Ironman Mar del Plata 2018 (South American Championships) – Analyzing Results

IMMarDelPlataCourse Conditions

The swim at IM Mar del Plata was shortened to 1.9k (or 1.2 miles, possibly even a bit shorter) due to low temperatures. Obviously, this makes this years results ineligible for course records and comparing the results a bit tricky. Even though the fastest athletes were quicker than last year’s athletes (and new course records would have been set), it seems that the bike and the run were a bit slower than last year.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Prize Money
1 Michael Weiss AUT 00:22:24 04:14:19 02:49:11 07:30:23 US$ 20,000
2 Matt Hanson USA 00:22:18 04:28:46 02:45:07 07:39:47 US$ 10,000
3 Mario De Elias ARG 00:22:15 04:28:45 02:47:24 07:42:22 US$ 6,500
4 Jesper Svensson SWE 00:19:09 04:32:04 02:51:49 07:46:39 US$ 4,000
5 Lukas Kraemer GER 00:22:02 04:30:20 02:51:42 07:48:09 US$ 3,000
6 Stefan Schumacher GER 00:26:05 04:17:12 02:58:37 07:48:40 US$ 2,000
7 Andrej Vistica CRO 00:22:28 04:38:05 02:50:42 07:55:53 US$ 1,500
8 Pedro Jose Andujar ESP 00:22:26 04:28:37 03:05:49 08:01:12 US$ 1,250
9 Felipe De Oliveira Manente BRA 00:22:16 04:47:14 02:52:46 08:08:17 US$ 1,000
10 Matt Chrabot USA 00:19:05 04:34:24 03:15:23 08:13:02 US$ 750
11 Felipe Van de Wyngard CHI 00:19:18 04:36:34 03:16:33 08:16:47  
12 Andy Potts USA 00:19:21 04:30:10 03:27:27 08:21:11  
13 Ivan Risti ITA 00:19:42 04:57:01 03:02:01 08:22:31  
14 Diego Vasquez ECU 00:22:40 04:48:01 03:09:32 08:25:35  
15 Marcus Hultgren SWE 00:23:35 04:56:00 03:07:45 08:32:37  
16 Andres Chirinos PER 00:23:29 04:56:53 03:14:02 08:39:25  
17 Nacho Villarruel ESP 00:22:30 05:14:27 03:12:34 08:56:59  
18 Giovanny Marmol Ruiz ECU 00:23:19 05:21:52 03:14:20 09:04:20  
19 Andres Darricau ARG 00:22:12 05:11:51 03:38:08 09:16:53  
  Dylan McNeice NZL 00:19:18 04:48:39   DNF  
  Christian Carletto ARG 00:22:21 09:58:55   DNF  
  Timothy O’Donnell USA 00:19:14     DNF  
  Frank Silvestrin BRA 00:20:51     DNF  

Female Race Results

Kona QualifyingWith 23 men and 15 women starting the race, I initially thought that there would be even Kona slots. But apparently the two “base slots” each for the men and women played a role, and Ironman announced that there would be four slots for the men and two for the women.For the men, Michael Weiss and Jesper Svensson had secured Kona slots in earlier races, and the slots rolled down to sixth place. Matt Hanson, Mario de Elias, Lukas Kraemer and Stefan Schumacher received the four slots. The two female slots went to Sarah Crowley and Susie Cheetham, while Mirinda Carfrae validated her Kona Champion slot.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Prize Money
1 Sarah Crowley AUS 00:22:23 04:51:10 03:01:54 08:20:17 US$ 20,000
2 Susie Cheetham GBR 00:23:18 04:56:01 03:00:02 08:23:40 US$ 10,000
3 Minna Koistinen FIN 00:25:06 04:53:25 03:06:04 08:28:57 US$ 6,500
4 Sarah Piampiano USA 00:25:29 05:00:53 03:00:48 08:32:18 US$ 4,000
5 Asa Lundstroem SWE 00:24:59 04:56:43 03:07:06 08:32:59 US$ 3,000
6 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 00:23:02 04:59:22 03:11:37 08:39:31 US$ 2,000
7 Dede Griesbauer USA 00:22:08 04:55:40 03:33:46 08:56:52 US$ 1,500
8 Bruna Mahn BRA 00:24:07 05:18:48 03:10:04 08:57:26 US$ 1,250
9 Ashley Paulson USA 00:29:03 05:26:00 03:00:16 09:00:22 US$ 1,000
10 Caroline Livesey GBR 00:24:20 05:13:57 03:41:52 09:25:33 US$ 750
11 Barbara Buenahora ARG 00:27:52 05:32:36 03:20:19 09:28:19  
12 Jennie Hansen USA 00:28:15 05:23:25 03:40:46 09:39:37  
13 Erika Simon ARG 00:27:55 05:46:33 03:53:49 10:15:48  
  Kimberley Morrison GBR 00:23:12 04:54:53   DNF  
  Pamela Tastets CHI 00:23:13 05:22:54   DNF  

Kona Qualifying

With 23 men and 15 women starting the race, I initially thought that there would be even Kona slots. But apparently the two “base slots” each for the men and women played a role, and Ironman announced that there would be four slots for the men and two for the women.

For the men, Michael Weiss and Jesper Svensson had secured Kona slots in earlier races, and the slots rolled down to sixth place. Matt Hanson, Mario de Elias, Lukas Kraemer and Stefan Schumacher received the four slots. The two female slots went to Sarah Crowley and Susie Cheetham, while Mirinda Carfrae validated her Kona Champion slot.

3 Responses to Ironman Mar del Plata 2018 (South American Championships) – Analyzing Results

  1. Christian December 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

    Is Stefan Schumacher the former doper from cycling who is now qualified for Kona?

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