IM Lanzarote 2012 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions on race day seemed pretty hard – I’ve read a lot of reports of a choppy swim, strong winds on the bike and hot temperatures during the run. This resulted in a race adjustment of –6:32 (i.e. more than six mutes slower than a typical course).

Male Results

After swim and bike leader Philip Graves had to abandon on the run, Ironman rookie Victor del Corral won in a convincing fashion, posting the best bike (the only sub-5!) and run times:

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Victor Del Corral ESP 00:53:35 04:54:31 02:50:09 08:44:39 n/a
2 Stephen Bayliss GBR 00:48:01 05:05:40 02:54:07 08:53:37 08:56:55
3 Sergio Marques PRT 00:54:42 05:10:14 02:51:33 09:02:58 09:12:31
4 Bert Jammaer BEL 00:49:40 05:06:12 03:02:11 09:04:41 09:03:51
5 Patrick Jaberg SWI 00:51:44 05:08:29 02:59:15 09:06:25 09:09:17
6 Petr Vabrousek CZE 00:54:14 05:10:21 02:55:16 09:07:30 09:04:01
7 Alvaro Velazquez ESP 00:57:17 05:07:15 03:00:08 09:11:13 09:23:33
8 Xavier Diepart BEL 00:56:15 05:08:11 03:01:35 09:13:33 09:30:40
9 Bryan Mccrystal IRE 01:03:38 05:03:09 03:09:32 09:24:04 n/a
10 Remy Vasseur NED 00:54:33 05:26:14 03:07:45 09:35:37 n/a
11 Esben Hovgaard DNK 00:54:41 05:20:06 03:16:06 09:37:33 08:54:57
12 Oliver Simon GBR 00:48:02 05:18:15 03:38:55 09:52:29 09:37:41
13 Ludovic Le Guellec FRA 00:57:17 05:35:47 03:22:13 10:04:45 n/a

My pre-race favorite Bert Jammaer had his first race after a long injury and raced smart, even if he didn’t quite have the run speed to finish on the podium. These spots were taken up by Stephen Bayliss and Sergio Marques.

Female Results

On the female side, the story of the day was Michelle Vesterby who led from wire to wire winning her first Ironman:

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Michelle Vesterby DNK 00:51:43 05:39:25 03:20:16 09:58:06 09:34:04
2 Bella Bayliss GBR 00:56:12 05:47:54 03:14:06 10:06:12 09:48:39
3 Heleen Bij De Vaate NLD 01:05:03 05:35:53 03:29:18 10:17:33 09:55:19
4 Nicole Woysch GER 00:56:12 05:50:12 03:41:52 10:37:19 10:26:27
5 Saleta Castro ESP 00:54:35 05:45:30 03:48:52 10:39:34 n/a
6 Tine Holst DEN 01:07:26 05:50:57 03:33:33 10:40:32 n/a
7 Carla Van Rooijen NED 01:11:43 05:57:00 03:24:45 10:43:03 n/a
8 Katya Meyers USA 01:04:46 05:44:52 04:10:24 11:07:55 10:28:04
9 Christine Hemphill AUS 01:00:40 06:07:07 03:58:14 11:13:45 10:34:54

After having a baby, Bella Bayliss finished in the same place as her husband – truly the “Ironcouple”! She posted the best marathon time and ran her way past Heleen Bij De Vaate into second place.

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