It was another fine finish for Ketchum's Scott Tucker, and a first-time 140.6-mile outing for Scott USA comptroller Matt Wellner, when the Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene was staged June 26 in northern Idaho.
The event featured 2,187 finishers doing the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile marathon run.
Tucker, 49, now living in Utah, finished a heady 96th overall and seventh in the Men's 45-49 division in 10.13:00 just 10 months after finishing his first Ironman—up in Canada last Aug. 29 followed by his first Ironman Triathlon World Championship last Oct. 9 at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
His splits at Coeur d'Alene were 1.09:33 swim, 5.25:55 bike and 3.31:17 run.
The men's winner was Australian Craig Alexander, 38, in 8.19:48. For Tucker at the Hawaii Ironman last October, his final time was 11.18:30 (1.10:36 swim, 5.41:46 bike, 4.17:19 run). At British Columbia in August, his finish was 9.57:32.
Wellner, 34, completed his first-ever Ironman at Coeur d'Alene in 11.54:47 with splits of 1.15:26 swim, 5.55:10 bike and 4.32:02 run. The husband of Ketchum native Kathy Flickinger Wellner placed 596th out of the 2,187 triathletes.
In June 2010, Wellner had completed the Boise 70.3 Half-Ironman with a time of 5.51:51. So doing a Full Ironman meant spending twice as long out there on the course.