Ironman Brasil 2018 – Analyzing Results

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As usual, Brasil was a quick course, and the winners were under 9 hours (Kirsty Jahn) and just over 8 hours (Jesper Svensson in his first IM). But compared to what is typical for Floripa, the course and times were slow this year. The adjustment for this year was 13:43 minutes, about 12 minutes slower than last year and well under the new course rating of 21:25. Both the bike and the run were slower on average than previously and no new course records were set.

Male Race Results

Before the race the Brasilien athletes seemed to be set for a home win – but from the start Jesper Svensson dominated the race. He posted the fastest swim and bike, and a solid 2:55 marathon was more than sufficient for the win. Igor Amorelli worked hard on the marathon to eat into Jesper’s lead, but just when it seemed that he might reduce the gap, Jesper was able to increase the pace again. Igor finished second, followed by his country man Thiago Vinhal.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Jesper Svensson SWE 00:43:47 04:23:43 02:55:40 08:08:06 n/a US$ 8,000 2000
2 Igor Amorelli BRA 00:44:45 04:28:17 02:57:05 08:14:29 -05:32 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Thiago Vinhal BRA 00:46:37 04:38:00 02:50:25 08:19:11 -13:44 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Frank Silvestrin BRA 00:46:27 04:38:06 02:52:08 08:21:03 -17:38 US$ 2,500 960
5 Guilherme Manocchio BRA 00:46:35 04:29:43 03:01:13 08:22:16 -03:58 US$ 1,500 720
6 Anton Blokhin BLR 00:46:30 04:38:24 02:58:57 08:28:05 -06:18 US$ 1,000 540
7 Luis Henrique Ohde BRA 00:46:39 04:38:37 03:05:45 08:35:30 08:21   405
8 Luiz Francisco Paiva Ferreira BRA 00:43:51 04:41:23 03:10:29 08:40:40 -34:13   305
9 Felipe De Oliveira Manente BRA 00:51:12 04:47:34 03:06:29 08:51:07 -15:39   230
10 Fabio Carvalho BRA 00:46:36 04:34:50 03:25:30 08:52:19 -02:52   170
11 Inaki De La Parra POL 00:54:26 04:53:43 03:38:42 09:32:40 27:15   120
12 Marcus Vinicius Fernandes BRA 00:43:50 04:54:46 03:55:17 09:39:08 n/a   85

Female Race Results

There were a lot more changes in the female race. Haley Chura was leading the race in the swim and for most of the bike. But Kirsty Jahn had the best bike split and was able to take the lead in the second half of the bike. An excellent 3:01 marathon allowed her to finish in sub-9 and with a solid margin. Second place went to Sarah Piampiano. As usual Sarah lost time in the swim to the rest of the field, but by T2 she had moved into fourth position, and was then able to run the race-best 2:58 marathon (her first sub-3). Bruna Mahn also had a good marathon, she was quickly able to overtake Haley Chura who ended up in fourth place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Kirsty Jahn CAN 00:53:27 04:55:14 03:01:05 08:54:57 -19:24 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Sarah Piampiano USA 00:58:04 05:01:33 02:58:21 09:03:33 -04:39 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Bruna Mahn BRA 00:52:37 05:06:21 03:07:15 09:10:37 -33:35 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Haley Chura USA 00:47:29 05:08:20 03:23:48 09:25:07 10:51 US$ 2,500 960
5 Pamela Tastets CHI 00:52:38 05:16:11 03:27:06 09:41:13 11:18 US$ 1,500 720
6 Carolina Furriela BRA 00:52:32 05:43:08 03:26:29 10:11:04 n/a US$ 1,000 540

Kona Qualifying Implications

Here are the category changes for Kona Pro Qualifying:

  • Safe for a July slot: Sarah Piampiano, Igor Amorelli
  • Bubble (around the projected cutoff): Kirsty Jahn 
  • Close (but more points needed): Haley Chura, Thiago Vinhal, Jesper Svensson
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