Ironman Vichy 2015 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Similar to the results there were for Challenge Vichy in 2013, the course was pretty quick (adjustment of 16:12, comparable to Western Australia or Sweden and faster than IM Germany. Both the bike and the run were relatively fast.

Male Race Results

Bertrand Billard was leading the race for most of the day, but eventually he had to settle for second as Mauro Bartsch (coached by TBB’s Jo Spindler) took the win with a 2:52:34 marathon. Only Chris Brader had a faster run, he finished in third.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Mauro Baertsch SUI 00:54:34 04:31:24 02:52:34 08:23:49 -20:46 US$ 5000
2 Bertrand Billard FRA 00:51:16 04:31:19 02:59:56 08:27:39 -23:51 US$ 2750
3 Christian Brader GER 00:57:45 04:36:30 02:52:07 08:31:12 -08:41 US$ 1750
4 Patrick Jaberg SUI 00:54:27 04:34:50 02:58:46 08:34:02 -10:51 US$ 1250
5 Mike Schifferle SUI 01:01:03 04:33:40 02:58:02 08:40:16 -05:32 US$ 1000
6 Ivan Risti ITA 00:51:12 04:43:29 03:03:33 08:49:35 -00:47 US$ 750
7 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:51:19 04:51:10 03:03:16 08:51:05 07:01  
8 Guillaume Jeannin FRA 00:52:25 04:45:52 03:27:12 09:10:38 n/a  
9 Oliver Gonzalez MEX 00:54:31 05:11:16 03:14:52 09:26:37 07:12  
10 Christopher Sweet USA 01:02:33 05:02:18 03:30:22 09:40:27 n/a  
11 Maksim Kalinin RUS 01:18:05 05:29:46 03:39:38 10:35:03 21:51  
12 Ludovic Le Guellec FRA 01:06:13 05:18:09 04:10:00 10:41:25 55:53  
  Anthony Pannier FRA 00:51:09 04:36:17   DNF  
  Marc Duelsen GER 00:54:32 04:39:56   DNF  
  Pascal Ramali GER 01:04:23 04:33:48   DNF  
  Steve Rosinski USA 00:59:59 04:50:21   DNF  
  AJ Baucco USA 00:53:01     DNF  
  Nicolas Hemet FRA 00:54:38     DNF  
  Michael Ruenz GER 00:59:57     DNF  
  Gilian Oriet SUI 01:02:29     DNF  

Female Race Results

For a long time it looked as if Natascha Badmann could win another IM – but muscular problems caught up with her on the run and she had to settle for third. Gurutze Frades had the best run of the day and won the race. Veteran Tine Holst finished second and took her first IM podium.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected Prize Money
1 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 01:03:09 05:10:51 03:05:46 09:25:27 -24:46 US$ 5000
2 Tine Holst DEN 01:04:25 05:04:46 03:15:51 09:30:59 -15:29 US$ 2750
3 Natascha Badmann SUI 01:03:28 04:56:20 03:25:16 09:32:33 20:10 US$ 1750
4 Alyssa Godesky USA 01:03:11 05:17:08 03:25:28 09:52:15 -10:47 US$ 1250
5 Michelle Vella Wood MLT 01:03:31 05:55:20 05:47:13 12:54:04 n/a US$ 1000
  Anna Rovira Garrido ESP 01:13:41 05:37:19   DNF  
  Nicole Woysch GER 01:00:26     DNF  
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