Linsey Corbin sets new course record en route to victory
It was a day to remember for Linsey Corbin. In addition to taking a deserved victory in beautiful Whistler, BC, Linsey took home the course record. In her own words,
"I am thrilled to have won Ironman Canada today in a new course record and have my name etched among past legends that have also won this event. I came to this iconic event in Whistler as it is renowned for its extremely challenging and scenic course. I wanted to test my skill-set on a hard and honest bike course and back it up with a solid run. Having learned from a few mistakes earlier in the year my number one goal was to race within myself and not be worried about what was gong on around me with my other competitors."
"I exited the water with one of my best swims that put me right into the action of the race. Onto the bike, I stuck to the plan my coach and I had laid out beforehand. I focused on riding the climbs at a solid & steady power, yet still in control. On the extended downhills it was all about getting as small and aero as possible and letting it rip."
"My Trek Speed Concept handled like a dream over the mountainous course which covered 110 miles and nearly 7,000' of climbing. We faced a stiff headwind and a 20 mile climb at the end of the ride. Thanks to proper pacing and fueling on the bike, once I hit the run in 2nd place, it was all about executing. I took the lead at mile 10 and never looked back."
"I think this event was a perfect platform for me looking ahead to the back end of the year, where I will be focused on my 12th professional start at the Ironman World Championships that take place on the Big Island of Hawaii in October."
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