Canadians Win Boise's Ironman 70.3


By KMVT Staff

Boise, Idaho ( KBOI ) Not many have the endurance to do the Ironman 70.3, but lucky for us, at least we can talk about some brave souls who participated in the race over the weekend in Boise.

The men's Pro Division kicked things off with a 1.2 mile swim at Lucky Peak.

Then it's a 56 mile bike ride that goes all the way out to Kuna and back.

The final leg is a 13.1 mile loop on the greenbelt that wraps up at Julia Davis Park.

Among those enduring the race was Olympian Apolo Ohno.

The winner at 3 hours, 57 minutes and 33 seconds was Brent McMahon.

Melanie McQuaid takes the women's side at 4 hours, 24 minutes and 7 seconds.

Both hail from Canada.

As Brent McMahon says, "every race is unique. Every course is unique. This was my second time here and it was a totally different race. That's the exciting thing about these races. I don't know how many I've done–15. Each time is new and exciting."

Kevin Everett adds, "I love Boise. I love this course. This is one of the best races. I get to race all over the world really. This race is right up there with the best of them. It was windy today. A little bit hot. I felt great until mile 35 and then a little bomb went off."

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