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Challenge Almere 2019 – Analyzing Results

Almere19LogoCourse Conditions

This year’s race in Almere saw very good conditions: It was sunny, nice temperatures and almost no wind. The adjustment of 24:07 indicates that the race conditions were about three minutes faster than last years race. The course rating for Almere is now 16:48.

This year saw a couple of new course records. The first two finishers in the men’s race broke the overall course record that was only set last year by Jaroslav Kovacic. The new mark is 7:50:15 by the male winner Matty Trautmann.

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On the female side, Sarissa de Vries took the lead in the swim and then extended that gap with a 4:38:12 bike leg that improved the 2016 time by Camille Deligny by more than five minutes. She was also running well for the first three of six run laps but then started to struggle and eventually fell back to third. Yvonne Van Vlerken worked hard to win Challenge Almere. She announced that this was her final long-distance race.

Almere Yvonne Photo Credits: Jose Luis Hourcade, supplied by Challenge Almere

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Matt Trautman ZAF 00:49:49 04:11:48 02:44:44 07:50:15 -17:19 EUR 6,000
2 Kristian Hogenhaug DEN 00:50:12 04:11:27 02:48:31 07:53:52 -10:23 EUR 3,750
3 Tomas Renc CZE 00:48:47 04:15:31 02:52:13 08:00:44 -05:10 EUR 2,500
4 Morten Brammer Olesen DEN 00:52:55 04:20:17 02:43:46 08:01:26 -05:24 EUR 1,750
5 Pete Dyson GBR 00:55:46 04:21:06 02:52:23 08:13:22 -11:57 EUR 1,300
6 Kieran Lindars GBR 00:46:51 04:30:10 02:52:33 08:17:14 n/a EUR 1,100
7 Aliksandr Vasilevich BLR 00:48:09 04:30:09 02:58:46 08:21:11 n/a EUR 900
8 Erik-Simon Strijk NED 00:56:05 04:20:28 03:00:00 08:21:28 -02:57 EUR 700
9 Sergio Marques POR 00:56:16 04:36:07 02:45:11 08:22:22 -18:37 EUR 550
10 Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 00:56:06 04:33:36 02:48:57 08:22:59 -07:09 EUR 450
11 Dirk Wijnalda NED 00:56:26 04:36:03 02:54:39 08:31:51 06:40
12 Sven Strijk NED 00:50:15 04:15:41 03:24:57 08:35:09 -57:27
13 Ruben Geys BEL 00:52:56 04:39:28 03:03:54 08:41:11 n/a
14 Tjardo Visser NED 00:50:11 04:40:02 03:06:56 08:41:12 -05:44
15 Stefan Overmars NED 00:52:53 04:34:41 03:20:25 08:52:37 -07:41
16 Jacob Veenstra NED 00:56:25 04:33:21 03:17:06 08:53:18 11:37
17 Diederik Scheltinga NED 00:56:01 04:36:23 03:25:00 09:02:29 30:35
18 Martijn Paalman NED 00:50:18 04:52:11 03:15:32 09:02:43 n/a
19 Georgy Kaurov RUS 00:48:08 04:33:29 03:37:54 09:03:50 11:44
20 Erik Doornbos NED 00:56:10 04:37:47 03:24:41 09:03:56 n/a
21 Marijn De Jonge NED 00:59:57 04:48:46 03:34:49 09:29:06 20:17
Thomas Steger AUT DNF
Denis Sketako SLO DNF
Caleb Noble AUS DNF
Andrej Vistica CRO DNF
Chris Fischer DEN DNF
Jens Petersen-Bach DEN DNF
Evert Scheltinga NED DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:59:05 04:46:33 03:06:31 08:56:10 02:10 EUR 6,000
2 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:05:25 04:49:07 03:11:40 09:11:27 -14:02 EUR 3,750
3 Sarissa De Vries NED 00:51:29 04:38:12 03:38:03 09:12:29 -05:15 EUR 2,500
4 Miriam Van Reijen NED 01:00:14 04:57:38 03:14:14 09:18:40 -42:12 EUR 1,750
5 Simona Krivankova CZE 01:05:06 04:58:47 03:12:26 09:21:39 00:14 EUR 1,300
6 Sonja Skevin CRO 00:54:32 05:08:52 03:17:34 09:25:03 -11:25 EUR 1,100
7 Sophie Bubb GBR 01:00:19 05:12:26 03:10:26 09:28:59 n/a EUR 900
8 Ilona Eversdijk NED 00:54:29 04:58:34 03:46:15 09:43:24 -1:05:49 EUR 700
9 Janien Lubben NED 01:09:13 04:59:35 03:36:35 09:50:35 -23:58 EUR 550
10 Maja Urban CRO 01:04:20 05:26:48 03:32:26 10:10:32 -05:51 EUR 450
11 Karla Schipper NED 01:09:05 05:18:32 04:14:24 10:46:54 n/a
Camille Deligny FRA DNF
Astrid Stienen GER DNF
Kathrin Walther GER DNF
Tessa Kortekaas NED DNF

Challenge Almere 2019 (Sept 14th) – Seedings

Almere19LogoPrevious Winners

Almere is one of the longest-running triathlons worldwide – the first edition was in 1983. Since 2013 it is part of the Challenge Family.

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2013 Bart Colpaert (BEL) 08:34:50 Susan Blatt (GER) 09:24:40
2014 Markus Fachbach (GER) 08:28:25 Heleen Bij De Vaate (NED) 09:16:26
2015 Markus Fachbach (GER) 08:12:24 Kathrin Walther (GER) 09:26:11
2016 Jan Raphael (GER) 08:03:43 Camille Deligny (FRA) 09:18:15
2017 Joe Skipper (GBR) 07:59:39 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 08:51:13
2018 Jaroslav Kovacic (SLO) 07:55:43 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 09:00:01

Last Race’s TOP 3

Here’s the link to last year’s full Pro race results and analysis.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Jaroslav Kovacic SLO 00:50:07 04:18:52 02:43:27 07:55:43
2 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:53:47 04:10:48 02:52:24 08:00:55
3 Kristian Hogenhaug DEN 00:54:56 04:13:50 02:50:22 08:03:31

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 01:00:29 04:48:33 03:07:02 09:00:01
2 Els Visser NED 01:00:29 04:53:03 03:19:12 09:16:29
3 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:07:39 04:56:14 03:08:09 09:17:46

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:55:43 Jaroslav Kovacic 2018-09-08
Swim overall 00:46:10 Dylan McNeice 2013-09-14
Bike overall 04:10:48 Cameron Wurf 2018-09-08
Run overall 02:41:05 Joe Skipper 2017-09-10
Total female 08:51:13 Yvonne Van Vlerken 2017-09-10
Swim female 00:51:37 Hillary Biscay 2013-09-14
Bike female 04:43:11 Camille Deligny 2016-09-10
Run female 03:05:32 Hanna Maksimova 2017-09-10

Course Rating

The Course Rating for Challenge Almere is 15:35.

Race Adjustments for Challenge Almere

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2013 06:52 00:57 03:39 02:16 30 06:52 00:57 03:39 02:16
2014 09:06 03:13 04:38 01:16 30 of 38 07:59 02:05 04:08 01:46
2015 17:26 00:44 14:27 02:16 36 of 43 11:08 01:38 07:34 01:56
2016 23:11 01:34 21:21 00:17 28 of 34 14:09 01:37 11:01 01:32
2017 16:07 00:47 13:15 02:05 34 of 48 14:32 01:27 11:28 01:38
2018 20:50 -01:23 14:53 07:21 26 of 31 15:35 00:59 12:02 02:35

Prize Money

Challenge Almere has a total prize purse of 38.000 EUR, paying 10 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 3% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 1 Kristian Hogenhaug (KQ) DEN 08:08:24 08:30:28 00:52:27 04:16:25 05:13:52 02:54:32 62% +0% -38% (6) 48
2 10 Matt Trautman (KQ) ZAF 08:12:21 08:33:39 00:50:02 04:24:36 05:19:37 02:52:44 20% +22% -58% (9) 55
3 25 Tomas Renc CZE 08:13:03 08:37:34 00:48:43 04:30:29 05:24:12 02:48:51 100% +0% -0% (2) (70)
4 14 Morten Brammer Olesen DEN 08:13:37 08:33:25 00:51:38 04:27:55 05:24:33 02:49:04 100% +0% -0% (3) 54
5 2 Evert Scheltinga NED 08:14:26 08:35:20 00:48:05 04:22:52 05:15:56 02:58:30 83% +0% -17% (9) 60
6 7 Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 08:18:51 08:34:12 00:49:46 04:33:44 05:28:30 02:50:21 56% +6% -39% (26) 56
7 18 Andrej Vistica CRO 08:25:12 08:38:36 00:54:37 04:32:24 05:32:02 02:53:10 95% +0% -5% (19) 71
8 8 Erik-Simon Strijk NED 08:27:05 08:52:05 00:51:50 04:30:42 05:27:32 02:59:33 72% +1% -27% (12) (117)
9 17 Chris Fischer DEN 08:27:12 08:47:25 00:53:15 04:30:33 05:28:49 02:58:23 77% +3% -20% (11) (103)
10 3 Marc Unger GER 08:27:33 09:17:30 00:51:31 04:29:01 05:25:31 03:02:02 9% +28% -63% (6) 202
11 5 Denis Sketako SLO 08:27:50 08:51:45 00:52:53 04:33:57 05:31:50 02:56:00 73% +10% -18% (6) 114
12 6 Dirk Wijnalda NED 08:30:36 08:53:20 00:56:33 04:36:19 05:37:52 02:52:44 84% +3% -13% (25) 121
13 21 Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 08:31:46 08:57:55 00:57:09 04:44:52 05:47:01 02:44:45 22% +33% -44% (5) 141
14 19 Pete Dyson GBR 08:32:00 08:57:57 00:55:05 04:29:54 05:29:58 03:02:02 35% +39% -26% (3) (142)
15 4 Diederik Scheltinga NED 08:34:53 09:01:29 00:51:42 04:37:03 05:33:44 03:01:09 16% +44% -39% (7) (153)
16 15 Sergio Marques POR 08:43:37 09:08:51 00:53:59 04:44:21 05:43:20 03:00:17 54% +3% -43% (40) (177)
17 30 Georgy Kaurov RUS 08:43:59 09:21:57 00:48:05 04:49:50 05:42:55 03:01:04 45% +55% -0% (4) (214)
18 24 Jacob Veenstra NED 08:45:31 09:10:57 00:55:54 04:33:37 05:34:31 03:11:00 76% +24% -0% (3) (184)
19 16 Stefan Overmars NED 08:51:59 09:29:43 00:53:07 04:35:02 05:33:09 03:18:50 44% +0% -56% (7) 224
20 22 Tjardo Visser NED 08:52:58 09:15:43 00:50:51 04:51:26 05:47:17 03:05:41 48% +20% -33% (5) (198)
21 26 Marijn De Jonge NED 09:17:36 09:39:59 00:54:55 04:49:25 05:49:20 03:28:16 100% +0% -0% (4) (242)
22 12 Sven Strijk NED 09:41:18 10:13:40 00:52:46 04:42:24 05:40:11 04:01:07 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (259)
23 9 Caleb Noble AUS 10:24:42 10:59:29 00:47:33 05:12:05 06:04:38 04:20:04 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (266)
11 Thomas Steger AUT n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)
20 Aliksandr Vasilevich BLR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
23 Kieran Lindars GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
27 Martijn Paalman NED n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
28 Erik Doornbos NED n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
29 Ruben Geys BEL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 4% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 51 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 08:59:46 09:17:57 00:56:58 04:47:53 05:49:51 03:09:55 83% +0% -17% (38) 21
2 53 Sarissa De Vries NED 09:13:14 09:48:15 00:52:27 04:48:23 05:45:49 03:27:25 48% +52% -0% (3) (62)
3 59 Astrid Stienen GER 09:14:51 09:33:01 00:58:14 04:56:38 05:59:52 03:14:59 58% +18% -23% (12) (50)
4 52 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 09:27:31 09:56:01 01:06:19 05:01:17 06:12:36 03:14:55 25% +41% -34% (14) 75
5 57 Simona Krivankova CZE 09:28:21 09:52:22 01:05:01 05:06:10 06:16:11 03:12:10 96% +4% -0% (11) 70
6 54 Camille Deligny FRA 09:29:31 10:02:47 01:01:14 04:54:22 06:00:36 03:28:55 51% +0% -49% (5) (80)
7 56 Kathrin Walther GER 09:35:27 10:52:21 00:58:58 05:02:32 06:06:29 03:28:58 9% +8% -84% (14) (120)
8 55 Tessa Kortekaas NED 09:38:38 10:05:52 01:00:39 05:11:56 06:17:35 03:21:03 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (82)
9 61 Sonja Skevin CRO 09:46:04 10:13:48 00:55:51 05:23:11 06:24:01 03:22:03 100% +0% -0% (2) (93)
10 60 Vanessa Pereira POR 09:46:35 10:23:02 01:03:17 05:10:35 06:18:52 03:27:43 27% +22% -50% (17) 104
11 62 Miriam Van Reijen NED 10:24:14 10:44:47 01:08:25 05:49:41 07:03:07 03:21:07 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (115)
12 58 Janien Lubben NED 10:25:32 11:00:21 01:12:14 05:15:38 06:32:51 03:52:41 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (121)
13 65 Maja Urban CRO 10:28:11 11:03:09 01:03:18 05:41:46 06:50:05 03:38:06 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (121)
14 66 Ilona Eversdijk NED 10:57:25 11:35:45 00:57:17 05:20:18 06:22:34 04:34:51 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (123)
63 Sophie Bubb GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
64 Karla Schipper NED n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Kristian Hogenhaug: 49% (1-1)
  • Evert Scheltinga: 13% (7-1)
  • Matt Trautman: 13% (7-1)
  • Morten Brammer Olesen: 11% (8-1)
  • Tomas Renc: 9% (11-1)
  • Jens Petersen-Bach: 4% (24-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 69% (1-1)
  • Sarissa De Vries: 15% (6-1)
  • Astrid Stienen: 10% (9-1)
  • Simona Krivankova: 2% (50-1)
  • Camille Deligny: 2% (59-1)
  • Lina-Kristin Schink: 2% (62-1)

Challenge Almere (Sept 14th) – Entry List

Almere19LogoPrize Money

Challenge Almere has a total prize purse of 38.000 EUR, paying 10 deep.

Male Race Participants

Name Nation
Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP
Marijn De Jonge NED
Erik Doornbos NED
Pete Dyson GBR
Chris Fischer DEN
Kristian Hogenhaug DEN
Kieran Lindars GBR
Sergio Marques POR
Caleb Noble AUS
Stefan Overmars NED
Martijn Paalman NED
Jens Petersen-Bach DEN
Tomas Renc CZE
Diederik Scheltinga NED
Evert Scheltinga NED
Thomas Steger AUT
Erik-Simon Strijk NED
Sven Strijk NED
Marc Unger GER
Aliksandr Vasilevich BLR
Jacob Veenstra NED
Tjardo Visser NED
Andrej Vistica CRO
Dirk Wijnalda NED

Female Race Participants

Name Nation
Sarissa De Vries NED
Camille Deligny FRA
Ilona Eversdijk NED
Tessa Kortekaas NED
Simona Krivankova CZE
Janien Lubben NED
Vanessa Pereira POR
Lina-Kristin Schink GER
Karla Schipper NED
Sonja Skevin CRO
Astrid Stienen GER
Maja Urban CRO
Miriam Van Reijen NED
Kathrin Walther GER

Challenge Almere 2018 – Analyzing Results

ChAlmereLogoCourse Conditions

This year’s Challenge Almere saw the very fast conditions. While last year was cold and rainy, the weather this year was perfect with no rain and temperatures just under 20°C. However, this close to the North Sea there will always be some wind, but this probably affected the agegroupers more than the Pros. The mild conditions helped athletes post some very fast run times.

The swim times were pretty slow (maybe two minutes slower than the typical swim times in Almere), followed by a typical fast bike leg. Cam Wurf was able to improve on last year’s bike course record by Kristian Hoegenhaug by almost three minutes. But the main focus was on the overall record which was one of the oldest standing triathlon records: Jan van der Marel had posted a 7:57:46 in 1999 which was broken by Jaroslav Kovacic with by more than two minutes. The new record now stands at 7:55:43.

Male Race Results

After the swim Evert Scheltinga and Jaroslav Kovacic had a three minute lead on the rest of the field. They were holding on to the lead for most of the bike, but after 100k on the bike Cameron Wurf took over the lead, eventually posting a new bike course record. The old bike course record holder, Kristian Hoegenahaug was also making up time, and all four reached T2 within four minutes. Both Cam Wurf and Jaroslav Kovacic started the marathon with a sub-2:45 pace, chase of the overall course record. By lap four (of 6) of the run course Cam started to slow down, and Jaroslav took over the lead. It was obvious from the great live stream coverage that he was giving 110%, finally being able to post a 2:43 marathon, winning the race and breaking the course record by two minutes.

Almere Jaro

After relinquishing the lead, Cam continued to run well and finished second. He posted a 2:52 marathon which was a new marathon PR for him by more than six minutes. Third place went to Kristian Hoegenhaug, with a 2:50 marathon he was able to overtake Evert Scheltinga who finished fourth.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Jaroslav Kovacic SLO 00:50:07 04:18:52 02:43:27 07:55:43 -13:37 EUR 6,000
2 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:53:47 04:10:48 02:52:24 08:00:55 -07:01 EUR 3,750
3 Kristian Hoegenhaug DEN 00:54:56 04:13:50 02:50:22 08:03:31 -07:50 EUR 2,500
4 Evert Scheltinga NED 00:50:04 04:18:40 02:57:32 08:10:31 02:45 EUR 1,750
5 Marc Unger GER 00:53:38 04:26:16 02:55:33 08:19:28 -29:12 EUR 1,300
6 Bryan McCrystal IRL 00:58:07 04:16:18 03:08:09 08:27:08 02:15 EUR 1,100
7 Diederik Scheltinga NED 00:53:36 04:35:25 02:55:20 08:28:50 -34:36 EUR 900
8 Dirk Wijnalda NED 01:00:54 04:36:17 02:51:20 08:32:15 06:16 EUR 700
9 Stefan Overmars NED 00:54:52 04:30:42 03:10:14 08:41:07 -13:17 EUR 550
10 Till Schramm GER 00:53:38 04:33:03 03:10:28 08:41:40 -15:00 EUR 450
11 Peter Seidel GER 00:58:03 04:32:35 03:08:36 08:43:22 -05:03
12 Wouter Monchy BEL 00:53:43 04:40:33 03:05:39 08:44:20 -00:28
13 Carson Christen USA 00:53:34 04:42:28 03:05:14 08:46:49 n/a
14 Benjamin Feraud FRA 01:00:42 04:51:46 02:52:03 08:49:12 n/a
15 Tjardo Visser NED 00:53:35 04:58:25 03:08:07 09:03:48 18:32
16 Marijn De Jonge NED 00:58:10 04:48:41 03:19:40 09:11:35 -02:00
Chris Goodfellow GBR 01:03:16 04:51:45 DNF
Pete Dyson GBR 00:58:09 DNF

Female Race Results

Debbie Greig had the best swim go the female Pros, she was starting the bike with a gap of almost three minutes to the two race favorites, Yvonne Van Vlerken and Els Visser. Debbie continued to lead her first Pro Ironman race for the first three hours, then Yvonne and Els caught her. For a while these three were riding in a legal group (Challenge Almere was using a 20m draft zone), before Yvonne slowly moved away. Yvonne also posted the fastest marathon, barely missing 9 hours (apparently the battery on her watch had run empty) in her 16th long-distance career win.

Almere Yvonne

After her solid bike leg, Els Visser was very happy to hold on to second place on the run. Lina-Kristin Schink was able to claim third place with a good marathon, edging out Debbie Greig who finished in fourth place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 01:00:29 04:48:33 03:07:02 09:00:01 04:54 EUR 6,000
2 Els Visser NED 01:00:29 04:53:03 03:19:12 09:16:29 -05:33 EUR 3,750
3 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:07:39 04:56:14 03:08:09 09:17:46 -29:47 EUR 2,500
4 Debbie Greig GBR 00:57:59 04:59:41 03:18:38 09:20:38 n/a EUR 1,750
5 Karen Steurs BEL 01:00:39 05:01:48 03:14:06 09:22:04 -06:04 EUR 1,300
6 Renee Kiley AUS 01:00:26 04:59:53 03:26:27 09:32:59 -13:05 EUR 1,100
7 Jenny Nae SWE 01:10:32 05:13:14 03:07:44 09:35:28 11:29 EUR 900
8 Brooke Brown CAN 01:00:36 05:03:20 03:32:06 09:44:53 14:07 EUR 700
9 Marleen Honkoop NED 01:08:01 05:15:04 03:21:53 09:51:47 n/a EUR 550
10 Rahel Bellinga NED 01:09:15 05:08:06 03:28:41 09:51:49 -12:25 EUR 450
Ewa Komander POL 01:00:37 04:59:48 DNF
Kathrin Walther GER 01:00:36 05:09:48 DNF
Corine Nelen NED 01:00:32 05:33:34 DNF

Photo Credit: James Mitchell / Challenge Almere

Challenge Almere 2018 (Sept 8th) – Seedings

ChAlmereLogoPrevious Winners

Almere is one of the longest running triathlons worldwide – the first edition was in 1983. Since 2013 it is part of the Challenge Family.

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2013 Bart Colpaert (BEL) 08:34:50 Susan Blatt (GER) 09:24:40
2014 Markus Fachbach (GER) 08:28:25 Heleen Bij De Vaate (NED) 09:16:26
2015 Markus Fachbach (GER) 08:12:24 Kathrin Walther (GER) 09:26:11
2016 Jan Raphael (GER) 08:03:43 Camille Deligny (FRA) 09:18:15
2017 Joe Skipper (GBR) 07:59:39 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 08:51:13

Last Race’s TOP 3

Here’s the link to last year’s full Pro results and analysis.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Joe Skipper GBR 00:51:15 04:22:35 02:41:05 07:59:39
2 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR 00:51:02 04:25:24 02:43:40 08:03:14
3 Jaroslav Kovacic SLO 00:48:25 04:27:54 02:45:49 08:05:40

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:57:24 04:44:15 03:05:44 08:51:13
2 Sarissa De Vries NED 00:52:34 04:44:58 03:27:27 09:09:44
3 Hanna Maksimova BLR 00:57:25 05:13:06 03:05:32 09:20:02

Course Records

I only have the detailed results for the time that Almere is held as part of the Challenge family. The “real” male record (though probably on a different course) is held by Jan van der Marel with 7:57:46 from 1999. As far as I can tell the female record is also from that year, when Irma Heeren finished in 8:56:23.

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:59:39 Joe Skipper 2017-09-10
Swim overall 00:46:10 Dylan McNeice 2013-09-14
Bike overall 04:13:25 Kristian Hoegenhaug 2017-09-10
Run overall 02:41:05 Joe Skipper 2017-09-10
Total female 08:51:13 Yvonne Van Vlerken 2017-09-10
Swim female 00:51:37 Hillary Biscay 2013-09-14
Bike female 04:43:11 Camille Deligny 2016-09-10
Run female 03:05:32 Hanna Maksimova 2017-09-10

Course Rating

The Course Rating for Challenge Almere is 14:33.

Race Adjustments for Challenge Almere

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2013 06:52 00:52 03:13 01:57 30 06:52 00:52 03:13 01:57
2014 09:07 03:14 04:46 01:19 30 of 38 07:59 02:03 04:00 01:38
2015 17:27 00:59 16:00 03:08 36 of 43 11:09 01:42 08:00 02:08
2016 23:12 01:40 22:15 00:39 28 of 34 14:09 01:41 11:33 01:46
2017 16:07 00:52 13:56 02:23 34 of 48 14:33 01:31 12:02 01:53

Prize Money

Challenge Almere has a total prize purse of 38.000 EUR, paying 10 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 2% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 24 Jaroslav Kovacic SLO 08:06:33 08:32:46 00:47:32 04:28:09 05:20:40 02:45:53 4% +72% -25% (6) 58
2 21 Cameron Wurf AUS 08:12:10 08:26:29 00:49:48 04:11:48 05:06:36 03:05:34 72% +22% -6% (14) 28
3 22 Evert Scheltinga NED 08:13:26 08:31:46 00:47:52 04:24:10 05:17:03 02:56:23 64% +0% -36% (6) 56
4 23 Kristian Hoegenhaug DEN 08:13:32 08:35:06 00:54:04 04:17:11 05:16:15 02:57:17 100% +0% -0% (3) 64
5 26 Bryan McCrystal IRL 08:20:30 08:49:42 00:55:10 04:15:08 05:15:19 03:05:11 32% +45% -23% (6) 105
6 25 Dirk Wijnalda NED 08:27:20 08:51:00 00:55:10 04:34:52 05:35:02 02:52:18 76% +5% -20% (23) 111
7 28 Marc Unger GER 08:33:52 09:24:32 00:50:49 04:28:13 05:24:02 03:09:50 26% +30% -44% (3) (225)
8 32 Diederik Scheltinga NED 08:39:28 09:32:41 00:51:58 04:37:03 05:34:01 03:05:27 25% +12% -62% (6) 240
9 36 Peter Seidel GER 08:45:31 09:14:06 00:52:14 04:48:32 05:45:46 02:59:45 50% +22% -28% (5) 190
10 29 Wouter Monchy BEL 08:45:32 09:10:29 00:49:24 04:43:42 05:38:06 03:07:26 33% +37% -31% (8) 181
11 30 Tjardo Visser NED 08:46:36 09:11:43 00:50:14 04:47:57 05:43:10 03:03:26 71% +29% -0% (4) 185
12 31 Till Schramm GER 08:56:40 09:22:22 00:54:07 04:41:51 05:40:57 03:15:43 65% +16% -19% (10) 215
27 Ivan Kalashnikov RUS n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
33 Benjamin Feraud FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
34 Carson Christen USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
35 Pete Dyson GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 3% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 08:59:05 09:15:57 00:56:23 04:48:00 05:49:24 03:09:41 78% +0% -22% (36) 10
2 3 Els Visser NED 09:17:21 09:55:14 00:54:47 04:48:56 05:48:43 03:28:38 47% +53% -0% (2) (80)
3 2 Camille Deligny FRA 09:30:39 10:02:47 01:00:42 04:54:59 06:00:40 03:29:59 51% +0% -49% (5) 90
4 6 Jenny Nae SWE 09:33:14 10:03:57 unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (92)
5 4 Kathrin Walther GER 09:36:36 10:39:29 00:58:27 05:03:08 06:06:35 03:30:01 15% +13% -72% (12) (135)
6 11 Karen Steurs BEL 09:36:48 10:07:41 01:00:27 05:10:17 06:15:45 03:21:03 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (97)
7 7 Brooke Brown CAN 09:36:58 10:11:19 01:01:02 05:07:03 06:13:05 03:23:53 44% +0% -56% (16) (105)
8 5 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 09:37:09 10:27:31 01:06:53 05:09:49 06:21:43 03:15:26 37% +12% -51% (12) 129
9 8 Renee Kiley AUS 09:54:44 10:26:36 00:59:55 05:12:23 06:17:18 03:37:26 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (128)
10 14 Rahel Bellinga NED 10:09:28 10:33:20 01:03:53 05:05:11 06:14:05 03:55:23 88% +9% -3% (10) 134
11 10 Corine Nelen NED 10:13:07 10:41:14 00:57:09 05:29:38 06:31:46 03:41:21 100% +0% -0% (3) 138
12 16 Francesca Sanjana GBR 10:31:15 11:11:43 01:04:45 05:29:32 06:39:17 03:51:58 39% +0% -61% (2) (147)
9 Ewa Komander POL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
12 Debbie Greig GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
15 Marleen Honkoop NED n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Jaroslav Kovacic: 62% (1-1)
  • Cameron Wurf: 15% (6-1)
  • Kristian Hoegenhaug: 11% (8-1)
  • Evert Scheltinga: 10% (9-1)
  • Bryan McCrystal: 2% (52-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 68% (1-1)
  • Els Visser: 16% (5-1)
  • Camille Deligny: 5% (18-1)
  • Lina-Kristin Schink: 4% (25-1)
  • Brooke Brown: 2% (41-1)
  • Kathrin Walther: 2% (55-1)

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