The 15th Pentathlon Des Neiges was a huge success. Despite an impending snow storm, the event went off seamlessly.
Maxime Leboeuf from Québec and Lovisa Modig from Sweden were crowned champions at the sixth edition of the Quebec ITU S3 Winter Triathlon World Cup. With a time of 1:08:48, Leboeuf snagged a fourth victory in the event. Modig, the 2018 defending champion, won in a very impressive time of 1:20:18.
Second place in the women’s race went to Maija Oravamaki of Finland in 1:21:56, and third place to Sarah Bergeron-Larouche of Canada. In the men’s event, Peter Mlynar of Slovakia was second in 1:10:16, and third place went to Christopher Busset of Canada in 1:10:50.
Cash prizes totalling $8,000 were awarded to the top five elite athletes, with first place taking home $1,200 CAD.
First female runner, ITU Triathlon Québec City.
Male elite runners, ITU Triathlon Québec City.
Age group start line.
Elite men's start line.
The ITU S3 Triathlon World Cup is part of the largest winter multisport event in the world. The triathlon consisted of 5 kilometres of running on snow, 11 kilometres of skating, and 9.5 kilometres of cross-country skiing.
While this weekend’s edition of the Pentathlon is over, it will continue next Saturday through Sunday March 3.
Several events are scheduled which will see more than 6,000 participants perform solo, or in teams of two to five. The program includes something for everyone and encourages families, children, amateur athletes, and high-performance professionals to discover and enjoy winter.
Complete results can be found here.