Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2014 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions in Coeur d’Alene were pretty fast for the course: An adjustment of 8:04 is the fastest I’ve seen here (new course rating of 1:56). Conditions were slow as normal on the swim and bike, the changes in the bike course don’t seem to have changed times too much. This year however, the run times were pretty quick (adjustment of 6:53 with a new run rating of 2:20). 

Male Race Results

Andy Potts delivered his usual strong summer Ironman, and his win was never in doubt. Victor Zyemtsev – always strong in CdA – was second with a good run, and defending champion Ben Hoffmann took third with a 2:43 marathon after an uncharacteristically slow bike. 

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Andy Potts USA 00:47:57 04:42:35 02:51:53 08:25:44 02:37
2 Victor Zyemtsev USA 00:53:01 04:46:24 02:46:03 08:28:32 -05:07
3 Ben Hoffman USA 00:53:05 04:48:58 02:43:59 08:29:12 01:23
4 Maik Twelsiek GER 00:53:03 04:35:14 03:02:29 08:34:19 01:52
5 Matt Hanson USA 01:00:31 04:53:54 02:42:07 08:39:22 -06:42
6 Matthew Russell USA 01:00:29 04:43:06 02:55:36 08:42:28 -02:38
7 Derek Garcia USA 00:55:34 04:51:30 03:07:53 08:57:57 -00:08
8 Patrick Wheeler USA 00:59:06 05:05:12 02:59:13 09:09:14 -02:59
9 Nathan Birdsall USA 01:09:45 04:59:15 03:16:25 09:28:42 -37:02
10 Rick Floyd USA 01:03:19 05:20:01 03:04:39 09:32:59 n/a
11 Christopher Bagg USA 00:56:40 04:56:06 05:26:21 11:22:47 1:54:58
  Brent Mcburney USA 01:03:36  05:29:04   DNF  

Female Race Results

Heather Wurtele took control of the race with the fastest bike split, and ended the day with a strong 3:09 marathon – winning by more than 15 minutes. Kelly Williamson never really got going on the day, still finishing second and making sure to get enough KPR points. Jessica Smith took third – she was the one with the best performance compared to her expected time. 

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Heather Wurtele CAN 00:59:14 05:22:19 03:09:10 09:34:32 07:13
2 Kelly Williamson USA 00:58:30 05:37:52 03:09:47 09:50:07 31:50
3 Jessica Smith USA 00:59:12 05:29:38 03:26:14 09:58:42 -00:52
4 Olesya Prystayko UKR 01:05:06 05:34:43 03:24:49 10:07:59 06:43
5 Jennie Hansen USA 01:05:18 05:54:07 03:08:17 10:12:09 42:41
6 Ali Black USA 01:07:11 05:36:13 03:41:13 10:28:45 n/a
7 Cathleen Knutson USA 01:06:37 05:49:12 03:30:49 10:30:43 n/a
  Stephanie Jones USA 01:05:07     DNF  

One Response to Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2014 – Analyzing Results

  1. Jackie July 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Just an FYI – Jennie Hansen had a mechanical problem with her bike during IM Coeur D’Alene. Her front brake was rubbing for the first 35 miles; despite numerous stops and attempts to fix it (by her as well as tech support people), they couldn’t get it to stop rubbing. She lost a total of about 30 minutes on that. At mile 35 she took the front brake off completely, rode the fastest bike splits after that. This is the reason for her slower than expected bike split and lower than expected placement.

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