Ironman Germany 2018 – Analyzing Results

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This year’s IM Germany was very slow (adjustment of 2:21 with a course rating of 14:27), it’s probably because of a bike course that was announced to be around 185k. The bike times are roughly eight minutes slower than the previous bike course rating for Frankfurt, so that seems about right (5k in eight minutes corresponds to an average speed of 37,5 km/h or a bike split of 4:48h).

Even so, we’ve seen a couple of new course records – mainly on the female side. Daniela Ryf made a huge improvement on her own course record from three years ago (8:51:00), mainly with a new bike course record (4:40:55 – beating the old course record set by Natascha Badmann in 2014 by four minutes even with the long course!). We’ve also seen new run course records by Jan Frodeno and Sarah True. Sarah also posted the fastest marathon by an IM rookie.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Jan Frodeno GER 00:48:42 04:28:36 02:39:06 08:00:58 -07:04 US$ 30,000 4000
2 Patrik Nilsson SWE 00:48:46 04:28:45 02:46:02 08:08:15 -00:53 US$ 15,000 3400
3 Patrick Lange GER 00:48:43 04:29:01 02:47:15 08:09:26 09:18 US$ 8,000 2890
4 Nick Kastelein AUS 00:48:43 04:32:44 02:52:33 08:18:45 01:27 US$ 6,500 2455
5 Josh Amberger AUS 00:46:53 04:29:53 03:04:40 08:26:16 -02:14 US$ 5,000 2090
6 Philipp Koutny SUI 00:52:50 04:34:33 02:59:29 08:32:13 -08:06 US$ 3,500 1670
7 Tyler Butterfield BMU 00:49:34 04:33:30 03:02:53 08:38:58 -03:06 US$ 2,500 1335
8 Mark Bowstead NZL 00:52:50 04:44:31 02:57:58 08:40:31 11:28 US$ 2,000 1070
9 David Berthou FRA 00:55:35 04:49:31 02:57:37 08:48:13 -34:07 US$ 1,500 855
10 Philipp Mock GER 01:00:48 04:35:52 03:06:04 08:48:42 -15:57 US$ 1,000 685
11 Lucas Amirault FRA 00:55:43 04:49:47 02:59:14 08:51:14 -06:27   515
12 Damien Collins AUS 00:56:18 04:58:03 03:00:19 09:01:03 n/a   385
13 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:55:44 04:58:38 03:06:03 09:06:51 13:25   290
14 Christian Brader GER 01:00:30 05:02:26 03:03:59 09:12:15 27:49   215
15 Marek Nemcik SVK 01:13:00 06:18:28 05:03:54 12:45:01 1:05:12   160
  Wouter Monchy BEL 00:52:56 04:56:06   DNF      
  Felix Hentschel GER 00:57:44 04:53:11   DNF      
  Frederic Limousin FRA 00:56:21 05:00:01   DNF      
  Andi Boecherer GER 00:49:33     DNF      
  Urs Mueller SUI 00:55:41     DNF      
  Gregory Close USA 01:01:08     DNF      

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Daniela Ryf SUI 00:53:11 04:40:55 02:58:53 08:38:44 -08:37 US$ 30,000 4000
2 Sarah True USA 00:53:09 05:10:56 02:54:58 09:05:19 n/a US$ 15,000 3400
3 Sarah Crowley AUS 00:55:35 05:05:37 03:04:36 09:11:31 -03:18 US$ 8,000 2890
4 Anne Haug GER 00:56:28 05:08:08 03:04:32 09:14:06 n/a US$ 6,500 2455
5 Katja Konschak GER 00:55:28 05:28:31 03:05:52 09:36:11 -05:40 US$ 5,000 2090
6 Rachel McBride CAN 00:55:31 05:13:32 03:26:45 09:42:11 12:44 US$ 3,500 1670
7 Skye Moench USA 00:58:48 05:14:01 03:23:29 09:42:26 -40:52 US$ 2,500 1335
8 Bruna Mahn BRA 01:00:51 05:24:33 03:11:32 09:43:14 -02:56 US$ 2,000 1070
9 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 00:59:57 05:31:53 03:06:17 09:44:22 01:09 US$ 1,500 855
10 Marta Bernardi ITA 01:00:59 05:26:29 03:22:12 09:55:33 25:14 US$ 1,000 685
  Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 01:03:35 05:27:29   DNF      
  Ewa Bugdol POL 00:55:30 05:36:36   DNF      
  Steph Corker CAN 01:00:56     DNF      

Kona Qualifying

As a Regional Championship, IM Germany is a P-4000 race and a lot of athletes were able to improve their positions for a Kona slot:

  • Daniela Ryf, Jan Frodeno and Patrick Lange validated their AQ slots as Kona winners (and Daniela and Jan also claimed the AQ slots for Frankfurt).
  • Sarah Crowley, Sarah True, Rachel McBride, Patrik Nilsson are now “safe” for a July slot.
    (Josh Amberger was already safe before Frankfurt.)
  • Anne Haug and Nick Kastelein have moved up “into the bubble” – but it’s unlikely their points will be enough for a slot. At this point they are among the final points slots (Anne #26 of 28, Nick in the last men’s slot) but both have a few unvalidated athletes in front of them.
  • Katja Konschak, Marta Bernardi, Bruna Mahn and Saleta Castro are “close” but will need more points. The same applies to Philip Koutny, Ty Butterfield and Mark Bowstead on the male side.
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