IM Cozumel 2012 – Analyzing Results

Reports from Cozumel indicate that conditions were pretty hard (choppy swim, windy bike, hot run). This is backed up by the race adjustment, at 4:13 it was the slowest ever in Cozumel (new course rating of 8:18), it also lead to a number of good athletes either DNFing or finishing much slower than they usually do.

Male Race Results

After Nils Frommhold in Arizona, Ivan Rana was another Ironman rookie winning his debut race (and he also posted new overall and run course records):

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Ivan Rana ESP 00:50:27 04:37:16 02:44:05 08:15:07 n/a
2 Bas Diederen BELNDL 00:50:17 04:37:39 02:51:57 08:22:55 n/a
3 Bert Jammaer BEL 00:52:08 04:36:04 02:53:18 08:24:51 08:47:12
4 Anton Blokhin UKR 00:52:10 04:35:59 02:55:19 08:26:38 08:48:21
5 Jimmy Johnsen DNK 00:52:30 04:37:37 02:56:00 08:29:09 08:40:43
6 Brandon Marsh USA 00:50:08 04:37:55 02:59:07 08:30:17 08:55:09
7 Michael Lovato USA 00:52:23 04:35:12 03:05:44 08:37:14 08:46:56
(8) James Cunnama ZAF 00:52:16 04:35:26 03:06:48 08:37:46 (added from official results)
8 Stefan Schmid GER 00:57:48 04:40:19 02:58:09 08:41:09 08:52:09
9 Andres Castillo Latorre COL 00:50:13 04:37:53 03:10:59 08:42:06 09:05:13
10 Ezequiel Morales ARG 00:57:39 04:40:43 03:03:16 08:44:58 08:51:38
11 Luke McKenzie AUS 00:50:19 04:35:12 03:16:58 08:45:57 08:39:49
12 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:52:19 04:52:34 08:48:04 08:48:04 08:59:00
13 Eduardo Sturla ARG 00:57:33 04:46:01 03:05:24 08:52:42 08:38:51
14 Alexander Grigoryev RUS 00:52:18 04:43:34 03:18:24 08:58:03 08:58:28
15 Sylvain Rota FRA 00:52:36 04:35:03 03:27:32 08:58:45 08:48:49
16 Thiago Vinhal BRA 00:52:05 05:07:56 02:59:14 09:04:10 09:02:00
17 Olivier Cardoen BEL 00:58:49 04:46:16 03:18:35 09:07:48 n/a
18 Ciro Violin BRA 00:56:54 04:52:20 03:20:20 09:13:45 08:55:36
19 Rene Vallant AUT 00:57:38 04:40:47 03:34:40 09:17:27 09:24:21
20 Patrick Jaberg SWI 00:57:29 04:58:01 03:25:12 09:25:09 08:51:02
21 Jesse Vondracek USA 00:57:36 05:14:18 03:12:31 09:28:13 09:27:54
22 Edo Van der Meer NED 00:50:15 04:38:10 03:57:59 09:29:36 09:01:14
23 Patrick Evoe USA 00:58:00 04:38:02 04:03:03 09:42:47 08:46:35
24 Mario Fink AUT 00:56:57 04:41:18 04:09:46 09:51:50 09:09:44
25 Dirk Bockel LUX 00:50:15 04:28:39 04:30:21 09:52:18 08:19:01
26 Hiroyuki Nishiuchi JPN 00:52:13 05:23:38 03:36:59 09:57:44 09:23:34
27 Sergio Quezada MEX 00:52:16 05:07:10 03:56:45 10:01:25 09:59:24
28 Reinaldo Oliveira BRA 01:08:32 05:14:16 03:38:30 10:05:53 10:24:56
29 Bojan Maric SCG 01:07:20 05:15:27 03:43:02 10:11:19 10:08:34
30 Tom Svoboda CZE 00:56:56 05:12:26 04:48:32 11:01:40 n/a
31 Mauro Cavanha BRA 00:52:14 04:51:01 05:14:32 11:01:46 n/a
32 Matjaz Kovac SVN 01:08:08 06:37:56 04:36:20 12:31:05 09:51:36
33 Christopher Bagg USA 00:57:48 04:58:25 13:58:39 13:58:39 09:25:40
34 Ivan Tejero Vazquez ESP 00:52:11 05:16:42 07:59:01 14:12:34 09:57:43
35 Franz Höfer AUT 00:52:10 05:30:15 14:12:37 14:12:37 08:30:46

Update: Added James Cunnama. Note: There may be some changes – according to Twitter James Cunnama finished in 8th (but is shown as DNF on ironmanlive.com.)

Female Race Results

On the women’s side, Mary Beth Ellis (and also Sonja Tajsich and Michelle Vesterby) continued the trend of athletes using their on a fitness to validate their Kona entries. (Previous Kona winners such as Mirinda Carfrae and Leanda Cave just need to validate their slot, but usually the Kona Top 10 already have enough points to place properly and also basically just have to validate.) While their results may not be up to their usual standard (all of the mentioned athletes except Michelle raced slower than their rating would predict and there were some “explosions” on the men’s side such as Dirk Bockel), they secured their Kona slots and now have total flexibility to plan their next racing season.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Mary Beth Ellis USA 00:54:36 05:05:26 03:11:17 09:15:38 09:10:25
2 Sophie De Groote BEL 01:04:59 04:57:01 03:09:47 09:15:45 09:28:33
3 Sonja Tajsich GER 01:13:55 05:00:15 03:02:40 09:21:30 09:17:52
4 Michelle Vesterby DNK 00:54:34 05:02:17 03:22:26 09:23:49 09:27:47
5 Kathleen Calkins USA 01:05:07 05:03:40 03:12:42 09:25:58 09:31:22
6 Heidi Sessner GER 01:05:03 00:00:00 09:31:00 09:31:00 09:57:11
7 Mareen Hufe GER 01:11:09 04:57:42 03:19:20 09:32:19 09:41:14
8 Beth Walsh USA 01:11:14 05:21:18 03:02:39 09:39:25 09:41:53
9 Elizabeth Lyles USA 01:07:09 05:17:24 03:12:04 09:40:36 09:24:57
10 Jackie Arendt USA 01:04:57 05:14:41 03:19:38 09:44:05 09:53:03
11 Anne Basso FRA 01:04:51 05:21:12 09:46:58 09:46:58 10:16:50
12 Michaela Rudolf AUT 01:15:42 05:08:23 03:19:13 09:48:43 09:47:01
13 Stephanie Jones USA 01:20:39 05:11:34 03:14:54 09:51:59 10:04:09
14 Ayesha Rollinson CAN 01:03:33 05:15:48 03:28:22 09:53:26 n/a
15 Jacqui Gordon USA 01:07:15 05:11:49 03:32:10 09:55:25 10:05:29
16 April Lea Gellatly USA 01:03:38 05:16:01 03:33:10 09:57:59 10:22:38
17 Paolina Allan CAN 01:13:50 05:13:56 03:28:20 10:00:21 10:01:13
18 Tenille Hoogland CAN 00:54:27 05:06:47 03:56:19 10:02:22 n/a
19 Marie Danais CAN 01:05:09 05:32:11 03:53:47 10:37:29 10:30:06
20 Kristin Baker CAN 01:22:32 05:48:44 03:45:46 11:04:05 10:42:47
21 Annett Kamenz GER 01:13:54 06:14:35 05:10:42 12:46:28 10:20:54
22 Saki Kubota JAP 01:13:26 06:37:40 05:28:08 13:29:22 11:20:15
23 Francesca Tibaldi ITA 01:15:37 00:00:00 14:09:24 14:09:24 10:04:15

2 Responses to IM Cozumel 2012 – Analyzing Results

  1. Jos Diederen November 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Bas Diederen is a Dutchman!!!

    • Thorsten November 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

      Hmm, I thought I read somewhere he was from Belgium and corrected the IM Live results .. but I was wrong. I updated the post. Thanks for pointing out that error!

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