Ironman Lanzarote 2015 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

With a course rating of -12:47, Lanzarote is a very slow course  – but this year it was even slower: Strong winds led to a bike adjustment of -31:21, the second slowest only to the “legendary” bike leg of the last IM St. George in 2012. Not only did this lead to slow bike times, but also to a pretty high number of DNFs (42% for the men, 21% for the women Pros).

Male Race Results

Christian Kramer was leading the race for a long time and with a 5:05 had the best bike leg and had a solid sub-3 marathon. But in his second Ironman, Italian Alessandro Degasperi had a great 2:47:15 run and took the lead 3k from the finish. Third place went to Mauro Baertsch who was able to beat his expected time by almost 30 minutes.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:51:10 05:12:12 02:47:15 08:56:49 -06:51 US$ 5000
2 Christian Kramer GER 00:48:20 05:05:51 02:59:14 08:59:30 -05:36 US$ 2750
3 Mauro Baertsch SUI 00:52:04 05:10:48 02:54:13 09:04:45 -29:27 US$ 1750
4 Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 00:48:33 05:24:26 02:51:42 09:10:25 00:28 US$ 1250
5 Bert Jammaer BEL 00:48:25 05:09:27 03:08:17 09:12:05 -03:11 US$ 1000
6 Daniel Herlbauer AUT 00:51:26 05:20:29 03:07:24 09:25:58 -06:40 US$ 750
7 Sergio Marques POR 00:54:42 05:29:57 02:56:58 09:27:58 -01:57  
8 Will Clarke GBR 00:48:19 05:17:29 03:16:36 09:28:31 n/a  
9 Cedric Lassonde FRA 00:53:36 05:23:22 03:14:21 09:39:15 13:31  
10 Roman Deisenhofer GER 00:51:29 05:21:27 03:21:32 09:40:57 -18:00  
11 Guy Crawford NZL 00:48:21 05:17:24 03:30:49 09:44:09 07:19  
12 Mark Oude Bennink NED 00:48:11 05:36:11 03:15:23 09:47:40 15:16  
13 Henrik Oftedal NOR 00:58:13 05:22:40 03:20:16 09:50:18 -10:41  
14 Marcus Hultgren SWE 00:56:22 05:39:46 03:14:09 09:57:19 -09:04  
15 Hendrik-Jan Verhaegen BEL 00:56:25 05:44:12 03:23:14 10:11:04 15:20  
16 James Brown GBR 01:01:00 05:43:23 03:39:27 10:30:51 33:46  
17 Christoph Schlagbauer AUT 00:57:34 05:35:35 04:31:15 11:11:17 n/a  
18 Tom Angerer AUT 00:57:55 06:09:36 04:52:23 12:10:27 n/a  
  Rayco Marrero Avero ESP 00:51:39 05:26:01   DNF  
  Frederic Schaffner FRA 00:55:42 05:27:10   DNF  
  Guillaume Jeannin FRA 00:51:59 05:35:53   DNF  
  Miguel Platero ESP 00:52:28 05:38:32   DNF  
  Owen Cummins IRL 00:48:16 05:43:37   DNF  
  Craig Twigg GBR 00:51:40 05:58:14   DNF  
  Dominik Berger AUT 00:48:43 06:01:27   DNF  
  Stephen Bayliss GBR 00:48:14     DNF  
  Konstantin Bachor GER 00:48:27     DNF  
  Herve Banti MEX 00:49:13     DNF  
  Antonio Cardona ESP 00:53:46     DNF  
  Gilian Oriet SUI 01:00:59     DNF  

Christian Kramer (now 4.055 points) should be safe for a Kona slot, Miquel Blanchard Tinto (3.520) is close, but will need to score some more points in 70.3s. 

Female Race Results

Michi Herlbauer had the lead after the swim, but at 40k Diana Riesler took the lead and had the fastest bike time by a wide margin. Her lead into T2 was 17 minutes and there wasn’t much change on the run. Diana won the race in front of Michi. Third place went to Caroline Livesay.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Diana Riesler GER 00:55:40 05:37:11 03:16:20 09:56:03 -06:52 US$ 5000
2 Michi Herlbauer AUT 00:53:21 05:58:16 03:15:05 10:13:49 18:11 US$ 2750
3 Caroline Livesey GBR 00:58:47 05:59:25 03:25:52 10:31:56 -03:00 US$ 1750
4 Shiao-yu Li TWN 01:05:31 06:07:41 03:12:47 10:33:42 01:51 US$ 1250
5 Verena Walter GER 00:57:52 06:06:20 03:32:47 10:44:40 25:47 US$ 1000
6 Anne Jensen DNK 01:06:27 05:54:31 03:39:54 10:48:40 n/a US$ 750
7 Saleta Castro ESP 00:53:42 06:09:27 03:41:01 10:52:23 05:15  
8 Alena Stevens SVK 00:57:52 06:22:27 03:27:16 10:54:59 -11:16  
9 Kate Bevilaqua AUS 00:53:49 06:13:20 03:42:08 10:58:04 22:58  
10 Corina Hengartner SWI 01:01:06 06:04:20 03:53:45 11:07:43 n/a  
11 Amy Forshaw GBR 01:01:16 06:24:18 03:35:32 11:09:24 08:07  
  Lisa Roberts USA 01:04:09 06:51:26   DNF  
  Eimear Mullan IRL 00:57:59     DNF  
  Nicole Woysch GER 00:58:11     DNF  

Among the women, only Diana Riesler (now 6.270) was able to significantly improve her Kona positions – she should be safe for a July slot. 

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