Kona 2015 Profile: Daniela Ryf (SUI)

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Career Highlights

  • 70.3 Champion 2014&15
  • Multiple IM Winner (Switzerland, Copenhagen, Germany)
  • 2nd Kona 2014
  • 2-time Olympian (2008, 2012)

2015 Season

  • 1st 70.3 Mallorca, 70.3 Switzerland
  • 1st IM Germany 8:51:00 (CR)
  • 1st 70.3 Champs 4:11:34

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Daniela is going from one amazing win to the next – her second place finish in Kona is the only race she hasn’t won since switching to Ironman racing last summer. Her wins include two 70.3 Championships and a new course record in Frankfurt (8:51 in hot conditions). Daniela has made improvements in every Ironman she has raced so far – her bike power is undisputed, and her run times are getting faster as well, even if her fastest marathon is “only” a 3:06 in the Frankfurt heat. If everything goes right in her Kona build and race, no one would be surprised to see a Chrissie-level domination by Daniela. However, I think that she’ll need to run close the 3-hour mark if she want to win – with a 3:07 marathon (as last year) one of the other strong women on the Kona start line will be able to snatch the win from her.

(Photo: Daniela winning 70.3 Champs. Credit: Delly Carr)

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