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Ironman France 2017 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

This year was one the slowest conditions for IM France: The overall adjustment of -12:41 is almost 14 minutes slower than last year, mainly because of an extremely slow bike. The run was quick, but not quite as fast as in recent years. Consequently, both male and female winning times were slower than in recent years.

Male Race Results

Frederik Van Lierde didn’t allow any doubts that he wanted to win the race: He was in the front group on the swim, then quickly built a lead on the bike that even super-biker Cameron Wurf wasn’t able to close. He was able to take things easy on the run, even a 2:57 marathon allowed him to win by five minutes.

Second place went to Alessandro Degasperi who posted the fastest marathon with a 2:43 followed by Denis Chevrot with a 2:47. Eneko Llanos was in second place for a long run but then fell off the pace and was a disappointed fourth place finisher.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 00:49:21 04:39:00 02:57:19 08:31:31 -02:21 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:53:22 04:53:40 02:43:38 08:36:18 -04:10 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Denis Chevrot FRA 00:49:06 04:57:38 02:47:44 08:39:42 -06:41 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Eneko Llanos ESP 00:50:44 04:48:00 02:56:21 08:40:54 01:17 US$ 3,250 960
5 Victor Del Corral ESP 00:58:20 04:57:13 02:52:11 08:53:37 01:26 US$ 2,750 720
6 Arnaud Guilloux FRA 00:53:33 04:57:20 03:15:01 09:12:12 n/a US$ 2,000 540
7 Wouter Monchy BEL 00:51:10 05:24:08 03:08:54 09:29:51 01:27 US$ 1,500 405
8 Frederic Limousin FRA 00:53:32 05:15:06 03:28:19 09:43:02 11:36 US$ 1,250 305
9 Tomas Mika CZE 00:53:24 05:18:58 03:33:42 09:52:37 28:08 US$ 1,000 230
10 Cyril Pochon FRA 00:57:06 05:38:48 03:50:44 10:34:48 n/a US$ 750 170
11 Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 01:16:00 05:28:40 03:49:01 10:40:50 -31:43   120
  Cameron Wurf AUS 00:53:38 04:35:14   DNF      
  Etienne Diemunsch FRA 00:49:16 04:56:24   DNF      
  Thomas Leboucher FRA 00:58:30 05:09:31   DNF      
  Ivan Jezko SVK 01:01:22 05:21:47   DNF      
  Sebastien Mulet FRA 00:55:20 05:30:29   DNF      
  Yuri Novikau BLR 01:01:24 05:49:09   DNF      
  Patrik Ericsson SWE 00:53:29     DNF      

Female Race Results

Annabel Luxford was the T1 leader and stayed in front for the first half of the bike. But then Carrie Lester stepped up the pace and entered T2 with a two and a half minute lead. Carrie also had the fastest run of the day and started to build a ten minute lead until the finish. Annabel Luxford posted a new marathon PR (3:14) and finished second. Nicole Valentine was also able to have a good run and finished third.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Carrie Lester AUS 00:55:32 05:19:12 03:06:14 09:27:53 -05:20 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Annabel Luxford AUS 00:52:19 05:24:50 03:14:21 09:38:31 -04:32 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Nicole Valentine USA 01:01:57 05:59:49 03:13:51 10:21:53 01:48 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Camille Donat FRA 00:52:20 05:49:18 03:40:40 10:29:22 n/a US$ 3,250 960
5 Sarah Jarvis GER 01:01:54 05:54:15 03:34:10 10:37:56 07:49 US$ 2,750 720
6 Elise Maury FRA 01:13:26 05:50:13 03:46:06 10:59:06 n/a US$ 2,000 540

Kona Qualifying Implications

A couple of the top finishers secured Kona slots by placing well in Nice:

  • Alessandro Degasperi is now at well over 4.000 points and safe for a July slot.
  • Both Carrie Lester and Annabel Luxford have also secured their slots.

Denis Chevrot has improved his total to 3.390 points, but that will likely not be enough to make it to Kona.

Fred Van Lierde had already validated his AQ slot before. 

Ironman France 2017 (July 23rd) – Seedings

IMFrance_LogoPrevious Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Herve Faure (FRA) 08:49:06 Mariska Kramer-Postma (NED) 10:12:29
2006 Marcel Zamora (ESP) 08:33:56 Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) 09:56:32
2007 Marcel Zamora (ESP) 08:38:45 Alexandra Louison (FRA) 09:49:11
2008 Marcel Zamora (ESP) 08:34:03 Martina Dogana (ITA) 09:35:29
2009 Marcel Zamora (ESP) 08:30:06 Tine Deckers (BEL) 09:30:29
2010 Marcel Zamora (ESP) 08:25:28 Tine Deckers (BEL) 09:21:29
2011 Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 08:28:30 Silvia Felt (GER) 09:34:31
2012 Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 08:21:51 Tine Deckers (BEL) 09:16:05
2013 Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 08:08:59 Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 09:12:54
2014 Bart Aernouts (BEL) 08:33:22 Tine Deckers (BEL) 09:12:21
2015 Boris Stein (GER) 08:27:32 Caitlin Snow (USA) 09:24:50
2016 Victor Del Corral (ESP) 08:30:00 Tine Deckers (BEL) 09:22:04

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Victor Del Corral ESP 00:54:16 04:48:04 02:42:28 08:30:00
2 James Cunnama ZAF 00:50:10 04:47:13 02:47:54 08:30:35
3 Stefan Schmid GER 00:51:01 04:49:53 02:45:51 08:33:18

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Tine Deckers BEL 00:57:36 05:05:03 03:13:29 09:22:04
2 Emma Bilham SUI 00:53:17 05:21:30 03:07:19 09:28:55
3 Leanda Cave GBR 00:51:53 05:32:51 03:13:48 09:45:06

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:08:59 Frederik Van Lierde 2013-06-23
Swim overall 00:44:18 Gilles Reboul 2006-06-24
Bike overall 04:33:29 Frederik Van Lierde 2013-06-23
Run overall 02:37:01 Bart Aernouts 2013-06-23
Total female 09:12:21 Tine Deckers 2014-06-29
Swim female 00:48:59 Edith Niederfriniger 2006-06-24
Bike female 05:05:03 Tine Deckers 2016-06-05
Run female 02:52:26 Caitlin Snow 2014-06-29

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM France is 04:54.

Race Adjustments for IM France

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 11:43 07:01 -00:04 05:33 34 11:43 07:01 -00:04 05:33
2007 09:11 00:56 01:17 08:56 39 10:27 03:59 00:36 07:14
2008 02:49 -00:05 -00:33 02:15 41 07:54 02:37 00:13 05:34
2009 06:14 -01:10 01:15 04:21 36 07:29 01:41 00:29 05:16
2010 11:15 -01:23 -00:02 05:01 32 08:14 01:04 00:23 05:13
2011 02:06 00:27 -01:10 02:37 29 07:13 00:58 00:07 04:47
2012 02:12 00:44 -02:36 03:02 23 06:30 00:56 -00:16 04:32
2013 08:54 00:41 -01:01 08:01 20 06:48 00:54 -00:22 04:58
2014 -02:27 -01:19 -04:03 06:30 26 of 34 05:46 00:39 -00:46 05:08
2015 00:36 -01:06 -05:02 03:49 25 of 34 05:15 00:29 -01:12 05:00
2016 01:18 00:50 -06:05 06:55 36 of 47 04:54 00:30 -01:39 05:11

KPR points and Prize Money

IM France is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 80.000 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 2 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 08:16:51 08:21:52 00:47:56 04:35:38 05:28:34 02:48:17 83% +7% -9% (23) 13
2 31 Eneko Llanos ESP 08:23:28 08:27:23 00:48:23 04:34:27 05:27:50 02:55:38 80% +0% -20% (31) 26
3 3 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 08:24:43 08:28:21 00:50:30 04:44:58 05:40:29 02:44:14 78% +0% -22% (10) 30
4 4 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR 08:25:19 08:29:03 00:50:59 04:43:56 05:39:55 02:45:24 72% +0% -28% (21) 33
5 28 Fredrik Croneborg SWE 08:26:17 08:34:05 00:50:40 04:41:13 05:36:54 02:49:23 68% +22% -10% (12) 49
6 29 Stefan Schmid GER 08:27:27 08:39:38 00:51:41 04:41:21 05:38:03 02:49:24 44% +24% -31% (15) 73
7 1 Victor Del Corral ESP 08:28:41 08:50:06 00:55:07 04:44:15 05:44:22 02:44:19 36% +0% -64% (17) 103
8 30 Daniel Fontana * ITA 08:29:21 08:34:26 00:48:49 04:44:01 05:37:49 02:51:32 66% +0% -34% (15) 52
9 5 Denis Chevrot FRA 08:29:22 08:34:11 00:46:34 04:45:59 05:37:33 02:51:49 65% +6% -29% (11) 50
10 9 Cameron Wurf * AUS 08:30:43 08:45:13 00:48:34 04:27:52 05:21:26 03:09:17 18% +82% -0% (4) 87
11 23 Kaito Tohara JPN 08:44:19 09:03:02 00:52:56 04:56:44 05:54:40 02:49:39 21% +51% -27% (10) 154
12 8 Scott Defilippis USA 08:49:33 09:25:17 00:55:36 04:58:04 05:58:40 02:50:53 21% +19% -60% (24) 216
13 19 Wouter Monchy BEL 08:55:56 09:26:10 00:50:41 04:57:28 05:53:09 03:02:47 19% +49% -32% (4) (224)
14 18 Tomas Mika CZE 09:02:04 09:16:04 00:53:52 05:05:15 06:04:08 02:57:56 51% +6% -43% (8) 190
15 10 Guillaume Jeannin FRA 09:04:01 09:35:19 00:52:15 04:55:52 05:53:07 03:10:54 10% +17% -73% (7) (246)
16 16 Thomas Leboucher FRA 09:04:20 09:20:46 00:52:52 04:53:27 05:51:19 03:13:01 48% +52% -0% (2) (205)
17 13 Frederic Garcia FRA 09:11:09 09:27:20 00:59:03 05:06:06 06:10:09 03:01:00 52% +0% -48% (4) (228)
18 17 Frederic Limousin FRA 09:13:00 09:25:24 00:53:18 05:01:56 06:00:14 03:12:46 78% +22% -0% (4) 218
19 6 Antony Costes FRA 09:19:28 09:41:02 00:48:57 04:43:20 05:37:17 03:42:11 28% +0% -72% (7) 257
20 14 Ivan Jezko SVK 09:22:45 09:47:50 00:59:26 05:04:57 06:09:23 03:13:22 43% +22% -34% (15) 267
21 15 David Jilek * CZE 09:30:11 09:39:12 00:57:48 05:04:55 06:07:44 03:22:27 79% +12% -9% (9) 252
22 24 Remmert Wielinga NED 10:00:16 10:51:44 01:11:26 05:05:47 06:22:13 03:38:03 7% +11% -82% (6) (303)
23 25 Dominique Wymmersch Gallego ESP 10:04:46 10:25:40 00:58:35 05:14:12 06:17:48 03:46:58 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (297)
24 12 Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 10:53:10 11:17:25 01:05:15 05:34:43 06:44:58 04:08:12 38% +0% -62% (2) (305)
7 Arnaud Guilloux FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
11 Robin Pasteur FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)
20 Sebastien Mulet FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
21 Yuri Novikau BLR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
22 Cyril Pochon FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)
26 Patrik Ericsson SWE n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
27 Etienne Diemunsch FRA 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 10% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. T2 Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 43 Carrie Lester * AUS 09:11:55 09:25:29 00:53:37 05:07:57 06:06:34 03:05:21 48% +26% -26% (21) 22
2 41 Lisa Roberts USA 09:18:30 09:26:14 01:02:20 05:15:06 06:22:27 02:56:03 60% +25% -15% (18) 24
3 42 Annabel Luxford AUS 09:26:58 09:29:28 00:51:17 05:06:43 06:03:00 03:23:58 75% +0% -25% (5) 35
4 40 Emma Bilham * SUI 09:28:08 09:40:22 00:53:54 05:20:21 06:19:16 03:08:52 81% +0% -19% (5) 50
5 48 Nikki Bartlett * GBR 09:38:50 09:55:09 00:59:35 05:16:48 06:21:23 03:17:27 100% +0% -0% (2) (75)
6 44 Camille Deligny FRA 09:41:43 09:56:35 01:01:45 05:09:15 06:15:59 03:25:44 53% +0% -47% (3) (76)
7 45 Kate Comber * GBR 09:51:01 10:01:20 00:52:58 05:28:53 06:26:50 03:24:11 100% +0% -0% (5) 80
8 49 Nicole Valentine USA 09:57:25 10:11:32 01:01:39 05:33:39 06:40:17 03:17:08 68% +32% -0% (3) 104
9 50 Sarah Jarvis USA 10:12:26 10:33:47 01:00:15 05:30:51 06:36:06 03:36:20 59% +0% -41% (3) (146)
46 Camille Donat FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
47 Elise Maury FRA 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.

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Frederik Van Lierde: 38% (2-1)
  • Fredrik Croneborg: 17% (5-1)
  • Eneko Llanos: 11% (8-1)
  • Alessandro Degasperi: 9% (10-1)
  • Stefan Schmid: 9% (10-1)
  • Victor Del Corral: 6% (15-1)
  • Viktor Zyemtsev: 5% (19-1)
  • Denis Chevrot: 2% (58-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Carrie Lester: 44% (1-1)
  • Lisa Roberts: 41% (1-1)
  • Emma Bilham: 10% (9-1)
  • Annabel Luxford: 4% (27-1)

Kona Qualifying

As IM France is one of the last races before the July cutoff, there are a number of athletes looking for points to secure a July slot. Here is a brief overview on “who needs what” on the male side (most of them already have four results in their total, so improving their total won’t be easy):

  • Fred Van Lierde has already secured his AQ slot.
  • Fifth (720): Fredrik Croneborg, Kaito Tohara
  • Fourth (960): Alessandro Degasperi, Daniel Fontana
  • Second (1600): Cameron Wurf, Eneko Llanos, Denis Chevrot

The list of potential Kona qualifiers is a bit shorter on the female side:

  • Annabel Luxford (4.230) – needs at least 8th (305) or better, 6th (540) to be safe
  • Carrie Lester (3.535) – needs 4th (960) or better and  third (1.280) to be safe
  • Lisa Roberts (2.140) will only have chances for a rolldown slot, even with a win

Nikki Bartlett is probably only on the list as a backup for her main target race at IM UK a week before.

Ironman France 2017 (July 23rd) – Entry List

Male Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Frederik Van Lierde BEL 6870 3+1 (1335/435)
Alessandro Degasperi ITA 2050 2+0
Cameron Wurf AUS 1925 3+1 (40/35)
Antony Costes FRA 1170 2+2 (20/500)
Viktor Zyemtsev UKR 395 0+2 (0/115)
Scott Defilippis USA 118 1+2 (3/30)
Frederic Limousin FRA 110 0+2 (0/45)
Guillaume Jeannin FRA 90 1+1
Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 80 0+2 (0/15)
Remmert Wielinga NED 40 0+2 (0/20)
Cyril Pochon FRA 35 0+2 (0/15)
Tomas Mika CZE 25 1+0
Frederic Garcia FRA 20 1+0
Ivan Jezko SVK 18 1+2 (2/6)
David Jilek CZE 15 0+1
Robin Pasteur FRA 10 0+1
Thomas Leboucher FRA 8 1+0
Dominique Wymmersch Gallego ESP 5 1+0
Victor Del Corral ESP 2 0+1
Sebastien Mulet FRA 1 0+1
Wouter Monchy BEL
Yuri Novikau BLR

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Annabel Luxford AUS 4230 1+2 (960/1500)
Jeanne Collonge FRA 3910 3+1 (960/280)
Carrie Lester AUS 3535 1+1
Lisa Roberts USA 2140 1+2 (1100/500)
Kate Comber GBR 1780 3+1 (385/135)
Emma Bilham SUI 1620 1+2 (720/400)
Camille Donat FRA 255 0+2 (0/15)
Camille Deligny FRA 0 0+0

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