Ironman Cozumel 2019 – Analyzing Results

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As sometimes happens in Cozumel, the swim times were crazy fast this year, probably because of ocean currents and not because the swim course was short. This makes processing the data a bit harder for me as the “automated procedures” are not handling these edge conditions very well. The fast swim lead to an adjustment of 12:22, followed by a fast bike (adjustment of 18:33), leading to an overall adjustment of 27 minutes.

The course conditions probably helped the winners set new course records: Both Tyler Butterfield (7:44:01) and Carrie Lester (8:38:41) improved on the old records set in 2017 by Sebastian Kienle (7:48) and Lisa Roberts (8:54) when there was also a quick swim. Tyler also posted the fastest Ironman finish time in 2019. Carrie also set a new bike course record (as did Michael Weiss) while Tyler had a new fastest run in Cozumel. 

Kona Qualifying

Ironman Cozumel has been designated “Latin American Regional Championships” and awarded three male and three female Kona Pro slots. These will go to

  • Carrie Lester, Maja Stage Nielsen and Michelle Vesterby
    and
  • Tyler Butterfield, Michael Weiss and Mario De Elias.

In addition, Tim O’Donnell validated his Automatic Qualifier slot he received by finishing second in Kona.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Tyler Butterfield BMU 00:42:11 04:19:11 02:38:29 07:44:01 -28:50 US$ 20,000
2 Michael Weiss AUT 00:45:25 04:07:18 02:50:34 07:47:12 -07:36 US$ 10,000
3 Mario De Elias ARG 00:42:19 04:18:56 02:47:10 07:52:02 -27:16 US$ 6,500
4 Manuel Kueng SUI 00:39:19 04:13:32 02:57:26 07:54:59 -45:56 US$ 4,000
5 Paul Schuster GER 00:39:32 04:16:16 02:59:14 07:58:37 -09:28 US$ 3,000
6 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 00:39:28 04:13:30 03:02:55 07:59:43 02:08 US$ 2,000
7 Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:39:18 04:18:04 03:03:18 08:06:08 17:21 US$ 1,500
8 Philipp Mock GER 00:48:43 04:15:27 03:03:43 08:13:54 -14:37 US$ 1,250
9 Victor Arroyo Bugallo ESP 00:46:29 04:29:07 02:54:21 08:14:29 -10:03 US$ 1,000
10 Cedric Boily CAN 00:42:17 04:23:48 03:11:09 08:23:09 02:50 US$ 750
11 Giulio Molinari ITA 00:39:24 04:17:17 03:22:53 08:24:16 15:42  
12 Tomas Renc CZE 00:42:13 04:33:45 03:06:37 08:27:12 27:05  
13 Chris Fischer DEN 00:46:58 04:27:49 03:07:50 08:27:53 11:05  
14 Quentin Kurc-Bocau FRA 00:42:22 04:24:38 03:15:25 08:28:07 n/a  
15 Trevor Delsaut FRA 00:42:24 04:33:08 03:08:02 08:29:05 05:36  
16 Johann Ackermann GER 00:39:46 04:13:36 03:34:04 08:31:16 21:55  
17 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:42:27 04:33:19 03:18:23 08:39:04 02:41  
18 Joao Ferreira POR 00:42:19 04:41:53 03:15:14 08:43:51 n/a  
19 Markus Liebelt GER 00:46:04 04:19:58 03:33:58 08:45:34 33:15  
20 Seppe Odeyn BEL 00:53:46 04:37:42 03:11:35 08:48:00 18:21  
21 Marcel Bischof GER 00:48:34 04:39:39 03:19:40 08:53:14 15:51  
22 Santiago Martinez Torres ESP 00:48:41 04:35:24 03:29:18 08:58:30 17:46  
23 Santiago Gerez Levy MEX 00:42:20 05:01:43 03:14:51 09:02:55 n/a  
24 Jorge Luis Fuentes MEX 00:42:06 04:40:29 03:38:32 09:05:42 n/a  
25 Kevin Portmann FRA 00:46:25 04:36:38 03:38:41 09:06:59 46:26  
26 Nicholas Chase USA 00:42:05 04:27:30 03:53:17 09:07:21 19:11  
27 Urs Mueller SUI 00:44:26 04:45:30 03:37:02 09:11:36 33:46  
28 Jimmy Sosinski USA 00:53:49 04:48:01 03:25:51 09:13:32 28:56  
29 Zsombor Deak ROM 00:48:39 05:04:32 03:19:48 09:18:10 13:30  
30 Oliver Gonzalez Miranda MEX 00:42:09 05:04:08 03:28:27 09:19:23 19:30  
31 Diego Chavez ARG 00:53:57 04:59:49 03:23:38 09:22:17 n/a  
32 Lukas Siska SVK 00:42:00 04:48:13 03:58:42 09:33:01 n/a  
33 Anthony Cadario FRA 00:53:43 05:12:27 04:09:23 10:22:33 1:20:44  
34 Beau Garufi USA 00:42:16 05:12:13 05:14:16 11:18:19 n/a  
  Patrik Nilsson SWE 00:39:33 04:11:59   DNF    
  Pieter Heemeryck BEL 00:39:27 04:17:52   DNF    
  Elliot Bach USA 00:42:18 04:30:52   DNF    
  James Capparell USA 00:39:39 04:36:43   DNF    
  Raymond Botelho USA 00:45:31 04:44:54   DNF    
  Chris Leiferman USA 00:42:16 05:05:28   DNF    
  Joaquin Pereda Charles MEX 00:39:21     DNF    
  Felipe De Oliveira Manente BRA 00:48:49     DNF    

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Carrie Lester AUS 00:45:35 04:38:35 03:10:26 08:38:41 -01:58 US$ 20,000
2 Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 00:48:57 04:51:40 03:07:53 08:52:26 -02:53 US$ 10,000
3 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:47:02 04:46:29 03:18:26 08:56:12 -01:18 US$ 6,500
4 Alexandra Tondeur BEL 00:51:24 04:49:56 03:15:50 09:03:10 03:33 US$ 4,000
5 Lenny Ramsey NED 00:54:15 04:58:25 03:11:39 09:09:14 00:54 US$ 3,000
6 Ewa Komander POL 00:47:08 04:54:29 03:30:14 09:16:29 15:35 US$ 2,000
7 Leanne Fanoy NED 00:51:28 05:11:42 03:21:59 09:32:16 n/a US$ 1,500
8 Jenny Nae SWE 00:54:02 05:04:35 03:37:13 09:40:16 12:40 US$ 1,250
9 Caroline Livesey GBR 00:48:29 05:04:43 03:44:03 09:41:37 06:09 US$ 1,000
10 Robyn Hardage CAN 00:54:14 05:14:44 03:30:35 09:43:51 02:53 US$ 750
11 Helena Kotopulu CZE 01:02:36 05:06:31 03:33:14 09:47:58 11:13  
12 Amy Vantassel USA 00:54:06 05:28:51 03:33:28 10:00:52 -04:15  
13 Heather Low CAN 00:54:19 05:14:19 03:53:27 10:08:07 n/a  
14 Ginger Howell USA 00:48:54 05:31:29 03:46:27 10:12:38 10:50  
15 Katy Cargiulo USA 00:55:00 05:31:25 03:49:08 10:21:27 20:35  
16 Brandi Swicegood USA 01:01:23 05:24:11 04:00:33 10:37:16 n/a  
  Susie Cheetham GBR 00:47:04 04:42:21   DNF    
  Anne Basso FRA 00:48:31 05:16:12   DNF    
  Angela Lindberg GER 00:54:11 05:26:11   DNF    
  Svenja Thoes GER 00:47:05     DNF    
  Barbara Buenahora ARG 00:54:08     DNF    
  Kayla Kobelin USA 00:59:16     DNF    
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