Meet Samantha McGlone, a Canadian triathlete who won the Ironman World Championship 70.3 title in 2006. See photos, video and a biography of Samantha here.
Samantha couldn’t take part in the Championship this year in Hawaii due to an Achilles tendon injury. Norfolk’s Chrissie Wellington successfully defended her title in her absence.
“I’ve had problems with the Achilles on and off for the past 18 months,” McGlone said. “But I was able to manage it and race on it, and it seemed to be getting better in the spring, but it came back when I upped my mileage this summer and just became insurmountable.”
As a biography, Samantha McGlone was born in July 19, 1979 in St. Catharines, Ontario so her age is 29. She is currently the top Canadian athlete in stamina sports.
Samantha, who climbs Pikes peaks to train, has been in the sport from the age of five. She won the Canadian National Triathlon championship in both 2004 and 2005. She qualified for the full Ironman World Championship 2007 in Kona, Hawaii during the 70.3 event and then came second in the final event with a total time of 9:14:04.
Her biggest moment, though, according to her, was to be an Olympian in the 2004 Athens Summer games. She came 27th with a total time of 2:10:14.
Her favorite workout music includes Nine Inch Nails, Tool and The Killers.
More photos and a video of Samantha McGlone are below.
Samantha McGlone Video