Ironman Coeur d’Alene results 2017

The Ironman Coeur d’Alene results 2017 features age-group athletes only.

This will be the final year for the full Ironman Coeur d’Alene WTC event.

The death knell for the race seems to come down to two main factors.

As one who completed the inaugural and second CDA races I loved the fact that it was a June race. It left the Summer open for other pursuits besides training. It also made it possible to fit in another race in the Fall if one was so inclined.

It seems the August date did not seem to be a big hit with many triathletes.

Secondly, the Ironman is no different than any other industry in the USA that suffers when it’s neighbor to the North has to pay 25%-%30 more on every dollar they spend. It’s true of the Cruise Ship industry, Las Vegas, DisneyLand, and now the Ironman.

Maybe if motel rooms or entry fees were offered at par for Canadian athletes Ironman CDA would still be in existence, but as in all things, money(or lack thereof) is ultimately the great destroyer of dreams.

With Ironman CDA now gone it leaves Western Canadians with two options for Ironman races on home soil. They can either enter Whistler in late July or make the long trip to Mont Tremblant in about the third week of August.

Rightfully so, this final edition of Ironman CDA is for age-group athletes only. After all, they are the glue that holds the Ironman together at venues around the world. Without you, there would be no Ironman.

Best of luck to all those taking part in the final Ironman CDA on Sunday August 27, 2017.

THE RACE

As the race got under way for the age-group men it was Andrew Shore of the USA posting the fastest swim of the day with a clocking of 51:34.

He took a lead of just eight seconds into transition one as Aaron Gardiner was right behind him.

Shore hung on to he lead on the bike course until just before the halfway point. Roger Thompson of The USA claimed the lead and began to put some distance on his pursuers.

Nearing the 65 mile mark the lead by Thompson had grown to about 3:30 over Shore and almost six minutes on Jose Graca, also of the USA, who was holding onto third spot.

Thompson was first off the bike with a time of 4:59:49. He entered transition with a lead of 9:37 over second place Jose Graca.

Andrew Shore finished the bike in third and had 12:07 to make up on the leader as he began the 26.2-mile marathon.

He held the lead for most of the first half of the marathon, but then it was Mark Saroni of the USA taking over the lead as the final 13 miles began.

At this stage it was a close race. Jose Graca was just 1:39 behind the leader, Saroni. No podium spots were safe. Nick Johnson in fourth was just 1:56 behind the leader, and Thomas Marin was just 2:23 back.

Mark Saroni just could not be caught and finishes first for the men in Ironman Coeur d’Alene results 2017. His finish time was 9:29:52

Jose Graca closed fast but ran out of room and settles for second place. Thomas Marin finished third.

TOP MALE FINISH TIMES

Mark Saroni......................9:29:52
Jose Graca.......................9:33:12
Thomas Marin.....................9:35:34
Nick Johnson.....................9:36:11
Graham Hood......................9:40:22
Ted Cochrane.....................9:48:53
John Brenteson...................9:51:40
Matthew Davis....................9:52:49

Courtney Monsees was fastest out of the water for the women with her time of 52:52. She entered transition with a lead of 1:41 over Lisa Newton. Tany Hitch was third, but had five minutes to make up on the leader.

All three women were from the USA.

Haley Cooper-Scott claimed the lead on the bike course despite being almost ten minutes back after the swim.

Just over a minute behind her at the 70 mile mark was one-time pro Olesya Prystayko who joined the age-group ranks to race in the 30-35 age-category.

Haley Cooper-Scott stayed strong and began to pull away from the rest of the field. She reached the 90 mile mark with a lead of 5:49 over Cristina Mata who had moved passed Prystayko into second place.

By the end of the bike leg her lead was up to 7:55.

At the nine mile mark of the marathon Cooper-Scott was slowly losing ground to Mata who was now 7 minutes back.

Olesya Prystako was well off the leader’s pace but was holding onto third place. She would have to fend off Amanda Rossolimo who was just 20 seconds behind her in fourth.

As the order stands now, the first five or women overall would all most likely win a spot in Ironman Hawaii. In this race, on average for Ironman CDA the first two finishers in the age-groups 30-34 to 50-54 earn a spot in Kona.

Haley Cooper crosses the finish line first in the Ironman Coeur d’Alene results 2017.

TOP FEMALE FINISH TIMES

Haley Cooper....................10:19:06
Cristina Mata...................10:25:02
Olesya Prystayko................10:47:58
Kayla Kobelin...................10:48:38
Laura Yost......................10:52:51
Ginny Meadway...................10:54:30
Katherine Thompson..............10:57:00
Cailla Patterson................11:03:05

These results originated on Ironman.com. Be sure to visit them for complete race results and info on upcoming WTC events.

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Ironman 70.3 Maine results 2017

Age-group athletes were front and center in Ironman 70.3 Maine results 2017.

THE RACE

For the men it was Bruce Lander posting a 30:41 swim split to take a 1:25 lead over William Caldwell into the swim/transition.

Both were from the USA.

Etienne Guay of Canada was a further 12 seconds off the lead in third place.

Lander held onto the lead in the early going of the 66-mile bike course, but eventually was passed by Win Whitcomb also of the USA.

As he entered transition two, Whitcomb still nursed a short 22 second lead over Mark Mulder who had moved into second place. Bruce Lander slipped into third place and began the run just two minutes behind the leader.

At about the halfway point of the run, Stehphane Lamontagne of Canada completed his rush toward the front by taking over the lead.

Despite a great effort by Bruce Lander, Lamontagne would not be caught and earned himself top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Maine results 2017.

His winning time was 4:54:09

TOP EIGHT MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Stephane Lamontagne................4:54:09
Bruce Lander.......................4:54:31
David Painter......................5:00:25
Ed Vescovi.........................5:00:52
Win Whitcomb.......................5:01:10
Christian Lafleur..................5:04:15
Richard Bolling....................5:06:21
Mark Mulder........................5:07:15

For the women, it was Tara McWilliams sizzling through the swim in a time of 28:24. Sarah Schaefer was second in 29:15, and Ursula Nickerson was third in 29:47.

Things changed quickly on the bike course and early on Jenny LoFaro took over the lead with Ashley Forsyth just 14 seconds behind.

Lofaro held onto the lead through out the rest of the bike and had a lead of almost 2:30 on second place Forsyth as the leading women began the run.

Ashley Forsyth took over the lead and won the race going away in a time of 4:47:27. Marie-Elaine Burke of Canada made a move into second place, and Alison Tereck was third. Jenny Lofaro who was strong on the lead for much of the race settled for fourth place.

TOP FEMALE PRO TIMES

Ashley Forsyth..................4:47:27
Marie-Elaine Burke..............4:50:07
Alison Tercek...................4:51:02
Jenny Lofaro....................4:52:57
Stefanie Flynn..................4:53:28
Victoria Barana.................4:55:15
Jessica Redden..................4:56:10
Jennifer Mahoney................4:56:51

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These results originated on Ironman.com. Be sure to visit them for complete race results and info on upcoming WTC events.

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