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Woot! 
World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announces Whistler, British Columbia as the new venue of the IRONMAN® Canada triathlon. IRONMAN Canada in Whistler builds on the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, while offering athletes a beautiful, challenging experience in a world-class venue. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, and will be the 31st running of IRONMAN Canada.

 



2012-10-11 4:42 PM
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The way everyone reacted to Tahoe is how I feel about Whistler! Bring it!
2012-10-11 4:50 PM
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sulross - 2012-10-11 2:42 PMThe way everyone reacted to Tahoe is how I feel about Whistler! Bring it!
If I hadn't signed up for Tahoe, I'd be all over this one. Hard to beat Whistler; what a stunning venue. Looks like I've got my 2014 race picked.

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Hills. Canadians. Mooses. Beavers.

What's not to love!?
2012-10-11 4:54 PM
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mr2tony - 2012-10-11 4:53 PM Hills. Canadians. Mooses. Beavers. What's not to love!?

Before leaving T2 you will have to wrestle a moose. 

2012-10-11 4:56 PM
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mr2tony - 2012-10-11 4:53 PM Hills. Canadians. Mooses. Beavers. What's not to love!?

Before leaving T2 you will have to wrestle a moose. 

 

Good thing I'll be MOP... that moose will be tired by then.



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mr2tony - 2012-10-11 4:53 PM Hills. Canadians. Mooses. Beavers. What's not to love!?

Before leaving T2 you will have to wrestle a moose. 

 

Good thing I'll be MOP... that moose will be tired by then.

Who said there's only one moose?  I just said you'll have to wrestle A moose, not that it will be the same one as everyone else! 

You will also have to have a shot of maple syrup when you cross the finish line. 

2012-10-11 5:05 PM
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Seeing as how I live in Kelowna, Challenge Penticton is in my backyard.

Always wanted to do IMC but Whistler is too far for me when I've got another race so close :p

Whistler will be a beautiful location for IMC though and IMO is the best decision for that race.
2012-10-11 5:08 PM
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dfquigley - 2012-10-11 6:05 PM Seeing as how I live in Kelowna, Challenge Penticton is in my backyard.

Always wanted to do IMC but Whistler is too far for me when I've got another race so close :p

Whistler will be a beautiful location for IMC though and IMO is the best decision for that race.

And here I am thinking that I HAVE to do this race and I live in Ontario .  One day.  not 2013.

2012-10-11 5:12 PM
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blueyedbikergirl - 2012-10-11 6:03 PM
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mr2tony - 2012-10-11 4:53 PM Hills. Canadians. Mooses. Beavers. What's not to love!?

Before leaving T2 you will have to wrestle a moose. 

 

Good thing I'll be MOP... that moose will be tired by then.

Who said there's only one moose?  I just said you'll have to wrestle A moose, not that it will be the same one as everyone else! 

You will also have to have a shot of maple syrup when you cross the finish line. 

 

Rats!  Well, as long as Squirrel doesn't join in, I can handle it...

 

lol @ maple syrup - I read that and all I could picture is the scene from SuperTroopers Laughing

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FoggyGoggles - 2012-10-11 5:12 PM
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blueyedbikergirl - 2012-10-11 5:54 PM

mr2tony - 2012-10-11 4:53 PM Hills. Canadians. Mooses. Beavers. What's not to love!?

Before leaving T2 you will have to wrestle a moose. 

 

Good thing I'll be MOP... that moose will be tired by then.

Who said there's only one moose?  I just said you'll have to wrestle A moose, not that it will be the same one as everyone else! 

You will also have to have a shot of maple syrup when you cross the finish line. 

With a Molson Ice chaser? This would be my nominee for race of the year!

Of course with the chaser... You read the race rules already?  And here I thought they were leaving that as a surprise!   

2012-10-11 5:16 PM
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So, is IM Aspen next???  A little tougher at 8,000 feet above sea level.
2012-10-11 5:18 PM
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So now I have to look at moving there for at least a year instead of a ski season. Whistler was already at the top of my list for places to bum around for a ski season, now they're gonna have a IM there too!

Another addition to the bucket list for sure.

2012-10-11 6:01 PM
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Interesting venue.  I've been there many times and love the area.  I would have thought it would have been more suitable for an Xterra event given the huge MTB presence there.

Where is the swim going to be? 

2012-10-11 6:30 PM
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Another cool venue...good back-to-back location choices for WTC!  After I check Tahoe off my list in '14, Whistler will be taking it's spot on the bucket list.


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popsracer - 2012-10-11 7:01 PM

Interesting venue.  I've been there many times and love the area.  I would have thought it would have been more suitable for an Xterra event given the huge MTB presence there.

Where is the swim going to be? 

There are two lakes in Whistler my guess would be Greenlake - but there is another lake in Whistler

https://maps.google.ca/maps?oe=&q=whistler,+bc&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x54873cb203957b87:0x4ab741e875f5cff6,Whistler,+BC&gl=ca&ei=RVl3UMaGJPGCyAHjmoD4CQ&ved=0CJ0BELYD

Now what would be super cool - IM sea to sky.  point to point race, start in Vancouver end in Whistler.  The running from Creekside to Whistler village at the end of an ironman would be pretty challenging though.

I said no more Ironmans for a long time, but I'm super excited about this.  Hmmm....

2012-10-11 6:54 PM
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Daffodil - 2012-10-11 5:08 PM

And here I am thinking that I HAVE to do this race and I live in Ontario .  One day.  not 2013.



I'd be up for Whistler in a year or two, but not this coming summer, I've been spending enough money, so one I won't need a hotel for is a big plus
2012-10-11 6:58 PM
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popsracer - 2012-10-11 8:01 PM

Interesting venue.  I've been there many times and love the area.  I would have thought it would have been more suitable for an Xterra event given the huge MTB presence there.

Where is the swim going to be? 

http://ironman.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/whistler-is-new-venue-for-ironman-canada#axzz28zKUAihd

Swim is in Alta Lake at Rainbow Park - 2 loops

2012-10-11 7:51 PM
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Dumb dumb dumb.

Rainbow Park is really small, there's no parking & no access and it's quite a ways off from the highway.

There has been Xterra races there for a couple years - GREAT venue for that for sure.

And the same weekend as Challenge Penticton?  REALLY????

2012-10-11 8:04 PM
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I just read that Steve King is staying with Penticton.

 



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wenceslasz - 2012-10-11 6:04 PM

I just read that Steve King is staying with Penticton.

 

with an upgrade - no longer stuck out at the edge of town but bringing finishers across the line!!

2012-10-11 8:25 PM
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training starts today...ok maybe tomorrow...
2012-10-12 8:54 AM
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DrLeah - 2012-10-11 7:51 PM

Dumb dumb dumb.

Rainbow Park is really small, there's no parking & no access and it's quite a ways off from the highway.

There has been Xterra races there for a couple years - GREAT venue for that for sure.

And the same weekend as Challenge Penticton?  REALLY????

That's what I was thinking too. 

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