This weekend, Tyler Butterfield will take time off from feeding goats and chasing chickens on the family farm in Boulder to take on the world’s best Ironman 70.3 triathletes this Sunday 10th September in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga in the USA.
Tyler will be hoping to better his 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championships result where he finished a creditable 13th after being in contention for a podium finish off the bike. Last year his season was marred somewhat by injury and his run time of just over 1 hr 16 mins last year will need to be in the 1 hr 10-12 min range if he is to have a chance for a podium.
However, so far his season has gone well with a progressive improvement over the months so he should be going into these championships with some cautious optimism but fully aware that each year there appear to be more and more genuine contenders for a podium spot.
Tyler’s key long distance results this season.
4th – Ironman 70.3 Dubai – world-class field.
3rd – Ironman North American Championship – Texas broke 8 hours – 7:58:29
2nd – Ironman 70.3 Monterrey, Pan American Pro Championship – 25 secs off the win
1st – Ironman 70.3 Raleigh, USA
DNF – Ironman Boulder, Colorado – damaged tire.
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