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Ironman Switzerland 2019 (MPRO only, July 21st) – Entry List

Updates:

  • June 25th: Added Antony Costes, Marc Duelsen, Giulio Molinari, Michael Ruenz, Kaito Tohara, Cyril Viennot,  Andrej Vistica

Kona Slots and Prize Money

IM Switzerland has 1 Pro Kona slot. It has a total prize purse of 30.000 US$, paying 8 deep.

Male Race Participants

Name Nation
Reece Barclay GBR
Vinicius Canhedo BRA
Vicenc Castella Serra ESP
Damien Collins AUS
Hannes Cool BEL
Antony Costes FRA
Guy Crawford NZL
Gerhard De Bruin ZAF
Roman Deisenhofer GER
Trevor Delsaut FRA
Marc Duelsen GER
Andreas Giglmayr AUT
Marcus Herbst GER
Shen-Yen Hsieh TWN
Samuel Huerzeler SUI
Florian Kandutsch AUT
Philipp Koutny SUI
Giulio Molinari ITA
Vincent Morizot FRA
Marek Nemcik SVK
David Plese (KQ) SLO
Kevin Portmann FRA
Ivan Rana ESP
Sven Riederer SUI
Michael Ruenz GER
Ronnie Schildknecht SUI
Jan Sneberger CZE
Kaito Tohara JPN
Jan van Berkel SUI
Cyril Viennot FRA
Andrej Vistica CRO
Ruedi Wild SUI
Cameron Wurf (KQ) AUS
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Ironman Switzerland 2018 – Analyzing Results

IMSUI_LogoCourse Conditions

As usual, IM Switzerland was relatively slow (overall adjustment of 3:36 compared to a course rating of 5;37). This year, however, the conditions seemed to be conducive to a fast bike (adjustment of 9:03 with a bike course rating of 5:41).

A number of course records were set: Jan Van Berkel set a new overall course record of 8:09:18, improving Ronnie Schildknecht’s 8:12 from 2010. Cameron Wurf set a new bike course record (4:14, erasing the 2006 time by Stefan Riesen), and Lisa Roberts exactly matched the run course record by Kristin Moeller from 2014.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Jan van Berkel SUI 00:50:25 04:29:50 02:45:18 08:09:18 -15:25 US$ 8,000 2000
2 David Plese SLO 00:51:44 04:19:04 02:57:38 08:13:27 -12:38 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:56:11 04:14:52 02:58:58 08:14:13 -10:05 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Mike Phillips NZL 00:50:30 04:29:46 02:53:26 08:17:36 -01:24 US$ 2,500 960
5 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 00:54:54 04:30:58 02:51:31 08:21:52 -02:15 US$ 1,500 720
6 Jeremy Jurkiewicz FRA 00:50:28 04:29:41 03:00:06 08:24:09 -07:28 US$ 1,000 540
7 Sven Riederer SUI 00:50:33 04:29:39 03:00:39 08:24:53 -21:09 405
8 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 00:54:51 04:34:56 02:55:04 08:29:34 -10:22 305
9 Julian Mutterer GER 00:54:54 04:35:14 02:56:32 08:30:37 -28:31 230
10 Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 00:54:46 04:45:52 02:49:10 08:34:09 02:15 170
11 Julian Beuchert GER 00:51:46 04:45:27 03:09:00 08:52:44 -06:21 120
12 Urs Mueller SUI 00:54:50 04:45:40 03:10:41 08:55:30 -11:29 85
13 Marco Iseli SUI 00:59:03 04:44:34 03:09:51 08:59:42 -20:25 60
14 Daniel Besse SUI 00:50:28 04:51:44 03:17:39 09:04:31 n/a 40
15 Simon Schwarz GER 00:59:11 04:45:37 03:21:10 09:10:13 18:32 30
16 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 00:54:43 04:46:44 03:24:52 09:11:20 19:19 20
17 Balazs Csoke HUN 00:50:26 04:55:20 03:24:55 09:15:44 14:16 15
18 Jean-Claude Besse SUI 00:54:56 05:00:35 03:19:49 09:20:02 n/a 10
19 Anthony Cadario FRA 00:59:01 05:05:21 03:17:36 09:26:19 n/a 8
20 Oliver Gonzalez Miranda MEX 00:54:48 05:22:22 03:12:46 09:35:05 13:33 5
21 Felipe Santos BRA 00:51:43 04:42:06 03:57:38 09:36:37 45:01 3
22 Cyril Pochon FRA 00:54:41 05:06:56 03:51:41 09:59:23 -16:19 3
Philipp Koutny SUI 00:51:39 04:28:38 DNF
Alexander Chikin RUS 00:58:56 04:35:37 DNF
Johann Ackermann GER 00:50:27 04:49:29 DNF
Bekim Christensen DEN 01:06:02 04:41:54 DNF
Davide Rossetti ITA 00:59:02 04:55:40 DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Kaisa Sali FIN 00:57:20 04:53:59 03:08:42 09:06:01 05:07 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Skye Moench USA 00:57:16 04:57:11 03:15:09 09:14:36 -40:51 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Annabel Luxford AUS 00:55:12 04:57:54 03:18:34 09:16:55 -04:39 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Lisa Roberts USA 01:05:11 05:12:05 03:00:27 09:23:31 01:27 US$ 2,500 960
5 Elisabeth Gruber AUT 01:05:43 05:01:19 03:16:31 09:28:25 01:10 US$ 1,500 720
6 Nina Derron SUI 00:59:33 05:07:29 03:20:31 09:31:50 n/a US$ 1,000 540
7 Melanie Burke NZL 01:15:48 05:06:04 03:11:47 09:38:51 01:22 405
8 Corina Hengartner SUI 01:02:44 05:12:41 03:22:34 09:43:32 -09:35 305
9 Federica De Nicola ITA 01:02:41 05:05:37 03:32:42 09:47:06 n/a 230
10 Martina Kunz SUI 00:59:59 05:04:11 03:49:23 09:59:42 21:03 170
11 Karen Schultheiss SUI 01:32:24 05:15:10 03:26:38 10:19:16 n/a 120
12 Irene Coletto ITA 01:18:02 05:26:04 03:38:21 10:28:02 n/a 85
13 Carla Van Rooijen NED 01:19:56 05:29:33 03:52:23 10:47:22 30:17 60
Sara Svensk SWE 00:59:32 05:09:14 DNF
Lina-Kristin Schink GER 01:12:28 05:17:57 DNF
Regula Rohrbach SUI 00:59:56 DNF

Kona Qualifying Implications

After Zürich, the following athletes are safe for a Kona slot:

  • Annabel Luxford (just needed a finish)
  • Jan van Berkel
  • Mike Phillips
  • David Please

Ronnie Schildknecht is also likely to receive a July slot, however he can still be overtaken by athletes racing in Whistler.

Before the race, Kaisa Sali, Lisa Roberts and Cameron Wurf were already safe.

Ironman Switzerland 2018 (July 29th) – Seedings

IMSUI_LogoUpdate July 24th: Removed a few athletes who have withdrawn (Andi Böcherer, Ruedi Wild, Andreas Giglmayr, Mitchell Kibby, and Barbara Riveros)

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Christoph Mauch (SUI) 08:21:48 Karin Thuerig (SUI) 09:10:51
2006 Stefan Riesen (SUI) 08:16:50 Rebecca Preston (AUS) 09:24:18
2007 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:24:58 Rebecca Preston (AUS) 09:20:40
2008 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:16:05 Sibylle Matter (SUI) 09:30:12
2009 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:20:00 Sibylle Matter (SUI) 09:14:35
2010 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:12:40 Karin Thuerig (SUI) 09:00:04
2011 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:19:51 Karin Thuerig (SUI) 09:03:26
2012 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:17:13 Erika Csomor (HUN) 09:20:16
2013 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:33:39 Anja Beranek (GER) 09:21:31
2014 Boris Stein (GER) 08:33:02 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 09:13:30
2015 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:21:19 Beth McKenzie (USA) 09:21:05
2016 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 08:17:04 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 08:51:50
2017 Nick Kastelein (AUS) 08:13:28 Celine Schaerer (SUI) 09:23:02

Last Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Nick Kastelein AUS 00:48:18 04:31:13 02:50:24 08:13:28
2 Ruedi Wild SUI 00:48:43 04:38:52 02:49:21 08:20:37
3 Jan van Berkel SUI 00:48:45 04:36:42 02:58:01 08:26:51

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Celine Schaerer SUI 00:51:45 05:11:00 03:15:36 09:23:02
2 Tine Holst DEN 01:05:52 05:11:05 03:16:50 09:37:44
3 Martina Kunz SUI 01:02:05 05:09:58 03:23:40 09:40:08

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:12:40 Ronnie Schildknecht 2010-07-25
Swim overall 00:45:29 Benjamin Sanson 2005-07-15
Bike overall 04:23:58 Stefan Riesen 2006-07-02
Run overall 02:41:58 Clemente Alonso McKernan 2011-07-10
Total female 08:51:50 Daniela Ryf 2016-07-24
Swim female 00:51:23 Celine Schaerer 2014-07-27
Bike female 04:43:53 Karin Thuerig 2010-07-25
Run female 03:00:27 Kristin Moeller 2014-07-27

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Switzerland is 05:46.

Race Adjustments for IM Switzerland

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2005 -06:34 01:11 03:25 -09:12 42 -06:34 01:11 03:25 -09:12
2006 13:38 01:59 06:01 02:44 35 03:32 01:35 04:43 -03:14
2007 19:39 -00:21 12:47 01:55 35 08:54 00:56 07:24 -01:31
2008 12:22 00:12 03:08 02:39 30 of 40 09:46 00:45 06:20 -00:29
2009 16:32 -00:11 08:33 04:06 37 11:07 00:34 06:47 00:26
2010 08:54 -00:32 06:45 03:19 30 of 38 10:45 00:23 06:47 00:55
2011 10:56 -01:55 02:05 06:03 20 10:47 00:03 06:06 01:39
2012 08:20 -02:34 03:50 01:39 31 10:28 -00:16 05:49 01:39
2013 -08:16 -04:44 03:28 -06:20 38 08:23 -00:46 05:34 00:46
2014 -02:13 -03:17 06:06 -01:38 28 of 36 07:20 -01:01 05:37 00:32
2015 -03:55 -02:25 01:59 -04:06 24 of 38 06:18 -01:09 05:17 00:06
2016 02:18 -03:20 06:56 -01:03 30 of 46 05:58 -01:20 05:25 00:01
2017 03:15 -00:10 05:34 00:33 22 of 27 05:46 -01:14 05:26 00:03

KPR points and Prize Money

IM Switzerland is a P-2000 race. It has a total prize purse of 40.000 US$, paying 6 deep.

Male Race Participants

The strength of the field is 14% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 32 Andi Boecherer GER 08:04:17 08:17:30 00:48:14 04:18:58 05:12:12 02:52:05 34% +26% -41% (16) (8)
2 38 Mike Phillips NZL 08:16:42 08:32:25 00:50:31 04:27:18 05:22:50 02:53:52 45% +23% -32% (4) 60
3 1 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 08:17:49 08:27:27 00:53:30 04:29:45 05:28:16 02:49:33 67% +0% -33% (35) 34
4 4 Ruedi Wild SUI 08:18:13 08:23:16 00:49:30 04:34:58 05:29:28 02:48:45 82% +10% -8% (7) 21
5 2 Jan van Berkel SUI 08:21:17 08:27:58 00:49:37 04:32:31 05:27:08 02:54:09 58% +27% -14% (18) 36
6 3 Cameron Wurf AUS 08:22:25 08:27:35 00:51:35 04:17:06 05:13:41 03:08:44 69% +24% -7% (13) 35
7 5 Andreas Giglmayr AUT 08:25:04 08:53:54 00:48:25 04:25:57 05:19:21 03:05:43 10% +0% -90% (3) (133)
8 30 David Plese SLO 08:25:11 08:29:22 00:54:00 04:33:46 05:32:46 02:52:25 84% +5% -11% (26) 44
9 8 Johann Ackermann * GER 08:27:40 08:38:32 00:49:16 04:28:12 05:22:28 03:05:12 80% +0% -20% (11) 83
10 37 Jeremy Jurkiewicz FRA 08:28:04 08:34:58 00:49:22 04:37:01 05:31:23 02:56:41 89% +0% -11% (16) 65
11 28 Miquel Blanchart Tinto * ESP 08:30:39 08:35:19 00:50:27 04:44:34 05:40:01 02:50:38 89% +2% -9% (20) 68
12 7 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 08:33:20 08:48:33 00:53:56 04:36:51 05:35:47 02:57:33 71% +29% -0% (12) 106
13 40 Philipp Koutny SUI 08:34:22 08:46:18 00:51:59 04:34:31 05:31:29 03:02:53 64% +0% -36% (9) 98
14 27 Daniil Sapunov UKR 08:37:13 08:50:03 00:49:24 04:42:10 05:36:34 03:00:39 73% +6% -21% (11) 112
15 10 Trevor Delsaut FRA 08:37:31 08:48:56 00:53:27 04:42:20 05:40:46 02:56:45 25% +13% -61% (30) 107
16 36 Sven Riederer SUI 08:46:22 09:10:53 00:50:22 04:33:30 05:28:52 03:17:30 41% +0% -59% (2) (193)
17 31 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 08:46:39 09:01:03 00:52:33 04:35:04 05:32:37 03:14:02 48% +16% -36% (17) 159
18 35 Daniel Niederreiter AUT 08:47:12 08:54:50 00:53:09 04:42:14 05:40:23 03:06:49 64% +0% -36% (17) 136
19 14 Felipe Santos BRA 08:48:53 09:06:12 00:49:02 04:49:57 05:43:59 03:04:54 38% +62% -0% (2) (175)
20 24 Simon Schwarz GER 08:52:17 09:11:34 00:54:54 04:47:26 05:47:20 03:04:57 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (194)
21 39 Mitchell Kibby AUS 08:56:14 09:15:40 00:49:48 04:56:10 05:50:58 03:05:16 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (203)
22 26 Balazs Csoke HUN 08:56:25 09:05:10 00:49:04 04:53:33 05:47:37 03:08:48 41% +6% -53% (30) 172
23 23 Julian Mutterer GER 08:56:50 09:07:57 00:53:20 04:52:34 05:50:54 03:05:56 47% +0% -53% (4) 181
24 25 Alexander Chikin RUS 08:57:40 09:10:35 00:56:20 04:42:59 05:44:20 03:13:20 100% +0% -0% (2) (191)
25 6 Mike Schifferle SUI 08:59:05 09:19:47 01:01:14 04:45:57 05:52:10 03:06:55 78% +6% -16% (74) 207
26 19 Julian Beuchert GER 08:59:32 09:19:05 00:50:44 04:50:27 05:46:11 03:13:21 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (206)
27 11 Urs Mueller SUI 09:01:11 09:21:38 00:53:59 04:41:31 05:40:30 03:20:41 38% +16% -45% (8) 218
28 33 Bekim Christensen DEN 09:13:41 09:26:06 01:03:06 04:45:43 05:53:49 03:19:52 25% +24% -51% (6) 233
29 18 Marco Iseli SUI 09:15:04 09:29:20 00:56:28 04:55:30 05:56:58 03:18:06 75% +25% -0% (4) (240)
30 41 Oliver Gonzalez Miranda MEX 09:20:54 09:31:01 00:52:19 05:12:45 06:10:04 03:10:50 100% +0% -0% (7) 242
31 17 Freddy Lampret ZAF 09:32:30 10:03:05 00:55:32 04:55:48 05:56:20 03:36:10 31% +6% -64% (15) 278
32 16 Lukas Polan CZE 09:37:44 09:53:51 01:03:08 05:08:45 06:16:53 03:20:51 50% +13% -36% (17) 273
33 13 Cyril Pochon FRA 10:16:08 10:32:08 00:57:13 05:15:35 06:17:49 03:58:19 78% +0% -22% (3) (292)
34 34 Marek Nemcik * SVK 11:10:47 11:59:59 01:13:48 05:30:37 06:49:24 04:21:23 35% +20% -45% (47) 302
12 Daniel Besse SUI n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
15 Anthony Cadario FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
20 Romain Garcin FRA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated 0% +0% -100% (2) (n/a)
21 Jean-Claude Besse SUI n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
22 Davide Rossetti ITA 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 13% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 70 Kaisa Sali FIN 09:00:32 09:04:32 00:57:49 04:56:07 05:58:56 03:01:36 100% +0% -0% (7) 2
2 52 Annabel Luxford AUS 09:18:41 09:30:55 00:52:38 04:58:51 05:56:29 03:22:12 66% +0% -34% (8) 38
3 64 Lisa Roberts USA 09:21:01 09:25:49 01:04:56 05:09:12 06:19:07 03:01:54 83% +3% -15% (23) 29
4 63 Sara Svensk * SWE 09:21:21 09:33:21 00:59:03 05:02:36 06:06:40 03:14:41 47% +30% -23% (4) 41
5 69 Elisabeth Gruber AUT 09:26:58 09:42:31 01:01:53 05:13:07 06:20:00 03:06:58 74% +3% -23% (11) 56
6 9 Nikki Bartlett GBR 09:30:38 09:37:37 01:01:33 05:05:20 06:11:53 03:18:45 78% +0% -22% (5) 48
7 65 Melanie Burke NZL 09:33:00 09:41:20 01:04:22 05:07:54 06:17:16 03:15:44 63% +32% -4% (13) 55
8 53 Martina Kunz SUI 09:38:09 09:54:21 01:03:11 05:08:57 06:17:07 03:21:02 70% +0% -30% (4) 81
9 68 Jenny Schulz GER 09:42:51 10:05:17 01:03:25 05:25:47 06:34:12 03:08:39 12% +77% -11% (3) (101)
10 71 Pamela Tastets CHI 09:42:51 09:53:22 00:58:38 05:14:34 06:18:13 03:24:38 100% +0% -0% (4) 78
11 55 Skye Moench USA 09:46:19 10:05:07 00:58:58 05:11:28 06:15:26 03:30:53 21% +48% -32% (3) 100
12 57 Corina Hengartner SUI 09:47:17 10:02:58 01:03:20 05:16:12 06:24:31 03:22:46 51% +24% -26% (8) 95
13 54 Regula Rohrbach SUI 09:50:27 09:59:42 00:59:53 05:05:23 06:10:16 03:40:11 60% +7% -33% (13) 88
14 58 Lina-Kristin Schink GER 09:56:24 10:21:18 01:11:31 05:19:50 06:36:21 03:20:03 46% +15% -39% (11) 127
15 56 Anne Basso FRA 10:02:48 10:21:00 00:58:43 05:24:49 06:28:32 03:34:16 48% +4% -48% (20) 126
16 61 Carla Van Rooijen NED 10:10:22 10:27:36 01:16:16 05:23:38 06:44:55 03:25:27 63% +9% -27% (9) 136
59 Nina Derron SUI n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
60 Karen Schultheiss SUI n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
62 Irene Coletto ITA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
66 Federica De Nicola ITA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (1 IM Pro race) (n/a)
67 Barbara Riveros CHI 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

  • Andi Boecherer: 53% (1-1)
  • Ronnie Schildknecht: 11% (8-1)
  • Ruedi Wild: 11% (8-1)
  • Cameron Wurf: 8% (11-1)
  • Mike Phillips: 8% (12-1)
  • Jan van Berkel: 7% (13-1)

Female Race Participants

  • Kaisa Sali: 77% (1-1)
  • Lisa Roberts: 9% (10-1)
  • Annabel Luxford: 6% (15-1)
  • Sara Svensk: 3% (30-1)

Kona Qualifying

There is a couple of athletes on the start lists that are already safe for Kona: Cameron Wurf, Ruedi Wild, Kaisa Sali, and Lisa Roberts. At least some of them will still toe the line in Zürich.

A number of other athletes look for points to secure their slot, here is what they’ll need to get above the projected cutoffs:

  • Just finish: Annabel Luxford
  • 7th or better: Melanie Burke
  • 6th or better: Mike Phillips, Jan van Berkel, Philipp Koutny
  • 4th or better: Jeremy Jurkiewicz, Ronnie Schildknecht, Sara Svensk
  • 2nd or better: David Plese, Miguel Blanchard
  • Win: Johann Ackermann, Sven Riederer

The final slot allocation will be getting close with the last few races, with the results above the athletes at least have a chance (even if not a guarantee) for a slot. For more details, check my blog post analyzing July qualifying.

Ironman Switzerland 2018 (July 29th) – Entry List

IMSUI_LogoUpdate June 21st:

  • Added Nikki Bartlett, Anne Basso, Nina Derron, Martina Kunz, Lisa Roberts, Regula Rohrbach (WPRO), Trevor Delsaut, Julian Mutterer, Davide Rossetti, Ronnie Schildknecht, Simon Schwarz and Cameron Wurf (MPRO)

Male Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Cameron Wurf AUS 5335 3+0 (880/0)
Jan van Berkel SUI 3390 3+0 (340/0)
Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 3005 2+2 (235/180)
Johann Ackermann GER 1185 1+2 (685/220)
Trevor Delsaut FRA 990 2+2 (120/50)
Samuel Huerzeler SUI 890 3+0 (120/0)
Freddy Lampret ZAF 636 2+2 (85/2)
Urs Mueller SUI 575 2+0
Cyril Pochon FRA 335 1+2 (305/10)
Julian Mutterer GER 285 0+2 (0/65)
Felipe Santos BRA 225 0+2 (0/45)
Mike Schifferle SUI 155 3+0 (30/0)
Julian Beuchert GER 85 1+0
Daniel Besse SUI 45 0+1
Jean-Claude Besse SUI 30 0+1
Simon Schwarz GER 30 0+1
Anthony Cadario FRA 12 0+2 (0/5)
Lukas Polan CZE 7 0+2 (0/2)
Romain Garcin FRA 0 0+0
Davide Rossetti ITA 0 0+0
Marco Iseli SUI

Female Race Participants

Name Nation KPR points KPR races
Annabel Luxford AUS 5215 1+1
Lisa Roberts USA 4000 2+0
Sara Svensk SWE 3495 1+2 (2090/320)
Nikki Bartlett GBR 1900 1+2 (1280/220)
Martina Kunz SUI 1790 2+1
Celine Schaerer SUI 980 1+1
Nina Derron SUI 930 0+2 (0/180)
Anne Basso FRA 545 1+2 (60/140)
Corina Hengartner SUI 540 2+1
Karen Schultheiss SUI 380 0+2 (0/100)
Lina-Kristin Schink GER 295 0+2 (0/75)
Regula Rohrbach SUI 135 0+1
Carla Van Rooijen NED 100 0+2 (0/45)
Irene Coletto ITA 45 0+1

Kona Qualifying

There are a few athletes looking for a Kona slot:

  • Cemaron Wurf is already safe, his summer racing plans are pretty flexible for now.
  • Jan van Berkel is already pretty close, to improve his score he needs a 7th or better.
  • Ronnie Schildknecht has four races in his total, so he’ll need a fourth place or better .. but he’s probably more focused in winning his home race for the tenth(!) time.
  • Annabel Luxford has enough points but needs an Ironman finish.
  • Lisa Roberts (also racing IM France) just needs a few more points, a seventh place should be enough for her.
  • Sara Svensk is on a number of entry lists, she’ll need a podium for a slot.

Ironman Switzerland 2017 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions in Zürich were very similar to previous years, all legs were pretty close to the course ratings. Some athletes posted quick times in the individual legs (Celine was just 22 seconds off her swim course record, Cameron within five minutes off the bike course record) and overall records (Nick ended up just 48 seconds slower than Ronnie in 2010, the second fastest time ever in Zürich), but no new records were set this year.

Male Race Results

SUI_Nick

Nick Kastelein had a great race in Zürich: He posted the second fastest times on the swim, bike an run, resulting in the second fastest time ever at IM Zürich and convincing win. Cameron Wurf seemed to be intent to close the small gap to him after the swim, but never managed to catch up to him. He still had a lead of one minutes into T2 and then quickly built that to seven minutes at the finish. Second place went to Ruedi Wild who had the fastest marathon of the day. Jan Van Berkel ran a smart race: He was in close proximity to 9-time-winner Ronnie Schildknecht for most of the bike, and secured third place with a solid sub-3 marathon when Ronnie had to DNF with a strained muscle. With Samuel Huerzeler another Swiss finished in fourth, while Daniel Fontana climbed from 8th in T2 into fifth at the finish, securing a Kona slot. Daniil Sapunov in sixth and Cameron Wurf in seventh place missed the second place they would have needed for a Kona slot.

Photo by Ingo Kutsche Sports-Media Agency, used with permission

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Nick Kastelein AUS 00:48:18 04:31:13 02:50:24 08:13:28 -04:57 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Ruedi Wild SUI 00:48:43 04:38:52 02:49:21 08:20:37 -06:23 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Jan Van Berkel SUI 00:48:45 04:36:42 02:58:01 08:26:51 -08:03 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 00:54:03 04:33:52 02:59:43 08:31:37 -19:28 US$ 2,500 960
5 Daniel Fontana ITA 00:48:41 04:42:04 03:01:32 08:36:06 04:46 US$ 1,500 720
6 Daniil Sapunov UKR 00:48:38 04:41:58 03:03:09 08:37:49 -02:38 US$ 1,000 540
7 Cameron Wurf AUS 00:52:01 04:28:06 03:19:41 08:43:57 07:05   405
8 Anton Blokhin UKR 00:51:54 04:38:50 03:11:42 08:46:12 01:01   305
9 Alexander Chikin RUS 00:55:46 04:44:14 03:18:53 09:03:36 n/a   230
10 Mike Schifferle SUI 00:59:31 04:49:09 03:12:25 09:07:17 05:31   170
11 Alexander Polizzi AUS 00:48:16 04:50:04 03:47:25 09:30:21 n/a   120
12 Allister Caird AUS 00:57:04 04:52:19 03:39:30 09:33:17 23:10   85
13 Lubos Truhlar CZE 01:06:24 04:58:58 03:28:24 09:39:26 n/a   60
14 Sebastian Pedraza ITA 01:02:44 05:02:38 03:31:42 09:41:46 -09:14   40
15 John Manuel Galindo Rooney ESP 00:52:00 05:06:27 03:50:33 09:53:50 26:01   30
  Ronnie Schildknecht SUI 00:53:49 04:31:18   DNF      
  Urs Mueller SUI 00:51:52 04:47:33   DNF      
  Gergely Nagy HUN 00:55:47 05:00:53   DNF      
  Harry Wiltshire GBR 00:48:20 05:47:23   DNF      
  Lukas Polan CZE 01:04:59 06:09:23   DNF      

Female Race Results

Celine Schwerer won IM Switzerland, leading from wire to wire: She was leading after the swim by five minutes, then had a good bike ride leading by almost eight minutes in T2, then also had the best run to win by almost fifteen minutes in the end. She won her first Ironman and also secured a July Kona slot.

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Photo by Ingo Kutsche Sports-Media Agency, used with permission

Tine Holst also have needed a win for a Kona slot and fought hard until the end, but only managed to run herself into second place. Third place went to Martina Kurz in her first Professional Ironman race.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Celine Schaerer SUI 00:51:45 05:11:00 03:15:36 09:23:02 -12:13 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Tine Holst DEN 01:05:52 05:11:05 03:16:50 09:37:44 -07:16 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Martina Kunz SUI 01:02:05 05:09:58 03:23:40 09:40:08 n/a US$ 3,000 1280
4 Regula Rohrbach SUI 01:00:20 05:10:01 03:39:31 09:54:18 04:28 US$ 2,500 960
5 Laurel Wassner USA 00:57:29 05:29:32 03:24:27 09:56:16 15:01 US$ 1,500 720
6 Anna Michelle Derron SUI 00:57:31 05:24:35 03:39:11 10:05:17 n/a US$ 1,000 540
7 Shiao-yu Li TWN 01:01:26 05:23:25 03:45:09 10:15:02 16:18   405

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