IM Switzerland 2011 – Predictions (Main Post)

As per usual, you can find additional information on the participants in the detail post.

Previous Results

Switzerland is a pretty quick course (course rating of 11:46), just a little bit slower than IM Florida (13:38).

Last year’s winners were Ronnie Schildknecht in 8:12 and Karin Thürig in 9:00. Local athletes are always going strong, so watch out for the Swiss!

Male Participants

Ronnie Schildknecht is back to defend his title and tops the predictions:

Rank Name Nation Expected Time Rating Rank
1 Ronnie Schildknecht SWI 08:23:20 08:34:22 14
2 Daniel Fontana ITA 08:23:58 08:35:01 17
3 Cyril Viennot FRA 08:30:44 08:41:56 27
4 Mathias Hecht SWI 08:31:54 08:43:07 31
5 Swen Sundberg GER 08:35:12 08:46:29 42
6 Stefan Riesen SWI 08:36:35 08:47:54 51
7 Clemente Alonso-McKernan ESP 08:40:17 08:51:41 79
8 Mike Aigroz SWI 08:41:13 08:52:38 84
9 Christian Brader GER 08:51:35 09:03:14 131
10 Sergio Marques PRT 08:53:51 09:05:33 138
11 Erich Kunz SUI 08:54:54 09:06:37 144
12 Mike Schifferle SWI 09:05:17 09:17:14 215
13 Bo Ballegaard DNK 09:06:01 09:17:59 225
14 Rafael Wyss SWI 09:06:27 09:18:26 228
15 Ueli Bieler SUI 09:10:28 09:22:32 260
16 Daniel Muller GER 09:24:26 09:36:48 347
17 Scott Defilippis USA 09:25:22 09:37:45 352
18 Damien Landon FRA 09:27:41 09:40:07 373
19 Juha Laitinen FIN 10:10:38 10:24:01 632
20 Marek Nemcik SVK 11:44:15 11:59:41 789
21 Massimiliano Sansone ITA n/a unrated n/a

As Swiss athletes will really focus on their home race, I also expect Mathias Hecht (winner of IM St. George) to deliver a strong performance. All in all it’s a nice big, pretty evenly spaced field, so we can expect some exciting racing.

Female Participants

As on the men’s side, last year’s winner is al´so back to defend:

Rank Name Nation Expected Time Rating Rank
1 Karin Thuerig SWI 09:11:26 09:23:31 8
2 Amy Marsh USA 09:21:33 09:33:51 14
3 Erika Csomor HUN 09:22:04 09:34:23 15
4 Simone Benz SWI 09:54:06 10:07:07 93
5 Jana Candrova CZE 10:17:58 10:31:31 174
6 Miranda Alldritt CAN 10:37:35 10:51:33 214
7 Regula Rohrbach SUI n/a unrated n/a
8 Anja Ippach GER n/a unrated n/a
9 Megumi Shigaki JPN n/a unrated n/a
10 Kathrin Mannweiler GER n/a unrated n/a

Amy Marsh has won IM Brasil earlier this year, so if she’s on form she’ll also contend for the win. Erika Csomor is on the start list, but she has just raced IM Austria so I don’t expect her to be on the start line. But then you never know with these TBB athletes …

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