Ironman Lanzarote 2018 – Analyzing Results

Course Conditions

This year’s race in Lanzarote was especially tough – the adjustment of -31:01 is a good deal slower than the (already slow) course rating of -15:13. Compared to the last two year’s this year’s race was 8 or 9 minutes slower. This is reflected in the slow times – even Kona Top 10 athletes such as Ivan Rana or Lucy Gossage and Michelle Vesterby were barely able to break 9 hours (for the men) and 10 hours for the females. On fast courses the finish times are often a full hour faster!

Male Race Results

After the second best swim Alessandro Degasperi took control of the race early on the bike, and even with Ivan Rana not too far back he held on to his lead. Ivan finished a solid second, while a strong run allowed Cyril Viennot to claim the last spot on the podium.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Alessandro Degasperi ITA 00:49:20 05:03:32 02:54:23 08:52:16 -05:33 US$ 5,000 2000
2 Ivan Rana ESP 00:49:24 05:07:37 02:56:37 08:58:37 02:17 US$ 2,750 1600
3 Cyril Viennot FRA 00:51:34 05:13:30 02:51:00 09:01:36 01:53 US$ 1,750 1280
4 Jens Petersen-Bach DEN 00:51:43 05:14:26 02:52:30 09:04:04 -03:35 US$ 1,250 960
5 Andrej Vistica CRO 00:56:24 05:06:57 02:57:04 09:06:08 -01:38 US$ 1,000 720
6 Pedro Jose Andujar ESP 00:55:43 05:06:50 02:59:11 09:07:33 n/a US$ 750 540
7 Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 00:51:39 05:26:09 02:45:35 09:08:34 01:47   405
8 Erik-Simon Strijk NED 00:54:08 05:14:23 02:55:22 09:10:28 -09:03   305
9 Samuel Huerzeler SUI 00:53:07 05:14:12 02:57:00 09:10:47 -04:58   230
10 Diego Van Looy BEL 01:02:03 05:13:13 02:48:45 09:11:05 -11:48   170
11 Patrick Jaberg SUI 00:54:00 05:17:15 03:00:53 09:17:53 -04:23   120
12 Seppe Odeyn BEL 01:04:16 05:09:55 03:00:38 09:20:49 -13:16   85
13 Andrey Lyatskiy RUS 00:53:08 05:21:29 03:07:48 09:28:55 -00:50   60
14 Brian Fogarty GBR 01:03:02 04:59:38 03:24:14 09:33:32 n/a   40
15 Martijn Dekker NED 00:49:11 05:14:00 03:40:35 09:48:46 10:33   30
16 Frederic Limousin FRA 00:53:06 05:28:57 03:31:52 10:00:09 03:56   20
17 Mikolaj Luft POL 00:51:34 05:17:19 03:47:02 10:01:06 20:30   15
18 Erik Holmberg SWE 00:56:52 05:24:36 03:36:12 10:03:28 03:22   10
19 Olivier Esser BEL 00:55:54 05:30:45 03:31:08 10:04:55 13:34   8
20 Mike Schifferle SUI 01:04:00 05:40:29 03:16:12 10:11:26 24:07   5
21 Owen Cummins IRL 00:53:01 05:42:01 04:01:09 10:43:23 n/a   3
  Bekim Christensen DEN 00:59:42 05:10:27   DNF      
  Carlos Aznar Gallego ESP 00:58:40 05:26:40   DNF      
  Dirk Baelus BEL 01:01:34 05:31:06   DNF      
  Peru Alfaro ESP 00:49:07     DNF      
  Romain Guillaume FRA 00:49:14     DNF      
  Francisco Fernandez Cortes ESP 00:49:16     DNF      
  Sanne Swolfs BEL 00:53:00     DNF      

Female Race Results

Lucy Gossage is known for her strong bike leg on tough courses, and when she took the lead at 100k on the bike, she never looked back. Michelle Vesterby was just 4 minutes back in T2 but wasn’t able to challenge Lucy’s lead on the run. Nikki Bartlett posted a new marathon PR on the tough Lanzarote course and held on to her third place.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lucy Gossage GBR 00:58:43 05:29:06 03:15:39 09:49:27 -02:27 US$ 5,000 2000
2 Michelle Vesterby DEN 00:54:10 05:38:07 03:19:18 09:57:11 03:56 US$ 2,750 1600
3 Nikki Bartlett GBR 01:00:04 05:36:50 03:16:43 10:01:46 -15:20 US$ 1,750 1280
4 Saleta Castro Nogueira ESP 00:56:02 05:58:01 03:03:45 10:04:26 -19:24 US$ 1,250 960
5 Marta Bernardi ITA 00:58:56 05:48:45 03:17:59 10:11:57 08:37 US$ 1,000 720
6 Jenny Schulz GER 01:02:00 06:01:15 03:09:32 10:20:36 -32:32 US$ 750 540
7 Katja Konschak GER 00:55:32 06:09:54 03:17:51 10:31:56 12:36   405
8 Camille Donat FRA 00:51:47 06:25:51 04:05:26 11:29:38 35:25   305
9 Annah Watkinson ZAF 01:00:26 05:58:02 05:34:03 12:39:58 2:18:14   230
  Martina Kunz SUI 01:00:19 05:44:03   DNF      
  Federica De Nicola ITA 01:00:16 06:21:46   DNF      
  Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 00:58:51     DNF      

Kona Qualifying Implications

Here are the changes for Kona qualifying after the race in Lanzarote:

  • Safe: Lucy Gossage, Michelle Vesterby (MPRO), Ivan Rana, Jens Petersen-Bach (MPRO)
  • Bubble: Alessandro Degasperi
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