Ironman New Zealand 2014 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Conditions in New Zealand were pretty typical – the adjustment of 4:56 was very close to the course rating of 4:59. If anything, the bike was a little bit slower and the run a little bit faster.

Male Race Results

Before the race, almost all prediction had a New Zealand victory. However, it was Marko Albert who took the win.

Marko_NZ

Marko was leading after the swim, and then pulled away from the big lead group, posting the fastest bike by four minutes. Marko had a six minute lead after the bike and posted the second fastest marathon to win his first Ironman. Cameron Brown posted the fastest run, managed to eat a bit into Marko’s lead and pull away from all the other contenders. The podium was rounded out by Terenzo Bozzone, who had a solid Ironman day.

Bevan Docherty had another frustrating DNF with stomach problems, it’ll be interesting to see how he and Romain Guillaume are going to adjust their Kona qualifying plans.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Marko Albert EST 00:46:10 04:36:42 02:50:05 08:17:33 -18:15
2 Cameron Brown NZL 00:48:25 04:40:39 02:47:45 08:21:55 -02:29
3 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 00:46:16 04:43:12 02:54:55 08:28:56 -01:44
4 Tim Van Berkel AUS 00:48:00 04:41:28 02:55:44 08:29:53 -05:37
5 Tom Lowe GBR 00:54:52 04:41:08 02:50:20 08:31:56 02:20
6 Daniel Halksworth GBR 00:46:17 04:43:33 03:06:29 08:41:49 -03:55
7 Guy Crawford NZL 00:47:57 04:41:34 03:09:43 08:44:03 -16:30
8 Philip Graves GBR 00:46:20 04:42:36 03:18:26 08:52:34 07:54
9 Petr Vabrousek CZE 00:54:50 04:59:13 03:01:06 09:01:20 09:26
10 Simon Cochrane NZL 00:51:50 05:04:03 03:03:42 09:05:15 -05:20
11 Johan Borg AUS 00:54:37 05:01:11 03:04:50 09:06:25 -13:10
12 Daiki Masuda JPN 00:54:38 05:01:39 03:08:58 09:10:32 -33:40
13 Shanon Stallard NZL 00:54:45 05:05:40 03:05:16 09:11:51 -27:01
14 Brodie Madgwick NZL 00:51:53 05:04:05 03:15:15 09:17:15 n/a
15 Jon Woods NZL 00:54:47 05:06:18 03:21:07 09:27:39 -20:04
16 Chris Sanson NZL 00:54:46 05:19:14 03:18:02 09:40:04 25:13
17 Harry Wiltshire GBR 00:46:16 04:43:30 04:12:12 09:46:34 18:30
18 Damien Decas FRA 00:50:04 05:10:02 03:56:04 10:03:24 n/a
19 Romain Guillaume FRA 00:46:27 04:42:29 DNF
20 Bryan Rhodes NZL 00:47:50 DNF
21 Balazs Csoke HUN 00:46:22 DNF
22 Bevan Docherty NZL 00:46:16 04:43:19 DNF

Female Race Results

Meredith Kessler was the defending champion, and she also won the 2014 title in impressive, course-record setting fashion.

Meredit_NZ

MBK almost posted a new swim record (unaided by male swimmers, the women started a minute after the men) and then had the fastest bike leg even with two minutes lost to some mechanical problems. Meredith also had the fastest marathon – interestingly in exactly the same time as second place Gina Crawford. Gina pretty much sealed her Kona spot, and if she manages to progress as she did in the few weeks after Challenge Wanaka, watch out for her in Kona! Third place went to Wanaka winner Candice Hammond.

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Meredith Kessler USA 00:46:47 05:08:30 03:08:06 09:08:46 -13:55
2 Gina Crawford NZL 00:51:20 05:10:05 03:08:06 09:15:53 -05:33
3 Candice Hammond NZL 00:59:25 05:15:01 03:10:44 09:30:04 -03:22
4 Bree Wee USA 00:53:46 05:23:46 03:14:34 09:39:15 -05:18
5 Michelle Bremer NZL 00:59:12 05:21:58 03:18:27 09:45:34 06:42
6 Kate Bevilaqua AUS 00:54:10 05:23:53 03:23:27 09:47:18 -11:17
7 Larisa Marsh NZL 00:59:16 05:22:23 03:22:55 09:49:49 n/a
8 Melanie Burke NZL 01:06:43 05:25:45 03:13:29 09:51:41 -05:58
9 Mareen Hufe GER 00:59:28 05:16:51 03:32:32 09:55:30 22:44
10 Keiko Tanaka JAP 00:53:51 05:32:58 03:27:07 09:59:45 01:02
11 Erin Furness NZL 00:59:25 05:33:18 03:24:38 10:02:51 -07:58
12 Celia Kuch GER 01:03:39 05:32:38 03:36:59 10:19:40 11:41
13 Meghan Newcomer USA 00:56:32 05:43:32 03:37:16 10:22:36 02:22
14 Jodie Scott AUS 00:57:23 DNF
15 Emi Sakai JPN 01:09:18 05:45:15 DNF
16 Julia Grant NZL 00:57:26 05:50:37 DNF
17 Megumi Shigaki JPN 00:59:23 05:44:46 DNF
18 Janine Sax NZL 00:59:23 DNF
19 Anna Cleaver NZL 00:46:57 05:39:27 DNF

Photo Credit: Delly Carry (via Ironman.com)

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