Matheson winner of Ultraman

David Matheson’s performance in the run component on Monday earned him the win in the Ultraman Canada competition on the weekend.

While Craig Percival of Australia led the Ultraman Canada competition on Saturday and Sunday, David Matheson’s performance in the run component on Monday earned him the win.

Matheson, 42, of Canada, ran the 84.4-kilometre route from Princeton to Summerland with a time of 7:04:13. His total time for the three-day ultra-endurance triathlon was 21:47:47.

The three-day event began with a 10-kilometre swim and a 144.8-kilometre bike ride on Saturday, followed by a 273.5-kilometre bike ride on Sunday and the run on Monday.

The course ended in Memorial Park in Summerland.

A total of 29 athletes from around the world, ranging in age from 29 to 60, participated in the event. All but two finished.

 

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