Ironman Florida 2013 – Analysing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions in Florida were crazy fast this year, the adjustment of 28:36 was by far the fastest we’ve seen this year, and only the first edition of IM Sweden in 2012 (with a short run course) ever had a larger adjustment.

The swim was traditionally slower (and conditions looked pretty rough), while the bike accounts for most of the overall adjustment. However, the bike was just a little bit slower than last year (consistent with the difference of 4:04 to 4:02 from Andy Starykowicz. The main difference to last year was that the run was also quite fast. I don’t know if there were changes in the run course compared to last year, but the conditions also sounded pretty favourable for fast times.

Male Race Results

Even with the fast conditions, the results were pretty amazing. Only three weeks after Kona, Andy Starykowicz managed to improve the fastest bike time in an Ironman, and followed it up with a sub-3h marathon and the first sub-8h result by a US athlete. This wasn’t enough for the win, however, as Victor Del Corral ran a 2:37 marathon and finished in 7:53, the fastest time ever in a North American Ironman. Behind these two, Filip Osapaly’s debut IM pales a bit, though he also finished sub-8. A lot of other athletes also posted new IM PRs. 

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Victor Del Corral ESP 00:55:23 04:15:15 02:37:29 07:53:12 -14:20
2 Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:49:53 04:02:17 02:58:18 07:55:22 -11:48
3 Filip Ospaly CZE 00:48:06 04:23:53 02:41:17 07:58:44 n/a
4 Daniel Fontana ITA 00:49:59 04:20:43 02:50:28 08:05:48 -03:16
5 Pedro Gomes POR 00:49:51 04:20:59 02:52:59 08:08:34 -11:19
6 Kirill Kotshegarov EST 00:55:27 04:14:34 02:53:30 08:09:03 -10:09
7 Pontus Lindberg SWE 00:55:30 04:15:51 02:54:49 08:11:45 -17:54
8 Dorian Wagner GER 00:50:19 04:20:58 02:56:21 08:12:46 -11:04
9 Justin Daerr USA 00:54:16 04:17:22 02:56:54 08:13:35 -08:01
10 Joe Skipper GBR 00:54:58 04:20:30 02:55:47 08:17:27 -01:08
11 Chris Boudreaux USA 00:51:49 04:24:33 02:52:54 08:18:30 -44:59
12 Michael Goehner GER 00:54:46 04:16:15 03:02:44 08:19:16 04:12
13 Frank Silvestrin BRA 00:50:00 04:34:02 02:50:39 08:20:50 -03:44
14 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:50:06 04:25:38 03:00:32 08:21:49 -11:07
15 Rinalds Sluckis LAT 00:55:31 04:25:12 02:56:32 08:23:51 -15:56
16 Adam Bohach USA 00:56:19 04:27:30 02:56:56 08:25:49 -30:15
17 Vinny Johnson USA 00:54:59 04:28:44 02:54:42 08:25:52 -53:21
18 Derek Garcia USA 00:55:12 04:16:17 03:05:23 08:27:01 -12:57
19 Christophe Bastie FRA 00:55:35 04:14:34 03:13:26 08:29:22 05:26
20 Chad Holderbaum USA 00:55:10 04:28:25 03:02:23 08:31:59 -17:37
21 Gustavo Rodriguez ESP 00:55:29 04:32:26 03:01:26 08:35:23 n/a
22 Kevin Taddonio USA 01:05:00 04:28:34 02:57:29 08:37:52 08:24
23 Axel Zeebroek BEL 00:48:11 04:28:07 03:14:52 08:38:12 14:49
24 Vincent Riess AUT 00:55:51 04:45:06 02:54:32 08:42:28 20:13
25 Kyle Pawlaczyk USA 00:57:05 04:35:09 03:04:41 08:42:40 -26:36
26 Nate Buttrick USA 01:03:53 04:35:54 02:58:42 08:44:45 n/a
27 James Lamastra USA 00:51:48 04:31:54 03:20:00 08:49:43 -38:40
28 Gerald Ratschke AUT 01:07:55 04:44:51 03:02:16 09:01:34 10:05
29 Ed Donner USA 00:58:44 04:41:51 03:19:41 09:07:05 -00:54
30 Josef Krivanek CZE 00:59:38 04:42:32 03:20:00 09:07:52 -19:18
31 Christian Carletto ARG 00:57:40 04:54:22 03:16:48 09:14:50 -00:48
32 Blake Becker USA 00:54:40 04:36:21 03:38:46 09:15:41 14:30
33 Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:50:00 04:45:38 03:31:16 09:15:54 1:14:09
34 Peter Kotland USA 00:59:00 04:40:51 03:30:09 09:18:51 -15:13
35 Patrick Evoe USA 00:56:35 04:26:47 04:24:15 09:52:53 1:27:33
36 Benoit Bourguet BEL 00:55:17 04:28:32 05:30:28 11:00:16 n/a
37 Josef Svoboda CZE 01:15:16 05:28:46 04:26:04 11:21:27 07:57

Female Race Results

Mirinda Carfrae made it clear that she was only in Florida to validate her Kona spot (which she did in a leisurely – for her! – 9:48). The clear race favourite was Yvonne Van Vlerken, even if she had just raced Kona. She delivered a strong performance, posting an 8:43, a new personal best over the IM distance. (Adjusting for race conditions, her Kona performance was even better.) Coming off the bike with Lisa Huetthaler, she quickly took control of the run. She can enjoy a long break now, being assured of a safe Kona spot. 

Ashley Clifford was the surprising 2nd finisher – she managed to improve on her great 3rd place from last year, following a much improved bike ride with the only sub-3 marathon in the women’s field, and also finishing sub-9. Erika Csomor rounded out the podium in 3rd place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 01:00:14 04:35:49 03:01:55 08:43:07 -01:20
2 Ashley Clifford USA 00:55:21 04:51:20 02:56:35 08:49:03 -25:03
3 Erika Csomor HUN 01:02:13 04:45:09 03:03:32 08:56:41 -04:48
4 Simone Braendli SUI 00:54:43 04:51:35 03:08:33 09:00:40 -23:36
5 Mareen Hufe GER 01:00:46 04:39:17 03:16:31 09:03:15 -06:25
6 Lisa Huetthaler AUT 00:56:01 04:39:54 03:23:02 09:04:38 n/a
7 Amber Ferreira USA 00:58:16 04:48:50 03:13:30 09:07:36 -37:53
8 Beate Goertz GER 01:06:59 04:39:58 03:15:27 09:09:24 n/a
9 Dede Griesbauer USA 00:56:06 04:41:10 03:27:59 09:11:26 -31:29
10 Christine Anderson USA 00:55:57 04:50:09 03:23:25 09:15:14 -14:03
11 Whitney Garcia USA 01:02:52 04:51:55 03:15:03 09:17:27 -15:39
12 Olesya Prystayko UKR 01:02:06 04:49:48 03:20:54 09:18:23 -24:36
13 Haley Chura USA 00:50:29 04:57:03 03:25:59 09:19:24 05:59
14 Jessica Jacobs USA 01:08:06 04:48:18 03:20:54 09:22:51 -04:53
15 April Gellatly USA 00:55:59 04:59:34 03:23:10 09:25:13 -15:05
16 Svetlana Blazevic SCG 00:54:42 04:58:32 03:29:49 09:28:58 -14:24
17 Natasha Van der Merwe USA 01:04:19 04:52:08 03:25:55 09:29:59 -41:28
18 Cindy Lewis CAN 01:04:30 05:00:25 03:19:03 09:30:29 -24:19
19 Molly Roohi USA 01:08:25 05:04:00 03:17:54 09:38:47 n/a
20 Rachel Jastrebsky USA 01:04:26 05:02:05 03:30:23 09:43:19 07:02
21 Suzy Serpico USA 00:56:03 04:57:39 03:43:50 09:43:47 n/a
22 Emma Graaf SWE 01:01:13 05:05:03 03:31:34 09:45:21 -12:18
23 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 01:00:12 05:05:27 03:34:05 09:48:07 1:11:35
24 Simona Vykoukalova CZE 01:06:48 05:01:52 03:32:09 09:48:15 -10:13
25 Lindsay Ludlow USA 01:06:47 05:09:51 03:26:21 09:50:43 n/a
26 Fabiola Corona MEX 00:59:58 05:11:23 03:34:24 09:52:45 n/a
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