The Ironman 70.3 Muncie Results 2014 featured a few surprises as the defending champions were both defeated.
Magali Tisseyre and Andrew Starykowicz returned to Muncie in an attempt to defend the title they won in Ironman Muncie 2013.
Check out the results for Ironman 70.3 Muncie 2015.
It’s never a dull race when you have super-cyclist Andrew Starykowicz at the start line. It was sure to be no different on Saturday July 12 when several top pros had their hands full staying with Starykowicz on the 66-mile bike course.
Starykowicz is not just all about the bike as his running steadily improves and if he has too much of a lead coming out of the bike/run transition the top of the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Muncie Results 2014 might be decided early.
However there were also several very strong pro male bikers in the field who were quite capable of staying close to Starykowicz and in that case the outcome would be much different. Starykowicz is running well these days but would most likely need a head start of several minutes in order to lead the way to the finish line.
PRO MALE START LIST
Lionel Sanders Jonathan Shearon Martin Van Barneveld Reeven Nathan Jimi Minnema Blake Becker Adam Bohach Guy Crawford Mario De Elias Patrick Evoe Mike Hermanson Andrew Starykowicz Josh Amberger Richie Cunningham Chris McDonald David Kahn Joe Umphenour Tony White
Josh Amberger of Australia was first out of the water followed closely by David Khan of the USA. They were the only two pro males who finished the swim under 24 minutes with times of 23:29 and 23:31 respectively.
As expected, Andrew Starykowicz was quickly in the lead on the bike course with Josh Amberger the only one managing to stay with him in the first half of the bike course.
What a great ride by Amberger as he stayed close to Starykowicz right to the bike/run transition and then quickly took over the lead and began to create a gap on the run course.
Lionel Sanders passed Starykowicz and took over second place and quickly caught up to Amberger and at the halfway point of the run they were running side-by-side. It became a race for first, second, and third as the rest of the field was far back of the three leaders.
Lionel Sanders took charge in the last half of the run and is the winner of Ironman 70.3 Muncie 2014.
TOP TEN PRO MALE FINISH TIMES
Lionel Sanders 00:26:31 02:02:20 01:10:54 03:42:48 Josh Amberger 00:23:29 02:01:34 01:17:55 03:46:11 Andrew Starykowicz 00:24:42 02:00:19 01:19:18 03:47:25 Joe Umphenour 00:24:12 02:10:10 01:17:11 03:54:40 Mario De Elias 00:26:34 02:08:48 01:17:22 03:56:08 Jonathan Shearon 00:26:28 02:07:08 01:19:22 03:56:35 Adam Bohach 00:26:34 02:11:55 01:15:00 03:57:01 Blake Becker 00:26:25 02:09:08 01:20:05 03:58:56 Chris McDonald 00:26:37 02:08:41 01:21:48 04:00:28 Guy Crawford 00:24:41 02:09:24 01:26:06 04:03:26
Tisseyre, Clifford and Bevilaqua lead charge for podium spots in Ironman 70.3 Muncie results 2014
Canadian Magali Tisseyre went into the race hoping to regain her winning form. Kate Bevilaqua is having her best years a pro and figured highly to be at or near the front of the pack as the gun sounded to begin the race.
Ashley Clifford is races tough every time out and can always be expected to challenge for a podium spot.
PRO FEMALE START LIST
Malaika Homo Andrea Hutchins Missy Kuck Ariane Monticeli Tami Ritchie Kyla Chapman Kate Bevilaqua Magali Tisseyre Ashley Clifford Beth Shutt Hallie Blunck
Only thirty seconds separated the first five female pros as they made their way into the first transition. Missy Kuck was first out of the water with an excellent swim time of 26:25. The first five women were all in under 27 minutes.
Ashley Clifford proved to be the strongest on the bike and as she began the 13.1-mile run she had a lead of over three minutes. Malaika Homo and Missy Kuck were racing in second and third.
Magali Tisseyre dropped out of the race and did not complete the bike course as she continues to regain her top form.
Kate Bevilaqua encountered problems on the bike course but was full value for finishing the race.
Clifford was the strongest on the run course as well and easily took the top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Muncie results 2014. Her official winning time is 04:16:21.
TOP TEN PRO FEMALE FINISH TIMES
Ashley Clifford 00:26:41 02:21:04 01:24:54 04:16:21 Hallie Blunck 00:29:56 02:23:21 01:31:32 04:28:25 Beth Shutt 00:30:24 02:23:07 01:30:52 04:28:44 Malaika Homo 00:26:38 02:26:45 01:37:59 04:34:46 Kyla Chapman 00:26:52 02:37:08 01:28:06 04:36:19 Tami Ritchie 00:28:07 02:33:02 01:34:36 04:40:09 Missy Kuck 00:26:25 02:29:02 01:42:17 04:41:28 Ariane Monticeli 00:33:08 02:35:56 01:28:09 04:41:32 Andrea Hutchins 00:34:33 02:41:48 01:32:33 04:54:11 Kate Bevilaqua 00:26:55 03:06:03 01:32:13 05:09:12
Here are the top finishers in each of the age-groups.
Lauryn MacFawn 04:48:54 Meghan Wiebe 04:57:22 Carly Guggemos 05:08:36 Brittany Broyer 05:16:53 Alexandra Hetrick 05:20:02
Max Bierman 04:17:33 Ethan Page 04:35:19 John Baldwin 04:39:23 David Endean 04:45:21 Reid Taylor 04:46:56
Jocelyn McCauley 04:44:16 Jacqui Giuliano 04:45:26 Jessica Anderson 04:49:00 Brielle Dana 05:02:37 Hannah Stedge 05:12:36
Ben McMurray 04:12:44 Patrick McKeon 04:15:48 Ryan Hardy 04:17:00 Nick Glavac 04:17:16 Nick Zendler 04:18:25
Allison Howell 04:54:56 Lisa Tecklenburg 04:57:51 Whitney Burdzilauskas04:58:41 Holly Smith 05:02:09 Kim Brant 05:02:52
Michael Welch 04:19:35 Derek Lantz 04:20:28 David Smith 04:21:50 Dan Dziubski 04:22:40 Ryan McCready 04:25:30
Annie-Claude Gaudet04:38:03 Amanda Wendorff 04:41:53 Caroline Kratz 04:50:07 Mindy Nicolet 04:53:50 Kathryn Aguilar 05:00:41
Mark Harms 04:05:20 Will Battaile 04:30:07 Jeff Joyner 04:30:16 James Harrington 04:31:36 Colin Dunham 04:32:09
Jennifer Harrison 04:50:57 Anna Markus 04:52:13 Nicole Sommer 05:02:43 Ali Rutledge 05:06:03 Lucie Mays-Sulewski05:12:42
Mike Wolfgram 04:26:47 Christopher Martin 04:28:34 Bill Kessler 04:29:43 Jim Hansen 04:32:33 Matthew Burrell 04:32:43
Paula Bennett 04:53:07 Kim Sanner 04:53:46 Darlene Howe 05:07:47 Robin Asbury 05:18:14 Christine Hojnacki 05:28:50
Timothy Fears 02:58:17 David Forsee 04:15:54 Ron Shashy 04:30:13 Todd Shellenberger 04:33:32 Ralf Holzer 04:33:45
Cheryl Chaney 05:02:24 Amy Kuitse 05:09:05 Robin Ringenary 05:27:12 Lisa Martin 05:27:51 Lisa Ransom 05:31:20
Dan Falke 04:43:42 Ryan Stoll 04:45:08 Paul Zieske 04:58:02 Tomasz Jankowski 04:58:16 John Sakelaris 04:59:48
Julia Daggett 05:16:42 Joni Blanshard 05:24:00 Julie Theroux 05:46:28 Amy Riesmeyer 06:04:50 Marie Bartoletti 06:13:21
Eric Wilkins 04:51:11 Daniel Dungan 04:54:36 Steve Oehrle 04:58:13 Lee Sherbakoff 05:01:52 Edgar Breda 05:03:11
Ruth Kohstall 05:40:50 Elizabeth Weaver 05:52:30 JoanneFuru 05:55:04 Sandi Wiebe 06:16:31 Sandy Padgett 06:44:05 Jean Quinn 07:00:09 Deborah Lewis 07:09:21 Sherry Lewis 07:31:46 Elizabeth Upsall 07:31:51 Debbie Morehead 07:38:08 Susan Duffy 08:10:58
Charlie Cowan 04:53:19 Cliff Adlerz 05:00:53 Gerald Steinhoff 05:05:58 Butch Wabby 05:30:33 Monte Hitchcock 05:30:56
Nancy Lieberman 06:46:33
Anthony Polemarkis 06:07:15 Patrick Bourdillon 06:16:09 David Westerholm 06:42:50 David Mitchell 06:50:28 Donald Smith 07:32:16 George Verlich 07:44:39 John Sullivan 07:46:07 Patrick Duffy 08:29:24
Russ Hudson 05:58:20 Jack Lynch 06:39:55 Joe Dervin 07:19:21 Ralph Jenkins 07:39:47