The most recent course changes in Whistler made the course even harder than before: This year’s adjustment of -19:00 was about 16 minutes slower than the previous course rating. The new course is slow across the board, both the swim, bike and run had negative adjustments.
Male Race Results
|Rank||Name||Nation||Swim||Bike||Run||Time||Diff to exp.||Prize Money||KPR Points|
|1||Brent McMahon||CAN||00:51:37||04:43:36||02:53:16||08:31:33||-00:54||US$ 15,000||2000|
|2||Jeff Symonds||CAN||00:51:44||04:49:20||02:56:24||08:40:27||-07:30||US$ 7,500||1600|
|3||Matthew Russell||USA||00:57:50||04:46:24||02:56:58||08:45:33||-01:44||US$ 5,000||1280|
|4||Sam Long||USA||00:57:49||04:44:05||03:02:57||08:48:05||-19:05||US$ 3,250||960|
|5||Justin Metzler||USA||00:51:46||04:50:03||03:04:50||08:50:34||-54:26||US$ 2,750||720|
|6||Andrew Talansky||USA||00:57:49||04:40:25||03:29:26||09:11:37||n/a||US$ 2,000||540|
|7||Mark Bowstead||NZL||00:51:42||04:43:33||03:35:25||09:15:09||21:20||US$ 1,500||405|
|8||Tripp Hipple||USA||00:54:58||04:47:29||03:29:51||09:17:02||-01:03||US$ 1,250||305|
|9||Adam Feigh||USA||00:57:44||05:05:12||03:11:26||09:18:47||-10:41||US$ 1,000||230|
|10||Pedro Gomes||POR||00:55:02||05:14:23||03:13:55||09:27:28||21:39||US$ 750||170|
There were a few athletes looking for Kona points in Whistler:
- Mark Bowstead would have needed a third place, his seventh place finish means he’s now in #51 in the points rankings and unlikely to receive a slot.
- Marino Vanhoenacker is in the Top40 and eligible for a July slot, even if his 11th place finish didn’t improve his total by much.
- Callum Millward DNF’d with a flat early on the bike and couldn’t improve his position. He’s now in #42, and can still hope for a rolldown or an August slot.
- Brent McMahon was already safe before the race.