September 12, 2005
Canadians take awards at Subaru Ironman Canada
Penticton, British Columbia – Several Canadians took awards at the 23rd Subaru Ironman Canada 2005, the oldest Ironman event in continental North America. Athletes competed for 100 qualifying spots at the 2005 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, and a $75,000 purse.
Canadians swept the women’s competition, with Quebec-born Karen Holloway taking the 2005 title. The 32-year-old, who lives in Richmond, Virginia, was competing in her first Ironman Championship. Second place went to Paolina Allan of Aurora, Ontario and third to Christine Fletcher of Vancouver. Fourth place went to Sylvie Dansereau of Oakville, Ontario, while Marilyn MacDonald of Taber, Alberta was fifth.
In the men’s division, Chris Lieto of California took the victory while setting a new bike course record. Second place went to Stephen Vukovic of Germany, while third place was won by Nigel Gray of Toronto.