Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2015 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

If there was one thing the 2015 edition of “CdA” will be remembered for, it was the heat. Temperatures well over 100°F (38°C) lead to a discussion of shortening the race before deciding on an earlier start, a non-wetsuit swim, a high DNF rate and some spectacular struggles (though no serious issues as far as I have heard). While the swim and bike were pretty normal, the run was very slow for CdA (adjustment of -4:54), and the overall adjustment of -8:24 leads to a new course rating of -0:02.

Male Race Results

Andy Potts made it clear from the start that he was focused on winning this race – he didn’t want to waste any energy and Barrett Brandon was first out of the water. After that Andy quickly took control of the race, he had a great race posting both the fastest bike and run, winning by more than 20 minutes. He was followed by Callum Millward who proved to be a tough competitor in tough conditions in only his second Ironman race. The surprise third finisher was Stephen Kilshaw who edged out countryman Trevor Wurtele for the final spot on the podium.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Andy Potts USA 00:50:30 04:33:13 02:53:25 08:20:35 -14:27 US$ 20000
2 Callum Millward NZL 00:51:47 04:44:07 03:00:34 08:41:12 06:04 US$ 10000
3 Stephen Kilshaw CAN 00:54:45 04:43:37 03:00:05 08:43:04 -48:16 US$ 6500
4 Trevor Wurtele CAN 00:56:42 04:41:30 03:04:40 08:46:38 -13:07 US$ 4000
5 Barrett Brandon USA 00:50:23 04:53:45 03:00:02 08:47:29 -01:52 US$ 3000
6 Trevor Delsaut FRA 00:55:15 04:48:47 03:00:21 08:47:49 -09:02 US$ 2000
7 Pedro Gomes POR 00:54:46 04:48:52 03:06:03 08:53:15 03:02 US$ 1500
8 Matthew Russell USA 00:57:03 04:46:00 03:09:24 08:57:34 -01:00 US$ 1250
9 Derek Garcia USA 00:54:52 04:47:07 03:12:07 08:58:55 -12:47 US$ 1000
10 Jonathan Shearon USA 00:57:06 04:46:01 03:14:28 09:02:01 04:20 US$ 750
11 Patrick Evoe USA 00:58:46 04:49:04 03:28:28 09:20:27 16:14
12 Maik Twelsiek GER 00:54:50 04:36:39 03:51:26 09:27:11 43:07
13 Douglas MacLean USA 01:00:38 05:20:04 03:21:34 09:48:28 21:58
14 Michael Starkey USA 01:00:48 05:12:34 03:34:44 09:52:12 32:30
15 Andrew Fast USA 01:01:27 05:15:45 04:07:00 10:27:39 xx:-21:50
16 Yu Shinozaki JPN 01:00:40 05:02:55 04:27:57 10:35:49 36:14
17 Terry Casey USA 01:01:35 05:32:55 04:21:39 11:02:17 n/a
18 Dan Brown PHI 01:12:36 06:52:10 07:56:45 16:16:54 1:57:33
Paul Matthews AUS 00:50:26 04:46:56 DNF
Matt Lieto USA 00:55:19 04:43:53 DNF
Leon Griffin AUS 00:54:47 04:58:26 DNF
Matthew Sheeks USA 01:16:09 05:04:23 DNF
Jim Lubinski USA 01:11:55 05:28:18 DNF
Eric Reid USA 00:59:34 DNF
Dantley Young USA 01:16:46 DNF

Female Race Results

After making up the swim deficit to super-swimmer Amanda Stevens, Heather Jackson took the lead by mile 65 on the bike and went on to posted the fastest marathon by far. Similar to Andy, Heather had a huge winning margin. Only four weeks after IM Brasil, Amanda Stevens finished second; both Heather and Amanda have enough points for a July Kona slot. The final spot on the podium went to Kim Schwabenbauer.

The only DNF in the women’s pro field was Dede Griesbauer who was mowed down by a truck illegally entering the race course. She was banged up pretty badly, but was allowed to leave the hospital after a few x-rays. She did not have a chance to score the points she still needed for a Kona slot, I hope she recovers quickly for another chance!

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Heather Jackson USA 01:02:00 05:08:31 03:08:54 09:23:27 -21:53 US$ 20000
2 Amanda Stevens USA 00:54:14 05:19:51 03:22:20 09:40:16 -02:34 US$ 10000
3 Kim Schwabenbauer USA 01:07:03 05:16:01 03:23:07 09:50:19 01:56 US$ 6500
4 Amber Ferreira USA 01:01:59 05:20:43 03:31:55 09:58:53 -00:05 US$ 4000
5 Katy Blakemore USA 00:56:03 05:24:10 03:35:01 09:59:18 14:32 US$ 3000
6 Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 01:01:59 05:28:40 03:27:20 10:02:29 n/a US$ 2000
7 Tamara Kozulina UKR 01:07:08 05:25:27 03:32:27 10:09:29 17:04 US$ 1500
8 Sarah Graves USA 01:21:15 05:24:36 03:26:12 10:18:18 05:41 US$ 1250
9 Alyssa Godesky USA 01:04:47 05:28:05 03:41:08 10:18:38 -23:35 US$ 1000
10 Anne Basso FRA 01:04:59 05:39:15 03:30:50 10:21:24 02:18 US$ 750
11 Haley Cooper-Scott USA 01:05:00 05:26:02 03:46:39 10:21:28 09:44
12 Sarah Jarvis USA 01:05:02 05:33:35 03:47:01 10:29:25 03:41
13 Laura Siddall GBR 01:01:57 05:29:17 03:57:40 10:34:06 48:09
14 Olesya Prystayko UKR 01:06:50 05:53:15 04:04:40 11:09:19 43:24
15 Michelle Mighdoll USA 01:07:20 05:44:27 04:13:37 11:11:29 n/a
16 Jen Annett CAN 01:07:11 05:21:09 04:40:29 11:12:52 59:41
Dede Griesbauer USA 00:59:25 DNF
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