Mighty Mags Earns 70.3 South American Championships
Professional triathlete and Argonaut Magali Tisseyre started her season in force and came out roaring to win the 70.3 South American Championships, in Palmas, Brazil, on Sunday.
Tisseyre led the pro women with a 28:52 swim split which gave her a 57 seconds advantage on Giselle Bertucci of Brazil, 1:01 over Corbin, 1:02 on Beranek and 4:22-plus on Tine Holst of Denmark, Natascha Badmann of Switzerland, Ariane Monticeli of Brazil and Kirsty Jahn of Canada.
Tisseyre Shines on the Bike
Magali’s top bike split (2:14:36) solidified she’s as strong a force as ever in the women’s pro field, earning a lead of about two minutes over Beranek to start the run. At one point Beranek closed the gap to Tisseyre to 25 seconds, but she couldn’t hold that pace in the heat and fell back.
Tisseyre capped off her day with a 1:33:47 run to take the victory in 4:21:17. The Quebec native currently trains year round in California and her hard work over the winter paid off as she finished almost four minutes faster than the runner up.
“Yesterday was a very emotional win”, explains Tisseyre. “For the first time, I led out of the swim and also had a strong bike leg on my E-119 Tri+. It was a hard fight to maintain the lead on a very hot run but I was prepared. It made crossing the finish line a very emotional moment. I am excited to kick off 2016 with the South American Championship title!”
About Magali Tisseyre
“Mighty Mags” was chosen as Triathlete Magazine's Ironman 70.3 Athlete of the Year for 2009 while still in her first year as a pro. The 34-year old triathlete joined Argon 18 with the stated goal of becoming Ironman World Champion. Magali has already reached the podium twice, with 3rd place finishes in 2009 and 2010.