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27 Jul 2016

PEDRO GOMES PLACES 2ND AT IRONMAN CANADA

PEDRO GOMES SNATCHES A SECOND AT IRONMAN CANADA AND A TICKET TO KONA

With the fastest run of the day, Pedro Gomes ran away from the main chase pack of pro male athletes to grab second place overall on a race won by the top ranked American and 7-time Ironman winner, Andy Potts. The home favorite Trevor Wurtele rounded up the podium.

Ironman Canada offered a pro purse of $50,000 and is one of the longest running events on the international circuit. The stamp race, held now in Whistler, British Columbia, gathers over 3000 athletes from all over the World and also offers one of most challenging courses to those that want to become an Ironman.

Coming into this race, and after a 5th place at the Ironman South American Championship, Pedro aimed to the Top 5 which would guarantee him a slot to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, later in the year. Out of the water in 3rd place and after the second fastest bike split of the day, Pedro was well in contention out of second transition. With a blistering first half-marathon, Pedro was able to clinch a handful of minutes on Andy Potts and running away from the field behind but ran out of real state crossing the line in second place in 8h27.

“I always enter every race to win and this year I made the (wise) decision to not race as much as target a few key races on the calendar. The Ironman Whistler not only promised to a stunning race as it delivered one exciting event and challenging course, probably one of the hardest I’ve ever done if I look at the bike and run combined. I’m very happy to grab 2nd on such an iconic event and will certainately look into coming back to race again or just explore – Whistler is just so pretty!”

With this result, Pedro moves up to the Top 30 in the World Ranking and guarantees his qualification for the Ironman World Championship where only the Top 50 male professional athletes get to race each year and Pedro’s run establishes him a one of the best in sport at the distance.

While Ironman World Championship will be Pedro’s main focus for the remaining of the season, he still plans on racing one or two tune up 70.3 races between now and then.