Challenge Roth 2014 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Even with the usual large number of sub-8 and sub-9 finishes, with an adjustment of 14:20 this year was a relatively slow race for the fast Roth standard (new course rating of 19:13).

Male Race Results

Timo Bracht fulfilled one of his dreams and won Roth. He had to work hard for it – after a great swim he rode with the second group and then hunted down long-time leader Nils Frommhold with a fantastic 2:44 run. Nils had a great day as well, and a 2:54 marathon after a 4:15 bike had him miss a sub-8 finish by seconds. Eneko Llanos finished third, he ran a solid sub-3 marathon without being really pushed. Joe Gambles had a great race with a strong run, James Cunnama struggled with stomach issues on the marathon (still sub-3), Dirk Bockel couldn’t quite deliver on the run, and Michael Rünz had a great first Ironman. So many great results, also opening up lots of interesting speculations for Kona.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Timo Bracht GER 00:48:58 04:19:59 02:44:32 07:56:00 -13:56
2 Nils Frommhold GER 00:48:39 04:15:16 02:54:03 08:00:39 -08:04
3 Eneko Llanos ESP 00:49:02 04:19:54 02:57:35 08:09:29 00:38
4 Joe Gambles AUS 00:48:47 04:23:05 02:55:36 08:10:10 -13:58
5 James Cunnama ZAF 00:49:03 04:20:16 02:59:49 08:11:44 -14:19
6 Dirk Bockel LUX 00:48:44 04:20:07 03:11:20 08:22:41 15:32
7 Michael Rünz GER 00:52:17 04:35:57 02:52:20 08:23:44 n/a
8 Andrej Vistica CRO 00:53:05 04:34:58 02:57:03 08:28:26 -12:07
9 Roeland Smits NED 00:52:47 04:36:46 02:56:50 08:29:20 -24:50
10 Luke McKenzie AUS 00:52:36 04:18:25 03:23:39 08:37:33 11:20
11 Michael Wetzel GER 00:57:01 04:38:48 03:00:15 08:39:01 -20:02
12 Dirk Wijnalda NED 00:55:58 04:35:59 03:06:38 08:41:29 -19:49
13 Sebastian Bleisteiner GER 00:52:22 04:42:51 03:09:38 08:48:22 n/a
14 Per Bittner GER 00:49:04 04:27:51 03:39:41 08:59:36 22:48
15 Joseph Spindler GER 00:59:51 04:33:54 03:32:12 09:08:55 14:37
16 Thomas Naasz NED 00:56:39 04:51:13 03:20:20 09:11:41 -02:09
17 Harri Sokk EST 00:57:14 04:37:48 03:33:52 09:12:54 -02:16
18 Andreas Niedrig GER 00:48:54 04:27:18 04:04:55 09:24:51 24:53
19 Pete Jacobs AUS 00:48:42 04:45:15 03:54:54 09:32:25 1:08:22
20 Nis Lind DEN 00:59:42 04:53:19 04:28:04 10:28:23 57:11

Female Race Results

The women’s race shaped up to be a trial run for Kona with the „Big Four“ in women’s Ironman racing going head-to-head. At the front, it was a repeat of Kona, with Mirinda Carfrae running down Rachel Joyce who finished second. Caroline Steffen is still looking for the perfect bike/run balance, she lost a bit of time to Rachel and Rinnie, and then had a solid 3:05 marathon – which is no longer good enough to win in a world class field. However, she seems to be focused on Kona, and we’ll see what she can deliver in October! Yvonne Van Vlerken is probably happy with fourth place. Her swim is not quite yet where it was before her shoulder injury, she posted the fastest bike and then lost a bit of time on the run – still finishing sub-9! As with Xena, I’m looking forward to what she can do in Kona. Julia Gajer posted another solid Roth race – but a time just over 9 hours was only good for 5th place. She struggled a bit on the bike, but then posted the second fastest marathon time – just wait till she has a race with a good bike (such as Texas) and a good run (such as Roth)! 

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 00:55:24 04:46:48 02:53:27 08:38:53 -18:04
2 Rachel Joyce GBR 00:52:43 04:43:11 03:03:21 08:42:25 -16:17
3 Caroline Steffen SUI 00:52:08 04:48:14 03:05:05 08:48:42 -10:10
4 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:59:24 04:42:17 03:14:40 08:59:36 -00:21
5 Julia Gajer GER 00:52:26 05:03:05 03:02:08 09:00:50 -06:23
6 Diana Riesler GER 00:59:06 04:43:02 03:27:58 09:13:16 -12:30
7 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:52:10 04:56:47 03:21:43 09:13:23 -05:34
8 Simone Maier GER 01:02:35 05:00:57 03:23:17 09:31:24 -08:16
9 Daniela Saemmler GER 00:55:38 05:01:14 03:37:31 09:37:46 18:49
10 Ana Casares ESP 01:11:00 05:04:46 03:21:01 09:41:14 -16:42
11 Joyce Wolfe IRL 01:00:05 05:18:28 03:24:30 09:47:03 01:55
12 Lina-kristin Schink GER 01:10:31 05:17:22 03:32:07 10:03:44 n/a
13 Tracy Douglas AUS 01:06:19 05:14:50 03:42:35 10:07:33 10:46
14 Heleen Bij De Vaate NED 01:06:22 05:00:20 04:00:48 10:10:50 32:43
15 Yvette Grice GBR 00:55:37 05:26:50 04:11:27 10:38:28 51:41
16 Sirlet Viilas EST 01:06:26 05:49:29 03:55:52 10:56:03 n/a
17 Ann Ciaverella USA 01:06:31 05:54:02 04:49:32 11:54:53 1:29:01
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