IM Los Cabos 2013 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions in Los Cabos seemed to be pretty hard. The swim had an adjustment of -2:29 (as far as I know it was a non-wetsuit swim in the ocean), the bike’s adjustment was -2:26 (apparently quite hilly), and the run was a little quicker, leading to an overall adjustment (and as this was the first race on this course) of -3:09.

Male Race Results

Timo Bracht redeemed himself after his DNF in Western Australia. He took control of the race on the bike, quickly shook off Maik Twelsiek after T2 and was never really in danger. Maik was in 2nd place for a long time, before being overtaken by the best runners, Trevor Delsaut and Joszef Major, and also IM-rookie Jeff Symonds.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Timo Bracht GER 00:53:23 04:37:34 02:51:39 08:26:48 08:23:58
2 Trevor Delsaut FRA 00:57:43 04:42:25 02:48:02 08:33:26 09:01:39
3 Jozsef Major HUN 00:58:42 04:41:03 02:48:30 08:33:57 08:49:53
4 Jeff Symonds CAN 00:53:28 04:44:57 02:54:20 08:37:09 n/a
5 Maik Twelsiek GER 00:49:35 04:41:15 03:02:27 08:37:43 08:44:30
6 Daniel Fontana ITA 00:51:41 04:46:19 02:57:06 08:39:24 08:33:18
7 Thomas Gerlach USA 00:58:30 04:41:51 03:03:02 08:47:46 09:00:10
8 Matthew Russell USA 01:03:02 04:48:51 02:53:41 08:49:57 09:02:30
9 Brett Carter AUS 00:49:30 04:54:55 03:04:29 08:52:35 n/a
10 Andres Castillo COL 00:49:25 04:51:33 03:11:45 08:57:10 09:07:22
11 Axel Zeebroek BEL 00:49:33 04:44:56 03:22:37 09:01:18 08:51:55
12 Bruno Clerbout BEL 00:51:42 05:11:45 02:55:03 09:02:50 09:01:11
13 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:49:47 05:03:30 03:08:33 09:06:13 09:04:33
14 Rinalds Sluckis LAT 00:57:49 04:59:06 03:19:57 09:21:11 n/a
15 Evgeniy Nikitin RUS 00:53:21 05:31:30 02:57:41 09:27:10 10:21:00
16 Ivan Tejero Vazquez ESP 00:51:44 05:18:08 03:19:52 09:34:27 10:06:15
17 Douglas Maclean USA 01:04:00 05:12:10 03:16:23 09:37:26 09:47:45
18 Adam O’Meara CAN 00:58:32 05:26:08 03:14:03 09:44:11 09:27:35
19 Johann Lindner AUS 01:00:08 05:14:24 05:41:54 12:01:25 n/a

Female Race Results

The main excitement in the women’s race stemmed from the fact that Erika Csomor’s time chip wasn’t working properly, so the first time she showed up was late in the run when it IMLive had her “in the top 3 and making a push towards the front”. She overtook Michelle Vesterby (who also had some chip issues) around the 40k mark and won by less than a minute. Lisa Ribes had a fantastic run and rounds out the top 3. Long-time leader Mareen Hufe from Germany dropped to fourth – still a very solid performance from her. My pre-race favorite Ashley Clifford wasn’t quite able to repeat her fantastic run from Florida and finished in 9th. Hillary Biscay was the last of the Pro women – she must have had a shocker bike ride.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Erika Csomor HUN 09:35:34 09:34:13
2 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:55:12 05:22:36 03:14:18 09:36:31 09:34:20
3 Lisa Ribes USA 01:04:23 05:21:41 03:07:15 09:38:35 10:00:43
4 Mareen Hufe GER 01:04:03 05:09:23 03:21:52 09:40:50 09:46:15
5 Kathleen Calkins USA 01:02:01 05:22:17 03:17:31 09:46:55 09:36:36
6 Sofie Goos BEL 00:56:43 05:26:22 03:20:11 09:48:20 09:48:15
7 Katy Blakemore USA 00:56:08 05:32:57 03:17:17 09:50:29 n/a
8 April Lea Gellatly USA 00:56:39 05:26:08 03:24:21 09:52:36 10:19:29
9 Ashley Clifford USA 00:56:24 05:38:10 03:16:09 09:55:50 09:27:45
10 Christine Anderson USA 00:56:34 05:34:19 03:22:13 09:57:29 n/a
11 Beth Walsh USA 01:04:04 05:40:28 03:10:21 09:59:14 09:48:14
12 Yvette Grice GBR 00:56:42 05:35:04 03:27:55 10:04:30 10:11:49
13 Anne Basso FRA 01:02:00 05:23:13 03:51:11 10:21:14 10:18:25
14 Jessica Smith USA 00:56:28 05:29:34 03:54:03 10:24:32 10:00:11
15 Trish Deim USA 01:10:05 05:33:41 03:40:44 10:29:25 10:27:22
16 Jacqui Gordon USA 01:03:55 05:49:33 03:36:13 10:34:31 10:12:25
17 Hillary Biscay USA 00:56:40 05:57:57 03:35:15 10:38:13 10:15:32
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