IM France 2012 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions on race day were typical for France – a race adjustment of 7:40 was almost exactly in line with the new course rating of 7:47. Even if the conditions were not super-fast, the two winners set new course records.

Male Results

Frederik van Lierde successfully defended his title, leading almost from start to finish:

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 00:47:22 04:35:42 02:53:39 08:21:51 08:27:13
2 Paul Amey GBR 00:48:46 04:55:50 02:52:15 08:42:48 08:26:47
3 Francois Chabaud FRA 00:48:53 04:48:21 03:02:02 08:45:23 08:38:57
4 Bruno Clerbout BEL 00:51:34 05:01:10 02:48:16 08:46:54 09:03:19
5 Sergio Marques PRT 00:55:26 05:02:02 02:45:39 08:48:55 08:57:24
6 Jose Jeuland FRA 00:50:35 05:02:23 02:54:30 08:53:52 09:12:54
7 Axel Zeebroek BEL 00:47:24 04:56:43 03:06:52 08:56:43 08:45:47
8 Trevor Delsaut FRA 00:55:29 05:06:51 02:54:45 09:02:59 08:54:51
9 Mike Schifferle SWI 01:00:11 04:57:22 02:58:22 09:07:08 09:03:39
10 Jonas Djurback SWE 00:50:30 05:02:36 03:10:39 09:09:28 n/a
11 Marcel Bischof GER 00:57:16 04:59:23 03:12:07 09:14:56 09:28:49
12 Anthony Pannier FRA 00:47:22 04:50:06 03:35:43 09:19:09 n/a
13 Rafael Gomes POR 00:55:25 05:22:48 03:15:08 09:39:50 n/a
14 Pierre Dorez FRA 00:52:31 04:52:05 03:55:32 09:46:09 n/a
15 Ludovic Le Guellec FRA 00:59:41 05:25:09 03:34:12 10:05:28 09:51:02
16 Ulrik Schaarup DEN 00:59:48 05:02:58 04:54:07 11:03:36 n/a

Late entry Paul Amey used his good marathon to run by Francois Chabaud to secure the second place.

Female Results

Tine Deckers took control of the race on the bike, and then went on to post a strong marathon to win in a convincing fashion:

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Tine Deckers BEL 00:57:18 05:10:03 03:02:31 09:16:05 09:28:51
2 Gina Crawford NZL 00:52:10 05:20:04 03:07:14 09:26:25 09:27:25
3 Kristin Moeller GER 01:02:47 05:27:58 03:00:29 09:37:07 09:43:09
4 Tamara Kozulina UKR 01:00:33 05:30:15 03:09:51 09:47:34 09:45:15
5 Martina Dogana ITA 00:59:42 05:38:54 03:10:33 09:55:09 09:46:13
6 Beth Walsh USA 00:59:48 05:44:05 03:08:32 09:58:26 n/a
7 Anne Basso FRA 00:55:18 05:39:06 03:48:16 10:29:12 10:16:54

Gina Crawford had a solid race and finished second, Kristin Moeller needed the best marathon to run into third place.

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