Ironman Western Australia 2017 – Analyzing Results

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Because of a shark warning shortly before the race start, all athletes had to leave the water and the swim was cancelled. The race was started “just before T1” in a time trial fashion to break up big groups. Of course this changed the dynamic of the race: Looking at the times it seems that the bike was quite a bit faster than what’s “normal” for Busselton (adjustment would have been around 26 minutes, compared to the course rating of 14:13), probably because everyone was trying to move into a good position after the time trial start. The harder bike probably contributed to a significantly slower run (-6:33 minutes, compared to run course rating of 1:10). This is reflected in the run times – there were only two sub-3 marathons on the men’s side (by Terenzo and Cameron Brown) and the fastest female run split was a 3:09 by Camilla Borg.

The change in dynamic resulting from not having a swim makes it a bit hard to ask how the race would have panned out if there had been a swim – after all athletes could have paced more sensibly or a faster swimmer but slower bike rider could have keyed off a slightly slower swimmer and better bike rider. With that caveat, as far as I can see the swim wouldn’t have changed the overall results too much: Terenzo should have been one of the fastest swimmers, so he still should have been able to defend his title. Carrie might have swim slightly slower than Mel, but it’s hard to imagine how that could have resulted in a seven minute difference at the end.  Adding in expected swim times, Mel Hauschildt could have been able to set a new course record (she could have swum around an hour while I expected her to swim around 55 minutes). Carrie would have likely finished sub-9 and Terenzo’s time would likely have been sub-8 (but probably slower than his 7:51 course record from last year). In the results below I have also added a rough estimate in the “Diff to expected” column comparing each athlete’s performance on race day to their previous results (if available). 

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Terenzo Bozzone NZL   04:15:58 02:53:05 07:12:30 -15:41 US$ 10,000 2000
2 Dougal Allan NZL   04:12:34 03:01:51 07:18:07 -08:04 US$ 5,000 1600
3 Tim Van Berkel AUS   04:13:05 03:10:29 07:27:07 -01:06 US$ 3,250 1280
4 Cameron Brown NZL   04:33:46 02:53:43 07:32:22 02:04 US$ 2,500 960
5 Nathan Shearer AUS   04:15:50 03:15:33 07:35:32 -37:34 US$ 1,750 720
6 Konstantin Bachor GER   04:10:48 03:24:56 07:39:40 -16:34 US$ 1,250 540
7 Scott Defilippis USA   04:31:29 03:11:41 07:48:26 -16:15 US$ 750 405
8 Per Bittner GER   04:31:41 03:14:45 07:50:36 07:37 US$ 500 305
9 Leigh Stabryla AUS   04:39:57 03:10:02 07:54:05 -23:59   230
10 Philipp Koutny SUI   04:21:26 03:39:11 08:05:08 16:40   170
11 Damien Collins AUS   04:37:57 03:24:40 08:06:30 n/a   120
12 Carl Read NZL   04:43:49 03:29:10 08:18:46 10:14   85
13 Petr Vabrousek CZE   04:40:19 03:56:25 08:42:01 27:28   60
14 Josef Svoboda CZE   05:24:53 04:48:13 10:21:31 06:47   40
  Esben Hovgaard DEN   04:21:14   DNF      
  Lindsey Wall AUS   04:31:16   DNF      
  Pete Jacobs AUS   04:50:43   DNF      
  Allister Caird AUS       DNF      
  Luke Bell AUS       DNF      
  Cameron Wurf AUS       DNF      
  Courtney Ogden AUS       DNF      
  Callum Millward NZL   04:29:27   DNF      
  Martijn Dekker NED   04:20:52   DNF      

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Melissa Hauschildt AUS   04:37:42 03:10:46 07:52:04 -22:58 US$ 10,000 2000
2 Carrie Lester AUS   04:38:43 03:16:05 07:59:07 -16:13 US$ 5,000 1600
3 Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE   04:48:20 03:09:41 08:01:59 -27:43 US$ 3,250 1280
4 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED   04:45:06 03:22:19 08:11:01 00:41 US$ 2,500 960
5 Meredith Hill AUS   04:56:21 03:22:32 08:24:01 n/a US$ 1,750 720
6 Mareen Hufe GER   04:41:52 03:43:03 08:29:50 10:21 US$ 1,250 540
7 Tracy Morrison AUS   05:08:11 03:30:52 08:46:07 -38:22 US$ 750 405
8 Monica Juhart AUS   05:05:19 03:48:16 08:58:20 -1:41:30 US$ 500 305
9 Kierra Sansome AUS   05:24:59 03:38:12 09:08:40 n/a   230
10 Els Visser NED   04:53:26 04:17:06 09:14:25 n/a   170
  Claire Davis AUS       DNF      
  Alise Selsmark AUS   05:10:12   DNF      
  Michelle Gailey AUS   05:36:36   DNF      
  Jessica Mitchell AUS   05:16:27   DNF      

Kona Qualifying Implications

With their results in Western Australia a couple of athletes have secured their Kona slots:

  • Terenzo Bozzone (8.750 points) is safe for a July slot, as are the top female finishers Mel Hauschildt (6.285) and Carrie Lester (6.480). Mareen Hufe (4.775 points after her sixth place) can also plan for Kona 2018. 
  • Tim Berkel is on the bubble for a slot, at 3.455 points he’s right at the projected cutoff number. He already has four races in his total, so improving his total won’t be easy.
  • Dougal Allen has improved his total to 2.240 points, he’s in a good position to secure his slot early next year. Should Yvonne Van Vlerken (2.960) decide to try to qualify for Kona again, she should also be able to secure the remaining points.

Ironman Cozumel 2017 – Analyzing Results

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This year was very fast for Cozumel – with a new course rating of 9:07 the 2017 adjustment was 23:47, meaning that the race was in the order of 15 minutes quicker than normal. This was caused by a fast swim (there was no talk about a shortened swim, so it was either misplaced buoys or currents aiding the swim) but also a quick bike (based on the numbers roughly 8 to 10 minutes quicker than normal) and a not quite-as-hard-as-normal run.

The fast conditions helped the winners race extremely fast and post new course records. Discarding the shortened 2013 race, Lisa Roberts is the first woman to go sub-9 (she broke Corinne Abraham’s 2015 time of 9:06:40 with a 8:54), and Sebastian Kienle is the first athlete to go sub-8 in Cozumel (his 7:48 broke Frederik Van Lierde’s 2016 record of 8:03:09). Sebi also posted a new bike course record, while Jarrod Shoemaker set a new swim course record and Ivan Rana improved his own run course record. On the female side, Alicia Kaye posted a new swim course record and Rachel McBride set a new bike course record.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Sebastian Kienle GER 00:41:36 04:10:48 02:51:42 07:48:11 03:17 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Michael Weiss AUT 00:44:56 04:12:45 02:50:47 07:53:27 -13:23 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Ivan Rana ESP 00:39:19 04:31:26 02:43:41 07:58:39 -07:36 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Stefan Schmid GER 00:41:33 04:25:31 02:47:53 07:59:44 -11:52 US$ 3,250 960
5 Trevor Delsaut FRA 00:41:47 04:28:55 02:52:16 08:07:10 -17:37 US$ 2,750 720
6 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 00:41:38 04:33:07 02:52:53 08:12:23 -13:00 US$ 2,000 540
7 Victor Arroyo Bugallo ESP 00:45:59 04:35:51 02:52:38 08:18:15 n/a US$ 1,500 405
8 Justin Daerr USA 00:41:39 04:27:42 03:05:54 08:19:28 -00:36 US$ 1,250 305
9 Alan Carrillo Avila MEX 00:41:37 04:28:52 03:06:33 08:21:14 -21:39 US$ 1,000 230
10 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:41:31 04:42:55 03:01:49 08:30:52 -04:09 US$ 750 170
11 Albert Moreno Molins ESP 00:41:36 04:36:51 03:07:51 08:32:19 n/a   120
12 Raymond Botelho USA 00:45:52 04:30:14 03:34:38 08:55:31 -02:41   85
13 Oliver Gonzalez Miranda MEX 00:41:34 04:58:33 03:11:36 08:56:20 -08:19   60
14 Jarrod Shoemaker USA 00:39:17 04:58:00 03:15:00 08:56:38 21:28   40
15 Michael Poole NZL 00:41:32 04:35:23 03:36:56 08:58:06 n/a   30
16 Eduar Villalta VEN 00:49:16 04:42:08 04:34:35 10:10:57 n/a   20
  Denis Chevrot FRA 00:40:30 04:26:34   DNF      
  Sam Long USA 00:46:02 04:35:06   DNF      
  Max Biessmann USA 00:43:33 04:59:50   DNF      
  Jordan Bryden CAN 00:41:39     DNF      
  Gregory Close USA 00:45:57     DNF      

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lisa Roberts USA 00:49:16 04:59:57 02:59:19 08:54:00 -05:49 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Kirsty Jahn CAN 00:44:53 04:56:31 03:11:54 08:58:27 -16:33 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Sonja Tajsich GER 00:51:07 05:02:16 03:02:01 09:00:53 -05:07 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Anja Beranek GER 00:41:50 04:48:50 03:28:12 09:03:41 05:32 US$ 3,250 960
5 Sue Huse CAN     03:13:51 09:13:18 n/a US$ 2,750 720
6 Jessie Donavan USA 00:54:40 04:53:11 03:22:08 09:14:49 -00:39 US$ 2,000 540
7 Rachel McBride CAN 00:41:52 04:42:35 03:47:49 09:16:27 07:48 US$ 1,500 405
8 Ashley Paulson USA 00:58:42 05:09:02 03:06:33 09:18:48 -20:57 US$ 1,250 305
9 Nicole Valentine USA 00:50:28 05:06:40 03:18:21 09:20:18 -15:41 US$ 1,000 230
10 Christine Hammond USA 00:44:49 05:18:08 03:21:12 09:28:47 -04:01 US$ 750 170
11 Steph Corker CAN 00:44:58 05:16:08 03:23:14 09:29:25 -27:07   120
12 Alicia Kaye USA 00:41:49 05:05:55 03:46:02 09:38:11 26:14   85
13 Anne Basso FRA 00:45:05 05:16:01 03:34:12 09:41:21 -01:40   60
14 Palmira Alvarez MEX 00:53:08 05:07:50 03:40:11 09:45:56 -08:38   40
15 Kendra Goffredo USA 00:57:27 05:20:36 04:08:45 10:32:24 n/a   30
  Ewa Bugdol POL 00:44:51     DNF      

Kona Qualifying Implications

It’s still early in the season, but a number of athletes have raced Cozumel with an eye towards Kona 2018:

  • Sebastian Kienle validated his Automatic Qualifier slot.
  • Ivan Rana scored enough points to be safe for a July slot. 
  • Lisa Roberts has won two IMs, but she’ll need a few more points for a slot – for now she’s “in the bubble”. However, she should be able to secure her slot just by racing 70.3s in spring 2018.

Ironman Western Australia 2017 (Dec 3rd) – Seedings

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Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Mitchell Anderson (AUS) 08:27:35 Charlotte Paul (AUS) 09:47:27
2006 Jason Shortis (AUS) 08:03:55 Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) 09:10:00
2007 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:05:58 Charlotte Paul (AUS) 09:00:54
2008 Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 08:07:06 Gina Crawford (NZL) 08:59:24
2009 Patrick Vernay (NCL) 08:13:59 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:16:52
2010 Courtney Ogden (AUS) 08:14:01 Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 09:19:44
2011 Timo Bracht (GER) 08:12:39 Michelle Bremer (NZL) 09:25:38
2012 Jimmy Johnsen (DEN) 08:29:06 Britta Martin (NZL) 09:13:00
2013 Jeremy Jurkiewicz (FRA) 08:08:16 Elizabeth Lyles (USA) 08:59:44
2014 Denis Chevrot (FRA) 08:05:58 Britta Martin (NZL) 08:56:34
2015 Luke McKenzie (AUS) 07:55:58 Sarah Piampiano (USA) 09:03:47
2016 Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 07:51:26 Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) 08:54:39

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 00:46:23 04:10:49 02:50:38 07:51:26
2 Andy Potts USA 00:46:21 04:20:05 02:44:41 07:55:12
3 Nick Kastelein AUS 00:46:10 04:22:12 02:53:01 08:05:24

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Melissa Hauschildt AUS 00:54:29 04:48:46 03:06:39 08:54:39
2 Mareen Hufe GER 00:59:12 04:41:32 03:12:25 08:57:36
3 Sarah Piampiano USA 00:59:11 04:49:29 03:05:13 08:58:51

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:51:26 Terenzo Bozzone 2016-12-04
Swim overall 00:44:42 Pete Jacobs 2007-12-01
Bike overall 04:08:12 Luke McKenzie 2015-12-06
Run overall 02:43:48 Robert Thomas 2007-12-01
Total female 08:54:39 Melissa Hauschildt 2016-12-04
Swim female 00:48:25 Tereza Macel 2007-12-01
Bike female 04:41:32 Mareen Hufe 2016-12-04
Run female 02:58:17 Beth Gerdes 2014-12-07

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Western Australia is 16:55.

Race Adjustments for IM Western Australia

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2005 11:41 -02:23 05:15 -01:59 27 11:41 -02:23 05:15 -01:59
2006 23:02 00:59 17:14 01:31 31 17:22 -00:42 11:14 -00:14
2007 29:49 00:47 16:11 04:08 47 21:31 -00:12 12:53 01:13
2008 22:19 00:12 13:52 00:02 39 21:43 -00:06 13:08 00:56
2009 19:35 01:56 18:10 -07:30 25 21:17 00:18 14:08 -00:46
2010 11:18 00:43 10:44 00:46 24 19:37 00:22 13:34 -00:30
2011 09:03 00:07 10:02 02:01 27 18:07 00:20 13:04 -00:09
2012 14:07 -00:51 09:54 01:06 26 17:37 00:11 12:40 00:01
2013 17:28 00:38 16:23 03:49 22 of 30 17:36 00:14 13:05 00:26
2014 16:11 01:16 19:46 03:25 32 of 48 17:27 00:20 13:45 00:44
2015 11:49 -02:09 15:17 03:59 15 of 22 16:57 00:07 13:53 01:02
2016 16:43 01:15 17:44 02:39 30 of 39 16:55 00:13 14:13 01:10

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Western Australia is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 50.000 US$.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 15% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 1 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 07:57:22 08:21:08 00:46:51 04:14:03 05:05:55 02:51:27 51% +33% -16% (15) 15
2 4 Tim Van Berkel AUS 08:05:46 08:22:30 00:47:59 04:24:36 05:17:35 02:48:11 79% +12% -9% (23) 18
3 3 Cameron Brown NZL 08:11:41 08:26:49 00:50:07 04:28:50 05:23:57 02:47:44 63% +9% -28% (35) 25
4 9 Dougal Allan NZL 08:14:04 08:34:01 00:56:28 04:16:04 05:17:32 02:56:32 88% +5% -7% (10) 56
5 7 Cameron Wurf AUS 08:14:31 08:32:00 00:50:08 04:10:26 05:05:33 03:08:58 45% +43% -12% (9) 46
6 12 Jens Petersen-Bach * DEN 08:14:53 08:36:24 00:49:57 04:29:46 05:24:42 02:50:11 48% +12% -40% (21) 64
7 6 Callum Millward NZL 08:15:23 08:32:38 00:49:17 04:26:22 05:20:39 02:54:44 71% +0% -29% (9) 50
8 8 Per Bittner GER 08:18:19 08:38:27 00:48:51 04:26:26 05:20:17 02:58:02 49% +6% -45% (25) 73
9 2 Pete Jacobs AUS 08:20:05 08:59:43 00:46:43 04:27:17 05:19:00 03:01:05 19% +20% -60% (29) (152)
10 21 Esben Hovgaard DEN 08:22:50 08:54:45 00:51:44 04:27:22 05:24:06 02:58:44 44% +22% -35% (13) 123
11 29 Markus Thomschke GER 08:22:53 08:41:09 00:52:13 04:23:29 05:20:42 03:02:11 42% +21% -37% (20) 79
12 14 Konstantin Bachor GER 08:24:49 08:58:28 00:50:25 04:20:07 05:15:32 03:09:17 30% +3% -67% (14) 145
13 11 Courtney Ogden AUS 08:26:26 08:50:24 00:50:28 04:30:41 05:26:08 03:00:18 45% +4% -51% (22) 108
14 5 Luke Bell AUS 08:27:24 08:46:00 00:48:26 04:26:35 05:20:02 03:07:22 23% +9% -68% (33) 92
15 22 Philipp Koutny * SUI 08:29:18 08:56:30 00:50:37 04:26:15 05:21:53 03:07:25 46% +0% -54% (7) 134
16 10 Levi Maxwell AUS 08:31:08 09:04:50 00:53:34 04:38:31 05:37:05 02:54:03 48% +52% -0% (2) (169)
17 23 Markus Liebelt * GER 08:38:51 09:20:09 00:54:50 04:28:30 05:28:20 03:10:31 23% +0% -77% (3) (215)
18 18 Guy Crawford NZL 08:39:12 09:13:15 00:49:10 04:24:30 05:18:40 03:20:32 28% +32% -40% (15) 194
19 19 Scott Defilippis USA 08:41:20 09:12:26 00:55:37 04:44:46 05:45:23 02:55:57 36% +15% -48% (25) 191
20 15 Nick Baldwin SEY 08:41:31 09:03:42 00:52:39 04:33:30 05:31:09 03:10:22 58% +0% -42% (21) 166
21 25 Carl Read NZL 08:46:36 09:23:07 00:53:42 04:45:15 05:43:57 03:02:39 50% +5% -45% (13) 225
22 20 Martijn Dekker * NED 08:49:59 09:32:11 00:48:10 04:32:38 05:25:49 03:24:10 18% +0% -82% (4) (246)
23 16 Allister Caird AUS 08:50:11 09:24:32 00:58:44 04:32:31 05:36:15 03:13:56 10% +16% -74% (7) 229
24 26 Nathan Shearer AUS 08:51:06 09:27:12 00:56:25 04:38:01 05:39:26 03:11:40 49% +51% -0% (2) (234)
25 13 Petr Vabrousek CZE 08:51:48 09:18:25 00:56:30 04:42:02 05:43:33 03:08:15 72% +1% -27% (100) 208
26 24 James Lubinski USA 08:53:57 09:19:11 01:03:00 04:42:12 05:50:13 03:03:44 54% +30% -17% (21) 211
27 27 Leigh Stabryla AUS 08:57:58 09:25:19 00:49:25 05:02:50 05:57:14 03:00:44 55% +0% -45% (4) (230)
28 30 Lindsey Wall AUS 09:12:26 09:44:40 00:48:10 04:49:28 05:42:39 03:29:47 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (271)
29 28 Josef Svoboda * CZE 10:59:52 11:50:07 01:13:15 05:36:51 06:55:06 04:04:46 34% +23% -43% (19) 311
  17 Damien Collins AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 16% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 37 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 08:57:09 09:14:52 00:57:34 04:45:03 05:47:37 03:09:32 83% +0% -17% (33) 7
2 35 Melissa Hauschildt AUS 08:57:22 09:17:18 00:55:33 04:50:13 05:50:47 03:06:35 73% +8% -19% (6) 10
3 38 Carrie Lester AUS 08:57:56 09:16:27 00:54:20 04:49:38 05:48:58 03:08:58 63% +18% -19% (23) 8
4 36 Mareen Hufe GER 09:04:12 09:26:10 00:59:27 04:45:46 05:50:13 03:13:59 84% +10% -6% (26) 30
5 41 Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 09:19:14 09:39:24 00:59:30 04:57:30 06:02:01 03:17:13 78% +10% -12% (14) 47
6 47 Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 09:24:11 09:48:53 01:06:24 04:57:53 06:09:17 03:14:54 74% +10% -16% (19) 65
7 46 Carolin Lehrieder GER 09:29:14 10:20:29 00:55:18 05:05:50 06:06:08 03:23:06 20% +7% -73% (11) (120)
8 43 Michelle Gailey AUS 09:32:30 09:52:56 00:55:38 05:11:18 06:11:56 03:20:34 84% +0% -16% (11) 69
9 48 Jessica Mitchell AUS 09:39:26 10:13:24 01:03:32 05:06:06 06:14:39 03:24:47 38% +62% -0% (4) 114
10 39 Kate Bevilaqua AUS 09:43:03 10:10:11 00:56:20 05:08:28 06:09:48 03:33:15 35% +4% -61% (30) 104
11 42 Anna Eberhardt HUN 09:44:02 10:26:05 01:07:41 05:04:12 06:16:53 03:27:09 17% +30% -53% (3) (128)
12 49 Tracy Morrison AUS 10:06:30 10:39:21 01:01:04 05:27:29 06:33:34 03:32:56 68% +0% -32% (4) 149
13 45 Monica Juhart AUS 11:23:40 12:03:33 00:54:53 05:24:06 06:23:59 04:59:41 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (163)
  40 Claire Davis AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  44 Meredith Hill AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  50 Kierra Sansome AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  51 Alise Selsmark AUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
  52 Els Visser NED n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Terenzo Bozzone: 50% (1-1)
  • Tim Van Berkel: 32% (2-1)
  • Jens Petersen-Bach: 6% (16-1)
  • Cameron Brown: 6% (17-1)
  • Cameron Wurf: 3% (31-1)
  • Dougal Allan: 2% (60-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 35% (2-1)
  • Melissa Hauschildt: 33% (2-1)
  • Carrie Lester: 26% (3-1)
  • Mareen Hufe: 6% (15-1)

Ironman Arizona 2017 – Analyzing Results

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Race Conditions

The last two years conditions in Tempe were very fast, this year was somewhat slower than that but pretty typical for Arizona: A fast bike followed by a potentially quick but still challenging run. Even in the slightly slower conditions, there was one new course record: Jen Annett posted a 4:38 bike leg, improving last year’s bike course record by Yvonne Van Vlerken by 2.5 minutes.

Male Race Results

As in Kona, Lionel Sanders showed his improved swim: Last year he was five minutes behind after the swim, this year it was just over two minutes. By mile 15 he had taken the lead on the bike and no one was following him. He posted the fastest bike leg and in T2 had a lead of over 10 minutes. He also had the fastest run and won his third IM Arizona in a row. After his disappointing Kona DNF, Brent McMahon had a solid second place race, always being in a good position for a podium finish and then coming through with the second best marathon, but never really in a position to challenge Lionel. Jeremy Jurkiewicz had a good day and claimed the last spot on the podium.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lionel Sanders CAN 00:51:33 04:12:03 02:47:15 07:54:10 -11:06 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Brent McMahon CAN 00:49:05 04:26:26 02:48:54 08:07:40 04:20 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Jeremy Jurkiewicz FRA 00:49:08 04:26:26 02:56:21 08:15:22 -13:04 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Michael Patrick Alonso Mckernan ESP 00:53:36 04:19:37 03:01:29 08:19:41 -21:59 US$ 3,250 960
5 Jeff Symonds CAN 00:49:39 04:34:12 02:52:54 08:20:38 02:56 US$ 2,750 720
6 Jonathan Shearon USA 00:53:34 04:31:48 02:57:07 08:26:19 -07:11 US$ 2,000 540
7 Jesse Vondracek USA 00:53:39 04:34:49 03:08:22 08:40:33 -15:17 US$ 1,500 405
8 Clint Kimmins AUS 00:53:27 04:37:19 03:06:01 08:40:51 -14:00 US$ 1,250 305
9 Christian Brader GER 00:55:25 04:38:01 03:06:25 08:44:09 09:37 US$ 1,000 230
10 James Lubinski USA 01:02:49 04:39:16 02:56:21 08:44:47 -21:00 US$ 750 170
11 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 00:53:30 04:36:24 03:13:11 08:47:13 01:27   120
12 James Capparell USA 00:49:33 04:46:06 03:07:38 08:47:34 -04:15   85
13 Charles Maltha IRL 00:57:07 04:36:02 03:15:29 08:52:59 n/a   60
14 Vincent Morizot FRA 00:53:34 04:34:44 03:25:09 08:57:59 n/a   40
15 Inaki De La Parra POL 00:59:25 04:37:12 03:25:55 09:07:28 n/a   30
16 Jonathan Fecik USA 00:57:32 04:44:07 03:24:20 09:10:18 -09:47   20
17 Elmar Heger GER 00:55:27 04:44:57 04:22:39 10:08:09 30:31   15
18 Nathan Dressel USA 01:05:33 05:34:54 04:06:40 10:54:11 56:58   10
  Steve Rosinski USA 01:00:23 04:35:33   DNF      
  Robbie Wade IRL 00:53:41 04:45:44   DNF      
  Sam Holmes USA 00:49:44 04:59:34   DNF      
  Andreas Borch DEN 00:53:42 10:08:35   DNF      
  Philip Graves GBR 00:49:35     DNF      
  Tripp Hipple USA 00:53:37     DNF      
  Victor Del Corral ESP 00:57:04     DNF      

Female Race Results

The Danish duo of Helle Frederiksen and Michelle Vesterby were the fastest swimmers, but it took Kaisa Sali only 50k to make up her four minute gap after the swim and the Scandinavian trio rode together for most of the bike. Jen Annett had an almost ten-minute deficit after the swim, but she took the lead in the last 50k of the bike and was leading into T2. While Michelle had fallen back a bit, Kaisa and Helle closed the gap to Jen and took the lead after 8 miles. In the end, Kaisa was the fastest runner of the day and winning her second Ironman title (and also validating her 2018 Kona slot). Helle Frederiksen continued to run strong to take second place, finishing sub-9 in her debut on the long distance. Jen Annett also finished under 9 hours and took third. Compared to the fast runners in front of her, Michelle Vesterby faded a bit on the run, but she was still able to take fourth place, holding off Sarah Piampiano who finished fifth.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Kaisa Sali FIN 00:56:32 04:46:06 03:04:39 08:51:54 -01:57 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Helle Frederiksen DEN 00:52:06 04:50:19 03:09:09 08:55:35 n/a US$ 7,500 1600
3 Jen Annett CAN 01:01:44 04:38:17 03:15:38 08:59:27 -28:49 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:52:07 04:51:48 03:16:40 09:04:42 -02:53 US$ 3,250 960
5 Sarah Piampiano USA 01:01:24 04:50:32 03:11:28 09:09:10 -00:21 US$ 2,750 720
6 Katy Evans USA 00:54:29 05:06:09 03:14:10 09:19:19 n/a US$ 2,000 540
7 Kelly Williamson USA 00:53:38 05:27:06 03:06:01 09:32:09 08:28 US$ 1,500 405
8 Bianca Steurer AUT 00:59:11 04:58:05 03:30:27 09:32:36 -01:51 US$ 1,250 305
9 Natasha Van der Merwe USA 01:02:02 05:08:33 03:22:33 09:37:26 -34:14 US$ 1,000 230
10 Erin Green USA 01:00:32 05:07:20 03:35:39 09:49:29 -11:38 US$ 750 170
11 Mackenzie Madison USA 01:05:12 05:03:33 03:43:37 09:58:27 11:13   120
12 Sarah Jarvis GER 01:00:18 05:16:37 03:36:27 09:58:41 -00:32   85
13 Robyn Hardage CAN 01:04:04 05:18:05 03:31:36 09:58:47 07:06   60
14 Julia Montgomery SWE 01:07:44 05:18:09 03:40:32 10:12:35 -10:07   40
15 Caroline Martineau CAN 01:04:54 05:21:44 03:52:52 10:26:00 -13:39   30
16 Liz Baugher USA 00:59:13 05:31:09 03:51:38 10:27:26 02:22   20
17 Whitney Burdzilauskas USA 01:11:31 05:50:57 03:57:30 11:10:01 n/a   15
18 Corina Hengartner SUI 01:00:25 05:02:51 05:03:03 11:11:01 1:31:41   10
  Jodie Robertson USA 01:01:31 04:57:01   DNF      
  Melanie McQuaid CAN 00:59:25 05:04:55   DNF      
  Aine Donegan IRL 01:04:19 05:13:06   DNF      
  Darbi Roberts USA 00:56:30 06:02:34   DNF      

Ironman Mar del Plata (Dec 3rd) – Seedings

IMArgentinaUpdate Nov 30th: Andy Potts confirmed to be not racing.

This is the first race on this course – so there are no previous winners, course records or course ratings. The expected times are based on a “neutral” course, a lot of Ironman courses are faster than that.

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Mar del Plata is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 13% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 2 Andy Potts USA 08:17:39 08:18:14 00:47:22 04:34:09 05:26:30 02:51:09 94% +6% -0% (18) 9
2 9 Fabio Carvalho BRA 08:28:08 09:18:05 00:48:15 04:37:25 05:30:41 02:57:27 1% +28% -72% (13) (206)
3 3 Igor Amorelli BRA 08:30:15 08:32:10 00:47:41 04:34:46 05:27:27 03:02:48 48% +13% -39% (16) 47
4 10 Bas Diederen NED 08:30:41 08:32:32 00:48:24 04:39:22 05:32:46 02:57:55 61% +4% -35% (21) 48
5 7 Paul Matthews AUS 08:31:06 08:50:31 00:47:21 04:41:00 05:33:20 02:57:46 26% +0% -74% (15) (108)
6 8 Matt Chrabot USA 08:31:39 08:35:06 00:48:29 04:40:19 05:33:49 02:57:50 29% +17% -54% (7) 60
7 13 Peru Alfaro ESP 08:32:10 08:45:47 00:47:22 04:42:39 05:35:01 02:57:09 82% +0% -18% (3) (91)
8 14 Miquel Blanchart Tinto * ESP 08:34:20 08:34:19 00:49:10 04:48:36 05:42:46 02:51:34 85% +3% -12% (18) 59
9 11 Thiago Vinhal * BRA 08:37:11 08:45:36 00:48:46 04:48:02 05:41:48 02:55:23 47% +47% -6% (14) 90
10 6 Pedro Gomes POR 08:41:54 08:42:38 00:51:53 04:48:21 05:45:13 02:56:41 51% +1% -48% (29) 84
11 25 Luis Henrique Ohde BRA 08:42:00 08:45:27 00:48:58 04:48:15 05:42:13 02:59:47 100% +0% -0% (3) 89
12 27 Ivan Risti ITA 08:44:49 08:51:01 00:48:01 04:49:37 05:42:39 03:02:10 26% +30% -44% (10) 110
13 22 Philipp Koutny SUI 08:45:46 08:56:30 00:50:59 04:40:37 05:36:35 03:09:11 46% +0% -54% (7) 134
14 4 Reinaldo Colucci BRA 08:45:49 09:01:02 00:47:40 04:42:00 05:34:40 03:11:09 2% +44% -54% (8) 157
15 12 Mario De Elias ARG 08:46:28 08:52:02 00:52:30 04:50:01 05:47:31 02:58:57 49% +29% -23% (9) 116
16 5 Jozsef Major HUN 08:48:27 08:50:20 00:59:25 04:45:23 05:49:47 02:58:40 74% +15% -10% (34) 106
17 18 Gregory Close * USA 08:49:14 08:57:14 00:57:17 04:45:27 05:47:44 03:01:30 25% +43% -32% (10) 138
18 29 Frank Silvestrin BRA 08:50:50 08:57:35 00:50:11 04:52:43 05:47:54 03:02:56 56% +40% -5% (8) 141
19 23 Markus Liebelt * GER 08:55:38 09:20:09 00:55:14 04:43:03 05:43:17 03:12:21 23% +0% -77% (3) (214)
20 1 Oscar Galindez ARG 09:06:13 09:09:22 00:52:06 04:46:51 05:43:58 03:22:15 63% +1% -36% (12) (181)
21 24 Urs Mueller SUI 09:08:23 09:16:04 00:53:05 04:48:25 05:46:30 03:21:53 51% +22% -27% (7) 199
22 26 Sebastian Pedraza * ITA 09:42:22 09:44:26 00:58:27 05:05:46 06:09:12 03:33:10 82% +1% -17% (17) 275
23 16 Christian Carletto ARG 09:52:35 09:57:04 00:57:40 05:16:52 06:19:32 03:33:03 95% +5% -0% (10) 288
24 28 Rodrigo Sanchez ARG 09:55:22 10:10:21 01:00:29 05:37:59 06:43:28 03:11:54 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (298)
25 20 Gaston Duran ARG 10:11:18 10:32:58 00:59:25 05:28:30 06:32:55 03:38:23 4% +0% -96% (2) (309)
26 19 Eduardo Diaz ARG 10:34:56 10:50:55 01:00:43 05:38:45 06:44:29 03:50:27 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (313)
27 31 Josef Svoboda * CZE 11:21:13 11:50:07 01:13:48 05:55:13 07:14:01 04:07:12 34% +23% -43% (19) 318
15 Marcos Campos Lima BRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
17 Diego Chavez ARG n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
21 Marcus Vinicius Fernandes BRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated 0% +0% -100% (2) (n/a)
30 Kyle Sole ZAF n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
32 Diego Vasquez ECU n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 10% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 44 Sarah Piampiano USA 09:22:54 09:27:41 01:02:52 05:07:57 06:15:49 03:07:05 68% +11% -21% (19) 32
2 41 Asa Lundstroem SWE 09:26:32 09:25:15 01:01:18 05:07:36 06:13:54 03:12:38 98% +2% -0% (17) 22
3 46 Tine Deckers BEL 09:27:02 09:25:18 00:58:12 05:05:52 06:09:04 03:17:58 70% +4% -26% (22) 24
4 54 Jennie Hansen * USA 09:35:46 09:35:12 01:03:07 05:17:56 06:26:03 03:09:43 82% +0% -18% (11) 40
5 47 Magali Tisseyre CAN 09:37:49 09:46:34 00:54:33 05:17:14 06:16:48 03:21:01 100% +0% -0% (2) (61)
6 51 Ewa Bugdol * POL 09:41:00 09:55:38 00:53:39 05:21:49 06:20:27 03:20:33 63% +0% -37% (2) (78)
7 45 Jessie Donavan * USA 09:42:10 09:39:54 01:06:15 05:09:10 06:20:25 03:21:45 97% +3% -0% (16) 52
8 43 Danielle Mack USA 09:43:00 10:00:32 01:01:46 05:23:53 06:30:39 03:12:21 43% +7% -49% (13) 85
9 59 Pamela Tastets CHI 09:43:15 09:45:45 00:57:49 05:17:11 06:20:00 03:23:15 100% +0% -0% (2) 59
10 42 Dede Griesbauer * USA 09:48:16 09:57:38 00:53:26 05:16:08 06:14:34 03:33:42 28% +17% -55% (27) (78)
11 55 Caroline Livesey GBR 09:53:55 10:02:17 01:00:02 05:20:16 06:25:18 03:28:37 63% +17% -19% (9) 91
12 49 Brooke Brown CAN 09:55:54 10:11:19 01:03:00 05:21:15 06:29:14 03:26:40 44% +0% -56% (16) 112
13 48 Nicole Valentine * USA 09:57:11 10:06:41 01:01:12 05:31:46 06:37:59 03:19:12 58% +42% -0% (5) 99
14 56 Bruna Mahn BRA 10:02:56 10:11:35 00:57:58 05:35:04 06:38:02 03:24:54 69% +31% -0% (3) 113
15 58 Maggie Rusch USA 10:17:14 10:25:22 01:02:46 05:31:59 06:39:45 03:37:29 53% +13% -34% (6) 128
16 53 Caroline Gregory * USA 10:20:08 10:36:38 00:56:27 05:43:54 06:45:22 03:34:46 35% +5% -60% (14) 151
17 57 Carrie Mccoy USA 11:14:55 11:32:03 01:18:24 05:55:07 07:18:31 03:56:24 53% +0% -47% (4) (163)
18 52 Annabel Diawuoh GER 11:18:22 11:35:16 01:28:21 05:43:30 07:16:52 04:01:30 81% +19% -0% (5) 165
50 Laura Barrena ARG n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)

Note: Athletes with a ‘*’ are also registered for another race within 8 days.

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Andy Potts: 63% (1-1)
  • Igor Amorelli: 8% (12-1)
  • Thiago Vinhal: 7% (14-1)
  • Fabio Carvalho: 6% (15-1)
  • Bas Diederen: 4% (21-1)
  • Miquel Blanchart Tinto: 4% (23-1)
  • Matt Chrabot: 4% (27-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Sarah Piampiano: 53% (1-1)
  • Asa Lundstroem: 21% (4-1)
  • Tine Deckers: 20% (4-1)

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