Brent McMahon, a Canadian triathlete, ran his way into the history books at Ironman Brazil with the second-fastest cumulative time ever in the Ironman category of races. On the back-end of the three-discipline event, McMahon ran a 2:42 marathon, which came after a 3.8K swim and a 180K bike ride.
McMahon often makes appearances at local road races in British Columbia. On March 6, he ran 15:20 at the Bazan Bay 5K in Sidney and ran 39:53 at the Cedar 12K in the winter. In 2012, he ran 14:44 at the Bazan Bay 5K, a very good time for road racing. He lives in Victoria.
According to Marathon Canada, his marathon on Sunday would rank in the top-50 for Canadians in 2016. Rob Watson’s 2:18:45 at the London marathon is the fastest time run by a Canadian so far this year.
— Brent McMahon (@tribrentmcmahon) May 27, 2016
McMahon’s 7:46:10 finish time breaks down into impressive splits across the board. His 47:47 swim put him right up at the front entering T1 and his 4:11:54 bike was the fastest of the day by over 10 minutes then proceeded to run a 2:42:52 marathon.
Lionel Sanders, a former cross-country athlete with the University of Windsor and McMaster University in Ontario, is also one of the world’s strongest runners on the Ironman circuit.
With files from Claire Duncan and Triathlon Magazine Canada. Photos from Bahrain Endurance 13/Wagner Araujo.