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Ironman Canada 2017 (Whistler) – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

The times at IM Canada have been quite slow this year: Apart from 2015 when unexpected, cold rain impacted a lot of the Pros, the conditions were the slowest in Whistler so far. Nonetheless the positioning of the race (it was the last race before the first Kona cutoff) led to a strong field and a number of new course records. The top three bike times were faster than the 2013 record by Uli Brömme (5:13),  the new record is Rachel McBride’s 5:06:41. While Uli still holds the run course record (3:06) she also lost the overall record (was 9:28). Again, the top three finishers were able to break her time, Linsey Corbin holds the new course record with her time of 9:17:12.

Female Race Results

The first two legs were dominated by Rachel McBride who posted both the fastest swim and bike times. In T2 she was leading by almost seven minutes. But then the faster runners showed their strengths: Linsey Corbin ran the day’s fastest marathon (3:08) and took the lead shortly before the half marathon mark. Linsey eventually won by more than seven minutes over Jen Annett who outran Rachel by eleven minutes. Rachel nonetheless had a solid day and was happy to hang on for third place.

Rachel Joyce needed a third place for a secure Kona slot, she was struggling a bit all day (probably not yet fully recovered from her win at IM Whistler less than two months ago) and couldn’t close the gap to the podium. Rachel finished fourth and has to hope for a number of rolldowns if she wants to make it to Kona.

Linsey was already safe for Kona before the race – she has gained some confidence for October. Rachel and the other potential Kona qualifiers Danielle Mack and Leslie Miller couldn’t score enough points to climb into the Top 28 points slots, so a bit surprisingly no additional Canada racers were able to grab a slot.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Linsey Corbin USA 00:56:04 05:08:52 03:08:12 09:17:12 -03:44 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Jen Annett CAN 00:58:32 05:08:31 03:14:48 09:24:55 -25:24 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Rachel McBride CAN 00:51:21 05:06:41 03:25:46 09:27:15 -13:13 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Rachel Joyce GBR 00:53:48 05:26:15 03:19:33 09:43:34 37:42 US$ 3,250 960
5 Fawn Whiting CAN 00:58:21 05:24:28 03:18:42 09:47:07 -17:35 US$ 2,750 720
6 Danielle Mack USA 00:58:35 05:30:23 03:19:13 09:51:28 12:57 US$ 2,000 540
7 Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 00:55:22 05:29:43 03:24:49 09:53:35 06:32 US$ 1,500 405
8 Alyssa Godesky USA 00:58:29 05:34:48 03:26:13 10:03:52 -01:14 US$ 1,250 305
9 Christine Fletcher CAN 00:56:06 05:32:25 03:32:30 10:06:48 -05:10 US$ 1,000 230
10 Mackenzie Madison USA 01:01:04 05:31:12 03:31:35 10:08:50 11:42 US$ 750 170
11 Kyra Wiens USA 00:58:24 05:35:59 03:37:11 10:15:23 -12:38   120
12 Steph Corker CAN 00:55:28 05:42:11 03:38:25 10:20:04 -02:28   85
13 Carrie Mccoy USA 01:19:16 05:59:34 03:48:32 11:15:42 08:44   60
  Karen Thibodeau CAN 00:53:50 05:30:18   DNF      
  Jessica Smith USA 00:55:21 05:41:27   DNF      
  Liz Baugher USA 00:57:44 06:03:12   DNF      
  Melanie McQuaid CAN 00:56:05     DNF      

Ironman Canada (Whistler, July 30th) – Seedings

IMWhistler_LogoUpdate: July 27th: In the latest startlist both Malindi Elmore and Jenni Fletcher are no longer racing.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2013 Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 08:39:33 Uli Bromme (USA) 09:28:13
2014 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:16:10 Bree Wee (USA) 09:46:58
2015 Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 08:49:46 Danielle Mack (USA) 09:46:19
2016 Andy Potts (USA) 08:20:23

Last Year’s TOP 3

The 2016 race was a MPRO-only race.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Andy Potts USA 00:47:03 04:31:07 02:58:19 08:20:23
2 Pedro Gomes POR 00:49:52 04:40:55 02:53:18 08:27:31
3 Trevor Wurtele CAN 00:49:50 04:41:17 02:55:53 08:30:25

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:16:10 Marino Vanhoenacker 2014-07-27
Swim overall 00:47:03 Andy Potts 2016-07-24
Bike overall 04:31:07 Andy Potts 2016-07-24
Run overall 02:40:34 Jeff Symonds 2014-07-27
Total female 09:28:13 Uli Bromme 2013-08-25
Swim female 00:53:09 Anna Cleaver 2014-07-27
Bike female 05:13:51 Uli Bromme 2013-08-25
Run female 03:06:53 Uli Bromme 2013-08-25

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Canada is – 03:18.

Race Adjustments for IM Canada

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2013 02:06 00:21 00:15 -00:40 24 02:06 00:21 00:15 -00:40
2014 01:11 00:26 -02:26 -02:27 15 of 17 01:39 00:24 -01:06 -01:33
2015 -18:46 00:28 -13:17 -04:09 23 of 33 -05:10 00:25 -05:10 -02:25
2016 02:15 01:27 04:12 04:59 12 of 15 -03:18 00:40 -02:49 -00:34

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Canada is a WPRO-only P-2000 race. It has a prize purse of 80.000 US$.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 6% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 6 Rachel Joyce GBR 09:09:49 09:05:49 00:51:42 05:07:10 06:03:52 03:05:57 78% +22% -0% (18) 3
2 7 Linsey Corbin USA 09:25:16 09:20:53 00:57:44 05:14:13 06:16:57 03:08:19 92% +8% -0% (22) 16
3 10 Malindi Elmore CAN 09:31:34 09:37:10 01:02:57 05:18:49 06:26:46 03:04:48 100% +0% -0% (2) (42)
4 3 Melanie McQuaid CAN 09:34:28 09:43:58 00:57:12 05:11:22 06:13:35 03:20:53 100% +0% -0% (2) (56)
5 1 Danielle Mack USA 09:37:47 09:44:15 01:01:20 05:20:50 06:27:10 03:10:37 52% +12% -36% (10) 56
6 4 Jen Annett CAN 09:43:58 09:56:10 01:02:23 05:16:48 06:24:11 03:19:47 60% +20% -20% (5) 75
7 2 Uli Bromme USA 09:46:35 09:47:51 01:02:22 05:19:12 06:26:34 03:20:01 62% +22% -16% (15) 61
8 9 Rachel McBride CAN 09:46:53 09:58:00 00:55:58 05:13:10 06:14:08 03:32:45 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (77)
9 18 Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 09:48:23 09:52:52 00:57:34 05:30:13 06:32:47 03:15:36 55% +25% -20% (6) 68
10 5 Mackenzie Madison USA 09:49:54 10:03:03 00:58:37 05:22:02 06:25:40 03:24:14 35% +7% -58% (13) 87
11 8 Karen Thibodeau CAN 09:58:33 10:04:38 00:53:39 05:31:14 06:29:53 03:28:40 72% +0% -28% (14) 93
12 19 Nicole Valentine * USA 10:06:35 10:11:32 01:01:39 05:36:02 06:42:41 03:23:54 68% +32% -0% (3) 104
13 13 Alyssa Godesky USA 10:08:26 10:11:05 01:00:30 05:36:09 06:41:39 03:26:47 67% +25% -9% (17) 102
14 17 Fawn Whiting CAN 10:11:24 10:22:58 01:06:08 05:38:11 06:49:19 03:22:05 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (126)
15 11 Christine Fletcher CAN 10:11:43 10:11:54 00:58:25 05:31:49 06:35:14 03:36:29 69% +6% -25% (21) (106)
16 12 Jenny Fletcher CAN 10:15:08 10:17:00 00:57:44 05:32:03 06:34:47 03:40:21 61% +0% -39% (3) 116
17 15 Jessica Smith USA 10:16:34 10:18:46 00:54:58 05:35:19 06:35:17 03:41:17 79% +0% -21% (8) 120
18 21 Maggie Rusch USA 10:21:01 10:25:22 01:02:05 05:35:33 06:42:37 03:38:24 53% +13% -34% (6) 131
19 16 Steph Corker CAN 10:27:29 10:34:59 00:59:55 05:45:36 06:50:32 03:36:57 100% +0% -0% (2) (148)
20 22 Kyra Wiens USA 10:34:57 10:46:59 01:01:44 05:44:07 06:50:51 03:44:06 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (155)
21 14 Liz Baugher USA 10:46:32 10:58:46 00:58:20 05:51:20 06:54:40 03:51:52 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (158)
22 20 Carrie Mccoy USA 11:14:20 11:27:06 01:13:33 05:51:23 07:09:56 04:04:24 63% +0% -37% (2) (161)

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

Winning Odds

  • Rachel Joyce: 85% (1-1)
  • Linsey Corbin: 8% (11-1)
  • Melanie McQuaid: 3% (28-1)
  • Danielle Mack: 2% (55-1)

Ironman Canada/Whistler 2017 (July 30th) – Entry List

Update July 4th: Added Jenny Fletcher, Rachel Joyce, Mackenzie Madison and Karen Thibodeau.

Ironman Canada is a WPRO-only race this year.

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Linsey Corbin USA 4725 2+2 (1900/320)
Danielle Mack USA 3450 3+0 (170/0)
Rachel Joyce GBR 3140 1+2 (2000/220)
Malindi Elmore CAN 3130 2+2 (1070/140)
Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 2905 3+1 (230/220)
Karen Thibodeau CAN 1895 2+1
Alyssa Godesky USA 1530 2+1
Jen Annett CAN 1205 1+2 (405/400)
Uli Bromme USA 915 1+1
Jenny Fletcher CAN 605 2+0
Melanie McQuaid CAN 560 0+2 (0/280)
Fawn Whiting CAN 405 1+0
Maggie Rusch USA 370 1+2 (305/30)
Jessica Smith USA 335 1+2 (40/115)
Mackenzie Madison USA 207 2+1
Steph Corker CAN 145 1+1
Kyra Wiens USA 140 0+2 (0/65)
Christine Fletcher CAN 65 0+1
Liz Baugher USA 9 1+1
Carrie Mccoy USA 5 1+1

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