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Kelowna woman wins Ironman in Mexico

Heather Wurtele of Kelowna won the 70.3 half Ironman in Monterrey, Mexico on Sunday.

The gruelling race in Monterrey, Mexico included a swim of 1.9km, the bike 90km, and the run 21.1km.

Wurtele is also five-time long course Ironman champion.

Her mother Linda Danforth told Castanet news the family is very excited by the most recent win.

"We certainly are proud of our daughter"

She noted that Wurtele's husband, Trevor, is also an exceptional athlete, having won Ironman Canada in August.

The duo were also named the “fittest couple in Canada” and Female & Male long distance Triathletes of the year in the Triathlon Canada Magazine for 2013.




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