Pair of Islanders crack Ironman Canada top-10

Victoria-based triathletes Andrew Russell and Stephen Kilshaw were among the top 10 finishers at Ironman Canada in Whistler on Saturday.

Victoria-based triathletes Andrew Russell and Stephen Kilshaw were among the top 10 finishers at Ironman Canada in Whistler on Saturday.

Russell was fifth overall with a time of eight hours, 58 minutes and 23 seconds, and Kilshaw was seventh with a time of 9:11:15. Both athletes have competed locally in the Western Tri Series half Ironman races at Elk Lake.

Trevor Wurtele of Kelowna won the event, which is Ironman Canada’s debut at Whistler after 30 years in Penticton. Former Olympic rower Scott Frandsen managed a race time of 9:31:01. Frandsen has successfully transitioned into triathlons after he lived and trained in Victoria for much of the last decade as a three-time Olympian. He won silver in Beijing with pairs partner Dave Calder.

Saanich News’ editor Ted Hill finished the event in 12:19:11.



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