Ironman Arizona 2014 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

During the race, there were a lot of mentions of windy conditions. Looking at the numbers, this year’s race was the slowest in Arizona since they moved to the fall time slot in 2008. With an adjustment of 16:31, it was still a very quick race, and it seems that the conditions didn’t affect the front of the race too much.

Male Race Results

Brent McMahon already had a number of great 70.3 results, but this weekend he moved up in distance and was able to deliver a stunning Ironman debut race. He was the third athlete ever with a sub-8 debut (the others are Filip Osapaly and Sebastian Kienle) and the fastest IM debut ever. He won the race in a new course record of 7:55, including a 2:43 marathon. Jordan Rapp rode a new bike course record and followed it up with a 2:54 marathon. His 8:03 finish was his fastest time in Arizona – but even that was only good enough for third: Clemente Alonso ran a 2:47 and took second place. Maik Twelsiek was also close to the front for most of the day and held on for a fourth place followed by Tim O’Donnell in fifth.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Brent McMahon CAN 00:47:25 04:21:24 02:43:29 07:55:48 n/a
2 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 00:48:05 04:20:44 02:47:30 08:00:42 -19:05
3 Jordan Rapp USA 00:51:13 04:14:03 02:54:08 08:03:14 -13:50
4 Maik Twelsiek GER 00:51:05 04:15:25 02:57:16 08:07:59 -18:22
5 Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:48:07 04:26:03 02:53:01 08:11:00 -22:17
6 Viktor Zyemtsev USA 00:51:00 04:30:38 02:52:42 08:18:16 -08:27
7 Marc Duelsen GER 00:55:10 04:24:48 02:55:01 08:18:39 -28:55
8 Jonathan Shearon USA 00:53:10 04:25:17 02:57:52 08:20:28 -40:09
9 David Kahn USA 00:47:18 04:30:22 03:00:34 08:22:06 n/a
10 Paul Matthews AUS 00:48:08 04:37:08 03:01:08 08:29:52 19:43
11 Nicholas Ward Munoz GBR 00:57:01 04:36:29 02:55:54 08:33:43 -19:14
12 Edo Van der Meer NED 00:48:09 04:35:32 03:10:19 08:37:52 -45:03
13 Christophe Bastie FRA 00:55:21 04:25:59 03:12:55 08:38:25 -05:08
14 Joe Umphenour USA 00:48:03 04:41:27 03:12:03 08:46:24 -00:14
15 Stephan Vuckovic GER 00:51:02 04:42:29 03:17:21 08:54:48 23:07
16 Ryan Rau USA 01:01:05 04:49:09 03:04:33 08:59:08 -14:52
17 Jesse Vondracek USA 00:55:26 04:59:26 03:05:35 09:04:08 -23:01
18 Jared Milam USA 00:55:23 04:54:08 03:09:46 09:04:22 -06:02
19 Patrick Bless GER 00:59:09 05:01:59 03:14:37 09:21:22 20:41
20 Patrick Wheeler USA 00:55:14 05:13:27 03:08:40 09:22:36 10:00
21 Michael Ruenz GER 00:59:23 04:44:45 03:37:08 09:26:23 45:42
22 Oliver Simon GBR 00:49:53 04:43:29 03:50:49 09:28:21 06:16
23 Dantley Young USA 01:07:02 05:05:43 03:16:37 09:36:58 -24:11
24 Botond Racz HUN 01:01:17 05:07:52 03:28:21 09:44:15 n/a
25 Patrick Schuster USA 01:04:27 04:53:18 03:43:28 09:45:46 26:39
26 Steven Zawaski USA 00:55:02 04:43:58 04:05:39 09:49:26 42:58
27 Richard Wygand BRA 01:06:49 05:03:06 03:35:06 09:51:05 -37:50
28 Vincent Depuiset FRA 01:14:32 05:04:43 03:33:09 09:57:36 -02:09
29 Horst Reichel GER 00:49:56 04:38:32 05:02:23 10:37:41 1:01:19
30 Eric Reid USA 01:01:22 04:59:02 04:48:59 10:54:01 n/a
31 Randy Arriola USA 01:11:59 05:50:00 04:16:52 11:24:26 n/a
32 Marek Nemcik SVK 01:16:15 05:59:50 05:18:30 12:42:18 54:12
Markus Fachbach GER 00:51:08 04:22:41 DNF
Matthew Russell USA 01:02:38 04:20:57 DNF
Derek Garcia USA 00:55:15 04:29:43 DNF
Chad Holderbaum USA 00:55:12 04:44:40 DNF
Anthony Toth CAN 00:59:12 04:54:39 DNF
Kyle Buckingham ZAF 00:53:08 DNF
Pedro Gomes POR 00:54:18 DNF
Jim Lamastra USA 00:55:12 DNF
Thomas Gerlach USA 00:55:25 DNF
Scott Defilippis USA 00:55:28 DNF
Devon Palmer USA 00:55:32 DNF
Lewis Elliot USA 00:55:39 DNF
Dominic Rohan-Gates GBR 01:05:39 DNF

Female Race Results

Once the swim was underway, there was never a doubt that Meredith Kessler would be the winner. Leading after the swim, she posted the second fastest bike and run times to win in 8:50. Lisa Huetthaler was second, while Heather Jackson finished third in her Ironman Pro debut.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Meredith Kessler USA 00:50:22 04:48:06 03:07:56 08:50:41 -27:18
2 Lisa Huetthaler AUT 00:59:05 04:50:17 03:05:48 08:58:46 -31:11
3 Heather Jackson USA 00:58:57 04:47:07 03:18:51 09:08:57 n/a
4 Katy Blakemore USA 00:53:43 05:01:13 03:12:35 09:11:32 -29:03
5 Amanda Stevens USA 00:52:00 04:57:55 03:20:26 09:15:32 -09:28
6 Mackenzie Madison USA 00:59:24 05:02:05 03:16:09 09:22:42 -23:37
7 Uli Bromme USA 01:04:18 04:58:27 03:16:23 09:23:37 -18:45
8 Laura Siddall GBR 00:59:49 05:07:53 03:19:56 09:32:49 n/a
9 Christina Jackson USA 00:53:26 05:01:26 03:36:34 09:35:32 -42:27
10 Carrie Lester AUS 00:53:30 05:24:59 03:17:16 09:40:19 15:45
11 Kathleen Calkins USA 00:59:02 05:08:48 03:38:47 09:50:51 14:51
12 Sarah Graves USA 01:13:24 05:16:48 03:20:34 09:55:54 -05:51
13 Carolin Lehrieder GER 00:59:52 05:22:55 03:30:42 09:57:40 -02:51
14 Sarah Jarvis USA 01:00:30 05:13:25 03:47:46 10:06:00 n/a
15 Olesya Prystayko UKR 01:04:02 05:24:27 03:38:21 10:11:09 05:21
16 Maggie Rusch USA 01:04:13 05:27:48 03:43:28 10:20:02 n/a
17 Jenni Plane USA 01:03:48 06:41:45 04:26:05 12:20:15 -21:44
Malaika Homo USA 00:55:53 05:15:02 DNF
Danielle Kehoe USA 01:00:37 05:26:43 DNF
Jacqui Gordon USA 01:00:47 05:28:33 DNF
Jessica Smith USA 00:56:49 05:47:44 DNF
Angela Kuehnlein GER 01:07:30 DNF
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