IM Texas 2013 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

The conditions were pretty typical for Texas: A relatively slow swim (probably no wetsuits allowed?), a fast bike (adjustment of 13:04), and a pretty normal run, leading to an overall adjustment of 8:06 and a new course rating of 8:57.

Male Race Results

Of my pre race favorites, Matthias Hecht DNF’d (after leading again after the bike) and Jan Raphael never seemed to find his run legs. It came down to the two others I mentioned: James Cunnama and Paul Amey, and “Amos” had the upper hand with the fastest (and only sub 3h) run. Hats off to #3 and #4: Ian Mikelson and Justin Daerr ran through the field – I didn’t have them that far in the front of the field.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Paul Amey GBR 00:54:54 04:29:07 02:56:18 08:25:06 08:34:39
2 James Cunnama ZAF 00:50:17 04:32:55 03:00:25 08:27:35 08:30:45
3 Ian Mikelson USA 00:51:55 04:32:01 03:01:59 08:30:06 08:53:01
4 Justin Daerr USA 00:54:35 04:29:30 03:02:04 08:30:35 08:41:29
5 Swen Sundberg GER 00:54:12 04:29:56 03:08:22 08:37:30 08:48:43
6 Jan Raphael GER 00:50:17 04:33:34 03:13:25 08:42:34 08:26:41
7 Balazs Csoke HUN 00:49:21 04:38:54 03:10:45 08:44:01 08:54:24
8 AJ Baucco USA 00:54:41 04:37:34 03:16:22 08:53:37 n/a
9 Mike Schifferle SUI 01:04:22 04:33:37 03:10:37 08:56:06 08:56:33
10 Andres Castillo COL 00:49:14 04:34:45 03:33:17 09:02:04 08:54:17
11 Dominik Berger AUT 00:50:17 04:34:37 03:37:04 09:07:31 08:55:24
12 Pedro Gomes POR 00:53:58 04:30:11 03:39:33 09:08:07 08:36:41
13 Christian Brader GER 00:59:02 04:45:20 03:24:03 09:13:21 08:52:56
14 Jordan Bryden CAN 00:52:02 04:51:10 03:35:44 09:26:09 09:56:05
15 Patrick Schuster USA 01:11:00 04:39:39 03:35:39 09:32:11 n/a
16 Andrew Hodges USA 00:51:52 05:06:39 03:29:26 09:33:42 10:21:13
17 James Lamastra USA 00:53:23 04:40:11 04:14:51 09:55:48 n/a
18 Patrick Wheeler USA 00:58:51 05:06:17 04:34:30 10:47:22 n/a
19 Brendan Naef CAN 00:59:09 04:55:13 05:34:19 11:34:42 n/a

Female Race Results

On the women’s side, Amy Marsh had to let Joycee go on the bike and struggled on the run (but still finished 6th to validate her Kona slot). With Amy out of the picture, it was clear that Rachel was going to be the winner. In this “no pressure situation”, she still delivered a fantastic run and beat the old course record by five minutes. It wasn’t a surprise that the rest of the podium would be US girls, but I don’t think that too many people had Jennie Hansen on her list of potential #2 finisher. (I didn’t either.) Again, this goes to show that a strong run such as hers (and by #4, Ashley Clifford) is very important for a good IM result and you can place well even with a “weaker” leg (the swim for Jennie, and the bike for Ashley).

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Actual Time Expected Time
1 Rachel Joyce GBR 00:54:02 04:42:29 03:07:27 08:49:14 09:10:50
2 Jennie Hansen USA 01:07:22 05:01:06 03:10:51 09:25:35 09:38:52
3 Kim Schwabenbauer USA 01:04:16 05:03:42 03:19:15 09:33:01 09:33:42
4 Ashley Clifford USA 00:54:32 05:26:36 03:10:39 09:36:51 09:30:12
5 Christine Anderson USA 00:57:27 05:09:19 03:32:51 09:44:51 09:44:54
6 Amy Marsh USA 00:54:06 04:48:56 04:07:05 09:55:49 09:18:46
7 April Gellatly USA 00:59:01 05:22:36 03:34:11 10:01:54 10:00:53
8 Sarah Hankla USA 00:58:08 05:20:58 03:38:51 10:04:41 n/a
9 Olesya Prystayko UKR 01:01:26 05:12:14 03:48:16 10:08:49 n/a
10 Jennifer Lentzke CAN 01:15:31 05:22:46 03:40:42 10:27:58 10:46:28
11 Natasha Van der Merwe USA 01:08:25 05:11:20 04:31:23 10:57:43 10:07:58
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