Ironman Australia 2017 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions in Port Macquarie seemed to be quite normal this year, the adjustment of of 8:37 was only a bit faster than the new course rating of 6:54, but it was still almost ten minutes quicker than the last two years.

Men’s winner David Dellow improved the course record set by Tim Reed only one year ago even if by just about one minute.

Male Race Results

As expected Clayton Fettell led the race into T2 – and similar to last year he was again run down by David Dellow and Tim Reed. This year David had the fastest run, his 2:47 marathon just missed the run course record set by Tim Berkel in 2012 by 21 seconds. Still, David won the race in a new course record and with a gap of more than seven minutes over Tim. Clayton hang on for this place, producing the same podium as last year just in a slightly different order.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 David Dellow AUS 00:49:13 04:34:31 02:47:41 08:15:36 -01:53 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Tim Reed AUS 00:49:11 04:34:33 02:54:42 08:22:43 01:44 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Clayton Fettell AUS 00:45:19 04:30:40 03:10:26 08:30:03 -04:24 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Michael Fox AUS 00:45:23 04:46:25 02:57:02 08:32:15 04:59 US$ 2,500 960
5 Chris McDonald AUS 00:50:22 04:44:27 02:57:21 08:35:54 00:29 US$ 1,500 720
6 Paul Ambrose AUS 00:49:08 04:43:25 03:10:42 08:47:03 13:10 US$ 1,000 540
7 Nathan Shearer AUS 00:55:28 05:11:17 03:15:43 09:26:24 n/a 405
8 Carl Read NZL 00:52:10 05:45:19 03:04:58 09:49:38 56:24 305
9 Daniel Brown AUS 01:03:39 05:43:49 03:51:59 10:47:52 -14:11 230
Nick Baldwin SEY 00:49:07 04:42:38 DNF

Female Race Results

Karen Thibodeau had the fastest swim, but it didn’t take long for Laura Siddall to take control of the race on the bike, building a lead of 17 minutes into T2. Laura also had the strongest run of the day, with a 3:13 marathon she won her first Ironman race. Second place went to Michelle Gailey, returning to racing after a break of two years. Jessica Mitchell had the best race relative to her previous results – she was more than twenty minutes quicker than expected and finished in third place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Laura Siddall GBR 00:56:34 05:03:14 03:13:05 09:16:39 -01:20 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Michelle Gailey AUS 00:55:43 05:21:57 03:21:53 09:44:16 -01:23 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Jessica Mitchell AUS 01:01:29 05:23:44 03:22:18 09:53:49 -23:42 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Karen Thibodeau CAN 00:52:25 05:32:56 03:44:48 10:14:46 32:44 US$ 2,500 960
5 Jessica Richards AUS 01:05:59 05:24:12 04:53:26 11:28:45 56:25 US$ 1,500 720

Kona Qualifying

Two athletes secured their Kona slots: Tim Reed (just needed a decent validation race after winner 70.3 World Champs) and Laura Siddall (already being close, and adding 2.000 points for the win was more than enough for a slot) can now plan for the summer and October racing.

David Dellow (now at 2.520 points) is still short of the projected cutoff of 3.500 points, but one more good result (maybe in Cairns?) can put him over the threshold.

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