Ironman 70.3 Taupo results 2017

Swim canceled and Ironman 70.3 Taupo results 2017 features 3km run, 90km bike, 21km run.

An Algae bloom discovered in Lake Taupo meant canceling the swim portion of the race and replacing it with a 3km run. The rest of the race stayed the swam with a 90km bike and 21km run to end the race.

New Zealand of course was well represented and it would be interesting to see if anyone could step up and prevent a New Zealand sweep of the podium. For the pro men, Michael Raelert of Germany can be tough if he’s on form. Sam Betten of Australia and Ben Collins of the USA could also enter the mix for a run at the podium.

MALE PRO START LIST

Braden Currie NZL
Mike Phillips NZL
Michael Raelert DEU
Sam Betten AUS
Dylan McNeice NZL
Ben Collins USA
Callum Millward NZL
Allister Caird AUS
Sam Clark NZL
Simon Cochrane NZL
Matt Franklin NZL
David Mainwaring AUS
Johannes Moldan DEU
Casey Munro AUS
Paul Cameron NZL
Alex Polizzi AUS
Tim Rea AUS
Chris Schroeder USA
Olly Shaw NZL
Matthew Slee AUS
Paul Speeed AUS

Braden Currie and Mike Phillips led the way for the pro men with times of 3:18 in the 3km run that began the race. They had plenty of company as the first ten men entered transition two with seven seconds of each other.

Mike Phillips finished the 90km bike with the lead. He was one minute ahead of Benjamin Collins as the run began. Callum Millward and Dylan McNeice were 2:30 back in a close battle for third place.

There was no catching Mike Phillips as he went wire-to-wire to take top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.2 Taupo results 2017 with a winning time of 3:36:03.

It was indeed a sweep of the podium for New Zealand as Braden Currie and Callum Millward were second and third.

Laura Siddall of England and Jocelyn McCauley seemed the most likely candidates to challenge the strong New Zealand female pro entries for a spot on the podium.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Laura Siddall ENG
Jocelyn McCauley USA
Gina Crawford NZL
Amelia Watkinson NZL
Rebecca Clarke NZL
Laura Wood NZL
Christen Brown USA
Christine Cross USA
Laura Dennis AUS
Rebecca Elliot NZL
Julia Grant NZL
Renee Kiley AUS
Indy Kraal NZL
Robin Pomeroy USA
Ellie Salthouse AUS
Kirrale Seidel AUS
Alise Selsmark AUS
Karen Toulmin NZL
Amanda Wilson AUS

Amanda Wilson took the early lead with a time of 3:42 for the 3km run to begin the race. Much like the pro men, she had plenty of company with a host of women less than ten seconds behind her.

Amelia Watkinson of New Zealand proved to be strongest on the bike course and came away with a lead of 28 over Laura Siddall who had moved into second place. Jocelyn McCauley was third, just 51 seconds behind the leader.

Amelia Watkinson had to fend off a strong finish my Jocelyn McCauley in order to cross the finish line first. McCauley was 1:17 behind her in second place, and Laura Dennis of Australia was full value for her third place finish.

Best age group male was Auckland’s Jack Moody, one of the country’s promising young runners, home in 7th overall in 3:44.53, on the back of a 1:14 half marathon. he finishes ahead of the remarkable Dan Plews, in the 35-39 years category, who was 8th overall.

The leading female age grouper was Marion Tuin from the Netherlands (30-34) in 4:28.10 in 21st ahead of Katherine Reardon (2529) in 4:31.27.

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

MORE RACE RESULTS from Ironstruck.

Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017

Two thousand Pro Points and prize money featured in Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017

The top age-group athletes in the race had an opportunity to claim one of forty 2018 Ironman World Championship slots.

The two-loop 3.8km swim was followed by a 180km two-loop bike, and a 42km marathon.

MALE PRO START LIST

lindez Oscar
Potts Andy
Amorelli Igor
Colucci Reinaldo   
Major Jozsef
Gomes Pedro
Matthews Paul
Chrabot Matt
Carvalho Fabio
Diederen Bas
Vinhal Thiago
De Elias Mario
Alfaro San Ildefonso Peru
Blanchart Tintó  Miquel    
Campos Lima Marcos    
arletto Christian   
Chavez Diego
Close Gregory   
Diaz Eduardo
Duran Gaston    
Fernandes Marcus    
Koutny Philipp
Liebelt Markus    
Müller Urs
Ohde Luis Henrique 
Pedraza Sebastian  
Risti Ivan
Sanchez Rodrigo    
Silvesttrin Frank
Sole Kyle
Svoboda Josef
Vasquez Diego

Ivan Risti led the way in the swim with a split of 48:51. He had plenty of company as the first seven pro men finished the swim within 16 seconds of each other.

TOP 10 PRO MEN SWIM TIMES

48:51.............Ivan Risti                                   
48:54.............Igor Amorelli                                
48:56.............Bas Diederen                                 
48:58.............Matt Chrabot                                 
49:02.............Fabio Carvalho                               
49:03.............Reinaldo Colucci                             
49:07.............Luis Henrique Ohde                           
49:15.............Frank Silvesttrin                            
49:16.............Miquel Blanchart Tinto                    
53:43.............Pedro Gomes

Igor Amorelli took control on the bike course and began the run with a lead of almost four minutes on Matt Chrabot. Reinaldo Colucci was just over nine minutes off the leaders pace in third place.

Matt Chrabot proved to be the strongest runner on this day and takes top spot on the podium in the Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017 with a winning time of 8:19:57.

Josef Major had an excellent run and came from off the pace to claim second place. His time was 8:26:03.

Igor Amorelli hung on for third place after leading by over four minutes early on in the marathon. His time was 8:27:11.

Tine Deckers of Belgium, Dede Griesbauer of the USA, and Magali Tisseyre of Canada seemed like the early favorites to take a run at the podium in the Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017.

For Tisseyre, much would depend on whether or not she could find the form that made her such a strong podium contender in years previous.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

undstrom Asa
Griesbauer Dede
Mack Danielle    
Piampiano Sarah
Donavan Jessie
Deckers Tine
Tisseyre Magali
Valentine Nicole
Brown Brooke   
Barrena Laura
Bugdol Ewa
Diawuoh Annabel  
Gregory Caroline   
Hansen Jennie
Livesey Caroline   
Mahn Bruna
McCoy Carrie
Rusch Maggie    
Tastets Pamela

To nobody’s surprise it was Dede Griesbauer leading the way out of the water after the 3.8km swim. She had a lead of about three minutes on Magali Tisseyre of Canada. Ewa Bugdol was just seven seconds behind Tisseyre. The rest of the field would have some work to do in order to catch the leader.

TOP 10 PRO WOMEN SWIM TIMES

53:08...............Dede Griesbauer                              
56:00...............Magali Tisseyre                              
56:07...............Ewa Bugdol                                   
58:54...............Pamela Tastets                               
59:14...............Tine Deckers                                 
59:19...............Bruna Mahn                                   
59:30...............Caroline Livesey                             
1:02:52.............Asa Lundstrom                                
1:03:12.............Sarah Piampiano                              
1:06:11.............Maggie Rusch

At the 125km mark of the bike it was Dede Griesbauer building on the lead she earned in the swim. She was almost nine minutes ahead of second place Tine Deckers. Sarah Piampiano was having an excellent race and was in a battle for third place with Asa Lundstrom. They were about 11 minutes behind the leader.

Magali Tisseyre of Canada fell off the pace and was in fifth place with almost 18 minutes to make up on the leader Griesbauer.

Dede Griesbauer was fastest in the bike and began the run with a lead of 7:39 on Tine Deckers and 8:19 on Sarah Piampiano.

Piampiano was on a mission right from transition where she posted a faster transition time than the two women in front of her.

There were two amazing results in this race for the pro women.

The first one was the outstanding effort by Piampiano to outrun both Deckers and Griesbauer to claim the top of the podium in the Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017. Her winning time was 9:11:03.

The second was by Canadian Magali Tisseyre who came out of nowhere to earn herself third place on the podium. She posted the fastest run split of the day for the pro women with her clocking of 3:07:42. She was 23:59 behind the leader after the bike.

Tine Deckers was second in the race in 9:24:37.

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

MORE RACE RESULTS from Ironstruck.

Ironman Western Australia results 2017

Swim cancelled as Ironman Western Australia results 2017 features a bike and run Duathlon.

A shark sighting on the swim course once again caused the cancellation of the 2.4km swim and the race became a 180km bike and 42km run Duathon.

Too bad as it was an excellent field of pros all set to answer the starting gun.

The pros were seeded with the lower seeds heading out on the bike course first in a rolling start of sorts.

MALE PRO START LIST

Shearer, Nathan
Bachor, Konstantin
Caird, Allister
Dekker, Martijn
Wall, Lindsey
Wurf, Cameron
Koutny, Philipp
Hovgaard, Esben
Bozzone, Terenzo
Van Berkel, Tim
Millward, Callum
Allan, Dougal
Stabryla, Leigh
Collins, Damien
Defilippis, Scott
Svoboda, Josef
Read, Carl
Vabrousek, Petr
Ogden, Courtney
Bittner, Per
Bell, Luke
Brown, Cameron
Jacobs, Pet

The race for the pro men ultimately came down to defending champion Terenzo Bozzone trying to fend off Tim Van Berkel in the marathon.

There was no catching New Zealander Bozzone and he earns top spot on the podium in the Ironman Western Australia results 2017, and repeats as champion. His time(without a swim) was 7:12:30.

Dougal Allan, also of New Zealand captured second place in 7:18:07.

Tim Van Berkel of Australia was third in 7:27:07

It looks like the Europeans could be strong in this race for the pro women. Yvonne Van Vlerken, and Els Visser make up a dynamic one/two pairing for the Netherlands. Mareen Hufe of Germany is always tough and was runner up in 2016. The best hope for Australia appeared to be Melissa Hauschildt as the bike began. She’s defending champion and is sure to be in the mix at the front of the pack as the race progresses.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Davis, Claire
Gailey, Michelle
Hauschildt, Melissa
Hill, Meredith
Hufe, Mareen
Juhart, Monica
Lester, Carrie
Lindholm Borg, Camilla
Mitchell, Jessica
Morrison, Tracy
Sansome, Kierra
Selsmark, Alise
Van Vlerken, Yvonne
Visser, Els

Melissa Hauschildt had the lead in the late stages of the bike course and began to increase it in the early stages of the marathon.

Carrie Lester was trying to stay close in second place and the rest of the field was far back, battling for the final spot on the podium.

By the 12km mark of the run the lead for Hauschildt was about 3:30 over Lester, with Van Vlerken nine minutes off the pace in third place.

In the late stages of the marathon the order was still the same for the top three.

Melissa Hauschildt repeats as Ironman Western Australia Champion.

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

MORE RACE RESULTS from Ironstruck.

Ironman Cozumel results 2017

A strong continent of male and female pro athletes highlighted Ironman Cozumel results 2017

MALE PRO START LIST

Kienle Sebastian
Denis Chevrot
Schmid Stefan   
Weiss MIchael 
Daerr Justin       
Delsaut Trevor   
Shoemaker Jarrod  
Arroyo Victor          
Carillo Avila Alan    
Gonzalez Miranda Oliver      
Lyatskiy Andrey 
Moreno Molins Albert   
Poole Michael 
Villalta Eduard  
Botelho Raymond

Jarrod Shoemaker was fastest of all in the swim for the pro men with his excellent time of 39:17. Ivan Rana was second in 39:19 and Denis Chevrot third in 40:30.

Sebastian Kienle asserted himself early on in the 112-mile bike. At the 35 mile mark he had a lead of over four minutes on second place Stefan Schmid. Denis Chevrot was hanging tough in third another ten seconds back.

TOP FIVE PRO MEN BIKE SPLITS

4:10:49......Sebastian Kienle          
4:12:45......Michael Weiss             
4:25:32......Stefan Schmid             
4:26:34......Denis Chevrot             
4:27:43......Justin Daerr         

There was no catching Sebastian Kienle in this race. He earned top spot in the Ironman Cozumel results 2017 with a course record time of 7:48:11.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

7:48:11...........Sebastian Kienle     
7:53:27...........Michael Weiss        
7:58:39...........Ivan Rana            
7:59:44...........Stefan Schmid        
8:07:10...........Trevor Delsaut       
8:12:23...........Samuel Huerzeler     
8:18:15...........Victor Arroyo        
8:19:28...........Justin Daerr         
8:21:14...........Alan Carillo Avila   
8:30:52...........Andrey Lyatskiy       

Canadian entries Rachel McBride and Kirsty Jahn were representing Canada in the race.

Aicia Kaye and Lisa Roberts were possible contenders for the podium for the USA as the race got underway.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

  
Beranek Anja  
Donavan Jessie   
Kaye Alicia  
Huse Sue  
Jahn Kirsty 
Roberts Lisa     
Tajsich Sonja    
McBride Rachel   
Alvarez Palmilla 
Basso Anne  
Bugdol Ewa    
Corker Steph    
Goffredo Kendra 
Hammond Christine  
Paulson Ashley  
Valentine Nicole   

Alicia Kaye was the first pro female to officially finish the swim. This was close, much like the pro men. Rachel McBride was just four seconds behind her and Christine Hammond was third, three minutes off the pace.

Rachel McBride of Canada was amazing on the bike course and had a lead of over seven minutes on Anja Beranek as the run got underway.

Kirsty Jahn, also of Canada, was in third place 17:31 off the pace of the leader.

McBride looked good for the first half of the run and then faded.

Always tough Anja Beranek took over the lead with Canada’s Kirsty Jahn right behind her. Lisa Roberts of the USA had also moved into contention and was just 1:55 behind the leader.

Lisa Roberts continued on with a stunning performance in the marathon and claimed the victory in Ironman Cozumel 2017 with a time of 8:54:00.

Kristy Jahn was full value for her second place finish. Sonja Taksich claimed the third spot on the podium. After a great first 30km of the run Anaja Beranek was overtaken and settled for fourth place. Sue Huse of Canada finished in fifth spot.

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

MORE RACE RESULTS from Ironstruck.

Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship results 2017

Western Sydney hosts Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship results 2017

This race featured the first ever Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific championship hosted in Australia.

The race began with a 1.9km swim in Penrith Lakes. It was followed by a 90km bike and a very flat and fast 21km run.

It was a who’s who of Australian male pros in the race. The big question was if someone could step up and prevent an Aussie sweep of the podium.

MALE PRO START LIST

Ambrose, Paul
Appleton, Sam
Betten, Sam
Caird, Allister
Cochrane, Simon
Currie, Braden
Davy, James
Deak, Zsombor
Douglas, Sam
Gambles, Joe
Kerin, Lachlan
Moldan, Johannes
Montgomery, Jake
Munro, Casey
Raelert, Michael
Rea, Tim
Reed, Tim
Reithmeier, Alex
Royle, Aaron
Waddington, Ryan
Wilson, Dan

As is usually the case in a high caliber 70.3 race, there was a large group of male pros finishing the swim in tight quarters. Four of them led by Aaron Royle of Australia came in under the 24 minute mark.

Dan Wilson, Sam Appleton, and Sam Betten, all of Australia were the other three.

Joe Gambles was fastest of all on the bike course with his split of 2:02:57. It put him in contention for a podium spot as the run got underway.

However it was Dan Wilson who was strongest of all in the run with his time of 1:12:06. It was good enough to earn him top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship results 2017.

He crossed the line over minute in front of Second place Tim Reed. Braden Currie of New Zealand was the one to break up the Australian podium sweep with his third place finish.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Wilson, Dan      	00:23:52 02:04:23 01:12:06 03:42:12
Reed, Tim       	00:24:38 02:03:14 01:13:40 03:43:34
Currie, Braden    	00:24:48 02:03:04 01:13:40 03:43:37
Appleton, Sam     	00:23:54 02:04:11 01:14:53 03:44:50
Gambles, Joe      	00:24:56 02:02:57 01:16:37 03:46:26
Royle, Aaron      	00:23:13 02:04:43 01:17:10 03:47:12
Betten, Sam       	00:23:58 02:03:46 01:18:47 03:48:45
Raelert, Michael 	00:24:49 02:03:11 01:20:22 03:50:26
Montgomery, Jake 	00:24:30 02:03:30 01:24:18 03:54:25
Munro, Casey     	00:24:33 02:10:26 01:19:52 03:56:58
Reithmeier, Alex 	00:25:28 02:12:22 01:17:13 03:57:08
Kerin, Lachlan     	00:26:23 02:08:22 01:20:18 03:57:24
Ambrose, Paul     	00:26:26 02:08:25 01:22:06 03:59:10
Cochrane, Simon 	00:25:29 02:09:38 01:22:42 04:00:12
Rea, Tim            	00:26:24 02:11:25 01:19:49 04:00:18
Davy, James      	00:24:50 02:09:13 01:25:11 04:02:56
Waddington, Ryan 	00:27:45 02:18:22 01:15:42 04:03:58
Deak, Zsombor     	00:31:13 02:26:07 01:25:23 04:24:54

It was a very competitive field of pro women answering the starting gun. Liz Blatchford and Melissa Hauschildt were just a couple of potential favorites to land a spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship results 2017.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Blatchford, Liz
Brandon, Lauren
Brown, Christen
Chapman, Shannon
Chura, Haley
Clarke, Rebecca
Cross, Christine
Dennis, Laura
Eberhardt, Anna
Hauschildt, Melissa
Meo, Pip
Sheedy-Ryan, Felicity
Watkinson, Amelia 

Lauren Brandon had another one of her incredibly fast swim splits with a time of 24:44. The only other pro woman under 24 minutes was Haley Chura of the USA with another excellent time of 24:49.

Much as expected, it was Melissa Hauschildt taking command on the bike course. Her time of 2:15:37 gave her the lead heading into the run.

Her run split of 1:19:03 was also fastest of the day and it earned her the victory by over a minute on felicity Sheedy-Ryan who finished in second, four minutes in front of Amelia Watkinson of New Zealand.

Once again, it was New Zealand preventing an Aussie sweep of the podium.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Hauschildt, Melissa 	00:29:51 02:15:37 01:19:03 04:07:06
Sheedy-Ryan, Felicity 	00:27:07 02:20:16 01:19:07 04:08:31
Watkinson, Amelia 	00:27:04 02:18:53 01:24:47 04:12:53
Chura, Haley      	00:24:49 02:23:46 01:25:00 04:16:07
Blatchford, Liz 	00:27:03 02:24:27 01:24:28 04:18:14
Dennis, Laura     	00:27:10 02:26:55 01:24:56 04:21:06
Brandon, Lauren 	00:24:44 02:19:27 01:36:55 04:23:31
Cross, Christine 	00:30:29 02:27:34 01:24:26 04:25:04
Brown, Christen 	00:28:07 02:25:41 01:28:59 04:25:17
Clarke, Rebecca 	00:24:55 02:28:51 01:33:17 04:30:00
Eberhardt, Anna 	00:35:49 02:26:06 01:27:26 04:31:38
Meo, Pip         	00:35:45 02:39:57 01:32:24 04:50:14
Chapman, Shannon 	00:35:50 02:38:39 01:37:30 04:54:52

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

MORE RACE RESULTS from Ironstruck.