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Barb Polehoykie did extremely well in her age bracket, 50-55, placing sixth overall in her division.

Polehoykie first began her race in the water, finishing the swimming portion with a time of 1 hour 36 minutes and 21 seconds, earning her fourth place in the ranks.

She next hit the bike, completing that stage of the race with a time of 7:29:45, dropping two spots to sit in sixth. She finished the Ironman on her feet, running for quite some time, to complete the race at a time of 15:06:16, finishing the entire event in sixth place.

She finished the entire event with an overall ranking of 735.  

Polehoykie was faced with numerous adversities during the race, having to battle 70 km/hr winds, a scorching hot 30 degree Celsius temperature as well as 4 foot high waves, which managed to capsize a couple of boats during the race.

The Polehoykies are no strangers to tough, physically challenging races, as they often compete in races hosted by Fort St. John’s Blizzard Bike Club.

 

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