Finish

    1 55:41 43 Karen Thibodea North Vancouver BC CAN
    2 57:11 1:30 36 Alexis Smith Seaside CA USA
    3 57:14 1:34 35 Stephanie Ossenbri Richmond BC CAN
    4 1:00:03 4:23 37 Mackenzie Madison Eugene OR USA
    5 1:02:59 7:18 39 Monica Dalidowi Regina SK CAN
    6 1:03:12 7:31 34 Paolina Allan Aurora ON CAN
  • The Bike is a 180 Kilometer single loop course that heads south of Penticton and passes through the towns of Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos. Before entering Okanagan Falls, athletes are forced up McLean Creek Road for a nasty climb for 1.5 kilometers. During the next 45 kilometers participants are going slightly downhill and pass fruit orchards, farms, vineyards, wineries and fruit stands.

    Those racing know they are in for a world of work as they view the mammoth Canadian flag at the Huskey gas station in Osoyoos. The flag is the symbol that competitors are required to make a hard right hand turn and head up the infamous Richter Pass. The pass consists of an 11 km climb that varies from 4 – 8% in steepness.

    After Richter Pass, you are greeted to a screaming 6-7 km’s of downhill. In desert like conditions, a number of good sized rollers lead you into the town of Keremeos. You are treated with a brain numbing out and back section that feels like it takes you forever to get out of. This location rarely has wind and can be brutally hot… not something you need at about 120 km’s into an Ironman bike.

    The last 60 km’s of the bike you are served up some false flats as you exit the out and back section and a couple more climbs that are short and tough, and just come at the wrong time. Many a race plans and goals have been discarded during this section of the bike. The last 20 km’s you are rewarded to some exciting descents where you can take care of your hydration and fuel needs before entering the bike/run transition in town.

  • We should be receiving splits from McLean Creek Road at 16 km's into the bike momentarily.
  • Janelle Morrison swam a 1:06:46 this morning and is out on the bike. Morrison is making her first Ironman appearance since her horrific vehicle accident in 2010.
  • Top 10 age group swims - Men

    1 51:17 286 Gentles, Scott ATLANTA GA USA
    2 51:35 600 Pinder, Shawn LETHBRIDGE AB CAN
    3 53:14 174 Brennan, Thom VICTORIA BC CAN
    4 53:19 363 Wells, Daniel HOLLAND LA ON CAN
    5 53:20 778 Cleveland, Jamie AUSTIN TX USA
    6 53:28 1012 Petr, Tomas PARDUBICE YES CZE
    7 53:29 346 Alden, Nicholas EUGENE OR USA
    8 53:29 1034 Campbell, Tom RENTON WA USA
    9 53:41 789 Smith, Eric BEND OR USA
    10 54:09 421 Killick, Dan REGINA SK CAN
  • Top 10 age group swims - Women

    1 53:15 2560 Williams, Susan LITTLETON CO USA
    2 55:25 2368 Coyle, Judith ISSAQUAH WA USA
    3 55:45 2204 Kaun, Nalani KANEOHE HI USA
    4 56:13 114 O'brien, Lisa PENTICTON BC CAN
    5 56:37 2349 Anderson, Michelle EDMONTON AB CAN
    6 56:38 2186 Mcnally, Shauna EDMONTON AB CAN
    7 57:55 2282 Clapham, Caroline VANCOUVER BC CAN
    8 58:04 2238 Wang, Emily PALO ALTO CA USA
    9 58:24 2370 Simmons, Michelle KANEOHE HI USA
    10 58:27 2767 Cashmore, Teri TOOELE UT USA
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  • Back of the packers heading out on the bike.

  • 30 Years of Ironman Canada Champions

    1983 Mike Wagstaff CAN 10:41:51 Dyane Lynch CAN 15:36:47
    1984 J. Winterdyk CAN 9:56:00 Mary Jane Henning CAN 11:50:30
    1985 Tom Price USA 10:08:17 Sharon Best CAN 11:45:50
    1986 David Kirk CAN 9:28:22 Tracy Bell-Kelly CAN 11:27:34
    1987 Tom Price USA 9:12:48 Julia Deck CAN 10:28:05
    1988 Ray Browning USA 8:55:39 Paula Johnson CAN 9:50:13
    1989 Ray Browning USA 8:44:10 Julieanne White USA 10:01:01
    1990 Ray Browning USA 8:32:52 Erin Baker NZL 9:05:28
    1991 Michael McCormack USA 8:16:29 Erin Baker NZL 9:13:18
    1992 Scott Tinley USA 8:27:45 Julieanne White USA 9:08:15
    1993 Ken Glah USA 8:37:25 Paula Johnson CAN 9:40:28
    1994 Teemu Vesala FIN 8:44:46 Terry Martin USA 9:40:04
    1995 Michael McCormack USA 8:31:55 Holly Nybo USA 9:29:04
    1996 Thomas Hellriegel GER 8:09:53 Paula Newby-Fraser USA 9:28:36
    1997 Noel Harrington CAN 8:37:39 Lori Bowden CAN 9:22:09
    1998 Cristian Bustos CHI 8:54:42 Lori Bowden CAN 9:21:16
    1999 Chuckie Veylupek 8:49:10 Lori Bowden CAN 9:14:03
    2000 Peter Reid CAN 8:29:49 Lori Bowden CAN 9:17:23
    2001 Peter Reid CAN 8:27:47 Gillian Baker CAN 10:04:27
    2002 Garrett MacFadyen CAN 8:30:57 Lori Bowden CAN 9:15:52
    2003 Raynard Tissink RSA 8:35:11 Lisa Bentley CAN 9:21:18
    2004 Tom Evans CAN 8:28:06 Lisa Bentley CAN 9:16:02
    2005 Chris Lieto USA 8:33:31 Karen Hollway USA 9:51:31
    2006 Jasper Blake CAN 8:33:58 Belinda Granger AUS 9:25:13
    2007 Kierin Doe NZL Lisa Bentley CAN 9:41:01
    2008 Bryan Rhodes NZL 8:30:12 Belinda Granger AUS 9:17:58
    2009 Jordan Rapp USA 8:25:13 Tereza Macel CAN 9:11:20
    2010 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR 8:32:28 Meredith Kessler USA 9:13:26
    2011 Jordan Rapp USA 8:28:09 Mary Beth Ellis USA 9:03:13
    2012 Coming Soon!
  • Women at 40 KM's - Lead change

    Our new leader is Stephanie Ossenbrink (#35), followed by:
    * Karen Thibodeau (#43) at 1:00
    * Mackenzie Madison (#37) at 2:20
    * Alexis Smith (#36) at 3:00
    * Paolina Allan (#34) at 7:25
    * Monica Dalidowicz (#39) at 7:28
    * Janelle Morrison (#32) at 10:33
    * Gillian Clayton (#38) at 11:30
    * Trish Deim (#42) at 14:40
  • Men at 60 KM's - Curry inches towards the leader

    Elliot Holtham (#16) is in the lead, followed by:
    * Scott Curry (#3) at 0:13
    * Chris Bagg (#1) at 2:00
    * Christian Brader (#8) at 3:33
    * Olly Piggin (#11) at 5:01
    * Derek Garcia (#14) at 5:12
    * Shanon Stallard (#10) at 5:48
    * Kyle Marcotte (#7) at 6:02
    * Anthony Toth (#13) at 6:40
    * Nathan Killam (#4) at 7:31
  • Ossenbrink putting the hammer down

    Currently leading the women is Stephanie Ossenbrink (#35) and she has put in some big time on the others over the last 20 km's.

    Right behind Ossenbrink is
    * Karen Thibodeau (#43) at 2:50
    * Mackenzie Madison (#37) at 3:07
    * Alexis Smith (#36) at 6:16
    * Monica Dalidowicz (#39) at 10:13
    * Paolina Allan (#34) at 10:13
    * Janelle Morrison (#32) at 12:26
    * Gillian Clayton (#38) at 13:18
    * Trish Deim (#42) at 16:65
  • Top 7 women starting Richter Pass - 68 km's

    1 2:51:41 35 Stephanie Ossenbri Richmond BC CAN
    2 2:53:43 2:03 37 Mackenzie Madison Eugene OR USA
    3 2:57:28 5:47 43 Karen Thibodea North Vancouver BC CAN
    4 3:00:20 8:40 36 Alexis Smith Seaside CA USA
    5 3:04:34 12:54 39 Monica Dalidowi Regina SK CAN
    6 3:04:44 13:04 34 Paolina Allan Aurora ON CAN
    7 3:05:20 13:40 38 Gillian Clayton Vancouver BC CAN
  • Mackenzie Madison has moved into second and move towards the leader as the women's race heads up Richter Pass. Madison biking today is showing she isn't just a one-trick-pony. Her 60-minute swim is a great improvement and with a solid bike today, she could set herself up well to unleash her potent run.
  • We had 2591 athletes start the 30th edition of Ironman Canada this morning.
  • Bike 140 Km's - Women

    Looks like the field is starting to pull the leader back to them. The running order at 140 km's is:

    * Stephanie Ossenbrink (#35) Leading
    * Mackenzie Madison (#37) at 3:00
    * Karen Thibodeau (#43) at 14:30
    * Janelle Morrison (#32) at 15:35
    * Gillian Clayton (#38) at 16:15
    * Paolina Allan (#34) at 17:38
    * Alexis Smith (#36) at 17:45
    * Monica Dalidowicz (#39) at 20:00
    * Trish Deim (#42) at 21:45
  • Men's race 15 km's to go

    At 165 km's. Curry continues the lead the men's field back towards Penticton. Behind Curry the running order is:
    * Elliot Holtham (#16) at 2:10
    * Chris Bagg (#1) at 4:45
    * Christian Brader (#8) at 6:12
    * Olly Piggin (#11) at 6:12
  • Lead change in the men's race at 8 km's

    Chris Bagg ran himself into the lead of the Subaru Ironman Canada. Scott Curry (#3) is hanging on, only 0:09 back to the leader. The lead pair are followed by:
    * Elliot Holtham (#16) at 1:16
    * Christian Brader (#8) at 3:30
    * Olly Piggin (#11) at 3:58
    * Derek Garcia (#14) at 6:21
  • Bagg stretches it out

    Chris Bagg (#1). has stretched his lead out to 1:04 over Scott Curry at 10 Km's. The lead pair are followed by:
    * Elliot Holtham (#16) at 1:40
    * Christian Brader (#8) at 4:01
    * Olly Piggin (#11) at 4:16
  • Five-time Ironman Canada champion, two-time Ironman world champion , Lori Bowden getting ready to run.

  • At 3 km's in the women's race the running order:

    * Stephanie Ossenbrink (#35) Leading
    * Mackenzie Madison (#37) at 14:06
    * Janelle Morrison (#32) at 16:30
    * Gillian Clayton (#38) at 18:20
    * Paolina Allan (#34) at 18:20
    * Karen Thibodeau (#43) at 18:20
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