Swim in Lake Wendouree begins race for spots in the Ironman 2016 Ballarat results 2016.
It was virtually an all Australian list of pros racing for prize money and Championship Points offered up to to finishers in the Ironman 70.3 Ballarat results 2016.
On the male side the only non-Australian pro was Denis Chevrot of France.
MALE PRO START LIST
BELL, Luke BETTEN, Sam BUSCHKUEHL, Nathan CHEVROT, Denis DAVY, James FETTELL, Clayton GRIFFIN, Leon KERR, Peter KIBBY, Mitchell PELLOW, Matthew POLIZZI, Alexander RIX, Joshua SHEARER, Nathan SPEED, Paul STABRYLA, Leigh STEIN, Daniel TEBEK, Samuel VAN BERKEL, Tim WADDINGTON, Ryan WALSH, Fraser WAUER, Brad
A pack of nine pro men finished the swim within about 20 seconds of each other. They were all in under the 24 minute mark. Officially it appears that Sam Bitten was fastest of all with a swim split of 23:17.
Tim Van Berkel was not in that lead pack, but that didn’t bother him much as he posted the fastest bike split of the day to take the lead going into the 21k run.
PRO MEN SWIM AND BIKE TIMES
VAN BERKEL, Tim 00:24:40 02:07:32 CHEVROT, Denis 00:23:23 02:09:12 BETTEN, Sam 00:23:17 02:09:11 BELL, Luke 00:23:40 02:08:59 GRIFFIN, Leon 00:23:36 02:10:47 DAVY, James 00:23:23 02:10:58 FETTELL, Clayton 00:23:18 02:11:09 KERR, Peter 00:23:21 02:11:37 TEBEK, Samuel 00:25:03 02:09:55 STEIN, Daniel 00:25:01 02:11:53 STABRYLA, Leigh 00:24:46 02:15:17 SPEED, Paul 00:27:56 02:12:28 RIX, Joshua 00:24:59 02:15:28 BUSCHKUEHL, Nathan 00:24:35 02:17:38 WALSH, Fraser 00:25:00 02:16:48 WADDINGTON, Ryan 00:25:02 02:19:03 SHEARER, Nathan 00:28:25 02:15:39
Wow! What a run by Denis Chevot of France. He was not intimidated at all by being up against a field of pros comprised of all Australians.
He had an excellent run and takes top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Ballarat results 2016 with a winning time of 3:49:34.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
CHEVROT, Denis 03:49:34 KERR, Peter 03:50:02 BETTEN, Sam 03:50:39 VAN BERKEL, Tim 03:55:50 GRIFFIN, Leon 03:56:41 DAVY, James 03:56:49 TEBEK, Samuel 03:57:55 STEIN, Daniel 03:58:53 FETTELL, Clayton 03:59:08 WALSH, Fraser 04:01:07 WADDINGTON, Ryan 04:01:31 BUSCHKUEHL, Nathan 04:01:49 SPEED, Paul 04:02:55 BELL, Luke 04:03:03 SHEARER, Nathan 04:06:05 RIX, Joshua 04:09:11 STABRYLA, Leigh yuyyu 04:11:24
Bonnie Van Wilgenburg of Great Britain is the only non-Australian in the women’s pro field.
Looking back on past results it appears that Annabel Luxford would be the early favorite to claim the top of the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Ballarat results 2016.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
DEMESTICHAS, Stephanie DUFFIELD, Katy FORREST, Andrea HENRICKS, Jacqueline JUHART, Monica LUXFORD, Annabel MCALPINE, Wendy MITCHELL, Jessica SEIDEL, Kirralee VAN WILGENBURG, Bonnie WILSON, Amanda
It was really no surprise to see Annabel Luxford finish the swim two minutes faster than anyone else. She followed that up with a 90k bike split faster than anyone in the field.
PRO WOMEN SWIM AND BIKE TIMES
LUXFORD, Annabel 00:25:10 02:21:13 HENRICKS, Jacqueline 00:27:30 02:26:40 FORREST, Andrea 00:27:28 02:26:40 SEIDEL, Kirralee 00:27:28 02:26:50 JUHART, Monica 00:27:39 02:29:30 MITCHELL, Jessica 00:31:24 02:25:58 DUFFIELD, Katy 00:31:25 02:26:51 WILSON, Amanda 00:31:25 02:26:29 MCALPINE, Wendy 00:29:55 02:29:26 DEMESTICHAS, Stephanie 00:26:08 02:38:56 VAN WILGENBURG, Bonnie 00:34:27 02:31:11
With about 3k left to run it was Annabel Luxford far in front with Henricks, Forrest and Seidel battling for the other two podium spots in the Ironman 70.3 Ballarat results 2016.
Annabel Luxford wins the race in a time of 4:14:21.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
LUXFORD, Annabel 04:14:21 SEIDEL, Kirralee 04:21:39 FORREST, Andrea 04:22:07 HENRICKS, Jacqueline 04:23:13 MITCHELL, Jessica 04:28:06 DUFFIELD, Katy 04:28:13 JUHART, Monica 04:32:31 WILSON, Amanda 04:33:03 MCALPINE, Wendy 04:37:06 VAN WILGENBURG, Bonnie 04:42:26 DEMESTICHAS, Stephanie 04:52:22
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