Ironman 70.3 Korea Results 2015

Antony Costes of France and Australian Sarah Crowley take top honors in Ironman 70.3 Korea Results 2015

On Sunday October 4, 2015 a very competitive field of pros answered the starting gun to begin the 1.9km swim in Jiri-San Lake in the town of Gurye, Korea.

There were 2016 Kona Ranking Points and prize money up for grabs for the pros and 40 qualifying spots to the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championships set to take place in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia for the top age-group finishers in each of the age categories.

The race featured pros from Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

There were two pros from North America entered in the race. Jordan Bryden of Canada and Brad Williams of the USA would be up against some very talented competition.

Bryden of Calgary, Canada is relatively new to the pro ranks but certainly one to watch out for in coming years as he has a solid background in ITU competition.

He began his pro career in 2014 and is set to commit to becoming competitive in the Ironman pro ranks and as it turns out, Ironman 70.3 Korea was a huge stepping stone in the right direction.

Ironman 70.3 korea results 2015

Official WTC image. Ironman 70.3 Gurye, Korea. Once again the WTC features a visually stunning venue.

MALE PRO START LIST

GREEN, Tim      	AUS
DEAK, Zsombor   	ROU
OH, Young Hwan   	KOR
DOROVSKIKH, Aleksandr	RUS
CHO, Kaon       	KOR
DE KANEL, Rod   	FRA
COSTES, Antony   	FRA
BRYDEN, Jordan   	CAN
SOWINSKI, Milosz	POL
KIBBY, Mitchell   	AUS
MAINWARING, David	AUS
WILLIAMS, Brad   	USA
NAUDE, Rudolf    	ZAF
TOHARA, Kaito    	JPN

As the race got underway, it was Antony Costes of France leading the way out of the water for the pro men with a swim time of 24:41. However he wasn’t alone as four male pros came in under the 25 minute mark.

Three more were in under the 26 minute mark and from the very beginning it was shaping up to be an excellent race.

Costes pulled away from the rest of the field on the bike course and was six minutes faster than the nearest challenger.

Costes also put down a solid run and it was enough to earn him the victory by a fairly wide margin.

However the real race was taking place behind him as Milosz Sowinski of Poland and Jordan Bryden of Canada posted the top two run times and battled all the way to the finish line.

Bryden prevailed by 20 seconds and the difference in the race was the excellent 1:17:36 clocked by Bryden that turned out to be the fastest run of the day and earned him second place on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Korea results 2015.

It was almost three minutes faster than the run time posted by the eventual winner of the race.

All indications are that Bryden has a real future as an Ironman pro and this might be a great time for sponsors to take note and back a winner.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

COSTES, Antony  	FRA	00:24:41   02:07:50   01:20:22	03:54:38
BRYDEN, Jordan   	CAN	00:25:24   02:15:10   01:17:36	04:00:15
SOWINSKI, Milosz	POL	00:26:11   02:13:59   01:17:54	04:00:35
KIBBY, Mitchell   	AUS	00:25:37   02:15:12   01:18:42	04:01:32
MAINWARING, David	AUS	00:25:49   02:15:11   01:20:59	04:04:12
WILLIAMS, Brad   	USA	00:28:56   02:13:51   01:20:34	04:05:31
NAUDE, Rudolf   	ZAF	00:24:46   02:16:25   01:22:41	04:05:57
TOHARA, Kaito   	JPN	00:26:39   02:19:07   01:19:52	04:07:44
GREEN, Tim      	AUS	00:24:49   02:15:50   01:25:55	04:09:18
DEAK, Zsombor   	ROU	00:30:04   02:20:02   01:20:37	04:12:57
OH, Young Hwan  	KOR	00:30:20   02:19:52   01:22:08	04:14:26
DOROVSKIKH, Aleksandr	RUS	00:32:42   02:14:41   01:27:42	04:17:52
CHO, Kaon	        KOR	00:30:02   02:20:03   01:28:18	04:20:34
DE KANEL, Rod    	FRA	00:24:43   02:27:56   01:47:52	04:43:34

Sarah Crowley of Australia went into the race as the favorite and did not disappoint. The field for the pro women was not large, but it was competitive.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

GRANT, Julia    	NZL
SAKAI, Emi      	JPN
HWANG, Jiho             KOR
CROWLEY, Sarah   	AUS
BUGDOL, Ewa     	POL
DUFFIELD, Katy   	AUS

Sarah Crowley began the race with a swim time of 29:35 and it left her with three minutes to make up on Ewa Bugdol of Poland who finished the swim in an excellent time of 26:52.

It was after the 90km bike course where it seemed that Bugdol would have to much of a lead for anyone to overcome as she posted a time of 2:23:22 that was around five minutes faster than Crowley for a total lead of eight minutes as she began the run.

It’s never over in an Ironman race until the winner crosses the finish line as so much can happen on the Ironman or Ironman 70.3 run course no matter where in the world the race is taking place.

Sarah Crowley’s run time of 2:23:22 was the fastest of the day by ten minutes and it earned her top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Korea results 2015.

These results originated on Ironman Live. Be sure to visit ironman.com for complete results.

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