Another World Class Ironman for LifeSport Pro Brent McMahon!
Brent McMahon is proving himself to be one of the very best Ironman athletes in the world
Since making his first Junior National Team at the age of 15 years old, Brent McMahon has been competing in triathlons worldwide. You name the distance he has raced it; Olympic, Xterra, Super Sprint, Duathlon, etc.
In 2014 and with 20 years of racing and training experience Brent made his debut in Arizona, breaking the course record with a time of 7:55:48. Not only did he win his first Ironman, but posted a World Record for the fastest ever Ironman recorded by a rookie.
Brent then made it his mission to race as many world class Ironman events as possible. In the following year he competed in Ironman Brazil in May placing 3rd with another sub 8-hour performance. He was then off to race for the first time at Ironman World Championships in Kona where he was the top Canadian, placing 9th overall in a stellar field of athletes.
A few short weeks after Worlds, Brent toed the line in Arizona to defend his course record and race the highly competitive Ironman Arizona. He started strong, coming out of the water in 2nd. He rode very well, but unfortunately suffered a flat tire, which dropped him to 11th place. He fought hard to put himself back in 6th place by the end of the ride, starting of the run. Like the true champion Brent is, he pressed on in pursuit of catching the leader. Brent’s fastest race 2:46 marathon gave him an 8:00:57 race time. He would finish in 2nd.
“I was pleased to see Brent regroup after his flat tire. He was in a perfect position to contend for the win at that point. He still battled his way back to second place, catching most of the guys in the closing 6 miles. It showed a lot of tenacity to run the fastest split of the day coming from behind. 8 hours flat is a world class Ironman time, and even more impressive given the cold wet conditions, wind and tire repair”, said LifeSport Head Coach Lance Watson, Brent’s personal coach of 20 years.
This would conclude Brent’s last 12 months and his rookie Ironman year. His results included a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, as well as a 9th place finish at World Championships, and three finish times of 8:00 hours or faster.