29 Jul '13, 11pm

Some Whistler insight, with thanks to our @blueseventy friends. Course Recon: The New Ironman Canada

Some Whistler insight, with thanks to our @blueseventy friends. Course Recon: The New Ironman Canada

The striking Alta Lake swim venue at Rainbow Park. Photo: Mike Orton Our friends at BlueSeventy headed up to Whistler, Canada, last weekend for some hefty training and course recon on the new Ironman Canada course, which will debut Aug. 25. As suspected with four weeks to go, Whistler was packed with athletes hoping to gain some insight on what this new 140.6 course has in store. Here are a few observations and photos straight from Whistler—keep in mind that our source says the pictures don’t even do this gorgeous and epic course justice! Swim Rainbow Park makes for a stunning swim venue for the two-loop course in the clear waters of Alta Lake. The one downside may be the logistical trickiness—on race morning, Ironman plans to shuttle athletes starting at 5 a.m. from T2 (Whistler Village) to T1 (Rainbow Park), about a two-mile ride. For the mandatory bike check-in on Satur...

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