Challenge Penticton 2014 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Challenge Penticton is held on the same course as the old Ironman Canada (before that moved to Whistler). Nonetheless, the results have been a bit quicker for the Challenge race – I’m not sure why. The race adjustment of 14:16 is consistent with what we’ve seen last year (course rating of 14:07) while for IM Canada the course rating was between 4 and 6 minutes. As usual, the lake swim was pretty slow (-4:48, about as slow as the swim in Kona) while the bike and run were faster.

Male Race Results

Jeff Symonds defended his title from last year without too much drama: His bike was good enough to be in the lead, so a 2:50 marathon (slow for him) was enough to win by more than 20 minutes. Chris Bagg and Simon Cochrane completed the podium.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Jeff Symonds CAN 00:53:39 04:39:28 02:50:36 08:26:58 04:40
2 Christopher Bagg USA 00:58:59 04:42:47 03:01:42 08:47:01 -35:59
3 Simon Cochrane NZL 00:56:57 04:52:49 02:57:00 08:50:05 -05:52
4 Andrew Russell CAN 00:53:41 04:50:28 03:04:53 08:52:11 00:57
5 Sean Bechtel CAN 00:53:40 04:47:05 03:11:18 08:55:30 06:14
6 Nathan Champness CAN 01:01:15 04:38:01 03:16:03 08:59:31 -22:45
7 Scott Defilippis USA 01:01:16 05:02:04 03:00:23 09:07:26 17:21
8 Nathan Killam CAN 01:01:11 04:53:05 03:10:25 09:08:16 -08:48
9 Douglas MacLean USA 01:02:07 05:01:35 03:02:46 09:11:24 04:34
10 Adam O’Meara CAN 00:59:11 05:03:35 03:12:28 09:21:43 11:08
11 Chris Young CAN 01:10:17 04:55:54 03:29:24 09:39:37 -44:01
12 Matt Lawrence 01:01:14 04:51:36 03:48:07 09:45:05 n/a
13 Matthew Sheeks USA 01:11:23 05:06:07 03:30:19 09:51:56 55:07
14 Elmar Heger GER 00:59:14 05:01:36 04:08:01 10:13:59 -11:25
Josh Seifarth CAN 00:53:32 05:10:34 DNF
Rick Floyd USA 00:59:09 05:30:15 DNF

Female Race Results

After having to DNF in Boulder, Carrie Lester managed to win in Penticton – similar to Jeff with the best run time and by more than 20 minutes! Mackenzie Madison and Jen Annett finished second and third.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Carrie Lester AUS 00:59:52 05:09:31 03:13:59 09:27:24 -01:40
2 Mackenzie Madison USA 01:02:10 05:16:24 03:24:55 09:47:49 12:15
3 Jen Annett CAN 01:11:11 05:10:00 03:23:53 09:48:58 -21:39
4 Christine Fletcher CAN 01:02:15 05:21:16 03:24:51 09:52:40 -10:02
5 Jennifer Luebke USA 01:01:14 05:20:49 03:32:26 09:58:51 -27:25
6 Trish Deim USA 01:11:34 05:22:48 03:28:28 10:06:57 -02:38
7 Natasha Van der Merwe USA 01:02:09 05:24:07 03:40:55 10:11:10 -04:46
8 Alyssa Godesky USA 01:06:35 05:32:45 03:37:51 10:21:50 -06:48
9 Cathleen Knutson USA 01:15:21 05:31:37 03:36:15 10:27:17 -09:10
10 Jana Candrova CZE 01:15:40 05:49:36 03:49:46 10:59:33 52:54
Karen Thibodeau CAN 00:59:03 DNF
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