• Mel McQuaid becomes the first 50-year-old to make an Ironman podium.
• Canadian and former Commonwealth triathlete Taryn O’Neill wins the women’s field.
• Australian Hayden Wilde wins his Ironman debut.
• American Olympian Ben Kanute won the men’s field.
• Over 1,000 athletes participated in the triathlon event, marking a successful post-pandemic return of Ironman Coeur d’Alene.
Trifindr’s hot take:
Ironman Coeur d’Alene saw an incredible display of endurance and perseverance as over 1,000 athletes participated in one of the first Ironman events since the pandemic began. Mel McQuaid’s historic podium finish at 50 years old showcases that age is just a number when it comes to triathlon. Congratulations to all the athletes who took part in this challenging event!
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