Ironman Fortaleza 2014 (Nov 9th) – Predictions

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Fortaleza

This is the first race on this course. Therefore, there are no previous results and course ratings. The expected times are based on a „neutral“ course, but usually courses are quite a bit faster (my guess is in the area of 10 to 15 minutes).

Updates

There are a few updates to the published start list that the athletes have announced: [would still need to be crossed out]

  • Brandon Marsh has ended his 2014 season.
  • Tim O’Donnell will probably start in Arizona.
  • Mirinda Carfrae has announced she will not start in Fortalezza this year.

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Fortaleza has 2000 KPR points for the winner. It has a total prize purse of 75k$.

Male Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Overall
1 41 Eneko Llanos ESP 08:27:43 08:28:12 00:48:40 04:38:42 02:55:21 10
2 22 Timothy O’Donnell USA 08:39:09 08:48:33 00:47:43 04:44:19 03:02:07 52
3 30 Igor Amorelli BRA 08:49:06 08:45:08 00:48:23 04:48:27 03:07:16 46
4 34 Brandon Marsh USA 08:49:59 08:51:28 00:48:04 04:51:00 03:05:55 62
5 36 Stefan Schmid GER 08:53:49 08:50:30 00:54:07 04:51:31 03:03:11 56
6 27 Balazs Csoke HUN 09:04:43 09:10:09 00:48:40 04:53:50 03:17:13 143
7 35 Petr Vabrousek CZE 09:04:47 09:01:04 00:56:18 04:56:59 03:06:31 107
8 40 Guilherme Manocchio BRA 09:05:18 09:08:11 00:50:05 05:03:55 03:06:17 136
9 24 Andres Castillo COL 09:10:40 09:15:58 00:48:00 04:55:13 03:22:28 170
10 25 Patrick Jaberg SUI 09:11:21 09:14:01 00:54:28 04:58:59 03:12:53 159
11 39 Bryan Rhodes NZL 09:11:56 09:29:05 00:48:24 04:55:22 03:23:09 (224)
12 32 Thiago Vinhal BRA 09:13:35 09:14:34 00:50:02 05:13:43 03:04:50 163
13 38 Frank Silvestrin BRA 09:15:46 09:21:43 00:50:19 05:06:54 03:13:32 197
14 29 Raul Furtado BRA 09:16:22 09:32:45 00:53:20 04:53:11 03:24:51 238
15 31 Blake Becker USA 09:17:28 09:36:49 00:53:38 05:02:56 03:15:55 258
16 26 Luiz Francisco Ferreira BRA 09:18:32 09:20:16 00:47:47 05:07:56 03:17:50 190
17 45 Ciro Violin BRA 09:18:32 09:27:33 00:52:00 05:03:34 03:17:59 (222)
18 44 Fabio Carvalho BRA 09:21:10 09:23:24 00:48:54 05:13:44 03:13:32 (206)
19 28 Felipe De Oliveira Manente BRA 09:24:00 09:40:31 00:53:48 05:05:32 03:19:41 (272)
20 23 Raphael Galvao Menezes dos santos BRA 09:28:10 09:39:35 00:52:26 05:16:13 03:14:30 (270)
21 37 Henrik Oftedal NOR 09:32:53 09:35:37 01:03:11 04:59:39 03:25:02 (252)
22 33 Jordan Bryden CAN 09:36:29 09:43:32 00:50:05 05:15:50 03:25:34 287
21 Alexandre Aguiar Moura BRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
42 Ivan Risti ITA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)

Female Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Overall
1 1 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 09:07:11 09:07:03 00:55:32 05:10:02 02:56:38 1
2 11 Leanda Cave GBR 09:27:37 09:28:12 00:51:06 05:13:03 03:18:27 14
3 13 Erika Csomor HUN 09:40:56 09:35:43 00:59:20 05:18:34 03:18:02 26
4 9 Jessie Donavan USA 09:43:52 09:41:25 01:07:35 05:11:27 03:19:50 33
5 3 Vanessa Gianinni BRA 09:45:32 09:52:14 00:56:20 05:18:41 03:25:31 (55)
6 6 Ariane Monticeli BRA 09:54:18 10:01:40 01:02:41 05:30:57 03:15:40 80
7 8 Haley Chura USA 09:54:47 09:50:58 00:50:11 05:29:40 03:29:56 51
8 7 Mette Pettersen Moe NOR 10:01:55 10:14:00 00:53:42 05:23:09 03:40:04 (101)
9 14 Camilla Lindholm SWE 10:02:04 10:04:35 01:10:25 05:23:02 03:23:37 83
10 4 Mariana Andrade BRA 10:03:14 10:20:44 01:01:25 05:17:30 03:39:19 111
11 2 Ana Lidia Borba BRA 10:12:13 10:22:41 00:57:01 05:21:01 03:49:11 115
12 10 Hillary Biscay USA 10:12:58 10:12:19 00:53:24 05:35:42 03:38:51 98
13 5 Caroline Gregory USA 10:20:12 10:32:06 00:59:06 05:50:13 03:25:52 139
14 12 Nicole Woysch GER 10:28:24 10:28:08 00:59:27 05:34:09 03:49:48 134

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

The clear favorite is Eneko Llanos who had a DNF in Kona and will be looking for some KPR points in order to qualify for Kona 2015:

  • Eneko Llanos: 70% (1-1)
  • Igor Amorelli: 15% (6-1)
  • Stefan Schmid: 8% (11-1)
  • Balazs Csoke: 2% (65-1)

Female Race Participants

Is she starts in Fortaleza, Leanda will be the pre-race favorite (but she is also on the list for Florida and might also consider Arizona):

  • Leanda Cave: 52% (1-1)
  • Erika Csomor: 19% (4-1)
  • Jessie Donavan: 13% (7-1)
  • Ariane Monticeli: 8% (12-1)
  • Vanessa Gianinni: 5% (20-1)
  • Haley Chura: 2% (50-1)

Ironman Florida 2014 (Nov 1st) – Predictions

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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IMFlorida

Updates

  • Andrew Starykowicz was injured before Kona and seems to need a longer break to heal properly. He is no longer on the start list.
  • Tim O’Donnell hasn’t announced his final plans, but he appears to favor Arizona for his fall IM and is off the Florida list.
  • Thomas Gerlach is also focusing on Arizona.
  • Leanda Cave announced that she ended her season with a bad cold after racing 70.3 Miami.
  • Jessie Donavan will be starting at IM Fortaleza.
  • Mike Schifferle, Allan Villanueva and Christoph Bastie are also off the list, as are Kathleen Calkins, Uli Brömme, Carolin Lehrieder, Katya Meyers and Sharon Gallant.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:28:26 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:33:09
2006 Jan Raphael (GER) 08:22:44 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:28:28
2007 Stephan Vuckovic (GER) 08:21:29 Nina Kraft (GER) 09:05:35
2008 Tom Evans (CAN) 08:07:59 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:07:48
2009 Kirill Kotshegarov (EST) 08:24:29 Sofie Goos (BEL) 09:08:38
2010 James Cunnama (ZAF) 08:15:59 Jessica Jacobs (USA) 09:07:49
2011 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 07:59:42 Jessica Jacobs (USA) 08:55:10
2012 Andrew Starykowicz (USA) 08:06:17 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 08:51:35
2013 Victor Del Corral (ESP) 07:53:12 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 08:43:07

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Victor Del Corral ESP 00:55:23 04:15:15 02:37:29 07:53:12
2 Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:49:53 04:02:17 02:58:18 07:55:22
3 Filip Ospaly CZE 00:48:06 04:23:53 02:41:17 07:58:44

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 01:00:14 04:35:49 03:01:55 08:43:07
2 Ashley Clifford USA 00:55:21 04:51:20 02:56:35 08:49:03
3 Erika Csomor HUN 01:02:13 04:45:09 03:03:32 08:56:41

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:53:12 Victor Del Corral 2013-11-02
Swim overall 00:44:36 John Flanagan 2011-11-05
Bike overall 04:02:17 Andrew Starykowicz 2013-11-02
Run overall 02:37:29 Victor Del Corral 2013-11-02
Total female 08:43:07 Yvonne Van Vlerken 2013-11-02
Swim female 00:50:26 Tereza Macel 2007-11-03
Bike female 04:35:49 Yvonne Van Vlerken 2013-11-02
Run female 02:53:26 Jessica Jacobs 2011-11-05

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Florida is 21:44.

Race Adjustments for IM Florida

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Athletes Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2005 15:03 -00:58 07:51 -01:11 27 15:03 -00:58 07:51 -01:11
2006 13:10 -03:00 05:27 04:34 40 14:07 -01:59 06:39 01:41
2007 22:23 00:01 14:36 05:11 69 16:52 -01:19 09:18 02:51
2008 23:10 -00:38 14:09 04:22 44 18:27 -01:09 10:31 03:14
2009 17:40 -02:03 15:44 04:18 29 18:17 -01:20 11:34 03:27
2010 15:13 -00:07 11:43 04:44 33 17:47 -01:08 11:35 03:39
2011 24:57 -00:25 15:37 04:12 32 18:48 -01:02 12:10 03:44
2012 22:39 -03:01 23:50 00:30 36 19:17 -01:16 13:37 03:20
2013 41:17 -01:33 27:00 09:10 54 21:44 -01:18 15:06 03:59

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Florida has 2000 KPR points for the winner. It has a total prize purse of 25k$.

Male Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Overall
1 1 Andrew Starykowicz USA 08:11:27 08:41:19 00:49:02 04:11:44 03:05:41 34
2 2 Ben Hoffman USA 08:14:20 08:35:18 00:50:21 04:25:20 02:53:38 21
3 9 Maxim Kriat UKR 08:17:37 08:39:46 00:51:42 04:30:29 02:50:27 (29)
4 3 Timothy O’Donnell USA 08:18:28 08:48:33 00:48:20 04:27:35 02:57:33 52
5 6 Tom Lowe GBR 08:22:00 08:37:47 00:57:24 04:26:57 02:52:39 26
6 4 Pedro Gomes POR 08:23:03 08:53:28 00:51:01 04:29:37 02:57:25 71
7 15 Alberto Casadei ITA 08:31:06 08:59:38 00:49:33 04:35:51 03:00:41 (104)
8 10 Christophe Bastie FRA 08:33:09 08:59:27 00:54:45 04:27:46 03:05:38 102
9 13 Per Bittner GER 08:33:33 08:54:48 00:51:28 04:36:36 03:00:28 79
10 26 Pontus Lindberg SWE 08:35:18 09:10:30 00:55:21 04:33:59 03:00:58 146
11 7 Thomas Gerlach USA 08:40:47 09:04:55 00:55:47 04:30:28 03:09:32 120
12 34 Joerie Vansteelant BEL 08:41:04 09:13:49 01:01:57 04:29:36 03:04:31 (158)
13 29 David Naesvik SWE 08:45:48 09:13:53 00:56:00 04:33:47 03:11:01 158
14 16 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 08:48:10 09:20:57 00:50:20 04:34:05 03:18:44 192
15 8 Mike Schifferle SUI 08:48:39 09:11:41 01:02:27 04:38:20 03:02:52 151
16 21 Vinny Johnson USA 08:49:56 09:29:05 00:55:42 04:44:32 03:04:42 224
17 11 Marcel Bischof GER 09:05:20 09:31:53 00:58:45 04:46:43 03:14:52 234
18 14 Raymond Botelho USA 09:06:03 09:47:58 00:55:41 04:39:25 03:25:58 303
19 39 Allan Villanueva MEX 09:21:07 09:48:43 00:56:12 04:53:40 03:26:15 307
20 30 Evgeniy Nikitin RUS 09:24:58 10:19:32 00:52:51 05:06:10 03:20:57 402
21 36 Dantley Young USA 09:25:15 10:18:47 01:04:01 04:52:30 03:23:44 (399)
22 12 Aubrey Aldy USA 09:31:52 10:02:04 01:06:23 05:09:33 03:10:55 360
23 19 Ed Donner USA 09:32:33 10:14:18 01:00:00 04:56:28 03:31:05 389
24 22 Peter Kotland CZE 09:37:56 10:09:35 00:59:05 04:58:16 03:35:36 374
25 24 Ludovic Le Guellec FRA 09:38:12 10:19:06 01:03:16 05:09:00 03:20:57 401
26 18 Vincent Depuiset FRA 09:47:07 10:18:04 01:11:33 05:05:00 03:25:34 (396)
27 35 Robbie Wade IRL 09:48:26 10:31:41 01:00:28 04:57:13 03:45:45 (437)
28 23 Roman Krutina CZE 09:48:44 10:25:45 00:58:49 05:00:00 03:44:56 (423)
29 27 Brent Mcburney USA 10:19:54 10:58:53 01:01:21 04:58:39 04:14:54 (464)
30 37 Jason Smith USA 10:25:29 11:04:48 00:58:44 05:12:15 04:09:30 (469)
31 40 Marek Nemcik SVK 11:14:38 12:11:23 01:12:58 05:31:59 04:24:41 476
5 Lionel Sanders CAN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
17 Rod De Kanel FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
20 Robert Duncan USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
25 Frederic Limousin FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
28 Philip Mosley GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
31 Luan Ortiz Silva BRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
32 Artem Parienko RUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
33 Andreas Thissen GER n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
38 Jacob Rhyner USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)

Female Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Overall
1 50 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 08:53:40 09:21:20 00:59:21 04:43:59 03:05:20 6
2 52 Leanda Cave GBR 09:04:46 09:28:12 00:51:57 04:54:55 03:12:55 14
3 56 Ashley Clifford USA 09:15:29 09:47:48 00:55:25 05:11:19 03:03:45 48
4 66 Tamara Kozulina UKR 09:19:41 09:46:20 01:03:23 05:01:21 03:09:57 46
5 53 Jessie Donavan USA 09:20:23 09:41:25 01:08:34 04:52:53 03:13:55 33
6 60 Kathleen Calkins USA 09:29:16 09:53:53 00:59:10 05:07:12 03:17:55 58
7 54 Uli Bromme USA 09:33:34 09:59:37 01:04:40 05:03:12 03:20:42 75
8 68 Carolin Lehrieder GER 09:36:27 10:18:49 00:59:14 05:18:08 03:14:05 (107)
9 57 Camilla Lindholm SWE 09:37:51 10:04:35 01:11:27 05:03:48 03:17:36 83
10 55 Anna Cleaver NZL 09:42:46 10:15:57 00:54:22 05:12:50 03:30:35 (104)
11 69 Kristin Lie NOR 09:45:24 10:20:42 01:14:11 05:00:42 03:25:30 110
12 70 Katya Meyers USA 09:51:13 10:24:36 01:09:30 05:04:13 03:32:30 (121)
13 61 Jocelyn Cornman USA 09:55:27 10:32:53 01:02:21 05:24:26 03:23:39 (142)
14 73 Nicole Woysch GER 10:03:07 10:28:08 01:00:23 05:14:32 03:43:13 134
15 65 Rachel Jastrebsky USA 10:06:46 10:37:30 01:03:35 05:20:01 03:38:10 146
16 72 Tami Ritchie USA 10:22:22 10:53:03 00:53:59 05:35:16 03:48:08 156
17 64 Alyssa Godesky USA 10:23:05 10:55:31 01:06:16 05:26:47 03:45:03 158
18 62 Federica Frontini URU 10:30:06 10:56:53 01:10:50 05:22:38 03:51:38 159
19 67 Leslie Lamacchia USA 10:31:15 10:59:45 01:09:53 05:32:03 03:44:20 162
20 71 Carla Moreno BRA 10:34:22 10:54:25 00:57:04 05:53:49 03:38:28 (157)
21 63 Sharon Gallant CAN 10:43:02 11:23:28 01:06:18 05:42:11 03:49:34 (167)
58 Dee Atkins USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
59 Michelle Bozarth USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

The race favorites are three athletes that have started in Kona – but with very different results. Ben finished second (and if he starts will probably be focused on validating), Andrew had a DNF (and will be looking to deliver a good result) and TO had a frustrating 3:52 marathon (he might do Arizona instead of Florida). If all of them are not in great shape for Florida, then the race will be hotly contested between three other solid IM racers:

  • Ben Hoffman: 31% (2-1)
  • Andrew Starykowicz: 24% (3-1)
  • Timothy O’Donnell: 20% (4-1)
  • Maxim Kriat: 9% (10-1)
  • Tom Lowe: 7% (13-1)
  • Pedro Gomes: 6% (14-1)

Female Race Participants

As for the men, the top contenders have started in Kona: Yvonne had a DNF, and Leanda finished 18th – both will be looking for a good Florida result:

  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 64% (1-1)
  • Leanda Cave: 23% (3-1)
  • Ashley Clifford: 4% (23-1)
  • Tamara Kozulina: 4% (26-1)
  • Jessie Donavan: 4% (27-1)

Ironman World Championships Kona 2014 – Analyzing Results

October 12, 2014 by · 2 Comments
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Thanks to the support of VeloDynamics, I was again be able to offer my “Live Predictions” during the race. The page is still up at http://kona.trirating.com, and is probably the easiest way to look at the actual splits with capabilities for sorting the data. Please check it out!

I will likely analyze the race in more detail in future posts, today I just want to put up my base analysis looking at how fast (or slow?) Kona was in 2014, and how each of the athletes performed relative to their previous results.

Race Conditions

Even if this year’s race was a bit slower than last year (adjustments 2014: 1:11 vs. 2013: 3:53), it was still a relatively quick race for Kona (course rating -3:42). The swim and bike were typically slow for Kona, but conditions on the run appeared to be quite good. It sounded to me that athletes had to respect the tough Kona conditions – and there were some big explosions for those who didn’t or couldn’t: In addition to the DNFs, there were six athletes that were more than an hour slower than expected.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Sebastian Kienle GER 00:54:38 04:20:46 02:54:36 08:14:18 -08:46
2 Ben Hoffman USA 00:51:20 04:32:20 02:51:25 08:19:23 -17:40
3 Jan Frodeno GER 00:50:56 04:37:19 02:47:46 08:20:32 -22:44
4 Andy Potts USA 00:50:56 04:36:56 02:48:18 08:21:38 -10:31
5 Cyril Viennot FRA 00:54:32 04:31:18 02:51:55 08:22:19 -17:13
6 Nils Frommhold GER 00:51:14 04:34:11 02:52:45 08:22:29 -00:47
7 Tim Van Berkel AUS 00:51:21 04:36:45 02:50:53 08:23:26 -20:22
8 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 00:51:03 04:32:17 02:56:21 08:24:11 00:05
9 Bart Aernouts BEL 00:55:43 04:37:47 02:50:12 08:28:28 -01:02
10 Romain Guillaume FRA 00:51:08 04:34:23 02:59:58 08:30:15 -22:35
11 Maik Twelsiek GER 00:54:38 04:24:03 03:07:20 08:31:06 -10:07
12 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 00:55:39 04:38:09 02:54:54 08:33:35 04:26
13 Craig Alexander AUS 00:51:50 04:41:39 02:58:58 08:36:25 14:18
14 Paul Matthews AUS 00:51:08 04:38:43 03:03:09 08:37:17 14:17
15 Luke McKenzie AUS 00:54:36 04:36:44 03:02:12 08:38:12 -03:21
16 Michael Weiss AUT 01:00:52 04:33:55 02:58:35 08:38:27 06:25
17 Ivan Rana ESP 00:51:56 04:58:10 02:44:38 08:38:59 08:24
18 Jeremy Jurkiewicz FRA 00:51:49 04:50:27 02:53:06 08:39:46 01:18
19 Marko Albert EST 00:51:01 04:39:18 03:05:18 08:40:02 01:47
20 Boris Stein GER 01:01:52 04:36:43 02:57:54 08:40:42 -17:56
21 Timothy Reed AUS 00:51:25 04:38:21 03:10:07 08:44:45 -34:26
22 Marek Jaskolka POL 00:54:36 04:53:02 02:56:12 08:48:27 -11:06
23 Matthew Russell USA 01:00:52 04:39:17 03:04:06 08:49:03 -06:41
24 Kyle Buckingham ZAF 00:54:33 04:44:38 03:06:01 08:50:28 03:44
25 Igor Amorelli BRA 00:51:00 04:41:26 03:15:47 08:52:37 11:07
26 Justin Daerr USA 00:57:32 04:50:25 03:01:58 08:54:01 09:10
27 Joe Gambles AUS 00:52:04 04:51:55 03:05:45 08:55:15 21:33
28 Christian Brader GER 01:02:28 04:59:30 02:50:38 08:57:56 -01:27
29 Harry Wiltshire GBR 00:51:19 04:58:57 03:05:36 09:00:00 -12:48
30 Paul Ambrose GBR 00:52:15 04:50:29 03:15:43 09:02:58 12:35
31 Filip Ospaly CZE 00:51:06 04:59:00 03:16:08 09:10:57 17:06
32 Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:51:04 04:37:02 03:52:30 09:25:13 49:09
33 Daniel Fontana ITA 00:51:23 05:02:03 03:39:02 09:37:44 1:00:01
34 Marino Vanhoenacker BEL 00:55:31 04:24:59 04:31:02 09:55:19 1:31:37
35 Elliot Holtham CAN 00:55:36 05:17:39 03:51:07 10:10:59 1:04:22
36 Andreas Raelert GER 00:51:27 04:36:42 05:16:44 10:49:09 1:27:15
Daniel Halksworth GBR 00:51:05 04:37:06 DNF
Christian Kramer GER 00:51:11 04:41:23 DNF
TJ Tollakson USA 00:54:30 04:42:34 DNF
James Cunnama ZAF 00:54:37 04:47:04 DNF
Eneko Llanos ESP 00:52:14 04:50:27 DNF
Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:51:17 04:52:59 DNF
Richie Cunningham AUS 00:51:37 04:55:09 DNF
Chris McDonald AUS 01:00:52 04:46:29 DNF
Victor Del Corral ESP 01:06:14 04:55:34 DNF
David Plese SLO 00:55:41 05:06:59 DNF
Pete Jacobs AUS 00:51:05 09:58:40 DNF
Bevan Docherty NZL 00:51:20 DNF
Terenzo Bozzone NZL 00:51:24 DNF
Faris Al-Sultan GER 00:54:05 DNF
Tyler Butterfield BMU 00:54:35 DNF
Axel Zeebroek BEL 00:55:26 DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 01:00:14 05:05:48 02:50:26 09:00:55 -06:05
2 Daniela Ryf SUI 00:56:55 04:54:33 03:07:00 09:02:57 -26:44
3 Rachel Joyce GBR 00:56:47 04:56:49 03:06:27 09:04:23 -05:42
4 Jodie Swallow GBR 00:54:28 05:02:46 03:08:45 09:10:19 -15:06
5 Caroline Steffen SUI 00:56:53 05:02:03 03:08:43 09:12:43 00:50
6 Julia Gajer GER 01:00:17 05:06:13 03:04:39 09:16:58 -09:50
7 Elizabeth Lyles USA 01:00:19 05:10:15 03:03:24 09:18:11 -14:57
8 Gina Crawford NZL 00:55:04 05:17:30 03:01:49 09:19:21 -07:20
9 Mary Beth Ellis USA 00:54:56 05:00:04 03:21:24 09:20:46 00:54
10 Liz Blatchford GBR 00:54:59 05:13:30 03:10:16 09:23:34 02:45
11 Corinne Abraham GBR 01:06:26 05:11:45 03:02:47 09:25:04 -12:08
12 Linsey Corbin USA 01:06:19 05:15:21 02:58:58 09:25:38 02:30
13 Simone Braendli SUI 00:56:46 05:16:06 03:14:43 09:32:33 -03:42
14 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:56:49 05:12:12 03:20:24 09:34:14 04:37
15 Heather Wurtele CAN 01:00:11 05:03:43 03:25:09 09:34:18 01:06
16 Bree Wee USA 00:57:21 05:16:42 03:16:01 09:34:37 -13:58
17 Asa Lundstroem SWE 01:06:43 05:11:42 03:13:33 09:36:22 -12:42
18 Leanda Cave GBR 00:55:49 05:14:11 03:21:26 09:36:23 11:12
19 Kelly Williamson USA 01:00:09 05:33:50 03:03:03 09:41:18 06:05
20 Lisa Roberts USA 01:16:17 05:19:09 03:02:48 09:44:51 -02:52
21 Amber Ferreira USA 01:00:22 05:17:54 03:22:04 09:45:41 -12:55
22 Caitlin Snow USA 01:00:12 05:25:42 03:16:54 09:48:14 19:59
23 Amanda Stevens USA 00:54:25 05:15:57 03:34:26 09:49:40 05:06
24 Natascha Badmann SUI 01:06:39 05:12:08 03:25:06 09:50:37 19:51
25 Kristin Moeller GER 01:15:23 05:24:50 03:07:39 09:52:02 13:59
26 Melanie Burke NZL 01:20:31 05:09:22 03:19:03 09:54:04 -04:41
27 Beth Shutt USA 01:06:16 05:25:06 03:23:01 09:59:49 -03:18
28 Sofie Goos BEL 01:06:24 05:25:26 03:39:45 10:16:31 39:08
29 Jackie Arendt USA 01:00:15 05:33:41 03:40:48 10:20:54 24:25
30 Katja Konschak GER 00:57:09 05:39:08 03:59:28 10:42:55 40:23
31 Kim Schwabenbauer USA 01:11:38 05:32:17 04:29:38 11:19:18 1:33:57
32 Lucy Gossage GBR 01:06:36 05:17:55 05:02:44 11:32:12 1:55:01
Meredith Kessler USA 00:54:29 05:11:04 DNF
Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 01:06:33 05:05:17 DNF
Catriona Morrison GBR 01:00:11 05:19:19 DNF
Sara Gross CAN 01:00:20 05:29:50 DNF

Interview with Filip Ospaly for Kona 2014

October 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Filip Haugesund

Filip has had a great career racing Olympic distance (participating three times in the Olypmics and winning a number of World Cup races) and had also great results in 70.3s (2nd place in the 2010 World Championships) . He finished his first IM, Florida 2013, with a time of 7:58 in third place. He had some more good results in European of 70.3s, then secured his Kona slot by finishing fourth in Switzerland. As is typical for athletes coming up from the shorter distances, his swim in great and should easily place him in the front pack. Evidenced by his fast time in Florida, he has the engine for fast bike and run times over the longer distance, but it is a bit doubtful what he will be able to do in the tough condition and deep field in Kona. He certainly has a potential similar to Ivan Rana (who finished 6th in hist first appearance in Kona), but it remains to be seen if he will be able to perform in a hot race such as Kona.

Thorsten: How was your season so far?

Filip: Up and down. The first half I didn’t race because of two meniscus arthroscopies (left in mid April, right at the end of May).Then it went up with victories in Haugesund (Ironman 70.3),  Opava (Czech Cup race) and 4th place in Zurich (Ironman) – all races in July. And then down again at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant.

T: What makes Kona special for you?

F: Kona is just another course. I don’t think it’s particularly beautiful, there are nicer ones. But with the climate and the strength of the field, it is certainly the hardest race. It is the World Championships. All the athletes will have prepared for this race very well and want to deliver their best performances. The 55 best athletes will be on the start line … 10 can win and another 20 can be on the podium …

T: Are you doing anything special in your Kona prep?

F: This will be my first time to race in Kona. The one big change is that I will be on the Big Island from early September. There are no changes to the  training compared to what I’ve done in the past.

T: What are your goals for the race?

F: One of my sponsors (Mr. Zdenek Kepak) has given me my goals for this race – to improve the Czech records on this course (Pete Vabrousek holds it for the best place with a 19th in 2002 and Martin Matula for the fastest time with a 8:48:50 from 2006). So this is my goal and I think it is realistic.

T: Any sponsor mentions you’d like to get in?

F: I want to thank all my sponsor for their support: EKOL, Equinox, eMMe, Cannondale, Czech Tri Series, FORD and others. For this race special thanks to Mr. Zdenek Kepak, who made it possible for me to stay on the Big Island for more than a month with my wife and our children!

Ironman Barcelona 2014 – Analyzing Results

October 6, 2014 by · 1 Comment
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Race Conditions

Conditions on race day were similar to what we have seen for Challenge Barcelona in the last years: A slow, non-wetsuit swim followed by a very fast bike and still quick run, leading to very fast times – in fact both course records were broken. The race adjustment was 35:41 which was still slightly slower than last year.

Male Race Results

The race was very close on the run: Bike leader Konstantin Bachor was run down by two Spaniards who fought for the win almost until the finish chute. In the end, Clemente Alonso McKernan was slightly ahead of Miquel Blanchard Tinto (both running 2:46 marathons), while Konstantin held on for third.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 00:49:22 04:25:31 02:46:14 08:04:13 02:04
2 Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 00:49:36 04:25:41 02:46:37 08:04:38 -19:22
3 Konstantin Bachor GER 00:49:40 04:19:40 02:57:49 08:09:42 -05:29
4 Alberto Casadei ITA 00:49:29 04:25:52 02:52:48 08:10:49 -29:07
5 Bas Diederen NED 00:49:35 04:25:48 02:53:22 08:11:26 -01:33
6 Joe Skipper GBR 00:56:29 04:32:49 02:47:32 08:20:39 -05:13
7 Jarmo Hast FIN 00:53:29 04:35:14 02:52:19 08:23:49 03:03
8 Gudmund Snilstveit NOR 00:56:28 04:32:07 02:54:59 08:26:20 -15:43
9 Anton Blokhin UKR 00:51:24 04:35:46 02:56:49 08:26:50 -00:22
10 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:49:44 04:38:33 03:00:45 08:32:15 -00:19
11 Mauro Baertsch SUI 00:56:15 04:31:52 03:03:31 08:34:47 -40:18
12 Ouilleres Gwenael FRA 00:53:39 04:34:47 03:04:14 08:35:36 n/a
13 Markus Thomschke GER 00:55:27 04:32:55 03:07:48 08:39:14 09:13
14 Mark Oude Bennink NED 00:49:31 04:32:05 03:15:11 08:39:32 -12:37
15 Andreas Niedrig GER 00:49:35 04:25:34 03:24:06 08:42:10 -08:44
16 Christophe Bastie FRA 00:56:33 04:31:22 03:27:35 08:58:38 32:20
17 Luca De Paolis ITA 01:04:03 04:45:36 03:06:02 08:59:12 -24:32
18 Mike Schifferle SUI 01:02:49 04:39:10 03:17:17 09:02:31 27:59
19 Enric Gussinyer ESP 00:52:38 04:38:22 03:27:22 09:02:39 -00:02
20 Roman Deisenhofer GER 00:55:14 04:33:18 03:34:45 09:06:00 n/a
21 Hendrik-Jan Verhaegen BEL 00:58:59 04:45:01 03:23:45 09:11:01 12:59
22 Kent Horner ZAF 00:49:33 04:39:11 03:45:04 09:16:29 30:27
23 Alejandro Jimenez valverde ESP 01:01:11 04:41:02 03:31:30 09:19:18 02:18
24 Eduardo Crooke Gonzalez de Aguilar ESP 00:56:21 05:01:14 03:21:29 09:23:14 n/a
25 Sergio Gamazo Fernandez ESP 01:08:29 04:42:19 03:29:12 09:25:00 n/a
26 Steve Clark GBR 01:03:49 04:47:55 03:42:25 09:37:48 25:33
27 Petr Vabrousek CZE 00:56:35 04:56:05 03:53:43 09:50:08 1:28:17
28 Maksim Kalinin RUS 01:14:41 05:06:03 03:33:31 09:58:16 -37:06
29 Marek Nemcik SVK 01:18:20 05:11:28 05:19:42 11:56:04 35:52
Matic Modic SLO 00:56:28 04:25:27 DNF
Georg Swoboda AUT 00:58:17 04:28:24 DNF
Herve Banti MCO 00:52:47 04:35:34 DNF
Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 00:53:33 04:41:38 DNF
Remmert Wielinga NED 01:13:28 04:29:03 DNF
Nicholas Ward Munoz GBR 00:56:30 04:48:13 DNF
Christian Nilsson NOR 01:08:46 05:01:56 DNF
Horst Reichel GER 00:49:32 DNF
Gergö Molnar HUN 00:52:42 DNF
Domenico Passuello ITA 00:55:20 DNF
Graeme Stewart GBR 00:55:41 DNF
Jose Luis Rakos ARG 00:56:15 DNF
Dejan Patrcevic CRO 00:56:18 DNF
Sergio Marques POR 00:56:22 DNF
Nicolas Pizzol FRA 00:56:25 DNF
Simon Billeau FRA 00:56:38 DNF
Jens Kaiser GER 00:59:05 DNF
Darren Jenkins AUS 01:08:59 DNF

Female Race Results

After some Ironman races where she struggled and DNF’d, Eva Wutti managed to win another race in sub-9h time. After a slow swim, she posted the fastest bike and run times and won my more than 9 minutes in front of Camilla Pedersen, also going sub-9. Susie Hignett had a great first IM race, finishing just over 9 hours in third place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Eva Wutti AUT 01:00:42 04:41:30 03:04:02 08:49:21 -17:39
2 Camilla Pedersen DEN 00:53:35 04:49:13 03:13:02 08:58:46 -07:04
3 Susie Hignett GBR 00:58:43 04:52:10 03:09:19 09:03:32 n/a
4 Regula Rohrbach SUI 00:58:53 04:42:51 03:22:18 09:07:54 -18:17
5 Elisabeth Gruber AUT 01:02:45 04:56:28 03:13:10 09:15:35 -11:03
6 Camilla Lindholm SWE 01:12:36 04:43:04 03:20:29 09:19:37 -08:26
7 Evi Neuscheler GER 01:06:10 04:49:02 03:23:35 09:22:34 -15:16
8 Darbi Roberts USA 00:54:56 04:55:39 03:29:24 09:23:39 n/a
9 Kathrin Walther GER 01:02:37 04:53:11 03:25:28 09:25:22 -45:55
10 Monique Grossrieder SUI 01:06:18 05:00:08 03:17:00 09:27:11 -17:11
11 Lena Holmgren SWE 01:11:01 05:04:05 03:10:06 09:28:57 -34:18
12 Katharina Grohmann GER 01:14:42 04:57:19 03:13:11 09:28:59 -18:27
13 Nina Pekerman ISR 01:02:39 04:56:45 03:25:34 09:29:09 -18:47
14 Eleanor Haresign GBR 01:02:40 04:52:19 03:32:40 09:31:11 -39:14
15 Joanna Carritt GBR 01:06:15 05:03:12 03:18:21 09:31:25 -14:00
16 Emma Graaf SWE 01:02:42 05:00:44 03:31:05 09:37:57 -17:58
17 Kristin Lie NOR 01:13:58 05:01:35 03:37:30 09:56:35 12:47
18 Rahel Bellinga NED 01:05:39 05:00:02 04:14:56 10:25:15 15:13
Line Foss NOR 01:26:28 04:54:03 DNF
Anna Rovira Garrido ESP 01:16:40 05:04:58 DNF
Daniela Saemmler GER 00:58:47 DNF
Carolin Lehrieder GER 01:02:42 DNF
Vanessa Pereira POR 01:10:31 DNF

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