Excellent pro field battles for top of podium in Ironman 70.3 New Orleans results 2016.
There was no sure thing for top spot in the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans results 2016 when the gun sounded to begin the 1.2-mile swim at South Shore Harbor.
The 2015 winners of Ironman 70.3 New Orleans were Andy Potts and Sarah Piampiano with times of 3:39:49 and 4:15:17 respectively.
A new male pro winner would be crowned but Sarah Piampiano returned to defend her title and to race for Kona Ranking Points and prize money.
Strong winds were predicted for the race and could very well impact the bike split times.
There were also 30 Ironman 70.3 World Championship slots available to be won by the top age-group finishers in each category.
MALE PRO START LIST
Becker, Blake Bradley, Scott Brady, Patrick Chrabot, Matt De Kanel, Rod Gerlach, Thomas Gray, Aaron Hall, Benson Harris, Daniel Howard, Jeremy Kotar, Keith Kovacic, Jaroslav McBurney, Brent Reid, Taylor Rhyner, Jacob Shanks, Matthew Sketako, Denis Starykowicz, Andrew Tejada, Raul Toldi, Fernando Tollakson, Tj Tutukin, Ivan
Mark Chrabot of the USA was the only pro male to finish the 1.2-mile swim under 25 minutes and it gave him a lead of 26 seconds over Brazil’s Fernando Toldi who was in second.
Toldi had plenty of company as there were four others within ten seconds of him. Those four included Andrew Starykowicz who normally prefers to be at the front in the bike as soon as possible. He could take top spot in the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans results 2016 if gets loose on the lead during the 56-mile bike.
MALE PRO SWIM TIMES
Chrabot, Matt 00:24:34 Toldi, Fernando 00:25:00 Starykowicz, Andrew 00:25:03 Kovacic, Jaroslav 00:25:07 Tutukin, Ivan 00:25:10 Tollakson, Tj 00:25:11 De Kanel, Rod 00:25:43 Howard, Jeremy 00:27:17 Reid, Taylor 00:27:21 Rhyner, Jacob 00:27:40 Tejada, Raul 00:27:46 Hall, Benson 00:27:55 Gerlach, Thomas 00:27:57 Sketako, Denis 00:28:18 Becker, Blake 00:28:51 Gray, Aaron 00:29:10 McBurney, Brent 00:30:32 Shanks, Matthew 00:32:10 Harris, Daniel 00:33:00 Bradley, Scott 00:33:46 Kotar, Keith 00:34:06 Brady, Patrick 00:34:25
It was no surprise to see Andrew Starykowicz pull away from the rest of the field on the 56-mile bike course. At the 30 mile mark his lead was over three minutes.
He was being tracked by Matt Chrabot and TJ Tollakson who were neck and neck for second place. The rest of the male pros had lots of work to do as they were all over six minutes or more off the leaders pace with the bike half over.
A very strong tailwind was expected for the return trip on the bike. It could just be one of the fastest 70.3 bike splits recorded in some time. You never know. Starykowicz just might average 35 MPH with a strong wind at his back.
He will most likely need more than a three minute lead beginning the run as there are some strong runners in this male pro group capable of catching him.
[bctt tweet=”Andrew Starykowicz posts 1:57:56 bike split in Ironman 70.3 New Orleans.
Pretty quick split of 1:57:56 posted by Starykowicz as he takes the lead onto the run course and he has just what he needs…a lead of over eight minutes on second place Matt Chrabot.
Taylor Reid of Canada moved into second place nearing the halfway point of the run but had lots of work to do if he wanted to challenge for first place in the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans results 2016. Starykowicz stilled maintained a lead of seven minutes.
A few weeks ago in Ironman 70.3 Texas 2016 Starykowicz posted a 1:58:44 bike split but Lionel Sanders of Canada was fastest of all with a time of 1:58:09 and would go on to win.
Andrew Starykowicz is the winner of Ironman 70.3 New Orleans 2016 in a time of 3:46:52. Taylor Reid of Canada holds off Matt Chrabot to claim second place.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Starykowicz, Andrew 03:46:52 Reid, Taylor 03:52:19 Chrabot, Matt 03:53:07 Tutukin, Ivan 03:56:05 Tejada, Raul 03:56:55 Carvalho, Fabio 03:57:30 Kovacic, Jaroslav 03:59:22 Sketako, Denis 04:00:03 Gerlach, Thomas 04:00:24 Toldi, Fernando 04:04:21 Gray, Aaron 04:04:31 Hall, Benson 04:04:38 Rhyner, Jacob 04:05:00 Bradley, Scott 04:11:19 Harris, Daniel 04:11:42 Becker, Blake 04:16:27 Shanks, Matthew 04:18:39 Howard, Jeremy 04:20:46 De Kanel, Rod 04:22:36 Kotar, Keith 04:26:29
Sarah Piampiano would be attempting to defend the title she won in 2015 against some excellent competition.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Alvarez, Palmira Bennett, Laura Brown, Brooke Burdzilauskas, Whitney Cameto, Sarah Harari, Lotty Hinz, Bailey Luse, Nickie McCracken, Amelia Piampiano, Sarah Roohi, Molly Rusch, Maggie Snow, Caitlin Spitler, Erin Stevens, Amanda Wendorff, Amanda
Laura Bennett had another great swim split and her swim time of 25:49 gave her a surprisingly big lead of over a minute on Amanda Stevens who is also a very fast swimmer. Sarah Cameto was the only other female pro to complete the swim in under 30 minutes.
FEMALE PRO SWIM TIMES
Bennett, Laura 00:25:49 Stevens, Amanda 00:27:06 Cameto, Sarah 00:28:45 Wendorff, Amanda 00:30:20 Snow, Caitlin 00:30:22 Hinz, Bailey 00:33:03 Piampiano, Sarah 00:33:24 Roohi, Molly 00:33:26 Rusch, Maggie 00:33:41 Brown, Brooke 00:34:36 McCracken, Amelia 00:35:49 Alvarez, Palmira 00:35:54 Spitler, Erin 00:35:58 Burdzilauskas, Whitney 00:38:44 Harari, Lotty 00:39:15 Luse, Nickie 00:40:54
The lead swimmers were caught by Sarah Cameto and defending champion Sarah Piampiano in the first half of the bike course. However they were still in the race as only 1:20 separated Cameto, Piampiano, Stevens, and Bennett as they made their way through the first turn.
Top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans results 2016 could come down to who saved the most for the 13.1-mile run.
It was Sarah Piampiano with a lead of just under a minute over Sarah Cameto as she began her run. By the three mile mark the lead was almost three minutes as Piampiano attempted to claim first place in the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans results 2016 and successfully defend her 2015 title.
Sarah Piampiano is the winner of Ironman 70.3 New Orleans for the third time. Her winning time is 4:19:57.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Piampiano, Sarah 04:19:57 Cameto, Sarah 04:26:48 Bennett, Laura 04:29:51 Snow, Caitlin 04:30:21 Stevens, Amanda 04:33:23 Wendorff, Amanda 04:34:15 Hinz, Bailey 04:38:37 Spitler, Erin 04:44:37 Rusch, Maggie 04:46:12 Alvarez, Palmira 04:50:28 Roohi, Molly 04:50:43 Luse, Nickie 04:54:52 McCracken, Amelia 04:55:47 Brown, Brooke 05:05:51 Burdzilauskas, Whitney 05:06:11 Harari, Lotty 05:50:37
Top age-group finishers in Ironman 70.3 New Orleans results 2016.
Wood, Nicole 05:00:38 Setzler, Erika 05:12:22 Ross, Sarah 05:43:25 Johnson, Jenna 05:50:44 Mikrut, Erin 06:20:49
Long, Sam 04:12:31 Herrera Chacon, Pablo 04:18:23 Chronert, Michael 04:26:51 Vargas, Matthews 05:09:18 Maas, Benjamin 05:09:26
Van Breda, Keelyn 04:53:58 Leon Becerril, Anahi 05:09:28 Perkins, Barbara 05:12:59 Glassmeyer, Jill 05:25:30 Jehn, Amanda 05:28:50
Irvin, Rance 04:20:31 Vance, Travis 04:26:03 Pan, Yang 04:26:51 Larocque, Rob 04:29:26 Brush, Stephen 04:42:03
Lea, Caroline 04:49:32 Carlon, Fiona 04:57:02 Nyitray, Elizabeth 04:58:57 Brannigan, Jessica 05:09:57 MacSwan, Meg 05:15:55
Giuliano, Ryan 04:04:12 Snyder, Dj 04:21:29 Fitzhenry, Adam 04:26:12 Tonder, Scott 04:26:48 Widman, Aaron 04:32:40
Miller, Alison 04:48:47 Rollins, Emily 05:01:55 Rossiter, Sofia 05:15:34 Diliberto, Jena 05:17:53 Karpitskaya, Yekaterina 05:22:45
Sloan, Chuck 04:19:18 Stanfield, Allen 04:30:24 Smith, Jason 04:32:57 Post, Brian 04:33:52 Johnson, Jeremy 04:36:10
Rutledge, Ali 05:24:18 Sanborn, Beth 05:29:38 Le Clair, Chelsea 05:35:15 Carstens, Carolina 05:42:51 Ingram, Jen 05:44:09
Scott, Rodney 04:20:49 Miller, Brian 04:26:17 Martin, James 04:37:48 Smith, Grady 04:39:00 Simkins, Russell 04:45:15
Spooner, Claudia 05:10:01 Ragals, Debbie 05:12:03 Stickney, Lora 05:23:19 Dushay, Jody 05:31:14 Elder, Dawn 05:37:41
Cart, Kevin 04:28:24 Lowman, Brian 04:34:44 Lorenz, Holger 04:36:23 Rollins, Brad 04:37:11 Thompson, Glen 04:42:08
Oconnor, Linda 05:21:13 Kaltenbaugh, Ann 05:29:34 Esahak-Gage, Jane 05:34:23 Mantay, Erica 05:53:33 Harrison, Lisa 06:00:21
Gennari, Bruce 04:35:12 Laroche, Marc 04:37:02 Minardi, Mike 04:42:48 Gompers, Paul 04:50:00 Edwards, Barry 04:51:53
Zeller, Emilia 06:25:36 Lane, Patricia 06:35:25 Mueller, Barbara 06:45:20 Mollahan, Ingrid 06:45:41 Landon, Cheryl 07:00:10
Irion, Dave 04:32:15 Harrison, Johnny 04:45:31 Dietrich, Klaus 05:12:14 Perroteau, Alain 05:13:53 Perkins, Dan 05:14:14
Thomas, Barbara 06:16:22 Ellis, Patricia 06:22:35 Boudreaux, Susan 06:53:09 Dykshorn, Terry 06:54:42 Pickens, Becky 07:00:14
Moats, Kevin 04:55:58 Reese, Bill 05:06:01 Hathaway, Will 05:29:19 Mozena, John 05:37:57 Anderson, Gwin 05:41:33
Robinson, Ken 06:13:06 Molloy, Daniel 06:14:46 Wiser, Conrad 06:32:58 Geljack, Kenneth 06:40:48 Palermo, Bill 06:46:46 Zielinski, John 07:02:59 Stevens, Lee 07:29:14 Kudla, Alan 07:33:29
Krupa, Susan 07:35:22
Frezza, Marty 06:40:39
Buder, Madonna SWIM....1:09:19
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