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Ironman Sweden 2019 (MPRO only, Aug 17th) – Entry List

Updates

  • July 15th: Added Pedro Jose Andujar, Matt Burton, Bekim Christensen, Hannes Cool, Eneko Elosegui, Kristian Hindkjaer, Kirill Kotshegarov, Andrey Lyatskiy, Marek Nemcik, Jonas Oerarbaeck, Domenico Passuello, Lukas Polan, Sam Proctor, Boris Stein and Harry Wiltshire

Kona Slots and Prize Money

IM Sweden has 1 Pro Kona slot. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 10 deep.

Male Race Participants

Name Nation
Clemente Alonso McKernan (KQ) ESP
Pedro Jose Andujar ESP
Morgan Bjoerkqvist SWE
Matt Burton AUS
Vicenc Castella Serra ESP
Denis Chevrot FRA
Bekim Christensen DEN
Hannes Cool BEL
Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE
Eneko Elosegui ESP
Kristian Hindkjaer DEN
Kristian Hoegenhaug DEN
Erik Holmberg SWE
Esben Hovgaard DEN
Kirill Kotshegarov EST
Bjoern Laibacher GER
Markus Liebelt GER
Andrey Lyatskiy RUS
Mathias Lyngsoe Petersen DEN
Giulio Molinari ITA
Marek Nemcik SVK
Sebastian Norberg SWE
Jesper Nybo Riis DEN
Jonas Oerarbaeck SWE
Domenico Passuello ITA
Lukas Polan CZE
Sam Proctor GBR
Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias ESP
Alexander Schilling GER
Jan Sneberger CZE
Boris Stein GER
Rasmus Svenningsson SWE
Thiago Vinhal BRA
Harry Wiltshire GBR
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Ironman Sweden 2018 – Analyzing Results

IMSweden_LogoRace Conditions

The conditions for this year’s race at IM Sweden seemed perfect for fast times: Warm weather with hardly any wind helped athletes to post some fast times, especially on the bike. Corinne Abraham posted two new course records: Her bike split of 4:34 was 14 minutes quicker than the 2012 4:48 bike time from Helene Malmqvist. (A number of ladies were faster this year than Helene.) On the back of her fast bike time and a second-best run split Corinne also posted a new overall course record of 8:45, improving on Jodie Cunnama’s 8:54 from 2013.

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Corinne Abraham GBR 00:57:28 04:34:32 03:09:13 08:45:06 -17:58 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Asa Lundstroem SWE 01:00:12 04:42:17 03:08:49 08:54:35 -18:45 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Angela Naeth CAN 00:57:27 04:42:52 03:16:23 09:01:03 -29:03 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Kimberley Morrison GBR 00:52:31 04:40:51 03:31:16 09:07:49 -04:16 US$ 3,250 960
5 Sonja Tajsich GER 01:02:14 04:56:10 03:09:47 09:13:10 -00:32 US$ 2,750 720
6 Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 01:05:52 04:53:01 03:14:59 09:18:39 -10:11 US$ 2,000 540
7 Simona Krivankova CZE 01:05:44 04:56:00 03:14:59 09:20:48 -13:42 US$ 1,500 405
8 Annie Thoren SWE 00:52:25 04:53:51 03:38:56 09:29:04 n/a US$ 1,250 305
9 Sofie Goos BEL 00:58:04 05:03:02 03:41:21 09:47:03 23:57 US$ 1,000 230
10 Emma Graaf SWE 00:57:22 05:21:56 03:41:37 10:07:08 06:27 US$ 750 170
Melanie Baumann SUI 01:12:09 05:13:28 DNF
Dede Griesbauer USA 00:52:33 DNF

Kona Qualifying

The top finishers Corinne Abraham and Asa Lundstroem have enough points now to receive an August slot.  Angela Naeth is also in an excellent position, but there are a few unlikely scenarios that may see her fall out of the Kona ranks in the August KPR.

Ironman Sweden 2018 (Aug 18th) – Seedings

IMSweden_LogoIM Sweden is one of the final races before the August cutoff for Kona Pro Qualifying. I have analyzed the situation for August Pro qualifying – who is currently in, who can still make it?

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2012 Jan Raphael (GER) 08:04:01 Asa Lundstroem (SWE) 09:13:27
2013 Pedro Gomes (POR) 08:19:30 Jodie Cunnama (GBR) 08:54:01
2014 Horst Reichel (GER) 08:13:01 Leanda Cave (GBR) 08:56:50
2015 Patrik Nilsson (SWE) 08:08:05 Astrid Stienen (GER) 09:12:27
2016 Kristin Moeller (GER) 09:14:39
2017 Clemente Alonso McKernan (ESP) 08:07:48

Last Year’s TOP 3

IM Sweden is one of the single-gender European races (the counterpart is IM Copenhagen). Here are the links to the full analysis for the 2017 Male race and the 2016 Female race.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 00:47:29 04:24:55 02:50:23 08:07:48
2 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:50:20 04:14:27 03:00:38 08:08:58
3 Esben Hovgaard DEN 00:51:25 04:32:37 02:58:03 08:25:18

Female Race Results (2016)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Kristin Moeller GER 01:02:48 05:12:09 02:55:09 09:14:39
2 Lucie Reed CZE 00:54:03 05:11:35 03:11:11 09:21:31
3 Carolin Lehrieder GER 00:57:47 05:01:25 03:22:15 09:24:30

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:04:01 Jan Raphael 2012-08-18
Swim overall 00:47:29 Clemente Alonso McKernan 2017-08-19
Bike overall 04:14:27 Cameron Wurf 2017-08-19
Run overall 02:44:18 Viktor Zyemtsev 2014-08-16
Total female 08:54:01 Jodie Cunnama 2013-08-17
Swim female 00:48:30 Jodie Cunnama 2013-08-17
Bike female 04:48:42 Helene Malmkvist 2012-08-18
Run female 02:55:09 Kristin Moeller 2016-08-20

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Sweden is 17:27.

Race Adjustments for IM Sweden

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2012 32:30 00:42 23:32 09:15 29 32:30 00:42 23:32 09:15
2013 15:19 00:21 08:58 07:16 30 23:55 00:31 16:15 08:16
2014 15:09 -00:15 06:26 05:07 24 of 27 21:00 00:16 12:59 07:13
2015 03:15 -02:45 03:10 02:45 19 of 21 16:34 -00:29 10:32 06:06
2016 25:15 -00:40 14:00 06:23 5 18:18 -00:31 11:13 06:09
2017 13:11 01:51 13:26 01:12 16 of 21 17:27 -00:08 11:35 05:20

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Sweden is a P-2000, WPRO-only race. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 10 deep.

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 23% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 5 Corinne Abraham GBR 08:58:00 09:17:44 01:00:22 04:53:03 05:58:26 02:59:34 77% +23% -0% (15) 12
2 17 Sara Svensk SWE 09:09:04 09:39:05 00:57:58 04:56:34 05:59:32 03:09:32 35% +23% -43% (5) 49
3 9 Michaela Herlbauer AUT 09:09:22 09:27:33 00:56:24 05:01:34 06:02:57 03:06:25 69% +9% -22% (10) 31
4 3 Kimberley Morrison GBR 09:09:52 09:38:48 00:54:49 04:47:22 05:47:10 03:22:42 100% +0% -0% (2) (48)
5 12 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 09:10:03 09:28:02 00:58:46 04:59:36 06:03:22 03:06:41 65% +0% -35% (4) 32
6 2 Asa Lundstroem SWE 09:10:08 09:28:16 01:01:17 04:55:45 06:02:02 03:08:06 99% +1% -0% (19) 33
7 20 Tine Deckers BEL 09:10:13 09:25:41 00:58:13 04:53:39 05:56:52 03:13:21 79% +3% -18% (24) 26
8 18 Sonja Tajsich GER 09:11:16 09:29:09 01:02:37 05:00:04 06:07:42 03:03:34 88% +2% -10% (25) 34
9 1 Sofie Goos BEL 09:17:07 09:39:30 00:58:32 05:02:23 06:05:55 03:11:12 61% +9% -29% (27) 50
10 4 Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 09:18:53 09:50:17 01:09:21 04:56:54 06:11:16 03:07:37 80% +8% -12% (20) 70
11 7 Celine Schaerer SUI 09:19:44 09:37:12 00:51:25 05:08:18 06:04:43 03:15:01 80% +0% -20% (11) 43
12 21 Angela Naeth * CAN 09:23:28 09:52:32 00:59:31 04:50:40 05:55:10 03:28:18 38% +11% -51% (8) 73
13 6 Dede Griesbauer USA 09:25:18 09:45:55 00:53:21 04:56:03 05:54:23 03:30:55 55% +10% -34% (29) 58
14 15 Simona Krivankova CZE 09:30:02 09:56:04 01:05:52 05:06:37 06:17:28 03:12:34 89% +11% -0% (6) 81
15 16 Pamela Tastets CHI 09:30:06 09:53:22 00:57:33 05:08:19 06:10:52 03:19:14 100% +0% -0% (4) 75
16 13 Federica De Nicola ITA 09:34:46 10:08:54 01:00:15 05:01:24 06:06:39 03:28:07 52% +0% -48% (2) (100)
17 11 Renee Kiley AUS 09:51:28 10:26:36 01:01:35 05:12:01 06:18:36 03:32:52 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (129)
18 10 Emma Graaf SWE 09:51:38 10:33:13 00:59:31 05:17:02 06:21:33 03:30:05 33% +9% -57% (7) (136)
8 Annie Thoren SWE n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
14 Melanie Baumann SUI 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

A few of the athletes are unlikely to start, for example Tine Deckers and Maja Stage Nielsen have already secured their Kona slots in July.

Female Race Participants

  • Corinne Abraham: 50% (1-1)
  • Asa Lundstroem: 12% (7-1)
  • Michaela Herlbauer: 9% (10-1)
  • Sara Svensk: 6% (16-1)
  • Camilla Lindholm Borg: 5% (21-1)
  • Maja Stage Nielsen: 4% (21-1)
  • Tine Deckers: 4% (23-1)

Ironman Sweden 2018 (Aug 18th) – Entry List

IMSweden_LogoFemale Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Asa Lundstroem SWE 3510 3+1 (720/240)
Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 3335 2+1
Corinne Abraham GBR 3280 2+1
Dede Griesbauer USA 2780 2+1
Kimberley Morrison GBR 2690 2+2 (720/400)
Camilla Lindholm Borg SWE 2320 2+1
Michaela Herlbauer AUT 1505 1+2 (565/400)
Celine Schaerer SUI 980 1+1
Renee Kiley AUS 785 1+1
Annie Thoren SWE 420 0+2 (0/180)
Federica De Nicola ITA 180 0+1
Emma Graaf SWE 0 0+0
Melanie Baumann SUI

Ironman Sweden 2017 – Analyzing Results

IMSweden_LogoRace Conditions

Conditions in Sweden sounded decent – not too hot or cold, but probably a bit too windy for really fast times. After a new swim course record (Clemente Alonso’s 47:29 was faster than Andy Boecherer’s time from 2012 by more than a minute) Cameron Wurf posted a new bike course – he improved on the 2012 time (when the bike course was likely a bit short) by KJ Danielsson by more than 10 minutes! Clemente’s 8:07 was the second fastest ever in Sweden (after Jan Raphael’s 2012 winning time on what was a different – and likely shorter – course).

Male Race Results

Clemente Alonso was first out of the water, but it took Cameron Wurf only 60k to make up his three minute difference after the swim. Cam then continued to ride faster than everyone else, posted a new bike course record and entered T2 with an eight minute gap to Clemente and Swedish hopeful KJ Danielsson. Cam ran an even marathon pace, but Clemente was slowly eating into his lead. By 30k Clemente surged past Cam, but was never quite able to clearly gap him. Clemente won his first IM since IM Barcelona in 2014 (and a long time dealing with injuries) in front of Cam who was just over a minute behind at the finish. Third place went to Esben Hovgaard who overtook KJ in the last 4k of the run.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Clemente Alonso McKernan ESP 00:47:29 04:24:55 02:50:23 08:07:48 -05:40 US$ 15,000 2000
2 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:50:20 04:14:27 03:00:38 08:08:58 -19:41 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Esben Hovgaard DEN 00:51:25 04:32:37 02:58:03 08:25:18 -06:56 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 00:50:13 04:23:13 03:12:05 08:28:32 -13:17 US$ 3,250 960
5 Daniil Sapunov UKR 00:47:33 04:41:25 03:01:23 08:34:02 03:33 US$ 2,750 720
6 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:51:26 04:50:30 02:58:51 08:44:16 -02:15 US$ 2,000 540
7 Michael Smith Larsen DEN 00:55:25 04:37:29 03:10:00 08:46:09 04:39 US$ 1,500 405
8 Jonas Oerarbaeck SWE 00:58:43 04:44:01 03:03:01 08:49:21 n/a US$ 1,250 305
9 Pascal Ramali GER 00:58:49 04:30:31 03:16:05 08:49:44 01:02 US$ 1,000 230
10 Marcus Hultgren SWE 00:54:06 04:38:40 03:14:29 08:51:19 -24:14 US$ 750 170
11 Luiz Feliz ESP 01:01:11 04:38:15 03:09:33 08:53:00 n/a 120
12 Mike Schifferle SUI 00:58:59 04:41:01 03:09:43 08:55:16 01:58 85
13 Erik Holmberg SWE 00:51:21 04:32:42 03:29:27 08:56:16 01:11 60
14 Emanuele Ciotti ITA 00:51:23 04:55:25 03:06:43 08:58:47 -28:20 40
15 Lukas Polan CZE 00:59:03 05:10:12 03:24:14 09:39:10 06:40 30
16 Marek Nemcik SVK 01:08:45 05:31:20 04:38:43 11:27:57 -03:44 20
Andreas Linden SWE 00:51:20 04:32:41 DNF
Bekim Christensen DEN 00:58:53 04:29:25 DNF
Martin Olsson SWE 01:01:04 04:41:06 DNF
Markus Liebelt GER 00:50:15 DNF
Rasmus Fitzner DEN 00:55:19 DNF

Kona Qualifying Implications

As Sweden is one of the last races before the August cutoff, a few Kona Qualifying decisions have been determined:

  • Cameron Wurf finished second, exactly the minimum result he needed to be secure for a Kona slot. Congratulations!
  • Giulio Molinari and Denis Chevrot were on the start list but decided not to race, but even without adding points this weekend they are also safe for a slot.
  • Esben Hovgaard and Daniil Sapunov were also in the running for a slot, but they finished one rank behind what they would have needed to make it into the bubble. They are now 14th and 17th in the August KPR (before IM Mont Tremblant), so don’t have a chance for a slot without a massive number of rolldowns.

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