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Ironman Lanzarote 2018 – Analyzing Results

Course Conditions

This year’s race in Lanzarote was especially tough – the adjustment of -31:01 is a good deal slower than the (already slow) course rating of -15:13. Compared to the last two year’s this year’s race was 8 or 9 minutes slower. This is reflected in the slow times – even Kona Top 10 athletes such as Ivan Rana or Lucy Gossage and Michelle Vesterby were barely able to break 9 hours (for the men) and 10 hours for the females. On fast courses the finish times are often a full hour faster!

Male Race Results

After the second best swim Alessandro Degasperi took control of the race early on the bike, and even with Ivan Rana not too far back he held on to his lead. Ivan finished a solid second, while a strong run allowed Cyril Viennot to claim the last spot on the podium.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:49:20 05:03:32 02:54:23 08:52:16 -05:33 US$ 5,000 2000
2 Ivan Rana ESP 00:49:24 05:07:37 02:56:37 08:58:37 02:17 US$ 2,750 1600
3 Cyril Viennot FRA 00:51:34 05:13:30 02:51:00 09:01:36 01:53 US$ 1,750 1280
4 Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 00:51:43 05:14:26 02:52:30 09:04:04 -03:35 US$ 1,250 960
5 Andrej Vistica CRO 00:56:24 05:06:57 02:57:04 09:06:08 -01:38 US$ 1,000 720
6 Pedro Jose Andujar ESP 00:55:43 05:06:50 02:59:11 09:07:33 n/a US$ 750 540
7 Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 00:51:39 05:26:09 02:45:35 09:08:34 01:47   405
8 Erik-Simon Strijk NED 00:54:08 05:14:23 02:55:22 09:10:28 -09:03   305
9 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 00:53:07 05:14:12 02:57:00 09:10:47 -04:58   230
10 Diego Van Looy BEL 01:02:03 05:13:13 02:48:45 09:11:05 -11:48   170
11 Patrick Jaberg SUI 00:54:00 05:17:15 03:00:53 09:17:53 -04:23   120
12 Seppe Odeyn BEL 01:04:16 05:09:55 03:00:38 09:20:49 -13:16   85
13 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:53:08 05:21:29 03:07:48 09:28:55 -00:50   60
14 Brian Fogarty GBR 01:03:02 04:59:38 03:24:14 09:33:32 n/a   40
15 Martijn Dekker NED 00:49:11 05:14:00 03:40:35 09:48:46 10:33   30
16 Frederic Limousin FRA 00:53:06 05:28:57 03:31:52 10:00:09 03:56   20
17 Mikolaj Luft POL 00:51:34 05:17:19 03:47:02 10:01:06 20:30   15
18 Erik Holmberg SWE 00:56:52 05:24:36 03:36:12 10:03:28 03:22   10
19 Olivier Esser BEL 00:55:54 05:30:45 03:31:08 10:04:55 13:34   8
20 Mike Schifferle SUI 01:04:00 05:40:29 03:16:12 10:11:26 24:07   5
21 Owen Cummins IRL 00:53:01 05:42:01 04:01:09 10:43:23 n/a   3
  Bekim Christensen DEN 00:59:42 05:10:27   DNF      
  Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 00:58:40 05:26:40   DNF      
  Dirk Baelus BEL 01:01:34 05:31:06   DNF      
  Peru Alfaro ESP 00:49:07     DNF      
  Romain Guillaume FRA 00:49:14     DNF      
  Francisco Fernandez Cortes ESP 00:49:16     DNF      
  Sanne Swolfs BEL 00:53:00     DNF      

Female Race Results

Lucy Gossage is known for her strong bike leg on tough courses, and when she took the lead at 100k on the bike, she never looked back. Michelle Vesterby was just 4 minutes back in T2 but wasn’t able to challenge Lucy’s lead on the run. Nikki Bartlett posted a new marathon PR on the tough Lanzarote course and held on to her third place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lucy Gossage GBR 00:58:43 05:29:06 03:15:39 09:49:27 -02:27 US$ 5,000 2000
2 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:54:10 05:38:07 03:19:18 09:57:11 03:56 US$ 2,750 1600
3 Nikki Bartlett GBR 01:00:04 05:36:50 03:16:43 10:01:46 -15:20 US$ 1,750 1280
4 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 00:56:02 05:58:01 03:03:45 10:04:26 -19:24 US$ 1,250 960
5 Marta Bernardi ITA 00:58:56 05:48:45 03:17:59 10:11:57 08:37 US$ 1,000 720
6 Jenny Schulz GER 01:02:00 06:01:15 03:09:32 10:20:36 -32:32 US$ 750 540
7 Katja Konschak GER 00:55:32 06:09:54 03:17:51 10:31:56 12:36   405
8 Camille Donat FRA 00:51:47 06:25:51 04:05:26 11:29:38 35:25   305
9 Annah Watkinson ZAF 01:00:26 05:58:02 05:34:03 12:39:58 2:18:14   230
  Martina Kunz SUI 01:00:19 05:44:03   DNF      
  Federica De Nicola ITA 01:00:16 06:21:46   DNF      
  Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:58:51     DNF      

Kona Qualifying Implications

Here are the changes for Kona qualifying after the race in Lanzarote:

  • Safe: Lucy Gossage, Michelle Vesterby (MPRO), Ivan Rana, Jens Petersen-Bach (MPRO)
  • Bubble: Alessandro Degasperi

Ironman Lanzarote 2018 (May 26th) – Seedings

IMLanzaLogoUpdate May 24th: Unfortunately, Cam Wurf won’t be racing Lanzarote. The men’s race will still be very interesting, but without Cam the dynamics of the race will be quite different.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Ain-Alar Juhanson (EST) 08:55:38 Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 10:09:40
2006 Ain-Alar Juhanson (EST) 08:54:14 Karin Thuerig (SUI) 09:52:45
2007 Eneko Llanos (ESP) 08:49:39 Tiina Boman (FIN) 09:58:42
2008 Bert Jammaer (BEL) 08:59:40 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 10:02:30
2009 Bert Jammaer (BEL) 08:54:03 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:54:58
2010 Eneko Llanos (ESP) 08:37:43 Catriona Morrison (GBR) 10:03:53
2011 Timo Bracht (GER) 08:30:34 Rachel Joyce (GBR) 09:28:12
2012 Victor Del Corral (ESP) 08:44:39 Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 09:58:06
2013 Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 08:42:40 Kristin Moeller (GER) 09:37:34
2014 Romain Guillaume (FRA) 08:47:39 Lucy Gossage (GBR) 09:41:40
2015 Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 08:56:49 Diana Riesler (GER) 09:56:03
2016 Jesse Thomas (USA) 08:42:33 Tine Holst (DEN) 10:02:35
2017 Bart Aernouts (BEL) 08:34:13 Lucy Charles (GBR) 09:35:39

Last Year’s TOP 3

Here’s the link to the full results from IM Lanzarote 2017.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Bart Aernouts BEL 00:50:34 04:48:23 02:48:28 08:34:13
2 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:50:33 04:59:18 02:47:39 08:43:22
3 Jesse Thomas USA 00:50:34 04:55:54 02:55:25 08:49:02

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Lucy Charles GBR 00:47:06 05:23:29 03:18:34 09:35:39
2 Corinne Abraham GBR 00:57:13 05:37:17 03:03:53 09:44:29
3 Lucy Gossage GBR 01:00:40 05:29:44 03:13:05 09:50:22

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:30:34 Timo Bracht 2011-05-21
Swim overall 00:46:15 Luc Van Lierde 2006-05-20
Bike overall 04:40:58 Maik Twelsiek 2010-05-22
Run overall 02:44:29 Gerrit Schellens 2005-06-04
Total female 09:24:39 Paula Newby-Fraser 1995-06-04
Swim female 00:47:06 Lucy Charles 2017-05-20
Bike female 05:23:29 Lucy Charles 2017-05-20
Run female 02:58:37 Kristin Moeller 2013-05-18

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Lanzarote is – 13:54.

Race Adjustments for IM Lanzarote

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 -01:19 02:52 -18:58 04:12 45 -01:19 02:52 -18:58 04:12
2007 -08:07 -00:26 -09:52 -03:14 40 -04:43 01:13 -14:25 00:29
2008 -08:54 01:18 -16:06 05:20 47 -06:07 01:14 -14:59 02:06
2009 -04:47 00:27 -12:47 03:55 44 -05:47 01:03 -14:26 02:33
2010 -04:13 01:50 -08:20 01:04 34 -05:28 01:12 -13:13 02:15
2011 -06:16 03:31 -14:26 04:58 23 -05:36 01:35 -13:25 02:42
2012 -15:48 01:29 -14:57 02:11 22 -07:03 01:34 -13:38 02:38
2013 -17:46 00:41 -18:47 01:48 19 of 31 -08:24 01:28 -14:17 02:32
2014 -22:51 01:01 -17:19 -03:33 37 of 56 -10:00 01:25 -14:37 01:51
2015 -30:50 01:41 -29:50 -00:52 29 of 44 -12:05 01:26 -16:08 01:35
2016 -22:08 00:10 -19:15 00:15 34 of 41 -13:00 01:19 -16:25 01:27
2017 -23:51 00:51 -19:11 01:07 34 of 50 -13:54 01:17 -16:39 01:26

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Lanzarote is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 25.000 US$.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 12% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 3 Ivan Rana ESP 08:37:10 08:25:24 00:46:29 04:58:04 05:49:33 02:47:37 80% +3% -17% (14) 26
2 2 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 08:37:56 08:27:14 00:49:42 04:56:23 05:51:05 02:46:51 77% +0% -23% (14) 32
3 12 Cyril Viennot FRA 08:42:24 08:38:49 00:49:38 04:54:22 05:49:01 02:53:23 52% +7% -41% (22) 76
4 1 Cameron Wurf AUS 08:42:41 08:30:41 00:49:23 04:39:07 05:33:31 03:09:10 53% +36% -10% (10) 50
5 4 Peru Alfaro ESP 08:46:03 08:39:53 00:46:32 04:58:51 05:50:23 02:55:40 91% +0% -9% (4) 80
6 9 Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 08:47:08 08:35:16 00:48:03 05:03:44 05:56:47 02:50:21 87% +3% -11% (19) 65
7 5 Romain Guillaume FRA 08:47:19 08:37:45 00:47:27 04:48:39 05:41:06 03:06:13 51% +5% -44% (33) 74
8 7 Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 08:47:40 08:36:24 00:49:20 05:01:38 05:55:58 02:51:42 48% +12% -40% (21) 67
9 8 Andrej Vistica CRO 08:49:29 08:36:24 00:52:49 04:59:41 05:57:31 02:51:58 90% +0% -10% (15) 67
10 6 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 08:52:05 08:49:21 00:51:26 05:00:21 05:56:47 02:55:18 64% +36% -0% (11) 111
11 14 Victor Arroyo Bugallo ESP 08:56:16 08:55:58 00:54:56 05:04:30 06:04:27 02:51:49 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (135)
12 27 Alexander Schilling GER 08:57:41 08:47:47 00:47:07 05:02:34 05:54:41 03:03:00 100% +0% -0% (3) 103
13 10 Patrick Jaberg SUI 09:01:13 08:55:32 00:52:44 04:59:44 05:57:28 03:03:45 79% +20% -2% (20) 134
14 28 Erik-Simon Strijk NED 09:01:23 08:53:11 00:51:53 05:01:13 05:58:06 03:03:17 65% +2% -34% (11) 128
15 30 Diego Van Looy BEL 09:05:08 08:56:33 01:03:43 05:05:16 06:13:58 02:51:10 100% +0% -0% (4) (138)
16 13 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 09:11:22 08:57:04 00:50:08 05:14:34 06:09:42 03:01:40 93% +2% -5% (32) 139
17 19 Seppe Odeyn BEL 09:17:16 09:12:46 01:05:58 05:10:47 06:21:45 02:55:31 100% +0% -0% (2) (194)
18 18 Mike Schifferle SUI 09:20:58 09:12:12 00:59:01 05:09:30 06:13:31 03:07:27 87% +7% -6% (71) 191
19 16 Martijn Dekker NED 09:21:13 09:32:11 00:47:26 05:03:58 05:56:25 03:24:48 18% +0% -82% (4) (244)
20 32 Mikolaj Luft POL 09:23:36 09:22:36 00:52:57 05:01:55 05:59:51 03:23:45 41% +0% -59% (4) (220)
21 22 Erik Holmberg SWE 09:32:20 09:31:05 00:52:14 05:07:50 06:05:05 03:27:15 46% +0% -54% (4) 241
22 24 Olivier Esser BEL 09:33:33 09:33:28 00:52:16 05:20:54 06:18:10 03:15:23 60% +0% -40% (3) (249)
23 17 Frederic Limousin FRA 09:36:06 09:27:21 00:52:11 05:15:57 06:13:08 03:22:58 85% +15% -0% (5) 232
24 15 Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 09:36:52 09:31:29 00:59:51 05:26:49 06:31:39 03:05:13 59% +0% -41% (3) (242)
25 33 Bekim Christensen DEN 09:47:21 09:40:04 01:04:39 05:08:30 06:18:09 03:29:12 47% +0% -53% (4) (261)
26 21 Dirk Baelus BEL 09:49:18 09:37:57 00:56:13 05:23:04 06:24:17 03:25:01 100% +0% -0% (3) 259
11 Brian Fogarty GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
20 Pedro Jose Andujar ESP n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
23 Owen Cummins IRL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)
25 Francisco Fernandez Cortes ESP n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)
26 Henry Irvine GBR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
29 Sanne Swolfs BEL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
31 Frederik Waer 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 15% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 40 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 09:30:11 09:14:52 00:56:39 05:18:30 06:20:09 03:10:02 83% +0% -17% (33) 7
2 38 Lucy Gossage GBR 09:33:21 09:18:02 00:58:03 05:21:14 06:24:18 03:09:03 97% +0% -3% (18) 9
3 39 Michelle Vesterby DEN 09:33:35 09:18:57 00:51:36 05:22:45 06:19:20 03:14:15 81% +1% -18% (25) 11
4 41 Marta Bernardi ITA 09:45:44 09:45:24 00:55:53 05:36:46 06:37:39 03:08:05 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (53)
5 53 Katja Konschak GER 09:48:44 09:48:52 00:52:37 05:41:36 06:39:13 03:09:31 34% +30% -36% (21) 64
6 46 Celine Schaerer SUI 09:53:19 09:37:12 00:50:07 05:39:03 06:34:10 03:19:09 80% +0% -20% (11) 41
7 54 Emma-Kate Lidbury GBR 09:54:01 09:48:56 00:52:14 05:28:22 06:25:37 03:28:24 100% +0% -0% (2) (65)
8 45 Annah Watkinson ZAF 09:54:48 09:43:51 00:57:41 05:34:48 06:37:28 03:17:20 68% +0% -32% (7) 51
9 44 Dede Griesbauer USA 09:57:02 09:47:22 00:51:37 05:26:41 06:23:18 03:33:44 43% +13% -44% (28) 56
10 49 Nikki Bartlett GBR 09:59:05 09:54:15 00:59:21 05:31:46 06:36:07 03:22:58 69% +0% -31% (4) 73
11 43 Martina Kunz SUI 10:00:22 09:48:28 01:00:55 05:35:13 06:41:08 03:19:14 100% +0% -0% (3) 63
12 42 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 10:01:31 09:49:07 00:54:19 05:44:54 06:44:13 03:17:18 78% +15% -6% (16) 65
13 47 Caroline Livesey GBR 10:09:11 10:08:18 00:58:24 05:38:33 06:41:57 03:27:14 51% +14% -35% (10) 94
14 51 Camille Donat FRA 10:33:35 10:33:13 00:50:20 05:53:43 06:49:03 03:44:32 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (133)
15 48 Jenny Schulz GER 10:36:33 10:36:12 01:04:08 05:44:57 06:54:05 03:42:28 53% +0% -47% (2) (135)
50 Federica De Nicola ITA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
52 Antonina Reznikov ISR n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
55 Carmen Macheriotou CYP n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

  • Ivan Rana: 41% (1-1)
  • Alessandro Degasperi: 31% (2-1)
  • Cameron Wurf: 8% (11-1)
  • Miquel Blanchart Tinto: 8% (12-1)
  • Cyril Viennot: 6% (17-1)
  • Jens Petersen-Bach: 4% (25-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Yvonne Van Vlerken: 39% (2-1)
  • Lucy Gossage: 31% (2-1)
  • Michelle Vesterby: 28% (3-1)

Ironman Lanzarote 2018 (May 26th) – Entry List

Update May 2nd: The latest entry list from Ironman has the following changes:

  • WPRO: Added Marta Bernardi, Saleta Castro Nogueira, Yvonne Van Vlerken, Annah Watkinson
  • MPRO: Added Henry Irvine, Frederik Waer, Cameron Wurf; Domenico Passuello is no longer on the list

Male Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Cameron Wurf AUS 5335 3+0 (880/0)
Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 3220 2+1
Andrej Vistica CRO 2240 2+0
Romain Guillaume FRA 2000 1+0
Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 1920 2+0
Alessandro Degasperi ITA 1785 2+0
Patrick Jaberg SUI 825 2+1
Domenico Passuello ITA 750 0+1
Samuel Huerzeler SUI 660 2+0
Peru Alfaro ESP 515 1+0
Cyril Viennot FRA 500 0+1
Victor Arroyo Bugallo ESP 405 1+0
Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 305 1+0
Martijn Dekker NED 280 0+1
Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 170 1+0
Frederic Limousin FRA 115 1+1
Mike Schifferle SUI 95 3+0 (25/0)
Seppe Odeyn BEL 35 1+1
Erik Holmberg SWE 2 1+0
Owen Cummins IRL 0 0+0
Olivier Esser BEL 0 0+0
Francisco Fernandez Cortes ESP 0 0+0
Alexander Schilling GER 0 0+0
Erik-Simon Strijk NED 0 0+0
Sanne Swolfs BEL 0 0+0
Diego Van Looy BEL 0 0+0
Pedro Jose Andujar ESP    
Brian Fogarty GBR    
Henry Irvine GBR    
Frederik Waer BEL    

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 2960 2+0
Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 1525 2+1
Annah Watkinson ZAF 1310 1+2 (685/280)
Marta Bernardi ITA 1280 1+0
Jenny Schulz GER 400 0+1
Nikki Bartlett GBR 220 0+1
Federica De Nicola ITA 0 0+0
Camille Donat FRA 0 0+0
Antonina Reznikov ISR    

Ironman Lanzarote 2017 – Analyzing Results

Update May 21: Added a few DNFs after updated data was available in the Athlete Tracker.

Race Conditions

The conditions for this year’s race were typical for IM Lanzarote: Nothing special for the swim and run (almost no adjustments) but a very slow bike (adjustment of -19:11) and a slow race overall (adjustment of -23:51), even for the “slow standard” of Lanzarote.

Still, there were two new course records: Lucy Charles posted new swim and bike course records. She improved her own swim course record from last year by five seconds, and also Tara Norton’s bike course record (5:26:23 from 2010) to 5:23:29.

Male Race Results

Romain Guillaume quickly took the lead after the swim, after 90k he was joined by his BMC Etixx teammate Bart Aernouts. Bart stepped up his bike performance and posted the best split. When his teammate struggled on the run, he took control of the race and won by nine minutes. BartRun

Photo: A focused Bart at the start of the run. (Credit: Ingo Kutsche, used with permission)

Second place went to Alessandro Degasperi who lost some time on the bike but then posted the fastest run split. Defending champion Jesse Thomas couldn’t make up any time to the leader on the run, but a solid overall race saw him finish in third.  Fourth place went to the relatively unknown Peru Alfaro who had taken a two and a half year break from Ironman racing, Romain Guillaume struggled on the run but held on to fifth place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Bart Aernouts BEL 00:50:34 04:48:23 02:48:28 08:34:13 -12:03 US$ 5,000 2000
2 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:50:33 04:59:18 02:47:39 08:43:22 -09:53 US$ 2,750 1600
3 Jesse Thomas USA 00:50:34 04:55:54 02:55:25 08:49:02 03:01 US$ 1,750 1280
4 Peru Alfaro ESP 00:47:03 05:02:28 02:55:29 08:52:31 -04:10 US$ 1,250 960
5 Romain Guillaume FRA 00:48:29 04:50:54 03:11:16 08:57:01 -06:21 US$ 1,000 720
6 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 00:52:08 05:05:06 02:53:53 08:59:07 -25:35 US$ 750 540
7 Timothy Van Houtem BEL 00:57:11 04:59:53 02:55:58 09:01:13 n/a 405
8 Cedric Lassonde FRA 00:53:29 05:08:09 03:05:18 09:14:49 -12:12 305
9 Guillaume Lecallier FRA 00:55:38 05:07:06 03:06:06 09:15:45 n/a 230
10 Trevor Delsaut FRA 00:50:32 05:09:17 03:11:52 09:19:16 11:01 170
11 Nicholas Ward Munoz GBR 00:53:32 05:21:48 03:00:34 09:23:44 05:52 120
12 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:52:14 05:24:33 03:00:05 09:24:17 -00:29 85
13 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 00:50:29 05:19:35 03:12:56 09:29:50 11:30 60
14 Philipp Mock GER 00:57:02 05:01:56 03:23:38 09:32:13 n/a 40
15 Xavier Torrades ESP 00:50:31 05:27:44 03:10:20 09:35:10 04:56 30
16 Mike Schifferle SUI 00:59:28 05:18:17 03:14:09 09:43:24 14:44 20
17 Georgy Kaurov RUS 00:46:58 05:30:14 03:35:38 09:59:07 09:06 15
18 Marcus Hultgren SWE 00:55:50 05:22:56 03:45:42 10:13:20 25:26 10
19 Mads Bang Jensen DEN 00:55:31 05:32:38 03:47:50 10:23:56 n/a 8
20 Dominique Wymmersch Gallego ESP 00:58:11 05:33:54 03:51:45 10:35:19 n/a 5
21 Youri Severin NED 00:49:03 05:27:58 04:17:04 10:42:00 1:06:09 3
22 Ivan Tejero Vazquez ESP 00:50:34 05:33:05 04:18:00 10:50:07 26:37 3
23 Stephen Bayliss GBR 00:47:04 05:14:17 04:44:39 10:52:57 1:20:48 3
Konstantin Bachor GER 00:50:28 05:11:19 DNF
Frederic Schaffner FRA 00:55:36 05:48:57 DNF
Carlos Lopez Diaz ESP 00:46:58 DNF
Malte Bruns GER 00:52:09 DNF
Cyril Viennot FRA 00:52:16 DNF
Daniel Herlbauer AUT 00:53:31 DNF
Gergely Nagy HUN 00:53:42 DNF
Erik Holmberg SWE 00:53:45 DNF
Victor Del Corral ESP 00:55:37 DNF
Victor Rodriguez ESP 00:55:41 DNF
Stephen Donnelly IRL 00:55:42 DNF
Josep Vinolas ESP 00:55:43 DNF
Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 01:04:49 DNF

Female Race Results

The female race was dominated by super swimmer Lucy Charles. It wasn’t a surprise she was leading after the swim (posting a new swim course record), but then she continued to extend her lead on the bike – also posting a new bike course record. Her lead in T2 was close to 20 minutes, leaving just a little bit of hope for the chasers. However, she was able to have a solid run as well and won the race with a comfortable margin of nine minutes.

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Photo: Lucy on one of the picturesque spots of the Lanzarote bike course. (Credit: Ingo Kutsche, used with permission)

The only athlete able to take a serious chunk out of Lucy’s lead was Corinne Abraham who posted the fastest marathon to finish second. In T2 Lucy Gossage seemed to be in the best position to challenge Lucy for the win, but she had indicated before the race she hadn’t done her usual training and it showed a bit with a 3:13 run, she was still able to finish third – giving Great Britain a podium sweep. Solid bike rides allowed Jeanne Collonge to finish in fourth place and Saleta Castro in fifth.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lucy Charles GBR 00:47:06 05:23:29 03:18:34 09:35:39 -34:58 US$ 5,000 2000
2 Corinne Abraham GBR 00:57:13 05:37:17 03:03:53 09:44:29 -04:41 US$ 2,750 1600
3 Lucy Gossage GBR 01:00:40 05:29:44 03:13:05 09:50:22 08:23 US$ 1,750 1280
4 Jeanne Collonge FRA 00:58:12 05:31:42 03:26:31 10:04:46 -05:57 US$ 1,250 960
5 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 00:55:40 05:47:28 03:21:01 10:11:45 -09:45 US$ 1,000 720
6 Kate Comber GBR 00:52:25 05:52:13 03:29:23 10:22:34 -00:24 US$ 750 540
7 Pia Englyst DEN 01:05:07 06:11:04 03:26:46 10:52:15 n/a 405
8 Kelly Fillnow USA 01:06:28 06:11:41 03:28:43 10:56:27 36:25 305
9 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:10:25 06:19:00 03:28:52 11:07:33 28:53 230
10 Patricia Bueno Perez ESP 01:00:58 06:37:27 03:48:59 11:38:08 n/a 170
11 Annabel Diawuoh GER 01:24:41 06:46:18 04:06:23 12:24:59 n/a 120
Tine Holst DEN 01:03:05 05:37:25 DNF
Alexandra Tondeur BEL 00:57:55 DNF
Camille Deligny FRA 01:00:12 DNF

Kona Qualifying Implications

Here’s the notable changes in Kona Qualifying on the male side (projected July cutoff 3.500 points):

  • Safe for a July slot: Bart Aernouts (5.825)
  • On the Bubble (might be enough, but maybe not): Jesse Thomas (3.420)
  • Close (but more points needed): Romain Guillaume (2.390), Alessandro Degasperi (2.050)

On the female side (projected cutoff 4.300 points):

  • Safe for a July slot: Lucy Gossage (4.725, but she indicated she’s not interested in racing Kona this year)
  • Close (but more points needed): Jeanne Collonge (3.910)

Lucy Charles (2.115) and Corinne Abraham (2.675) haven’t scored many points before, they still need a lot of points to be able to qualify.

Ironman Lanzarote (May 20th) – Seedings

IMLanzarote_LogoUpdate May 17th: Unfortunately, Diana Riesler won’t be racing.

Update May 18th: Natascha Schmitt has posted on Facebook that she is forced to withdraw: Her bike was seriously damaged on the flight to Lanzarote and is unsafe to ride.

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Ain-Alar Juhanson (EST) 08:55:38 Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 10:09:40
2006 Ain-Alar Juhanson (EST) 08:54:14 Karin Thuerig (SUI) 09:52:45
2007 Eneko Llanos (ESP) 08:49:39 Tiina Boman (FIN) 09:58:42
2008 Bert Jammaer (BEL) 08:59:40 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 10:02:30
2009 Bert Jammaer (BEL) 08:54:03 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:54:58
2010 Eneko Llanos (ESP) 08:37:43 Catriona Morrison (GBR) 10:03:53
2011 Timo Bracht (GER) 08:30:34 Rachel Joyce (GBR) 09:28:12
2012 Victor Del Corral (ESP) 08:44:39 Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 09:58:06
2013 Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 08:42:40 Kristin Moeller (GER) 09:37:34
2014 Romain Guillaume (FRA) 08:47:39 Lucy Gossage (GBR) 09:41:40
2015 Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 08:56:49 Diana Riesler (GER) 09:56:03
2016 Jesse Thomas (USA) 08:42:33 Tine Holst (DEN) 10:02:35

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Jesse Thomas USA 00:50:55 04:58:33 02:46:56 08:42:33
2 Jan Frodeno GER 00:46:52 04:58:18 02:50:03 08:44:38
3 David McNamee GBR 00:47:03 05:01:39 02:51:51 08:46:36

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Tine Holst DEN 01:01:15 05:34:25 03:19:48 10:02:35
2 Alexandra Tondeur BEL 01:03:00 05:42:36 03:10:26 10:04:53
3 Lucy Charles GBR 00:47:11 05:48:36 03:27:40 10:10:13

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:30:34 Timo Bracht 2011-05-21
Swim overall 00:46:15 Luc Van Lierde 2006-05-20
Bike overall 04:40:58 Maik Twelsiek 2010-05-22
Run overall 02:44:29 Gerrit Schellens 2005-06-04
Total female 09:28:12 Rachel Joyce 2011-05-21
Swim female 00:47:11 Lucy Charles 2016-05-21
Bike female 05:26:23 Tara Norton 2010-05-22
Run female 02:58:37 Kristin Moeller 2013-05-18

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Lanzarote is – 13:00.

Race Adjustments for IM Lanzarote

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2006 -01:19 02:52 -18:58 04:12 45 -01:19 02:52 -18:58 04:12
2007 -08:07 -00:26 -09:52 -03:14 40 -04:43 01:13 -14:25 00:29
2008 -08:54 01:18 -16:06 05:20 47 -06:07 01:14 -14:59 02:06
2009 -04:47 00:27 -12:47 03:55 44 -05:47 01:03 -14:26 02:33
2010 -04:13 01:50 -08:20 01:04 34 -05:28 01:12 -13:13 02:15
2011 -06:16 03:31 -14:26 04:58 23 -05:36 01:35 -13:25 02:42
2012 -15:48 01:29 -14:57 02:11 22 -07:03 01:34 -13:38 02:38
2013 -17:46 00:41 -18:47 01:48 19 of 31 -08:24 01:28 -14:17 02:32
2014 -22:51 01:01 -17:19 -03:33 37 of 56 -10:00 01:25 -14:37 01:51
2015 -30:50 01:41 -29:50 -00:52 29 of 44 -12:05 01:26 -16:08 01:35
2016 -22:08 00:10 -19:15 00:15 34 of 41 -13:00 01:19 -16:25 01:27

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Lanzarote is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 25.000 US$.

Male 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. Run Consistency Overall
1 1 Jesse Thomas USA 08:35:12 08:22:39 00:49:49 04:52:50 02:47:32 100% +0% -0% (3) 11
2 20 Bart Aernouts BEL 08:36:24 08:23:34 00:51:25 04:52:28 02:47:32 86% +0% -14% (10) 14
3 18 Cyril Viennot FRA 08:40:13 08:28:57 00:49:50 04:53:43 02:51:40 79% +13% -8% (18) 27
4 3 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 08:42:24 08:35:14 00:50:08 05:00:04 02:47:13 73% +0% -27% (9) 52
5 26 Peru Alfaro ESP 08:48:09 08:54:00 00:44:11 04:58:52 03:00:06 47% +0% -53% (2) (111)
6 5 Romain Guillaume FRA 08:48:17 08:50:06 00:47:33 04:54:18 03:01:26 51% +10% -39% (28) 98
7 9 Victor Del Corral ESP 08:49:00 08:44:51 00:54:16 04:59:28 02:50:15 42% +0% -58% (16) 83
8 16 Konstantin Bachor GER 08:50:59 08:47:45 00:49:07 04:49:40 03:07:12 51% +5% -44% (12) 92
9 48 Mark Oude Bennink NED 08:52:08 08:55:04 00:46:57 04:59:07 03:01:04 19% +50% -31% (9) 116
10 45 Trevor Delsaut FRA 08:53:29 08:59:24 00:52:09 05:03:09 02:53:11 31% +6% -63% (26) 133
11 42 Carlos Lopez Diaz ESP 08:53:42 08:58:31 00:47:03 05:01:34 03:00:04 15% +28% -56% (8) 130
12 11 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 09:01:58 09:03:53 00:49:38 04:57:10 03:10:09 27% +28% -45% (13) 154
13 43 Philipp Koutny * SUI 09:02:27 09:00:58 00:49:53 05:01:00 03:06:35 26% +0% -74% (4) (144)
14 10 Stephen Bayliss GBR 09:03:19 09:07:07 00:47:00 05:06:28 03:04:51 28% +2% -70% (48) 161
15 51 Daniel Herlbauer AUT 09:08:36 09:18:27 00:51:59 05:05:37 03:06:01 41% +0% -59% (4) (193)
16 12 Nicholas Ward Munoz GBR 09:09:15 08:52:59 00:53:14 05:13:28 02:57:33 61% +11% -28% (17) 107
17 44 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 09:10:30 09:06:19 00:51:54 05:12:49 03:00:48 76% +24% -0% (7) 158
18 55 Malte Bruns GER 09:10:35 09:13:02 00:52:22 05:10:41 03:02:32 65% +0% -35% (3) (176)
19 22 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 09:11:06 08:59:51 00:49:06 05:13:17 03:03:43 88% +4% -8% (28) 135
20 28 Mike Schifferle SUI 09:13:18 09:02:54 00:58:59 05:05:50 03:03:28 85% +13% -2% (61) 150
21 40 Xavier Torrades ESP 09:15:46 09:15:46 00:47:57 05:10:26 03:12:23 38% +0% -62% (4) 185
22 24 Cedric Lassonde FRA 09:16:43 09:13:26 00:53:48 05:09:28 03:08:27 67% +0% -33% (9) 178
23 36 Josep Vinolas ESP 09:19:53 09:11:49 00:54:09 05:10:19 03:10:25 55% +35% -10% (5) 173
24 41 Youri Severin NED 09:20:40 09:18:30 00:46:52 05:10:32 03:18:16 48% +0% -52% (2) (193)
25 50 Erik Holmberg SWE 09:24:11 09:24:48 00:51:58 05:16:42 03:10:31 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (206)
26 14 Marcus Hultgren SWE 09:26:31 09:32:06 00:57:00 05:14:18 03:10:13 26% +42% -32% (5) 231
27 56 Georgy Kaurov RUS 09:29:13 09:34:54 00:49:10 05:14:50 03:20:13 37% +63% -0% (2) (235)
28 32 Ivan Tejero Vazquez ESP 09:57:06 10:06:45 00:48:59 05:33:26 03:29:41 12% +43% -44% (7) (279)
29 39 Gergely Nagy HUN 10:14:29 10:05:47 00:53:54 05:20:05 03:55:30 77% +18% -5% (7) 277
30 37 Victor Rodriguez ESP 11:12:07 11:14:31 00:56:11 05:30:15 04:40:41 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (297)
31 34 Alain Djouad-Guibert MOR 11:16:42 11:17:25 01:04:33 05:52:53 04:14:16 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (297)
30 Dominique Wymmersch Gallego ESP n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
38 Frederic Schaffner FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated 0% +0% -100% (3) (n/a)
46 Timothy Van Houtem BEL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
47 Stephen Donnelly IRL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
49 Philipp Mock GER n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
52 Mads Bang Jensen DEN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
53 Sven Van Luyck BEL n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
54 Guillaume Lecallier FRA n/a 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 14% of a typical Kona field.

Rank Bib Name Nation Expected Time Rating Exp. Swim Exp. Bike Exp. Run Consistency Overall
1 8 Lucy Gossage GBR 09:29:56 09:15:55 00:57:05 05:20:44 03:07:08 94% +0% -6% (14) 8
2 17 Corinne Abraham GBR 09:35:31 09:23:22 00:57:31 05:28:13 03:04:47 88% +12% -0% (10) 16
3 7 Diana Riesler GER 09:40:59 09:28:46 00:56:16 05:21:27 03:18:16 48% +10% -42% (20) 25
4 4 Alexandra Tondeur BEL 09:54:36 09:39:34 00:59:49 05:38:28 03:11:19 100% +0% -0% (4) 42
5 2 Tine Holst DEN 09:56:44 09:49:21 01:01:34 05:32:36 03:17:33 87% +13% -0% (13) 57
6 15 Jeanne Collonge FRA 09:57:40 09:49:51 00:58:03 05:32:12 03:22:25 63% +4% -33% (11) 59
7 35 Natascha Schmitt GER 09:58:17 10:03:02 00:53:19 05:32:14 03:27:44 33% +23% -43% (8) 78
8 6 Lucy Charles GBR 10:00:47 10:02:56 00:46:08 05:43:33 03:26:06 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (78)
9 19 Camille Deligny FRA 10:01:11 09:56:35 01:00:55 05:25:06 03:30:10 100% +0% -0% (2) (70)
10 13 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 10:04:56 09:54:29 00:54:29 05:48:12 03:17:14 53% +33% -14% (12) 65
11 31 Kelly Fillnow USA 10:04:59 09:56:58 01:03:15 05:41:55 03:14:49 87% +13% -0% (11) 70
12 25 Kate Comber GBR 10:13:00 10:01:26 00:52:51 05:45:18 03:29:51 100% +0% -0% (4) 75
13 33 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 10:25:47 10:15:17 01:10:29 05:46:13 03:24:05 87% +0% -13% (8) 105
14 21 Anne Jensen DEN 10:28:20 10:29:32 01:04:38 05:40:51 03:37:51 44% +21% -35% (6) 127
23 Patricia Bueno Perez ESP n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
27 Annabel Diawuoh DEU n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
29 Pia Englyst DEN n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)

Winning Odds

Male Race Participants

With Jesse Thomas, Alessandro Degasperi and Romain Guillaume the last three winners are on the startlist. Add in Bart Aernouts, Cyril Viennot and Victor Del Corral and you have a very competitive field.

  • Jesse Thomas: 58% (1-1)
  • Bart Aernouts: 16% (5-1)
  • Cyril Viennot: 8% (12-1)
  • Alessandro Degasperi: 7% (14-1)
  • Victor Del Corral: 4% (28-1)
  • Romain Guillaume: 3% (29-1)

Female Race Participants

The female field also has the last three winners: Tine Holst, Diana Riesler and Lucy Gossage will be fighting for the 2017 title. (Note: Diana was on the startlist but won’t be racing this year.) Last year’s second and third place finishers, Alexandra Tondeur and Lucy Charles, would like to return to the podium as well. Corinne Abraham has been struggling with injuries and wasn’t able to contend for a Kona slot in the last seasons. The female field is even stronger and deeper than the men’s field.

  • Lucy Gossage: 63% (1-1)
  • Corinne Abraham: 23% (3-1)
  • Diana Riesler: 12% (7-1)

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