Super athletes rise to Ironman challenge

Eleven of Nanaimo's fittest athletes completed one of sport's toughest tests on the weekend, the Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon.

Eleven of Nanaimo’s fittest athletes completed one of sport’s toughest tests on the weekend, the Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon.

A record number of participants hopped into the water early Sunday morning in Penticton, with 2,832 entered in the race.

Nanaimo’s Stefan Jakobsen was the fastest local, completing the 3.8-kilometre swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2km run in nine hours, 55 minutes, 24 seconds. His time put him 47th overall and 11th in his age division.

The fastest local woman to reach the finish line was Victoria Boyd in 11:18:49, 386th overall and ninth in her division.

Results from Sunday’s race include:

Stefan Jakobsen, 9:55:24; Shawn Boyd, 10:24:24; Normon Thibault, 10:37:48; Joel Lutz, 10:46:31; Victoria Boyd, 11:18:49; Paula Shoemaker, 11:37:55; Carey Sather, 11:49:15; Ken Jones, 12:18:15; Justin Mark, 12:22:50; Ferenc Stefani, 12:58:45; Corey Friesen, 15:11:33.

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