Top pros race for podium spots in Ironman 70.3 South Africa results 2017.
The day for age-group and pro triathletes began with a 1.2-mile swim that took place at Ocean Beach. From there they launched themselves onto a very challenging hilly 56-mile bike course.
Once off their bikes they were faced with a two-loop 13.1-mile run course that was relatively flat and fast.
James Cunnama headed up a very strong contingent of male pros as the gun sounded to begin the race. The South African dominated start list would no doubt have their hands full with Romain Guillaume of France if he was in top form.
There were also strong entries from Great Britain, Hungary, and Switzerland.
MALE PRO START LIST
Buckingham, Kyle Csoke, Balazs Cunnama, James Davidson, Michael De Bruin, Gerhard Gravett, Clinton GUILLAUME, Romain Horner, Kent Johnston, Travis Lampret, Freddy Limousin, Frederic Marais, Stuart Moldan, Johannes Müller, Urs Naude, Rudolf Philippe, Lamberty Scheltinga, Evert Threlfall, Mark Trautman, Matt
As the race got underway it was Mark Threlfall of Great Britain leading a pack of six pro men out of the water. He posted a time of 25:50, but Balazs Csoke of Hungary and Rudolf Naude of South Africa were right behind. They had swim times of 25:52 and 25:53.
A total of sixteen seconds separated the first six swimmers as they entered the swim/bike transition.
When the smoke cleared after the bike it was Romain Guillaume with a clear lead of over six minutes on Mark Threlfall. Four others including James Cunnama, Kyle Buckingham, Evert Scheltinga and Stuart Marais were in the mix for podium spots in the Ironman 70.3 South Africa results 2017.
PRO MEN SWIM AND BIKE TIMES
Guillaume, Romain 00:25:57 02:46:12 Threlfall, Mark 00:25:50 02:52:21 Cunnama, James 00:26:59 02:52:55 Scheltinga, Evert 00:25:55 02:52:59 Buckingham, Kyle 00:26:34 02:53:01 Marais, Stuart 00:27:06 02:55:54 Moldan, Johannes 00:28:23 02:58:23 Gravett, Clinton 00:26:06 03:02:02 Johnston, Travis 00:28:24 03:02:10 Csoke, Balazs 00:25:52 03:05:44 Philippe, Lamberty 00:28:29 03:08:10 Müller, Urs 00:29:49 03:10:37 Limousin, Frederic 00:28:26 03:15:36
At about 12km into the run it was Romain Guillaume with a lead of five minutes on James Cunnama with Kyle Buckingham another two minutes back in third.
Guillaume maintained his lead until the finish and crosses the finish line first in the Ironman 70.3 South Africa results 2017.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
GUILLAUME, Romain 04:08:58 Cunnama, James 04:11:27 Buckingham, Kyle 04:14:30 Marais, Stuart 04:15:54 Threlfall, Mark 04:16:52 Scheltinga, Evert 04:18:04 Johnston, Travis 04:25:33 Moldan, Johannes 04:26:31 Csoke, Balazs 04:30:57 Gravett, Clinton 04:32:16 Philippe, Lamberty 04:39:14 Limousin, Frederic 04:49:13 Müller, Urs 04:51:06 Lampret, Freddy 05:31:49
On the pro female side it was Great Britain’s Nikki Bartlett, Susie Cheetham and Jodie Cunnama in the mix for top placings. Cunnama would be attempting to defend the title she won in 2016.
They would be up against Jeane Collonge of France and Kristin Moeller of Germany. Both seemed likely contenders for podium spots in the Ironman 70.3 South Africa results 2017.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Agnieszka, Jerzyk Bartlett, Nikki Cheetham, Susie Collonge, Jeanne Cunnama, Jodie Konschak, Katja lester, sarah Moeller, Kristin Polak, Kamila Watkinson, Annah
Two British pros led the the way out of the water for the women.
Jodie Cunnama was first by a large margin. Her time of 26:31 gave her a good head start on Susie Cheetham who posted a time of 29:11.(and by the way, congratulations to Jodie Swallow and James Cunnama on their recent marriage).
Katja Konschak of Germany and Jerzyk Agnieszka of Poland were right behind Cheetham with times of 29:14 and 29:19 respectively.
Jodie Cunnama posted an excellent bike split to go along with the days best swim split. By the time Susie Cheetham began the 21km run she had over six minutes to make up on Cunnama.
FEMALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS
Cunnama, Jodie 00:26:31 03:08:50 Cheetham, Susie 00:29:11 03:12:35 Agnieszka, Jerzyk 00:29:19 02:45:43 Collonge, Jeanne 00:31:52 02:44:55 Watkinson, Annah 00:32:35 02:46:12 Moeller, Kristin 00:33:22 02:47:06 Konschak, Katja 00:29:14 02:59:51 Lester, Sarah 00:35:21 03:04:23 Polak, Kamila 00:33:28 03:07:15
At the 15km mark of the run Susie Cheetham had closed to within two minutes of defending champion Jodie Cunnama.
She was unable to catch the leader and Jodie Cunnama wins top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 South Africa results 2017 and successfully defends her title.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Cunnama, Jodie 04:39:49 Cheetham, Susie 04:40:51 Agnieszka, Jerzyk 04:47:49 Moeller, Kristin 04:49:05 Watkinson, Annah 04:53:30 Collonge, Jeanne 04:54:33 Konschak, Katja 05:08:26 Lester, Sarah 05:24:05 Polak, Kamila 05:27:07
Top age-group finishers
van Rensburg, Arni 05:44:27 Ouweneel, Birgitt 05:56:40 Daweti, Siya 06:05:16 Lokotsch, Karla 06:09:29 heywood, cristina 06:22:57 Pheiffer, Kirsten 06:31:57 Theunissen, Simone Stefanie 06:34:06 Mansvelder, Marjolein 06:35:51
Browne, Jaryd 04:46:25 Cooke, Jarryd 05:10:09 Van der walt, Hein 05:19:09 Whitehead, James 05:19:46 Kemp, Shane 05:25:03 Joffee, Dean 05:25:22 Blumberg, Alex 05:27:22 Mienie, Francois 05:27:54
Nicole, Jade 05:06:26 Nieuwoudt, Magda 05:06:50 Chemaly, Sarah 05:11:19 van Heerden, Natia 05:16:38 Toovey, Mellusca 05:17:15 BIRD, Olivia 05:23:11 Dierks, Mariella 05:31:44 Rogers, Guinivere 05:35:47
Lawrie, Richard 04:32:21 Gibb, Haig 04:39:17 Bögge, Florian 04:43:23 Meyer, Rohan 04:45:33 Bayvel, Scott 04:54:18 Thomsom, Derron 04:55:29 Peterkin, Iain 04:55:35 Chapman, Nicholas 04:57:30
De kock, Zoli 05:26:22 Olivier, Lise 05:34:42 Kleu, Jeanne 05:36:07 Wostmann, Caroline 05:36:31 van der Vyver, Eulali 05:36:31 Coetzee-Turner, Roxy 05:40:47 Lourens, Shannon 05:51:26
Louw, Christopher 04:50:02 Seegers, Jeren 04:50:51 Harrington, Gareth 04:51:46 Visser, JC 04:54:39 Reed, Jason 04:57:01 Erasmus, Mauritz 04:58:30 Mofsowitz, Gavin 04:59:12 Kriel, Gabriel 04:59:32
saporta, antonelle 05:33:45 Heger, Kim 05:34:14 Steinberg, Steffi 05:43:38 Mackenzie, Lizanne 05:44:50 Johnson, Kristine 05:50:22 Kukard, Anine 05:56:36 Southgate, Karyn 05:57:13 Ketterer, Eileen 06:03:44
Venter, Bradley 04:37:04 Birkholtz, Bradley 04:42:50 Maus, Andreas 04:44:34 Fleming, Bradley 04:45:04 Close, Guy 04:53:48 Kennedy, Rohan Philip 04:58:58 Fuller, Thomas 04:59:47 Meschede, Michael 05:00:40
van der Toorn, Kelly 05:23:31 Waterworth, Sally 05:28:36 Close, Jenny 05:29:56 Mee, Hayley 05:39:44 van Blerk, Natalie 05:42:02 Hoffmann, Tania 05:50:06 Read, Michele 05:57:17 Hagedorn-Hansen,Natalie 05:57:49
de villiers, louis 04:57:35 Lunt, Shaun 04:59:10 van der merwe, barry 04:59:21 Jansevan Rensburg,Dawid 05:00:25 Valverde, JP 05:01:14 wiehahn, manfred 05:03:14 Orielly, Donovan 05:03:14 Koch, Ross 05:04:07
Enslin, michelle 05:27:46 Staal, Michelle 05:51:23 van Wyk, Helena 05:56:18 Fury, Lara 05:56:55 Visagie, Gerda 06:07:05 Kennedy, Lauren 06:08:34 forsberg, carina 06:19:10 Walker, Julie 06:23:17
Sack, Mark 04:49:45 Syphus, Terry 05:15:59 de la Porte, Shaun 05:18:39 Fourie, Andries 05:19:12 Visser, Rowland 05:21:07 Sassen, Rami 05:25:34 Lecuyer, Francis 05:26:27 Vrij, Joris 05:26:53
Hattingh, Mariette 05:38:57 Claasen, Christine 05:50:19 Kirkhoff, Shannon 06:17:53 Strydom, Frances 06:25:41 Roode, Monica 06:33:22 Van Wyk, Tina 06:40:24 Nieburg, agnes 06:49:51 Geldenhuys, Elizma 06:50:16
Smit, Izak 05:00:09 THORNTON, TERRY 05:00:25 Wolstenholme, Henry 05:18:04 enseling, michael 05:20:34 Vosloo, Paul 05:23:32 Mende, Uwe 05:28:22 McGuffog, Angus 05:35:27 West, Craig 05:36:13
Thomson, Pat 06:12:07 Loots, Salome 06:35:04 Fritz, Ilse 06:42:22 Reed, Wendy 06:52:05 Fischer, Lynette 06:52:42 Muhlenberg, Maureen 07:01:37 Viljoen, Estelle 07:04:57 Clarke, Dawn 07:24:29
Graf, Oliver 05:03:42 Khan, Nadirshah 05:32:31 Murray, Sean Garner 05:36:19 Steinberg, Gerry 05:39:40 Otto, Rene 05:40:07 Jones, Evan 05:42:12 Van Den Berg, Andre 05:43:00 Dewar, Kevin 05:47:13
Bezuidenhout, Hendra 07:03:27 Peens, Colleen 07:49:47 Allen, Sharon 08:16:38
Nottingham, Guy Talbot 05:49:08 van Heerden, Andre 05:57:50 Rosenstein, Dave 06:11:09 Cilliers, Gustaf 06:30:29 Nocton-Smith, Tony 06:36:15 Wilke, Fred 06:36:37 Smith, Geoffrey 06:54:02 Bloemhoff, Johan 06:56:07
Guiney, Gwyn 07:48:03
Kennedy, Denis 06:28:05 Berlyn, Peter-John 06:42:01 Van Der Merwe, Abel 06:44:10 Eadie, Ian 07:12:03 Murphy, Owen 07:42:14 Brandle, Armin 07:42:43 Chrich, Graham 07:51:30 Fuller, Peter 08:08:59 Louw, Nic 08:18:40
Lochner, Lochi 06:46:55 Burton, Neville 07:30:09
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