Ironman Mont-Tremblant, the North American Championship, was the second Ironman race of the weekend. As a championship event it carries 75 Kona slots which may help to pull in a more competitive age group field. Now into it’s third year Mont-Tremblant has so far proven to be one of the faster American races despite a hilly course. Although bike times appear a little slower, this year is no exception.
Comparing median splits at Ironman Mont-Tremblant over the last 3 years shows little difference in any age group. This year, as mentioned, bike times are a touch slower. Differences are small though, enough to be noticed, but insignificant. The race was much like the previous two in terms of performances.
The distributions don’t really add any more detail. We can see that while swim and run are broadly comparable, there is a small shift in the bike. As a consequence we also see a similar shift, equating to 5-10 minutes at most, in the overall finish times.
Finally the top twenty times by age group also largely conform with previous trends. Most age group times fall close to the averages with one or two notable exceptions. The female 25-29 age category seems to have been particularly competitive this year.
One of the easier races to analyse! Hopefully I’ll be able to expand on this with some athlete data from the course later in the week.
You can access a spreadsheet of the results and all splits from Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2014 on my Google Drive.