Aug 4,2014(ISN) – Facing hot conditions in beautiful Cebu, Philippines, and stiff competition from Down Under athletes, LifeSport Pro Brent McMahon found himself finishing on top the podium once again in 2014.
A slight chop capped a sea of coral and tropical fish, offering a picturesque and challenging swim course. McMahon quickly found himself battling with a group of four men, including Aussie pros Sam Betton, Michael Murphy and Casey Munro. The 4 quickly increased their lead on the field over the flat techincal bike course, which included opening a 5 minute gap on major podium threat Cameron Brown, the legendary multiple Ironman champion from New Zealand. Spurred on by the thousands of spectators lining the run course, McMahon had his way with the field during the final leg, increasing his lead to almost 8 minutes at the finish line.
“I just had one of those days where I felt strong throughout. The guys pushed it on the bike and I was really happy to have good run legs after that. My coach Lance Watson had me well prepared physically and tactically for today.”
This win caps a “hat trick” of Ironman 70.3 victories for McMahon, including Hawaii 70.3 in May, Boise 70.3 in June, and Philippines 70.3 in August.
Brent is coached by LifeSport head coach Lance Watson. Lance has coached a number of Olympians, Ironman and Age Group champions. He enjoys coaching athletes of all ages and abilities who are passionate about sport and personal excellence.