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Ironman Copenhagen 2017 – Analyzing Results

IMCph_LogoRace Conditions

As is typical for Copenhagen, the bike course was pretty fast (adjustment of 15:59), also leading to quick overall times – Michelle Vesterby just missed going sub-9. With a course rating of 20:11 Copenhagen continues to be one of the quickest courses on the calendar.

Female Race Results

Michelle Vesterby was leading the race from wire to wire: She posted the fastest swim and bike legs, having a lead of nearly 15 minutes in T2. As Kona is already on the horizon, she probably didn’t push all that hard on the run, still winning by eight minutes. Second place went to Corinne Abraham who also had a good, sub-5 bike ride. She posted the fastest marathon of the day but couldn’t challenge Michelle for the leading position. After loosing her 2016 season with injuries she suffered from being attacked during one of her training runs, Sofie Goos had a satisfying third place finish.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:53:02 04:48:02 03:15:05 09:00:19 -05:05 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Corinne Abraham GBR 01:00:21 04:53:20 03:09:51 09:08:06 02:26 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Sofie Goos BEL 01:00:15 05:00:41 03:11:14 09:17:17 00:14 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 01:07:02 04:58:06 03:11:37 09:22:46 -04:44 US$ 3,250 960
5 Alyssa Godesky USA 01:01:13 05:11:00 03:14:47 09:33:20 -15:00 US$ 2,750 720
6 Pia Nielsen Englyst DEN 01:01:12 05:12:46 03:19:36 09:38:37 -28:24 US$ 2,000 540
7 Julia Montgomery SWE 01:07:57 05:30:58 03:38:50 10:24:04 08:05 US$ 1,500 405
Jeanne Collonge FRA 01:00:25 05:14:27 DNF

Ironman Copenhagen 2017 (Aug 20th) – Seedings

IMCph_LogoUpdate Aug 17th: Pamela Tastets has written on Instagram that she won’t be racing.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2010 Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 08:07:39 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 08:54:36
2011 Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 08:11:15 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 08:52:42
2012 Aaron Farlow (AUS) 08:20:09 Camilla Pedersen (DEN) 09:12:27
2013 Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN) 08:12:41 Eva Wutti (AUT) 08:37:36
2014 Henrik Hyldelund (DEN) 08:03:39 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 08:53:33
2015 Guilherme Manocchio (BRA) 08:14:56 Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 08:59:49
2016 Patrik Nilsson (SWE) 07:49:18

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Patrik Nilsson SWE 00:47:53 04:14:15 02:43:14 07:49:18
2 Will Clarke GBR 00:47:46 04:24:33 02:43:16 07:59:31
3 Fabio Carvalho BRA 00:47:51 04:14:50 02:59:35 08:07:10

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 07:49:18 Patrik Nilsson 2016-08-21
Swim overall 00:45:22 Stephen Bayliss 2011-08-01
Bike overall 04:13:57 Andreas Raelert 2016-08-21
Run overall 02:38:58 Mads Vittrup 2011-08-01
Total female 08:37:36 Eva Wutti 2013-08-18
Swim female 00:48:29 Ann Lønnberg 2011-08-01
Bike female 04:39:58 Eva Wutti 2013-08-18
Run female 03:00:51 Eva Wutti 2013-08-18

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Copenhagen is 20:53.

Race Adjustments for IM Copenhagen

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2010 32:51 01:36 09:50 10:46 24 32:51 01:36 09:50 10:46
2011 27:13 03:10 12:54 06:04 28 30:02 02:23 11:22 08:25
2012 17:57 02:36 12:46 03:30 19 26:00 02:27 11:50 06:47
2013 27:32 01:24 17:07 05:30 30 26:23 02:12 13:09 06:28
2014 15:53 01:54 10:06 01:43 27 of 35 24:17 02:08 12:32 05:31
2015 14:04 01:27 15:23 01:47 26 of 30 22:35 02:01 13:01 04:53
2016 10:41 01:26 20:10 -00:48 21 of 28 20:53 01:56 14:02 04:05

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Copenhagen is a P-2000 race. It is a WPRO-only race and has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 11% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 1 Michelle Vesterby DEN 08:57:47 09:20:44 00:50:30 04:51:49 05:47:19 03:10:28 84% +2% -14% (21) 17
2 4 Corinne Abraham GBR 09:00:00 09:21:14 00:56:55 04:55:35 05:57:30 03:02:30 93% +7% -0% (12) 18
3 2 Sofie Goos BEL 09:03:02 09:32:52 00:55:24 04:54:41 05:55:05 03:07:57 68% +13% -19% (25) 37
4 10 Celine Schaerer * SUI 09:14:56 09:42:18 00:49:26 05:04:58 05:59:24 03:15:32 77% +0% -23% (10) 52
5 14 Kristin Moeller * GER 09:15:58 09:39:38 01:00:55 05:10:02 06:15:57 03:00:01 76% +6% -18% (24) 47
6 3 Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 09:17:01 09:49:19 01:05:17 04:57:03 06:07:20 03:09:41 55% +18% -27% (17) (67)
7 11 Pamela Tastets CHI 09:19:33 09:45:45 00:55:35 05:00:49 06:01:24 03:18:09 100% +0% -0% (3) 58
8 5 Jeanne Collonge * FRA 09:20:12 09:48:15 00:57:09 04:57:39 05:59:48 03:20:24 72% +3% -25% (12) 63
9 9 Darbi Roberts * USA 09:23:16 09:54:59 00:52:05 05:07:23 06:04:28 03:18:48 50% +0% -50% (8) 76
10 12 Verena Walter * GER 09:23:52 09:49:26 00:58:11 05:00:04 06:03:16 03:20:36 64% +28% -8% (8) 67
11 6 Alyssa Godesky USA 09:40:00 10:10:40 00:58:47 05:15:49 06:19:36 03:20:24 70% +22% -8% (18) 101
12 8 Pia Nielsen Englyst DEN 10:02:20 10:42:20 01:03:45 05:30:12 06:38:57 03:23:23 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (153)
13 7 Julia Montgomery SWE 10:12:17 10:46:26 01:04:49 05:17:01 06:26:51 03:45:26 100% +0% -0% (2) (154)

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

Winning Odds

Female Race Participants

  • Michelle Vesterby: 44% (1-1)
  • Corinne Abraham: 26% (3-1)
  • Sofie Goos: 21% (4-1)
  • Camilla Lindholm Borg: 6% (16-1)
  • Celine Schaerer: 2% (64-1)

Kona Qualifying

Michelle Vesterby, Celine Schwerer and also very likely Corinne Abraham have already qualified in July. But there are a few others that can still qualify in August with a good result in Copenhagen:

  • Kristin Moeller should be okay with a fifth place finish, she has also registered for a number of other races.
  • Jeanne Collonge needs at least a podium finish to improve her total.
  • Pamela Tastets and Darbi Roberts will need at least a second place to have a reasonable chance for an August slot.

Ironman Copenhagen 2017 (WPRO, August 20th) – Entry List

Updated July 26th: Added Corinne Abraham, Sofie Goos, Julia Montgomery, Darbi Roberts and Verena Walter

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Michelle Vesterby DEN 8005 3+0 (1280/0)
Corinne Abraham GBR 4400 3+1 (960/240)
Kristin Moeller GER 4180 3+1 (340/435)
Jeanne Collonge FRA 3910 3+1 (960/280)
Tine Holst DEN 3035 3+1 (340/400)
Celine Schaerer SUI 3000 3+1 (515/345)
Darbi Roberts USA 2755 3+0 (215/0)
Alyssa Godesky USA 1530 2+1
Pia Englyst DEN 405 1+0
Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 400 0+1
Verena Walter GER 340 1+0
Julia Montgomery SWE 305 1+0
Sofie Goos BEL 0 0+0

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