IM Germany 2011 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

The conditions on race day were pretty bad. A lot of athletes struggled with the rainy, wet conditions. Still, some of the results were pretty good, and I guess people don’t really blow up in colder conditions. The adjustment of 12:58 was pretty much in line with the course rating.

Male Results

Faris Al-Sultan ran away this year and further solidified his spot in the TOP 10 ratings:

Rank Name Nation Actual Time Expected Time
1 Faris Al-Sultan GER 08:13:50 08:15:50
2 Jan Raphael GER 08:19:31 08:27:28
3 Michael Goehner GER 08:20:26 08:22:21
4 George Potrebitsch GER 08:22:29 n/a
5 Stephan Vuckovic GER 08:26:03 08:36:00
6 Luke McKenzie AUS 08:26:51 08:37:33
7 Cameron Brown NZL 08:31:47 08:19:31
8 Bert Jammaer BEL 08:32:26 08:50:11
9 Patrick Vernay NCL 08:32:59 08:22:53
10 Teemu Lemmettyla FIN 08:36:36 09:20:28
11 Simon Billeau FRA 08:43:58 08:49:59
12 Uwe Widmann GER 08:46:33 08:29:53
13 Dirk Wijnalda NLD 08:49:15 09:08:40
14 Per Bittner GER 08:53:44 n/a
15 Mike Schifferle SWI 08:54:20 09:01:34
16 Sergio Marques PRT 08:57:53 08:51:49
17 Michael Wetzel GER 08:58:40 n/a
18 Frank Vytrisal GER 09:01:04 08:42:43
19 Andres Castillo latorre COL 09:05:06 09:12:21
20 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 09:07:09 n/a
21 Erich Felbabel FRA 09:19:08 09:33:29
22 Marc-Andre Hages GER 09:22:20 n/a
23 Rene Goehler DEU 09:30:26 08:54:03
24 Matjaz Kovac SVN 09:34:50 09:38:41
25 Ivan Tejero Vazquez ESP 09:49:31 10:15:53
26 Hirotsugu Kuwabara JAP 10:07:34 09:49:57
27 Marek Nemcik SVK 12:23:10 11:57:49

The German podium made the locals happy. Cam Brown and Patrick Vernay couldn’t quite live up to their ratings – at least for Cam I hope that he is really preparing for IM Hawaii this year.

Female Results

On the female side, Caroline Steffen also seemed to run away with race, but she really struggled on the run – so the top 4 women were each just a minute apart:

Rank Name Nation Actual Time Expected Time
1 Caroline Steffen SWI 09:12:13 09:22:54
2 Lucie Zelenkova ZAF 09:13:46 09:26:51
3 Sonja Tajsich GER 09:14:14 09:18:27
4 Yvonne Van Vlerken AUT 09:15:37 09:06:59
5 Samantha Warriner NZL 09:18:04 09:18:33
6 Meike Krebs GER 09:22:43 09:41:49
7 Silvia Felt GER 09:26:21 09:24:29
8 Susan Dietrich GER 09:28:08 09:38:23
9 Heleen Bij De Vaate NLD 09:32:51 09:25:41
10 Virginia Berasategui ESP 09:37:00 09:27:49
11 Uli Bromme USA 09:44:10 09:45:27
12 Fernanda Keller BRA 11:07:02 10:08:14
13 Simone Benz SWI 11:08:53 09:52:27
14 Saki Kubota JAP 11:17:03 n/a

This resulted in a few shifts in the TOP 10: Yvonne lost a place (but is still #5), Sonja Tajsich is now #8, Sam Warriner is #11, Caroline Steffen is #18 and Lucie Zelenkova is #20. All this just goes to show what a big race IM Germany was on the women’s race!

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