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Ironman Wisconsin 2018 – Analyzing Results

IMWisconsinCourse Conditions

As is typical for Wisconsin, conditions were quite slow. A slow swim (adjustment of -2:42, only two athletes were able to swim under an hour) was followed by a rolling bike and a not very fast run.

Linsey Corbin had a fantastic day, she set new bike and overall course records, improving the 2010 times by Gina Crawford by 13 and 15 minutes. Linsey’s 4:59:01 was the first sub-5 hour bike by a female in Wisconsin.

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Linsey Corbin USA 01:01:16 04:59:01 03:04:12 09:12:39 -09:46 US$ 15,000
2 Jennie Hansen USA 01:07:05 05:22:40 03:08:43 09:47:06 -04:59 US$ 7,500
3 Katie Thomas USA 00:57:57 05:14:21 03:29:20 09:50:12 -16:31 US$ 5,000
4 Lenny Ramsey NED 01:11:22 05:25:44 03:08:53 09:54:57 06:08 US$ 3,250
5 Robin Pomeroy USA 00:57:55 05:33:34 03:18:55 09:59:08 n/a US$ 2,750
6 Erin Green USA 01:05:15 05:28:11 03:26:31 10:08:06 -05:20 US$ 2,000
7 Natasha Van der Merwe USA 01:05:21 05:37:05 03:25:15 10:17:07 09:08 US$ 1,500
8 Kimberly Goodell USA 01:05:17 05:32:58 03:33:29 10:19:29 06:05 US$ 1,250
9 Sarah Graves USA 01:13:51 05:43:49 03:42:31 10:51:28 35:34 US$ 1,000
10 Erika Simon ARG 01:05:25 05:59:57 04:09:42 11:24:42 39:32 US$ 750
Ericka Hachmeister USA 01:11:17 DNF

Athlete Focus: Linsey Corbin before IM Wisconsin

With the new Kona qualifying system coming into effect (details can be found in this post), each Ironman winner receives a slot for next year’s Ironman World Championship, even before the 2018 edition is being held this October. Together with Ironman Wales, IM Wisconsin will be the first race giving out slots for Kona 2019. One of the athletes trying to secure an early Kona spot is Linsey Corbin who is lining up in Madison on September 9th.

Linsey Corbin Wisconsin Training

Photo: Linsey training in Wisconsin. Credit: Chris Corbin, CorbinBrands

I’ve asked Linsey about racing a full Ironman shortly before Kona: “It’s a five-week turnaround between Wisconsin and Kona. I’m putting in the hard miles now and hope to go well at both. There are a number of reasons to race in Wisconsin: a) I want to try and get my 2019 Kona slot, b) IM Wisconsin has always been on my bucket list, c) I really enjoy the women’s only events, d) Madison is the home of Trek bikes – my long-time sponsor and e) I thought it would actually help my Kona preparations doing a big block of work in August. I’ll just be giving it my best!”

Last year Liz Lyles was racing an Ironman even closer to Kona: She won IM Chattanooga just three weeks before finishing eighth in Kona. (After that result, Liz felt she had achieved all her goals and retired to put a bigger focus on her family. Liz also won IM Wisconsin the last time it was a female race in 2016.)

Photo: Liz on the run in Kona, Credit: Etienne Van Rensburg

I’ve asked Liz if she has any thoughts for Linsey: “I chatted with Linsey earlier in the year about her plan, and said go for it! Until Kona pays more, if you don’t get a Top 10, you get nothing! It’s crazy to me. I do hope Linsey can race well in Wisconsin and Kona.

“I built up really well for Chattanooga, but race morning I woke up sick with a sore throat/cold. So after the race I slept and slept and napped for a week! I did some training the second week, including a long bike ride of four hours on the indoor trainer that was very Kona bike course focused, then flew to Kona. I did my workouts, but never stressed about them – and no joke napped every day for three hours and then tried to sleep from 9 pm to 6 or 7 am every night. I also think I was carrying a few extra pounds, which helped me on the day, rather than feeling depleted from Chattanooga.”

Looking at the start list for IM Wisconsin, it looks to be a race between Linsey and Kirsty Jahn who also plans to race in Kona. Both are pretty evenly matched on the swim, bike and run, so there shouldn’t be more than a minute or two between them all day. So far Kirsty has had a fantastic year with two wins at IM Brasil and IM Boulder, while Linsey has only raced IM South Africa (third place) since her 13th in Kona last year. The race is likely to be even more interesting with Angela Naeth in the mix who is always biking extremely well but is still recovering from Lyme’s disease.

The field in Wisconsin shows that even though most Pro athletes are focused on IM Hawaii, it won’t be easy to secure a Kona slot in the fall Ironman races – there will always be a couple of athletes on the start line of Kona caliber, and you’ll need a lot of luck to “cherry pick a slot” under the new system.

Ironman Wisconsin 2018 (Sep 9th) – Seedings

IMWisconsinUpdate Sept 6th after the latest startlist shows a few withdrawals

Previous Winners

Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time
2005 Andriy Yastrebov (UKR) 09:01:34 Ute Mueckel (GER) 10:11:22
2006 Markus Forster (GER) 09:07:24 Katja Schumacher (GER) 10:01:22
2007 Maik Twelsiek (GER) 08:52:49 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:37:03
2008 Chris McDonald (AUS) 08:43:29 Hillary Biscay (USA) 09:47:25
2009 Raynard Tissink (ZAF) 08:45:19 Amy Marsh (USA) 09:43:59
2010 Joe Gambles (AUS) 08:38:32 Gina Crawford (NZL) 09:27:26
2011 Ezequiel Morales (ARG) 08:45:18 Jessica Jacobs (USA) 09:41:03
2012 Ben Hoffman (USA) 08:32:51 Elizabeth Lyles (USA) 09:34:35
2013 Maik Twelsiek (GER) 08:40:15 Jackie Hering (USA) 09:47:07
2014 Daniel Bretscher (USA) 08:31:20 Britta Martin (NZL) 09:30:08
2016 Elizabeth Lyles (USA) 09:33:47
2017 Luke McKenzie (AUS) 08:17:19

Last Race’s TOP 3

Male Race Results (2017)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Luke McKenzie AUS 00:49:44 04:31:47 02:49:00 08:17:19
2 TJ Tollakson USA 00:49:36 04:33:31 02:58:45 08:28:17
3 Patrick Mckeon USA 00:55:04 04:43:57 02:43:09 08:28:36

Female Race Results (2016)

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Elizabeth Lyles USA 01:02:35 05:15:40 03:08:10 09:33:47
2 Leslie DiMichele Miller USA 01:01:24 05:26:59 03:08:24 09:43:39
3 Katie Thomas USA 00:59:33 05:14:23 03:28:14 09:49:27

Course Records

Leg Gender Record Athlete Date
Total overall 08:17:19 Luke McKenzie 2017-09-10
Swim overall 00:44:56 John Flanagan 2010-09-12
Bike overall 04:24:08 Andrew Starykowicz 2017-09-10
Run overall 02:43:09 Patrick Mckeon 2017-09-10
Total female 09:27:26 Gina Crawford 2010-09-12
Swim female 00:48:41 Linda Gallo 2005-09-11
Bike female 05:12:50 Gina Crawford 2010-09-12
Run female 02:59:33 Elizabeth Lyles 2012-09-09

Course Rating

The Course Rating for IM Wisconsin is – 03:18.

Race Adjustments for IM Wisconsin

Year Adjustment Swim Adj. Bike Adj. Run Adj. # of Finishers Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating
2005 -16:57 00:30 -07:44 -09:25 37 -16:57 00:30 -07:44 -09:25
2006 -13:54 -02:49 -14:33 -03:11 29 -15:25 -01:09 -11:08 -06:18
2007 04:12 -03:13 -02:04 03:07 35 -08:53 -01:51 -08:07 -03:10
2008 05:45 00:00 -00:48 02:26 29 -05:13 -01:23 -06:17 -01:46
2009 00:16 -00:56 01:13 -02:24 31 of 32 -04:07 -01:18 -04:47 -01:53
2010 03:46 -00:44 00:12 00:34 29 of 30 -02:49 -01:12 -03:57 -01:29
2011 -06:07 -01:10 00:07 -02:02 24 -03:17 -01:12 -03:23 -01:34
2012 -09:17 -01:03 00:54 -00:36 24 -04:02 -01:11 -02:50 -01:26
2013 -02:05 -02:46 00:19 01:46 27 of 34 -03:49 -01:21 -02:29 -01:05
2014 -00:15 -00:22 01:09 -00:10 26 of 27 -03:27 -01:15 -02:08 -01:00
2016 -05:15 -04:11 00:39 -00:42 12 -03:37 -01:31 -01:52 -00:58
2017 00:10 -00:06 00:55 08:36 14 of 20 -03:18 -01:24 -01:38 -00:10

KPR points and Prize Money

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

Female Race Participants

The strength of the field is 6% of a typical Kona field.

# Bib Name Nat Expected Rating ESwim EBike ET2 ERun Consistency Overall
1 1 Linsey Corbin USA 09:22:29 09:18:12 00:59:03 05:12:21 06:16:24 03:06:05 96% +4% -0% (25) 17
2 3 Kirsty Jahn CAN 09:23:21 09:26:39 00:59:00 05:11:07 06:15:07 03:08:14 57% +28% -15% (5) 31
3 2 Angela Naeth CAN 09:34:12 09:37:42 01:01:03 05:02:18 06:08:21 03:25:51 23% +46% -31% (10) 47
4 4 Melanie McQuaid * CAN 09:38:27 09:55:42 00:59:02 05:11:39 06:15:41 03:22:46 26% +0% -74% (4) (80)
5 5 Jennie Hansen USA 09:49:41 09:47:36 01:05:15 05:22:20 06:32:35 03:17:06 70% +0% -30% (13) 62
6 7 Lenny Ramsey NED 09:50:47 10:01:58 01:05:36 05:29:12 06:39:48 03:10:59 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (88)
7 11 Katie Thomas USA 09:51:13 10:08:14 00:56:35 05:19:42 06:21:18 03:29:55 53% +47% -0% (4) (97)
8 12 Natasha Van der Merwe USA 10:01:04 10:09:17 01:03:48 05:25:08 06:33:55 03:27:09 26% +44% -29% (11) 101
9 6 Erin Green USA 10:11:44 10:14:52 01:02:24 05:32:36 06:40:00 03:31:44 88% +12% -0% (6) 114
10 14 Amanda Wendorff USA 10:13:23 10:19:23 01:01:25 05:16:49 06:23:15 03:50:08 59% +0% -41% (5) 118
11 8 Kimberly Goodell USA 10:14:03 10:14:46 01:04:24 05:30:31 06:39:55 03:34:08 100% +0% -0% (3) 113
12 18 Sarah Graves USA 10:16:17 10:17:01 01:14:51 05:32:54 06:52:45 03:23:32 100% +0% -0% (6) (116)
13 9 Sarah Jarvis GER 10:16:43 10:18:03 01:01:57 05:33:23 06:40:20 03:36:23 93% +0% -7% (7) 116
14 17 Katy Cargiulo USA 10:47:00 10:51:35 01:09:58 05:54:40 07:09:37 03:37:23 71% +29% -0% (7) 143
15 15 Erika Simon ARG 10:47:04 10:59:19 01:05:40 05:52:06 07:02:46 03:44:18 n/a (1 IM Pro race) (145)
10 Robin Pomeroy USA n/a unrated unrated unrated unrated unrated n/a (no IM Pro race) (n/a)
16 Ericka Hachmeister USA 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

Female Race Participants

  • Linsey Corbin: 56% (1-1)
  • Kirsty Jahn: 32% (2-1)
  • Angela Naeth: 8% (12-1)
  • Melanie McQuaid: 2% (52-1)

Ironman Wisconsin 2018 (WPRO-only, Sept 9th) – Entry List

IMWisconsinFemale Race Participants

Name Nation
Uli Bromme USA
Katy Cargiulo USA
Linsey Corbin USA
Jessie Donavan USA
Kelly Fillnow USA
Kimberly Goodell USA
Sarah Graves USA
Erin Green USA
Ericka Hachmeister USA
Kirsty Jahn CAN
Sarah Jarvis GER
Melanie McQuaid CAN
Robin Pomeroy USA
Lenny Ramsey NED
Katie Thomas USA
Natasha Van der Merwe USA
Amanda Wendorff USA

Ironman Wisconsin 2017 (MPRO-only) – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

This year’s IM Wisconsin was pretty quick – mainly because of a faster than usual run (8:36 compared to new run course rating of -0:10). Not surprisingly there were a number of new course records: Andrew Starykowicz posted a new bike course record (4:24:08, improving on Konstantin Bachor’s 4:31 from 2014), Patrick McKeon’s 2:43:09 was a new run course record (improving on a 2:50 by Daniel Bretscher  from 2014), and Luke McKenzie posted a new overall course record (the only record was also from  Daniel Bretscher’s 2014 win).

Male Race Results

Not surprisingly it was Andrew Starykowicz who dominated most of the race: With a new bike course record he stormed to the front and built an eight-minute lead by T2. But then Luke McKenzie’s superior run speed was the deciding factor, with a 2:49 Luke won by eleven minutes over TJ Tollakson who was third in T2 and ran just under eight hours. Patrick McKeon had the fastest run of the day with a 2:43, he was also able to overtake Andy who finished in fourth place. 

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Luke McKenzie AUS 00:49:44 04:31:47 02:49:00 08:17:19 -15:05 US$ 15,000 2000
2 TJ Tollakson USA 00:49:36 04:33:31 02:58:45 08:28:17 -02:59 US$ 7,500 1600
3 Patrick Mckeon USA 00:55:04 04:43:57 02:43:09 08:28:36 -09:19 US$ 5,000 1280
4 Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:49:40 04:24:08 03:11:55 08:32:27 -18:37 US$ 3,250 960
5 Stefan Schmid GER 00:54:53 04:43:20 02:48:45 08:34:22 00:03 US$ 2,750 720
6 Justin Daerr USA 00:54:52 04:43:55 02:57:04 08:42:02 00:52 US$ 2,000 540
7 Leon Griffin AUS 00:49:41 04:51:48 02:59:37 08:48:21 12:26 US$ 1,500 405
8 Sam Long USA 00:56:03 04:48:58 03:04:20 08:54:57 03:14 US$ 1,250 305
9 Scott Defilippis USA 00:55:39 05:04:08 02:53:06 09:00:44 -08:17 US$ 1,000 230
10 Thomas Gerlach USA 00:54:56 04:52:09 03:07:57 09:02:50 14:16 US$ 750 170
11 Ryan Rau USA 01:01:39 05:03:21 03:00:17 09:11:58 -09:35   120
12 Blake Becker USA 01:00:34 05:00:42 03:12:34 09:20:28 -28:26   85
13 Colin Laughery USA 00:59:14 05:04:56 03:12:41 09:24:56 16:43   60
14 Patrick Brady USA 01:03:23 04:57:01 04:22:08 10:29:26 1:11:35   40
  Matthew Russell USA 00:55:01 04:52:28   DNF      
  Paul Matthews AUS 00:49:31 05:03:46   DNF      
  Christian Brader GER 00:56:05 05:07:37   DNF      
  Gergely Nagy HUN 00:55:36 05:08:55   DNF      
  Jarrod Shoemaker USA 00:49:30 05:41:06   DNF      
  Barrett Brandon USA 00:49:28     DNF      

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