Challenge Almere 2015 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions this year were faster than about 10 minutes compared to last year, especially on the bike. While there was wind and rain in 2013 and 2014, the weather was calm and sunny this year.

Course Rating

Race Adjustments for Challenge Almere

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Athletes Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2013 05:20 00:19 01:43 03:49 16 05:20 00:19 01:43 03:49
2014 07:16 02:43 04:54 00:36 22 06:18 01:31 03:18 02:12
2015 18:32 00:26 14:28 04:44 21 10:23 01:09 07:02 03:03

Male Race Results

Markus Fachbach successfully defended his title from last year by posting a time that was 16 minutes quicker and a course record for the Challenge years.

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He was joined on the podium by Dutch athletes Mark Oude Benin and Erik-Simon Strijk.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Markus Fachbach GER 00:48:56 04:25:18 02:54:01 08:12:24 -09:47
2 Mark Oude Bennink NED 00:48:47 04:25:32 02:59:29 08:18:14 -18:07
3 Erik-Simon Strijk NED 00:51:37 04:26:45 02:59:14 08:22:29 -14:17
4 Dirk Wijnalda NED 00:55:14 04:32:31 02:54:02 08:25:39 -17:21
5 Gerrit Schellens BEL 00:53:54 04:44:17 02:49:38 08:32:57 02:07
6 Diederik Scheltinga NED 00:51:36 04:34:49 03:03:30 08:35:40 -1:22:44
7 Jacob Veenstra NED 00:56:15 04:29:48 03:06:16 08:37:08 -37:39
8 Jens Kaiser GER 00:55:10 04:34:28 03:03:51 08:38:11 -05:23
9 Thijs Koelen NED 00:54:12 04:34:37 03:07:53 08:41:26 -06:09
10 Olivier Godart LUX 00:54:09 04:45:27 03:00:39 08:45:10 n/a
11 Tjardo Visser NED 00:51:32 04:54:34 03:02:23 08:52:39 n/a
12 AJ Baucco USA 00:51:33 04:48:14 03:08:41 08:52:59 11:48
13 Eddy Lamers NED 00:51:39 04:35:50 03:19:41 08:53:30 -35:49
14 Dirk Baelus BEL 00:55:20 04:49:35 03:08:19 08:58:41 n/a
15 Jens Groenbek DEN 00:55:06 04:45:04 03:16:30 09:00:45 23:03
16 Guido Kwakkel NED 00:54:06 04:44:32 03:18:52 09:01:48 n/a
17 Thomas Naasz NED 00:55:23 04:54:49 03:14:52 09:10:15 09:44
18 Marijn De Jonge NED 00:54:13 04:51:54 03:21:38 09:13:31 n/a
19 Juanma Cardenas ESP 01:08:07 05:01:44 03:06:30 09:21:57 n/a
20 Ricardo Scholten NED 01:01:19 04:58:38 03:15:46 09:22:39 n/a
21 Ben Van Oeveren NED 01:02:53 04:56:48 03:20:38 09:26:43 n/a
22 Henk-Jan Dolsma NED 00:51:42 04:52:42 03:43:01 09:32:15 n/a
23 Attila Szabo HUN 00:48:52 05:10:31 03:26:57 09:33:24 n/a
24 Tjerk Tjallema NED 00:51:33 05:15:39 03:21:38 09:33:46 n/a
  Roeland Smits NED 00:54:09 04:26:55   DNF  
  Bob Martens NED 00:54:30 05:00:59   DNF  
  Peter Res NED 01:03:08 04:53:53   DNF  
  Maarten Peters NED 00:55:17 05:05:02   DNF  
  Remy Vasseur NED 00:54:01     DNF  
  Dominic Rohan-Gates GBR 01:10:17     DNF  

Female Race Results

The women’s race saw a lot of position changes on the bike and run, and Kathrin Walther had to fight until the last kilometer for the win:

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Irene Kinnegim had the fastest marathon of the day and came within a minute to Kathrin but ran out of real estate at the end. Camille Deligny lead on the bike and early in the run, she finished third in her Ironman-distance debut.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Kathrin Walther GER 00:59:12 04:56:48 03:23:23 09:26:11 -28:48
2 Irene Kinnegim NED 01:04:48 05:04:35 03:11:02 09:27:27 -26:45
3 Camille Deligny FRA 01:01:54 04:55:03 03:27:31 09:29:52 n/a
4 Beate Goertz GER 01:04:27 04:59:11 03:28:15 09:37:07 09:17
5 Julia Bohn GER 01:01:58 05:10:01 03:18:41 09:37:41 -17:48
6 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:10:34 05:05:03 03:18:41 09:39:34 -11:25
7 Carla Van Rooijen NED 01:14:36 05:06:52 03:24:20 09:50:55 -02:32
8 Grada Boschker NED 01:05:40 05:05:20 03:41:58 10:00:38 n/a
9 Celia Kuch GER 01:02:23 05:13:41 03:38:24 10:01:13 09:44
10 Lena Holmgren SWE 01:04:13 05:24:37 03:30:19 10:05:40 24:40
11 Linda Van Bemmel NED 00:57:04 05:13:04 03:50:23 10:07:14 n/a
12 Nina Bakker NED 01:13:33 05:48:49 03:22:45 10:32:14 n/a
  Brooke Brown CAN 01:02:27 05:07:00   DNF  

Photos by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon

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