Ironman Malaysia 2019 – Analyzing Results

IMMalaysiaCourse Conditions

The heat and humidity of Malaysia make the race quite slow and a lot of athletes commented that this year’s run was especially hard for them. The run adjustment of -7:46 is a clear indication of a tough run, but if anything even a bit easier than normal for Malaysia. The overall adjustment was -2:55 with a relatively quick bike of 4:11. The tough conditions probably contributed to the female race leader Jocelyn McCauley dropping out short of the 30k mark on the run with dehydration, needing medical attention according to the Ironman Live blog.

There are a few new course records set in today’s race: Philipp Koutny set a new record for the bike, improving Marino Vanhoenacker’s 2010 bike split of 4:21:01. Javier Gomez’ marathon of 2:54 is a new run course record – the old record dates back to 2006 (2:56:27 by Jason Shortis), indicating how hard it is to run even a sub-3 marathon (or a sub-3:20 for the female Pros). I’ve seen a few posts that claimed Javier’s overall finishing time of 8:18 as a new course record, however I still have the 2002(!) winning time of 8:10 by Bryan Rhodes as the course record (though the course might have changed since then).

Kona Qualifying

IM Malaysia offered one male and female Kona Pro slot, these go to the winners

  • Tessa Kortekaas
    and
  • Javier Gomez.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Javier Gomez ESP 00:47:16 04:32:45 02:54:43 08:18:58 03:51 US$ 5,000
2 Philipp Koutny SUI 00:49:26 04:20:50 03:09:49 08:24:18 -01:31 US$ 2,750
3 Thiago Vinhal BRA 00:49:28 04:38:15 02:59:18 08:31:15 -13:16 US$ 1,750
4 Kaito Tohara JPN 00:53:44 04:50:06 03:02:44 08:50:28 -05:33 US$ 1,250
5 Andy Potts USA 00:49:05 04:37:26 03:29:30 09:00:29 37:37 US$ 1,000
6 Per Van Vlerken GER 00:53:33 04:49:06 03:14:58 09:01:28 14:20 US$ 750
7 Nick Baldwin SEY 00:53:33 04:49:05 03:20:51 09:08:33 11:40
8 Petr Soukup CZE 00:53:32 04:51:13 03:27:04 09:15:33 n/a
9 Daniil Sapunov UKR 00:49:00 05:05:18 03:16:39 09:17:18 35:39
10 Eneko Elosegui ESP 00:59:12 04:48:01 03:38:24 09:30:04 02:06
11 Freddy Lampret ZAF 00:53:42 05:07:06 03:42:46 09:49:12 -05:11
12 Balazs Csoke HUN 00:49:33 05:17:57 03:47:01 10:00:55 46:49
13 Marek Nemcik SVK 01:14:16 06:41:30 05:22:48 13:28:03 1:25:17
14 Josef Svoboda CZE 01:14:20 06:53:35 05:28:23 13:46:01 1:59:39
Romain Guillaume FRA 00:49:33 04:46:51 DNF
Thomas Bosch GER 00:58:37 04:41:49 DNF
Robert Brundish GBR 00:53:39 DNF
Zsombor Deak ROM 00:58:39 DNF
Diego Vasquez ECU 00:59:39 DNF

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money
1 Tessa Kortekaas NED 01:00:52 05:02:55 03:35:01 09:43:20 -13:44 US$ 5,000
2 Naomi Washizu JPN 01:00:59 05:16:19 03:30:29 09:52:01 -02:57 US$ 2,750
3 Simona Krivankova CZE 01:05:59 05:21:40 03:26:16 09:59:28 10:33 US$ 1,750
4 Magda Nieuwoudt ZAF 01:00:59 05:13:34 03:43:58 10:02:44 n/a US$ 1,250
5 Katie Kyme AUS 01:01:02 05:44:02 03:39:31 10:29:15 n/a US$ 1,000
Jocelyn McCauley USA 00:52:19 04:58:29 DNF
Federica De Nicola ITA 01:00:56 05:09:46 DNF
Claire Davis AUS 00:56:50 DNF

One Response to Ironman Malaysia 2019 – Analyzing Results

  1. Nicholas Mallett October 27, 2019 at 11:28 pm #

    Rhodesy has the record on a different and much easier course in Langkawi.

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