Who would come out on top of Ironman 70.3 Racine results 2014!
That was the big question going into the race because the start list for both the pro men and women featured very talented triathletes.
Martin Jensen(3:47:05)and Angela Naeth(4:15:00)were the winners of Ironman 70.3 Racine 2013.
Neither were on hand to defend their titles so new Ironman 70.3 Racine champions were crowned on Sunday July 20.
For the pro men Andrew Starykowicz was looking to move up one spot on the podium as he finished a very close second to Martin Jensen in last years race.
He would have to get past Tim O’Donnell and Jordan Rapp and several other very talented pros in order to take top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Racine results 2014.
The secret to victory for Starykowicz seems to be to build up a lead so big in the bike that he won’t be caught, but there is a fine line when it comes to over-extending ones self early in the race.
He is completely fearless on the bike course and in Ironman Hawaii 2013 was first off the bike and onto the run course.
PRO MEN START LIST
Andrew Starykowicz Tim O'Donnell Jordan Rapp Daniel Fontana Lionel Sanders Peter Robertson Rodrigo Acevedo Wes Anderson Robbie Wade Daniel Bretscher Fabio Carvalho Kevin Collington Robert Duncan Nick Early Thomas Gerlach Adam Bohach Justin Metzler Jacob Rhyner Raul Tejada Martin Van Barneveld
A group of seven led by Tim O’Donnell came out of the water within seconds of each other.
As expected, Andrew Starykowicz was right with them and he has no problems leading the race from the front on the 56-mile bike course and daring the rest of the field to catch him in the 13.1-mile run.
Starykowicz led after the bike leg in the Ironman 70.3 Muncie results just recently and was able to hang on for third place after being caught by Lionel Sanders and Josh Amberger.
The lead Starykowicz had coming of the 56-mile bike course and heading into transition was eight minutes over Lionel Sanders who was running in second.
Sanders was leading a chase pack of seven who all set out to try and run Andrew down, but unlike Muncie, he had a much bigger lead to work with.
Still, these guys can run and Sanders quickly worked his way back up to Starykowicz and by the halfway point he was only 3:35 back and had clawed back over four minutes. Peter Roberson was holding down third place.
With just three miles left to run the lead was down to 1:45 and it was still anybody’s race.
What a great race by Lionel Sanders as he catches Starykowicz for the second time in a matter of weeks in the final stages of a race to take top honors in the Ironman 70.3 Racine results 2014.
PRO MEN RESULTS
Lionel Sanders 00:27:41 02:05:17 01:09:36 03:45:55 Andrew Starykowicz 00:24:25 02:00:43 01:18:13 03:46:37 Peter Robertson 00:24:26 02:09:07 01:14:49 03:51:41 Kevin Collington 00:24:21 02:09:20 01:15:10 03:52:01 Daniel Fontana 00:24:24 02:08:54 01:16:42 03:53:16 Tim O'Donnell 00:24:14 02:08:50 01:17:37 03:54:03 Adam Bohach 00:26:51 02:13:10 01:12:13 03:55:43 Fabio Carvalho 00:24:18 02:09:00 01:19:55 03:56:22 Daniel Bretscher 00:26:15 02:09:56 01:16:43 03:56:34 Jordan Rapp 00:26:07 02:09:02 01:17:48 03:56:46 Justin Metzler 00:26:08 02:11:31 01:17:44 03:58:56 Raul Tejada 00:25:51 02:07:16 01:22:33 03:59:24
The field for the pro women featured Melissa Hauschildt, Helle Frederiksen, and new-comer to the pro ranks Lauren Barnett who has had a sensational start to her Ironman pro career with a victory in Ironman 70.3 New Orleans, and third place finishes in Ironman 70.3 Kansas, and Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs.
PRO WOMEN START LIST
Melissa Hauschildt Helle Frederiksen Lauren Barnett Valentina Carvallo Jessica Chong Christine Hammond Malaika Homo Tamara Kozulina Laura Siddall Adrienne Smith
Helle Frederiksen was the leader out of the water with an excellent swim time of 00:25:32.
Malaika Homo was second in 00:26:47, and Vanentina Carvallo rounded out the top three in 00:28:01.
Major players Melissa Hauschildt and Lauren Barnett posted times of 00:28:05 and 00:29:19 respectively and the race was on!
Melissa Hauschildt worked her way to the front by the time she reached transition, but her lead was only 17 seconds over Helle Frederiksen. Lauren Barnett was holding down the final podium spot 4:56 back of the leader as she entered transition two.
Hauschildt was in great form for this race and began to extend her lead over Frederiksen.
Barnett was solidly in third place with a possible shot at second if Frederiksen faltered. Either way it will be her fourth podium in four races and that in itself is very remarkable.
In the last few miles of the race the top three positions seem to be decided with Melissa Hauschildt in front of Frederiksen by over three minutes and Lauren Barnett solidly in third.
Melissa Hauschildt is the official winner and claims the top of the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Racine results 2014.
PRO WOMEN RESULTS
Melissa Hauschildt 00:28:05 02:20:08 01:20:04 04:11:51 Helle Frederiksen 00:25:32 02:22:41 01:24:19 04:16:22 Lauren Barnett 00:29:19 02:23:29 01:22:52 04:19:34 Laura Siddall 00:29:58 02:23:33 01:26:31 04:23:49 Christine Hammond 00:28:02 02:27:31 01:28:04 04:27:31 Valentina Carvallo 00:28:01 02:29:32 01:27:07 04:28:26 Tamara Kozulina 00:31:42 02:27:17 01:26:33 04:29:40 Malaika Homo 00:26:47 02:30:59 01:33:23 04:35:02 Jessica Chong 00:31:42 02:30:56 01:31:47 04:38:53 Adrienne Smith 00:31:36 02:32:03 01:33:47 04:41:15
Here are the top finishers in each of the age-groups.
Samantha B. Morrison 04:34:08 Sadie Holmes 05:04:39 Stéphanie Boivin 05:09:25 Amanda Marek 05:24:23 Liz Reinhart 05:26:56
Cole Bunn 04:26:02 Carl Eichert 04:26:33 Bryan Conger 04:34:59 Maciej Konczewski 04:41:14 Daniel Feller Gumucio 04:45:29
Kristine Juno 04:44:54 Danna Herrick 04:53:01 Colleen Burke 04:55:42 Katie O'Connor 05:02:36 Christie Krompel 05:03:53
Patrick Brady 04:14:42 Mike Lavery 04:17:51 Justin Herrick 04:19:21 Adam Olson 04:21:53 Andres Zimeri 04:24:28
Stacey Henkel 04:34:45 Molly Smith 04:40:18 Tatiana Marvin 04:52:32 Lauren Diaz 04:59:37 Michelle Stoffel 05:00:09
Ernesto Espinoza 04:15:17 Dana Riederer 04:23:18 Adam Fitzhenry 04:27:35 Bob Larue 04:28:10 Russ Kuryk 04:29:10
Kristen Tamburrino 04:44:36 Kimberly Von During 04:56:58 Jennifer Pinto 04:57:33 Kelly Yeomans 05:01:39 Meagan Bradley 05:01:52
Daniel Stubleski 03:58:27 James Burke 04:03:48 Adam Zucco 04:12:25 Owen Hammond 04:13:12 Scott Bowe 04:17:28
Susanne Davis 04:42:14 Karen Snyder 04:58:00 Maria Valdes 04:58:32 Jodie Taylor 05:07:00 Cathleen Bethea 05:08:25
Mark Beversdorf 04:18:39 Christopher Schmidt 04:19:40 Ted Thome 04:23:27 Sean Ryan 04:25:37 Peter Christensen 04:28:36
Miriam Cole 05:02:03 Cynthia Lindeman 05:02:27 Tara Sheetz 05:03:57 Christine Thompson 05:07:27 Kim Busch 05:11:03
Craig Lanza 04:26:13 Jason Fitzhugh 04:33:12 Mike Johnson 04:33:51 Daniel Rogers 04:45:40 Andrew Hopper 04:46:07
Mandi Kowal 05:11:29 Jenny Lorenz 05:15:59 Janet Katz 05:18:09 Susan Dziuban 05:25:26 Barbra Fagan 05:28:13
Kevin Weslaski 04:36:24 Steven Maves 04:37:44 Jay Lochhead 04:50:42 Iain Campbell 04:50:50 Alexander Pringle 04:50:59
Beth Pringle 05:30:01 Gigi Boswell 05:34:20 Jilly Whiting 05:48:45 Mary Kulzick 06:16:27 Susan Goodale 06:19:51
Doug Morris 04:47:36 William Pressprich 04:49:11 Bob Shine 05:05:44 Yves Dandurand 05:06:15 Sid Glick 05:08:00
Joanne Furu 05:58:17 Sue Dejesus 06:06:39 Wendy Watson 06:17:17 Paula North 06:23:57 Elaine Linn 06:28:56 Helen Kaiser 06:40:34
Pat Peppler 05:13:47 Tim Colleran 05:34:21 Larry Henderson 05:39:21 Paul Swanson 05:40:19 Anatol Arber 05:46:34
Bobbe Greenberg 06:46:52
Ross Biggs 06:48:02 Bill McCarthy 07:25:51 Danny Glenn 07:28:01 Steve Hartman 07:50:16 Mark Tritschler 07:53:41
Pete Quirin 06:33:16 Alan Priest 06:54:55 George Bayly 08:50:48
Francisco Gutierrez 07:20:02
Bob Scott 06:34:34