Toth finishes fourth in Penticton

Chilliwack's Anthony Toth cracked the top five for the first time in his Ironman career last weekend in Penticton.

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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