On Saturday October 12 the best male and female pros in the world clashed in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii to contest the title of Ironman World Champion 2013.

With so many great Ironman triathletes gathered in one place there is truly no way to predict with any certainty how the race will unfold.

The Hawaii Ironman starts out with a 2.4-mile swim in Kona Harbor that’s nothing short of spectacular. It’s surreal when every time you put your head in the water you are looking down at brilliantly colored schools of fish weaving back and forth, or just maybe there will be a scuba-diver or photographer sitting on the flood of the ocean waving at you.

Just have to love the water temperature of 84 degrees on race morning.

There might be currents to contend with and on the return trip to the wharf the sun will most likely be glaring into the eyes of the swimmers who breath to the right. When you see the church steeple through the glare, you are almost at the first transition.

There is no bike course quite like the 112-mile Ironman Hawaii course.

The Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway has crushed many an Ironman who caved in to the ungodly trade winds that have been known to throw tiring cyclists to the ground.

Temperatures bordering on 100 degrees are not unusual and when cyclists turn around at Hawi at begin the descent toward the final leg home they might relax a bit and think there will be less wind, but for some reason the wind that was blasting them on the way out is still in their face on the way back to transitions two.

The 26.2-mile run course is epic. So much drama has taken place along the storied highway course that takes the athletes along Ali’i Drive and through Kona and back onto the Highway from Hell that they just left.

Often the contenders for the podium become much clearer when the lead athletes have made the trip back from the Energy Lab and are on the final leg of the marathon. However, there is no way of telling who will win because so much can happen in the last desperate miles of the marathon.

It was at the last aid station with about one mile left to run where Mark Allen broke away from Dave Scott in the Ironwar of October 14, 1989.

It was on Ali’i Drive at the finish line in 1982 where Julie Moss ran out of gas and collapsed a few strides from victory.

What makes Ironman Hawaii so special is that you just never know what’s going to happen on race day. The favorites may come in as predicted or a long-shot can have the race of a lifetime and win it all.

One thing’s for sure…….there is never a dull moment and here are the pros who will be putting it all on the line and trying to claim their spot in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2013.

**Andy Potts withdrew from the race and did not start…

PRO MEN START LIST

ironman hawaii world championship results 2013


Pete Jacobs image by Jordan Bryden- rightbalancephoto.com

Albert Marko..............EST
Bockel Dirk...............LUX
Csoke Balazs..............HUN
Mckenzie Luke.............AUS
Mikelson Ian..............USA
Legh Christopher..........AUS
Starykowicz Andrew........USA
Fettell Clayton...........AUS
Jacobs 	Pete..............AUS
Kienle 	Sebastian ........DEU
Llanos 	Eneko.............ESP
Raelert Andreas...........DEU
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James Cunnama and Daniel Hawksworth
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Alexande Craig ...........AUS Van Lierde Frederik ......BEL Odonnell Timothy..........USA Potts Andy................USA Aernouts Bart.............BEL Diederen Bas..............NLD Bell Luke.................AUS Johnsen Jimmy.............DNK Docherty Bevan............NZL Al-sultan Faris...........DEU Vabrousek Petr............CZE Marsh Brandon ............USA Schildknecht Ronnie.......CHE Russell Matthew...........USA Jammaer Bert..............BEL Raphael Jan...............DEU Zeebroek Axel.............BEL Schifferle Mike...........CHE Bracht Timo...............DEU Bittner Per...............DEU Berger Dominik............AUT Schmid Stefan ............DEU Rapp Jordan...............USA Amey Paul.................GBR Plese David...............SVN Dellow David.............AUS Rana Ivan.................ESP Reichel Horst.............DEU Halksworth Daniel.........GBR Boecherer Andi............DEU Amorelli Igor.............BRA Gomes Pedro...............PRT Ritter Christian..........DEU Kriat Maxim...............RUS Viennot Cyril.............FRA Hoffman Ben...............USA Tollakson Tj..............USA Butterfield Tyler.........BMU Gerlach Thomas............USA Cotter Ben...............CAN Cunnama James.............ZAF

PRO WOMEN START LIST

ironman hawaii world championship results 2013-

Great to see Mary Beth racing- In 2011 she won 3 IM races in 6 weeks including Ironman Canada.image by author

Keat Rebekah..............AUS
Kessler Meredith..........USA
Wurtele Heather...........CAN
Tajsich Sonja.............DEU
Carfrae Mirinda...........AUS
Cave Leanda...............GBR
Ellis Mary Beth...........USA
Steffen Caroline..........CHE
Crawford Gina.............NZL
Swallow Jodie.............GBR
Blatchford Liz............GBR
Badmann Natascha..........CHE
Corbin 	Linsey............USA
Stevens Amanda............USA
Martin 	Britta............NZL
Pedersen Camilla..........DNK
Van Vlerken Yvonne........NLD
Vesterby Michelle.........DNK
Goos Sofie................BEL
Hansen Jennie.............USA
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Jody Swallow image by
Jordan Bryden-rightbalancephoto.com

Weerd Mirjam..............NLD Beranek Anja..............DEU Snow Caitlin..............USA Donavan Jessie............USA Moeller Kristin...........DEU Nystrom Eva...............SWE Lyles Elizabeth...........USA Hufe Mareen...............DEU Ross Anna.................NZL Joyce Rachel..............GBR Marsh Amy.................USA Clifford Ashley...........USA Gross Sara................CAN Hoschke Rebecca...........AUS Schwabenbauer Kim.........USA Chura Haley...............USA

PRO MEN RACE

As the men answered the starting gun for the swim Andy Potts was not present. Perhaps the fastest swimmer of everyone in the field Potts was a late withdrawal and before the swimmers had gone a meter the dynamics of the race were slightly altered.

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Craig Alexander- image by Jordan Bryden- rightbalancephoto.com


Just after the turn in the swim it was Brandon Marsh leading the way with Luke Bell, Frederik Van Lierde, and Peter Jacobs close behind. Just behind them were Craig Alexander, Faris-Al-Sultan, and Eneko Llanos.

The bad news for the rest of the pro men was that Sebastian Kienle, one of the strongest bikers in the field, was sitting just one minute off of the leaders as they headed for home. That would put him in a great spot at transition one. Actually the same could be said for Andrew Starykowicz who is in front of Kienle.

As a large group exited the water it became obvious early that the race would come down to strategy on the bike course. Who would be able to save the most for the run while still staying in touch with the leaders on the bike course?

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Sebastian Kienle
image by Jordan Bryden- rightbalancephoto.com

FIRST TWENTY-FIVE MEN ONTO THE BIKE COURSE

52:40.....Pete Jacobs
52:46.....Brandon Marsh 
52:52.....Andrew Starykowicz 
52:54.....Igor Amorelli 
52:54.....Christian Ritter 
52:55.....Dirk Bockel 
52:56.....Clayton Fettell 
52:57.....Daniel Halksworth 
52:58.....James Cunnama 
53:01.....Ivan Rana 
53:02.....Ben Hoffman 
53:03.....Bert Jammaer 
53:07.....Balazs Csoke 
53:09.....Tim O'Donnell 
53:10.....Tyler Butterfield 
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Dirk Bockel image by
Jordan Bryden- rightbalancephoto.com

53:11.....Timo Bracht 53:11.....Axel Zeebroek 53:12.....Marko Albert 53:14.....Faris Al-Sultan 53:16.....Craig Alexander 53:16.....Luke McKenzie 53:17.....Bevan Docherty 53:20.....Frederik Van Lierde 53:22.....Luke Bell 53:22.....Dominik Berger

Andrew Starykowicz forced the issue on the bike and he was already over a minute ahead in the first 15 miles.

At the 35-mile mark the lead grew to 2:30. The chasing pro men continued to ride in a fairly tight group that saw about 17 of them within 30 seconds of each other.

It was Sebastian Kienle who forced the pace on the chase pack and prevented Andrew Starykowicz from increasing his lead, and eventually Luke McKenzie emerged from the group and took the lead from Starykowicz.

At the 90-mile mark Starykowicz took the lead back from McKenzie. Kienle was almost a minute back and the rest of the field was almost three minutes back. Craig Alexander, Eneko Llanos, Luke Bell, and Timothy O’donnell had all slipped to almost seven minutes off the pace.

Starykowicz was the first onto the run course after posting a bike time of 4:21:50. A blazing fast time but not faster than the course record set by Normann Stadler. Luke McKenzie is second into transition and Kienle is third.

Frederik Van Lierde, Dirk Bockel, and Faris Al-Sultan are fourth, fifth, and sixth.

FIRST 10 PRO MEN TO FINISH THE BIKE

5:14:42.....Andrew Starykowicz 
5:15:41.....Luke McKenzie 
5:18:35.....Sebastian Kienle 
5:18:55.....Frederik Van Lierde 
5:22:16.....Dirk Bockel 
5:23:10.....Faris Al-Sultan 
5:23:20.....Tyler Butterfield 
5:27:19.....James Cunnama 
5:27:57.....Bevan Docherty 
5:27:57.....Timo Bracht

Many of the men started out the run around a six minute mile pace and that could be a huge factor late in the race as the pace begins to tell on them.

Luke Mckenzie put in some fast miles and propelled himself into the lead early in the run. At just the three mile mark he had a lead of almost 2:30 over Sebastian Kienle with Andrew Starykowicz hanging tough in third.

With more than half the run over it’s Frederik Van Lierde blasting into the lead at the 17-mile mark and soon created a sizable gap over Luke Mckenzie. Sebastian Kiele was running third.

Luke Mckenzie began to fight back but was unable to catch the leader and Frederik Van Lierde of Belgium broke the tape on Ali’i Drive in 8:15:19 and is the 2013 Ironman Hawaii World Champion.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Frederik Van Lierde........08:12:29
Luke McKenzie..............08:15:19
Sebastian Kienle...........08:19:24
James Cunnama..............08:21:46
Tim O'Donnell..............08:22:25
Ivan Rana..................08:23:43
Tyler Butterfield..........08:24:09
Bart Aernouts..............08:25:38
Timo Bracht................08:26:32
Faris Al-Sultan............08:31:13
Eneko Llanos...............08:32:04
Cyril Viennot..............08:33:12
Igor Amorelli..............08:34:59	
ChristianRitter............08:35:23
Ben Hoffman................08:36:25
Marko Albert...............08:37:44
Paul Amey..................08:39:20
Matthew Russell............08:39:59
Andrew Starykowicz.........08:43:00
Tj Tollakson...............08:43:56
Craig Alexander............08:43:59
Brandon Marsh..............08:45:11
Jimmy Johnsen..............08:47:45
Daniel Halksworth..........08:49:33
Per Bittner................08:53:38
Stefan Schmid..............08:53:56
David Plese................09:00:59
Chris Legh.................09:01:42
Dominik Berger.............09:01:50
Mike Schifferle............09:01:52
Pete Jacobs................09:06:39
Luke Bell..................09:06:39
Balazs Csoke...............09:14:20
Horst Reichel..............09:14:30
Axel Veebroek..............09:15:16
Ben Cotter.................09:15:45
Ian Mikelson...............09:19:13
Petr Vabrousek.............09:22:39
Thomas Gerlach.............09:28:02
Bert Jammaer...............09:40:39
Maxim Kriat................10:47:31

Andreas Raelert, Bevan Docherty, Ronnie Schildknecht, Jan Raphael, Jordan Rapp, Pedro Gomez, and Dirk Bockel all finished the bike but not the race.

Bas Dierden and Clayton Fettell finished the swim but not the bike.

PRO WOMEN RACE

In almost every race she enters Amanda Stevens leads the way, but it could be that Haley Chura will be right up near the front of the pack.

As the swim unfolded it is no surprise see that Mary Beth Ellis was not listed as one of the leaders or even near to the leaders. Her recent broken collar-bone was sure to slow down her swim time, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In the history of the Ironman it’s not that often that the fastest swimmer won the race.

Near the turn it was Haley Chura taking the lead which she maintained to the finish of the swim. As seemed probable, Mary Beth Ellis was seven minutes behind after the swim. However she somehow managed to pick up three of those minutes in the transition.

TOP SEVEN WOMEN ONTO THE BIKE COURSE

56:02.....Amanda Stevens 
56:04.....Jodie Swallow 
56:05.....Rebekah Keat
56:06.....Leanda Cave 
56:08.....Liz Blatchford 
56:08.....Rachel Joyce 
56:09.....Haley Chura 
56:11.....Rachel Joyce 
56:17.....Caroline Steffen 
56:19.....Michelle Vesterby 
56:26.....Meredith Kessler 
56:28.....Amy Marsh
56:35.....Gina Crawford
1:00:50...Anja Beranek 
1:00:51...Sofie Goos 
1:00:53...Mary Beth Ellis 
1:00:54...Sara Gross 
1:00:56...Mirinda Carfrae 
1:01:00...Caitlin Snow 
1:01:10...Heather Wurtele 
1:01:14...Ashley Clifford

Michelle Vesterby looked to be in great shape this year and has taken a turn on the lead on the bike course early on. Perhaps she might surprise some people and move up in the standings from last year’s 12th place finish.

At the 30-mile mark it was Amanda Stevens taking a turn on the lead but nobody seemed to want to break away and she had plenty of company. Mary Beth Ellis after struggling in the swim stayed four minutes off the leaders. Her recently healed collar-bone would not be so much of a hindrance on the run course and it seemed her goal was to try to minimize her losses on the bike.

A new leader in defending champion Leanda Cave at the 42-mile mark.

At the 75-mile mark around 10 seconds separated the top eight women with Meredith Kessler taking a turn on the lead. Mary Beth Ellis continued to lose ground and was six minutes back. Mirinda Carfrae, another favorite to challenge for the win was also losing touch with the leaders.

It was Rachel Joyce and Jodie Swallow entering the bike/run transition together. Meredith Kessler was right behind them. Wow! What a race by Michelle Vesterby. She was twelfth in 2012 and right now is in fourth place just one minute back of the leader. Caroline Steffen is fifth and defending champion Leanda Cave sixth.

Last year was penalty crazy with three top contenders getting penalties before they could begin the run. This year it’s Liz Blatchford getting a four-minute penalty and she was right in the mix.

Rachel Joyce was in the lead at the ten mile mark. Meridith Kessler was in second, Mirinda Carfrae third, and Michelle Vesterby fourth.

However Mirinda Carfrae came charging and passed Meridith Kessler and had Rachel Joyce firmly in her sights with just over a minute separating the two at the 12-mile mark.

By the 15-mile mark Carfrae passed Joyce and was running strong in the lead and was on course to set a new Ironman Hawaii record.

With four miles to run it was Carfrae still running strong with Rachel Joyce 2:23 back and a tight battle taking place for third spot between Liz Blatchford and Yvonne Van Vlerken.

Mirinda Carfrae takes top spot in Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2013 with a course record time of 8:52:14. Her Marathon time was 2:50:35 which was the third fastest of the day, including the pro men.

Rachel Joyce finishes in second place.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Mirinda Carfrae............08:52:14
Rachel Joyce...............08:57:28
Liz Blatchford.............09:03:35
Yvonne Van Vlerken.........09:04:34
Caroline Steffen...........09:09:09
Caitlin Snow...............09:10:12
Meredith Kessler...........09:10:19
Michelle Vesterby..........09:11:13
Gina Crawford..............09:14:47
Linsey Corbin..............09:17:22
Amanda Stevens.............09:17:57
Leanda Cave................09:25:07
Jessie Donavan.............09:25:16
Natascha Badmann...........09:27:57
Kristin Moeller............09:31:41
Elizabeth Lyles............09:32:54
Amy Marsh..................09:35:29
Rebecca Hoschke............09:35:52
Sofie Goos.................09:36:38
Jennie Hansen..............09:37:29
Britta Martin..............09:39:46
Kim Schwabenbauer..........09:45:08
Ashley Clifford............09:49:49
Haley Chura................09:55:00
Mirjam Weerd...............10:00:17
Anna Ross..................10:00:28
Eva Nystrom................10:02:20

Mary Beth Ellis completed the bike but did not complete the race. Ellis was a favorite to podium on Saturday but at the pro level if you are not 100% fit the Ironman will often make you pay. She probably needed another two weeks to be fully recovered from a broken collar-bone she suffered just six weeks out from the race. What a gutsy effort by the consummate pro.

Jodie Swallow, Rebekah Keat, Heather Wurtelle, Mareen Hufe, and Sara Gross all finished the bike but not the race.

Sonja Tajsich and Anja Beranek finished the swim but not the bike.

Be sure to check top Ironman Hawaii 2013 age-group results right here on Ironstruck.

IRONMAN HAWAII RESULTS 2012
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2 Responses to Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2013

  1. Larry Hamilton says:

    I am disappointed not to be able to find complete results of the IronMan Hawaii. It seems that in previous years I could call up an individual by name and their complete finish data would appear. Or, I could look them up by age group and/or alphabetical order. Perhaps the complete results are going to be published shortly….I hope so.

    I hope you can let me know if and when the complete results are available.
    Thanks

    • Ray says:

      You are on my website IronStruck.com. I post results for as many races as I can as a service to triathletes who like to compare their times with other age-groups on the same page. I know when I raced I used to like to be able to do that. I also include links of past performances etc. and other race results I have reported on for those who are interested.

      As well, I post articles about Ironman and triathlon in general that helps others achieve their goals, especially if they are just starting out in the sport.

      The site you want is IronmanLive.com. I mentioned that at the end of my Ironman Hawaii results page I believe. They will have a complete list of finishers for you. Just look up the race you are interested in and the results will be posted.

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