Yarmouth's Bryan Hipson Preparing For Ironman World Championships In Hawaii

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:58 PM

Bryan Hipson is on a roll.

The 50 year old Yarmouth man is off to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii October 8th.

Hipson qualified by placing sixth in his age division recently at the Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Ironman Triathlon.

This adds to a great year for Hipson, who won the Bluenose Marathon in Halifax and the Shiela Poole 10k in Yarmouth.

Hipson says it's nice to do well at events.

"I try not to make too much or too little of it. It's nice to be able to see what you can achieve, and to do your best."

Hipson says he thought he was qualifying for 2017, but it turns out the race was the last qualifier for this year's world championship.

He says that works out, because he's already trained.

"As long as I can recover fully for it, and I think I will, I'll try to go beat my time from Mont-Tremblant. Hopefully we won't have pouring rain for three hours during the bike like we did there."

The world championships involve a 3.8 kilometre swim, a 180 kilometre bike ride and a 42.2 kilometre run.

Hipson says it will be tough competing against the best in the world.

Two other Yarmouth athletes, Chris MacKenzie and Shawn Muise also took part in the Quebec event.

MacKenzie placed 34th in the 45-49 division, while Muise came in 229th in his 40-44 division.