Ironman Cairns 2019 – Analyzing Results

IMCairnsLogoCourse Conditions

With the low number of Pro athletes this year, it’s a bit tricky to say, but it seems that the conditions were quite slow this year. There were reports of lots of wind on the bike, and it seems that it also took some energy from fast runs.

Even so, there were a few new course records on the female side: Teresa Adam improved on her winning time from last year by roughly five minutes, and Kristin Liepold set a new marathon CR with a 2:54:04 (improving on Beth McKenzie’s 2:55:23 from last year).

Kona Qualifying

As IM Cairns is the Regional Championship for the Asia/Pacific region, there were six Kona Pro slots available. With 9 men and 10 women starting the race, the slots were split down the middle – 3 for the men and 3 for the women.

Unless one of the men decline their slot, the slots will go to the Top 3: Braden Currie, Tim Berkel and David Dellow. On the female side, there will be some rolldown as Sarah Crowley was already qualified. Two of these slots will fo to Kaisa Sali and Kristin Liepold. The last one is tricky and we’ll have to wait for the rolldown meeting: Winner Teresa Adam would normally be expected to go to Kona, but she declined her slot in New Zealand. If she declines again, the slot would roll down to Els Visser. (Update June 10th: Els Visser has posted on Instagram that she has received a Kona slot.)

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Braden Currie NZL 00:47:29 04:28:59 02:44:33 08:04:19 -13:52 US$ 30,000
2 Tim Van Berkel AUS 00:50:03 04:45:22 02:45:03 08:23:48 02:24 US$ 15,000
3 David Dellow AUS 00:49:38 04:45:45 02:53:11 08:32:11 08:02 US$ 8,000
4 Matt Burton AUS 00:52:54 04:32:38 03:10:01 08:39:24 09:50 US$ 6,500
5 Blake Kappler AUS 00:51:56 04:43:25 03:10:01 08:49:12 01:15 US$ 5,000
6 Jarrod Harvey AUS 00:52:33 04:51:43 03:23:56 09:11:35 04:29 US$ 3,500
7 Justin Wendemuth AUS 01:00:31 04:59:56 03:20:15 09:25:21 n/a US$ 2,500
8 Mike Phillips NZL 00:47:35 05:41:00 04:06:19 10:39:51 1:22:44 US$ 2,000
Luke Bell AUS 00:47:36 DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Teresa Adam NZL 00:50:11 04:51:48 03:02:56 08:48:33 -23:43 US$ 30,000
2 Sarah Crowley AUS 00:51:19 04:50:48 03:08:03 08:53:37 -16:25 US$ 15,000
3 Kaisa Sali FIN 00:56:00 04:54:18 03:00:03 08:53:51 -10:51 US$ 8,000
4 Kristin Liepold GER 01:05:37 04:58:41 02:54:04 09:02:09 -40:08 US$ 6,500
5 Els Visser NED 00:59:27 04:59:25 03:12:44 09:14:29 -29:16 US$ 5,000
6 Kelsey Withrow USA 00:55:50 05:16:41 03:29:06 09:46:48 01:56 US$ 3,500
7 Jessica Mitchell AUS 01:05:40 05:18:35 03:34:26 10:04:03 -02:33 US$ 2,500
Sarah True USA 00:50:12 04:51:58 DNF
Melanie Burke NZL 01:05:39 05:05:38 DNF
Chloe Lane AUS 00:55:53 DNF
Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close