Haley Chura dominated the entire race and therefor ended up winning Ironman Mont-Tremblant with a big buffer to the second-place finisher. Chura stopped the clock after 9:17:21 hours. Canada’s Jen Annett crossed the line in second place (+6:58) and America’s Rachel Zilinskas took third (+13:16).
The only part of the race that Chura wasn’t leading, was the swim. It was Zilinskas, who was first out of the water after 51:04 minutes. Chura reached her bike 41 seconds later in second place. The next chaser – America’s Britt Vocke – was nearly six minutes behind.
Once in the saddle, it didn’t take long before Chura was in front. After a few kilometers, Chura was leading the race and earning herself a nice advantage for the run. In 180K, Chura had created a gap of 5:25 minutes to her fastest chaser: Australia’s Renee Kiley. Annett racked her bike in third place, 7:21 minute behind Chura.
Halfway through the run, it was still Chura who was leading with a big margin. Annett was now her first chaser, but far – 8:24 minutes – behind. Annett was able to close the gap slightly, but it definitely wasn’t enough to get in between Chura and the Victory. Chura was the one who won the race, Annett took second and third place went to Zilinskas.