Kelowna couple medals in Monterrey

Kelowna News: Triathletes Heather and Trevor Wurtele win gold and silver, respectively, at Ironman 70.3 race

Heather Wurtele won the women's race at Ironman 70.3

Kelowna pro triathletes Heather and Trevor Wurtele started the new competitive season on the right foot with trips to the podium at Ironman 70. 3 Monterrey.

Heather captured the women’s race in convincing fashion in a time of four hours eight minutes 19 seconds, nearly four minutes ahead of Denmark’s Camilla Pedersen.

The difference was Wurtele’s domination of the biking leg, as she posted a time of 2:16:49, more than three minutes ahead of her next competitor.

She then closed the race with a solid run of 1:22:09 to capture her first event of 2016.

Among Wurtele’s highlights in 2015 was a second-place showing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and first at the North American Ironman 70.3 Championships.

Silver for Trevor

Trevor Wurtele made a charge midway through the men’s race before finishing second, one minute behind Great Britain’s Tim Don, who clocked in a 3:42:53.

Like Heather in the women’s event, Trevor turned in the fastest time of all racers in the biking leg at 2:03:22.

Wurtele overtook American Matt Chabot for second place on the bike, then stretched his lead on the run (1:13:34) to secure the silver medal.

Wurtlele is a former Ironman Canada champion (2013) and winner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans in 2012.





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