The conditions for this year’s race at IM Sweden seemed perfect for fast times: Warm weather with hardly any wind helped athletes to post some fast times, especially on the bike. Corinne Abraham posted two new course records: Her bike split of 4:34 was 14 minutes quicker than the 2012 4:48 bike time from Helene Malmqvist. (A number of ladies were faster this year than Helene.) On the back of her fast bike time and a second-best run split Corinne also posted a new overall course record of 8:45, improving on Jodie Cunnama’s 8:54 from 2013.
Female Race Results
|Rank||Name||Nation||Swim||Bike||Run||Time||Diff to exp.||Prize Money||KPR Points|
|1||Corinne Abraham||GBR||00:57:28||04:34:32||03:09:13||08:45:06||-17:58||US$ 15,000||2000|
|2||Asa Lundstroem||SWE||01:00:12||04:42:17||03:08:49||08:54:35||-18:45||US$ 7,500||1600|
|3||Angela Naeth||CAN||00:57:27||04:42:52||03:16:23||09:01:03||-29:03||US$ 5,000||1280|
|4||Kimberley Morrison||GBR||00:52:31||04:40:51||03:31:16||09:07:49||-04:16||US$ 3,250||960|
|5||Sonja Tajsich||GER||01:02:14||04:56:10||03:09:47||09:13:10||-00:32||US$ 2,750||720|
|6||Camilla Lindholm Borg||SWE||01:05:52||04:53:01||03:14:59||09:18:39||-10:11||US$ 2,000||540|
|7||Simona Krivankova||CZE||01:05:44||04:56:00||03:14:59||09:20:48||-13:42||US$ 1,500||405|
|8||Annie Thoren||SWE||00:52:25||04:53:51||03:38:56||09:29:04||n/a||US$ 1,250||305|
|9||Sofie Goos||BEL||00:58:04||05:03:02||03:41:21||09:47:03||23:57||US$ 1,000||230|
|10||Emma Graaf||SWE||00:57:22||05:21:56||03:41:37||10:07:08||06:27||US$ 750||170|
The top finishers Corinne Abraham and Asa Lundstroem have enough points now to receive an August slot. Angela Naeth is also in an excellent position, but there are a few unlikely scenarios that may see her fall out of the Kona ranks in the August KPR.