They threw down hard and truly raised the bar. SUGOI Pro Triathletes, Canada's Brent McMahon and the US' Liz Lyles recently made headlines at the IRONMAN South America Championships in Florianopolis, Brazil. Not only did Brent and Liz each win their categories, they both set new course records on the 140.6 mile-race.
Brent's stellar performance, his third sub-8 hour IM, ended with a finish time of 7:46:10. A mere 15 seconds off the all-time IRONMAN World Record and a new course record for Florianopolis, this finish handily won Brent first place by over 18 minutes.
Liz powered to the front of the pack during her record-setting Bike leg, then turned in an impressive 3:03 marathon to win the Female category by over 15 minutes, with a finish time of 8:54:10.
With their wins, they have both secured starting spots at IRONMAN Kona this year. Stay tuned.