Chilliwack’s Anthony Toth turned in his best Ironman performance to date, but it wasn’t enough to net top spot at Sunday’s Subaru Ironman Canada race in Penticton.
The 31-year-old finished fourth overall, 13 minutes and 37 seconds behind Arizona’s Matthew Russell.
Competing in the professional men’s division, Toth had the 57th fastest time (57:23) in the 3.8 kilometre swim stage, traditionally his weakest stage.
Toth had the 12th fastest time (4:55:37) over the 180 kilometre bike stage and made up serious time in the 42.2 kilometre run. Toth had the fourth fastest run at 3:04:26, and reeled in several of his opponents.
But Russell wasn’t going to be caught.
He did the run in 2:53:35, crossing the finish line with a total time of 08:48:30.
Toth’s final time was 09:02:07.
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