Ironman Louisville 2017 – Analyzing Results

IMLouRace Conditions

In previous years, the adjustments for IM Louisville have been changing quite a lot, probably an influence of the weather on race day (which would mainly show up on the run when the heat and humidity take their toll) but likely also because of course changes (especially on the swim and bike).

This was the first year since 2014 that IM Louisville was a professional race, and the adjustments were not very consistent with earlier years. The swim appears to be quite a bit slower, the bike a bit faster and the run faster by quite a bit – I’m not sure if there have been changes to the course that might explain these changes.

Overall, the conditions seem to have been favorable for quick times, but the new records that were set are also indicative of great performances by the respective athletes. Lisa Roberts set new records for the bike (by 6 minutes over the 2009 bike split by Lisbeth Kristensen), the run (again by 6 minutes over the 2009 marathon by Kim Loeffler) and also overall (by 14 minutes over Nina Kraft’s 2009 winning time). On the men’s side Andy Starykowicz’s bike time was an improvement of 21 minutes over Chris McDonald’s time from 2013, also helping him to set a new overall course record (by 11 minutes). Definitely a day for new records and dominating performances!

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:47:33 04:08:19 03:07:24 08:10:11 -17:12 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Callum Millward NZL 00:51:12 04:26:45 02:53:39 08:18:03 -03:18 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Markus Thomschke GER 00:51:15 04:26:26 02:56:22 08:21:05 -14:35 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Eric Limkemann USA 00:49:50 04:24:35 03:04:40 08:26:14 -05:21 US$ 2,500 960
5 Gregory Close USA 00:55:59 04:27:10 02:56:17 08:26:24 -22:58 US$ 1,500 720
6 Jonathan Shearon USA 00:53:51 04:29:33 02:57:13 08:27:43 -06:31 US$ 1,000 540
7 Patrick Jaberg SUI 00:55:31 04:27:42 02:59:13 08:29:29 -11:44   405
8 Tripp Hipple USA 00:51:20 04:28:47 03:06:01 08:32:43 -05:30   305
9 Paul Ambrose AUS 00:51:14 04:32:11 03:05:44 08:36:33 -00:49   230
10 Jozsef Major HUN 00:57:16 04:35:01 02:55:37 08:36:34 -02:04   170
11 Blake Becker USA 00:55:37 04:38:37 03:06:07 08:46:51 -31:29   120
12 Jesse Vondracek USA 00:51:18 04:40:48 03:08:44 08:47:43 -09:42   85
13 Daniel Clarke CAN 00:58:01 04:37:20 03:07:35 08:49:54 -28:02   60
14 Ryan Rau USA 00:56:11 04:47:42 02:59:09 08:51:39 -14:10   40
15 Adam Feigh USA 00:53:46 04:38:24 03:18:29 08:57:25 n/a   30
16 Mike Schifferle SUI 00:58:49 04:38:14 03:12:38 09:00:33 02:35   20
17 Josh Terwoord USA 01:04:43 05:01:28 02:46:51 09:00:57 13:33   15
18 Konstantin Bachor GER 00:51:17 04:31:19 03:32:32 09:01:57 31:56   10
19 Jordan Monnink CAN 00:51:23 04:41:10 03:25:35 09:05:03 22:26   8
20 Matthew Shanks USA 00:58:04 04:53:24 03:07:24 09:05:34 -16:59   5
21 Douglas MacLean USA 00:57:11 04:55:07 03:07:07 09:10:12 06:44   3
22 Scott Cooper CAN 01:01:37 04:48:02 03:11:19 09:10:34 02:15   3
23 Derek Kidwell USA 00:51:06 04:31:29 03:41:05 09:11:08 n/a   3
24 Jonathan Fecik USA 00:55:34 04:50:28 03:20:25 09:13:18 -12:53   3
25 Karl-Johan Danielsson SWE 00:51:12 04:29:25 03:53:44 09:22:01 42:37   3
26 Peter Kotland CZE 01:00:31 05:05:30 03:23:59 09:41:00 09:50   3
  Maurice Clavel GER 00:47:37 04:17:03   DNF      
  Stephen Kilshaw CAN 00:51:09 04:45:34   DNF      
  Marcus Vinicius Fernandes BRA 00:47:33 04:54:41   DNF      
  Vinicius Canhedo BRA 00:51:06 04:56:10   DNF      
  Fabian Rahn GER 01:01:39 04:45:47   DNF      
  Kevin Ryan USA 00:47:40 05:01:39   DNF      
  Patrick Brady USA 01:04:27 04:48:25   DNF      
  Michael Van Cleven BEL 00:53:29 05:13:05   DNF      
  Patrick Schuster USA 01:26:43 05:57:14   DNF      
  Thomas Gerlach USA 00:51:19     DNF      
  Christopher Stock USA       DNF      

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lisa Roberts USA 01:02:40 04:56:45 02:59:09 09:06:06 -06:10 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Lesley Smith USA 00:55:55 05:13:17 03:06:12 09:23:35 n/a US$ 4,000 1600
3 Nicole Valentine USA 00:59:13 05:12:46 03:11:14 09:29:55 -22:55 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Kelly Fillnow USA 01:02:23 05:10:25 03:21:43 09:42:09 -01:36 US$ 2,500 960
5 Beth Shutt USA 00:59:01 05:16:52 03:22:53 09:46:43 -01:11 US$ 1,500 720
6 Robyn Hardage CAN 01:01:54 05:17:12 03:25:09 09:51:43 n/a US$ 1,000 540
7 Ashley Paulson USA 01:16:13 05:25:07 03:04:24 09:53:14 03:10   405
8 Holly Benner USA 00:54:06 05:15:21 03:37:09 09:53:59 n/a   305
9 Stephanie Jones USA 01:05:26 05:23:49 03:16:19 09:54:46 12:17   230
10 Nicole Luse USA 01:07:07 05:21:45 03:19:27 09:56:34 -13:53   170
11 Kaitlin Curbeau USA 00:51:44 05:31:04 03:32:19 10:03:54 -11:27   120
12 Kathryn Thomas USA 00:54:09 05:11:12 03:55:32 10:09:05 10:24   85
13 Miranda Tomenson CAN 00:54:39 05:24:10 03:47:03 10:13:39 07:13   60
14 Caroline Gregory USA 00:56:46 05:39:25 03:56:31 10:40:43 39:06   40
15 Katy Cargiulo USA 01:08:11 05:48:53 03:32:42 10:41:07 06:33   30
16 Amber Ferreira USA 00:54:46 05:21:35 04:44:41 11:09:50 1:33:29   20
17 Caroline Martineau CAN 01:05:55 05:37:50 05:09:31 12:02:34 1:32:11   15
  Carrie Mccoy USA 01:14:31 09:22:38 06:08:33 DNF      
  Dede Griesbauer USA 00:51:39     DNF      
  Kelly O’Mara USA 00:59:07     DNF      
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