Challenge Wanaka 2017 (Feb 18th) – Seeding

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Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2007 Luke Dragstra (CAN) 08:54:17 Belinda Granger (AUS) 09:38:26
2008 Marc Pschebizin (GER) 08:47:49 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:33:46
2009 Chris McDonald (AUS) 08:37:41 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:28:27
2010 Richard Ussher (NZL) 08:34:41 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:28:57
2011 Jamie Whyte (NZL) 09:03:53 Belinda Granger (AUS) 10:26:17
2012 Aaron Farlow (AUS) 08:41:53 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:44:06
2013 Dylan McNeice (NZL) 08:51:18 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:24:31
2014 Dylan McNeice (NZL) 08:38:48 Candice Hammond (NZL) 09:33:54
2015 Dylan McNeice (NZL) 08:37:14 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:31:51
2016 Dougal Allan (NZL) 08:31:53 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 09:26:50

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Dougal Allan NZL 00:54:39 04:36:06 02:57:23 08:31:53
2 Maik Twelsiek GER 00:48:44 04:37:57 03:09:55 08:40:48
3 Matthew Russell USA 00:54:30 04:48:55 02:54:29 08:42:53

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:54:32 05:15:53 03:12:01 09:26:50
2 Laura Siddall GBR 00:54:31 05:12:29 03:19:05 09:30:19
3 Julia Grant NZL 00:58:39 06:03:13 03:32:45 10:39:42

Meredith Hill was third across the line with a time of 10:34, but racing as an Amateur.

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:31:53 Dougal Allan 2016-02-20
Swim overall 00:45:32 Dylan McNeice 2015-02-22
Bike overall 04:30:51 Dougal Allan 2015-02-22
Run overall 02:48:04 Marc Pschebizin 2008-01-19
Total female 09:24:31 Gina Crawford 2013-01-19
Swim female 00:50:01 Gina Crawford 2008-01-19
Bike female 05:08:30 Gina Crawford 2013-01-19
Run female 03:08:59 Rebekah Keat 2010-01-16

Dylan has posted a faster swim time in 2016 (43:30), but the swim course was a bit shortened due to the wind moving the buoys.

Course Rating

The Course Rating for Challenge Wanaka is – 05:53.

Race Adjustments for Challenge Wanaka

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2007 03:50 00:42 -06:30 04:29 7 03:50 00:42 -06:30 04:29
2008 00:37 01:11 -09:42 01:33 16 of 17 02:13 00:56 -08:06 03:01
2009 04:38 -03:36 -01:31 03:57 12 of 13 03:02 -00:35 -05:55 03:20
2010 00:17 -01:47 -01:12 02:41 15 02:20 -00:53 -04:44 03:10
2011 -26:34 -02:44 -22:30 -03:42 15 -03:26 -01:15 -08:17 01:48
2012 -08:53 -01:11 -07:26 -03:22 19 -04:21 -01:14 -08:09 00:56
2013 -05:24 -05:42 -09:01 01:27 15 -04:30 -01:52 -08:16 01:00
2014 -03:40 -01:02 -03:28 00:36 10 of 18 -04:24 -01:46 -07:40 00:57
2015 -11:45 00:23 -04:29 -07:23 23 of 27 -05:13 -01:32 -07:19 00:02
2016 -11:56 01:43 -12:36 -01:21 15 of 23 -05:53 -01:12 -07:51 -00:06

Prize Money

Challenge Wanaka has a total prize purse of 70.000 NZD.

Male Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 1 Dougal Allan NZL 08:32:22 08:36:44 00:59:24 04:31:45 02:56:13 76% +11% -13% (7) 50
2 3 Luke McKenzie AUS 08:38:01 08:36:05 00:49:01 04:36:59 03:07:01 66% +21% -13% (27) 45
3 5 Courtney Ogden AUS 08:47:20 08:43:42 00:51:34 04:51:52 02:58:53 67% +1% -31% (21) 74
4 2 Per Bittner GER 08:49:27 08:41:55 00:50:27 04:49:56 03:04:03 57% +11% -32% (20) 71
5 4 Luke Bell AUS 08:52:40 08:55:25 00:48:22 04:50:38 03:08:40 16% +3% -80% (32) 110
6 10 Simon Cochrane NZL 08:57:52 09:09:00 00:51:10 04:56:30 03:05:12 56% +24% -19% (17) 163
7 11 Bryan Rhodes NZL 09:07:36 09:17:39 00:48:08 04:54:53 03:19:35 22% +0% -78% (27) (187)
8 9 Allister Caird AUS 09:29:19 09:53:56 00:57:10 05:06:39 03:20:30 21% +0% -79% (4) (265)
6 Mike Phillips NZL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
12 Nathan Miller AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female Race Participants

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 50 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 09:23:37 09:16:20 00:58:23 05:08:08 03:12:06 77% +0% -23% (28) 6
2 51 Laura Siddall GBR 09:28:31 09:37:36 00:57:49 05:08:43 03:16:59 46% +44% -10% (8) 40
3 62 Emma Bilham SUI 09:39:06 09:44:46 00:55:12 05:21:39 03:17:14 64% +0% -36% (3) (52)
4 61 Julia Viellehner GER 09:53:15 09:58:39 01:02:25 05:36:41 03:09:10 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (76)
5 54 Simone Maier GER 09:55:02 10:01:31 01:06:09 05:25:48 03:18:05 65% +0% -35% (8) (81)
6 59 Michelle Gailey AUS 09:56:44 09:52:26 00:55:37 05:35:55 03:20:12 70% +0% -30% (10) (66)
7 55 Alyssa Godesky USA 10:10:54 10:15:06 01:01:09 05:38:54 03:25:50 52% +36% -13% (14) 105
8 56 Yvette Grice GBR 10:15:46 10:08:08 00:57:47 05:45:38 03:27:21 71% +20% -9% (24) 94
9 57 Tamsyn Hayes NZL 10:16:55 10:23:26 01:01:24 05:29:17 03:41:14 52% +7% -41% (12) 119
10 53 Julia Grant NZL 10:23:41 10:19:07 01:00:36 05:48:20 03:29:45 29% +0% -71% (6) 112
11 60 Jennifer Lentzke CAN 10:59:54 10:56:55 01:14:23 05:52:36 03:47:55 72% +0% -28% (4) (146)
52 Meredith Hill AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
58 Bonnie Van Wilgenburg GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

Last years’s winner (and course record holder) Douglas Allan is the statistical favorite for this year’s male race. After a disappointing result in Kona, Luke McKenzie will want to show his return to good form at Wanaka as a start to a better 2017 racing season. The field may be small, but on a a good day a lot of athletes could contend for the win.

  • Dougal Allan: 56% (1-1)
  • Luke McKenzie: 24% (3-1)
  • Per Bittner: 7% (13-1)
  • Courtney Ogden: 7% (14-1)
  • Simon Cochrane: 4% (27-1)
  • Luke Bell: 2% (40-1)

Female Race Participants

Yvonne Van Vlerken is the defending champion from 2016, she’s the clear front runner for this year as well. But last year she had to work hard to beat Laura Siddall who has been getting better and better since last year. Emma Bilham could be an interesting addition, she was second twice last summer at IM France and IM Switzerland but will need an excellent bike leg on the tough Wanaka course to be in contention:

  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 66% (1-1)
  • Laura Siddall: 22% (4-1)
  • Emma Bilham: 8% (12-1)
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