IM Austria 2012 – Predictions

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Previous Results

With a course rating of 17:08 Austria is one of the two screaming fast courses, only Challenge Roth is a little bit quicker (course rating 19:12). Last year’s race was won by Marino Vanhoenacker, who set a new world record (and of course, course record) of 7:45:58. (The world record was broken a week later in Roth by Andreas Raelert.) The women’s winner was Mary-Beth Ellis in her first full Ironman in a time of 8:43:34 (also the course record).

Male Participants

Marino has won in Austria 6 times, but has decided to shake things up a little bit this and is going to race in Frankfurt. In his absence, Faris Al-Sultan and Tom Lowe are the favorites for the race:

Rank Name Nation Expected Time Rating Rank
1 Faris Al-Sultan GER 08:11:12 08:27:18 9
2 Tom Lowe GBR 08:14:10 08:30:21 13
3 Daniel Fontana ITA 08:17:44 08:34:02 21
4 Michael Goehner GER 08:20:24 08:36:48 25
5 Hannes Hempel AUT 08:25:59 08:42:34 42
6 Mika Luoto FIN 08:28:35 08:45:15 53
7 Markus Fachbach GER 08:30:38 08:47:22 66
8 Pedro Gomez POR 08:35:45 08:52:39 97
9 Jose Luis Villanueva ESP 08:37:31 08:54:28 106
10 Petr Vabrousek CZE 08:40:12 08:57:15 116
11 Philip Graves GBR 08:40:33 08:57:36 118
12 Daniel Niederreiter AUT 08:43:49 09:00:59 140
13 Simon Billeau FRA 08:43:55 09:01:05 141
14 Patrick Jaberg SWI 08:45:24 09:02:37 147
15 Markus Ressler AUT 08:51:45 09:09:10 187
16 Ernst Moser AUT 08:51:47 09:09:12 189
17 Thomas Hellriegel GER 08:53:42 09:11:11 203
18 Balazs Csoke HUN 08:53:43 09:11:12 204
19 Dominik Berger AUT 08:54:01 09:11:31 206
20 Andreas Fuchs   08:55:27 09:13:00 218
21 Georg Swoboda AUT 09:00:25 09:18:07 261
22 Markus Lichtenegger   09:21:21 09:39:44 418
23 Sandi Ivancic SLO 09:29:41 09:48:21 475
24 Matjaz Kovac SVN 09:32:33 09:51:19 505
25 Jozef Vrabel SVK 09:38:30 09:57:27 538
26 Bojan Maric SCG 09:55:26 10:14:56 647
27 Marek Nemcik SVK 11:48:32 12:11:45 848
28 Ivan Kharin RUS n/a unrated n/a
29 Jan-Roelf Heerssema   n/a unrated n/a
30 Milan Rovensky   n/a unrated n/a
31 Matej Paradiz   n/a unrated n/a
32 Benoit Bourguet   n/a unrated n/a
33 Mark Livesey   n/a unrated n/a
34 Richard Martinez   n/a unrated n/a
35 Evgeniy Nikitin   n/a unrated n/a
36 Josef Krivanek   n/a unrated n/a
37 Mario Fink   n/a unrated n/a

Female Participants

Erika Csomor has posted a number of fast times in Austria, but hasn’t won there yet. Not sure if she can get the top spot this year – with Linsey Corbin she faces a strong competitor:

Rank Name Nation Expected Time Rating Rank
1 Linsey Corbin USA 09:11:02 09:29:05 13
2 Erika Csomor HUN 09:17:40 09:35:56 26
3 Simone Helfenschneider-Ofner AUT 09:21:41 09:40:05 38
4 Dana Wagner GER 09:54:22 10:13:50 136
5 Nicole Woysch GER 10:01:50 10:21:33 163
6 Conny Dauben GER 10:33:18 10:54:03 237
7 Zeljka Saban   11:00:28 11:22:06 262
8 Christine Grammer   n/a unrated n/a
9 Michaela Rudolf   n/a unrated n/a
10 Simone Fürnkranz   n/a unrated n/a
11 Simona Vykoukalova   n/a unrated n/a
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