Sold-out field races for spots in Ironman 70.3 St. Polten results 2016.
Many triathletes will tell you that Ironman St. Polten is one of the best in the WTC series of races. That’s saying a lot considering who many 70.3 races there are around the world.
The race drew a very strong field of pro athletes who raced for Kona Ranking Points as well as $15,000 in prize money.
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona and Ironman St. Polten are both taking place on Sunday May 22, 2016 and between the two races you will find the absolute best pro triathletes Europe has to offer.
How do you pick a winner when you have so many pro men quite capable of making it to the podium on their best effort?
MALE PRO START LIST
Bader, Martin Bednar, Petr Birngruber, Christian Bittner, Per Boecherer, Andi Cigana, Massimo Darby, Thomas Frommhold, Jens Gruber, Maximilian Gräf, Alexander Guhr, Sebastian Hoerper, Christian Hovda, Allan Jezko, Ivan Jilek, David Krupicka, David Lawicki, Marcin Mlinar, Markus Molnar, Gergo Najmowicz, Pawel Nemcik, Marek Plese, David Reitmayr, Paul Renc, Tomas Riess, Vincent Ruttmann, Paul Sapunov, Daniil Schuster, Paul Simko, Pavel Steger, Thomas Vanhoenacker, Marino Westover, Richard Wild, Ruedi Wurm, Gabriel
Andi Boecherer of Germany was at the front of this race for all but three seconds as that was the gap to Martin Bader of Austria after the 1.9km swim. Boecherer took the lead in the bike and never looked back.
His bike split of 2:09:03 was fastest of the day by three minutes and that was all the margin he needed as he managed a solid run time of 1:14:02 to win the race by almost two minutes over Ruedi Wild of Switzeralnd who finished second.
Wild had to settle for second spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 St. Polten results despite posting the fastest run split of the day.
Paul Reitmayr of Austria posted solid times in all three disciplines and was a well-deserved third place.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Boecherer, Andi 03:52:45 Wild, Ruedi 03:54:33 Reitmayr, Paul 03:57:33 Steger, Thomas 04:01:26 Birngruber, Christian 04:03:13 Ruttmann, Paul 04:03:21 Plese, David 04:06:13 Sapunov, Daniil 04:07:05 Bader, Martin 04:07:17 Darby, Thomas 04:08:13 Cigana, Massimo 04:10:11 Hoerper, Christian 04:11:44 Schuster, Paul 04:12:10 Lawicki, Marcin 04:12:59 Wurm, Gabriel 04:13:06 Hovda, Allan 04:16:23 Guhr, Sebastian 04:16:36 Jilek, David 04:19:06 Najmowicz, Pawel 04:19:27 Simko, Pavel 04:19:56 Renc, Tomas 04:21:51 Mlinar, Markus 04:22:41 Riess, Vincent 04:23:03 Westover, Richard 04:23:24 Jezko, Ivan 04:26:14 Molnar, Gergo 04:34:18 Gr�f, Alexander 04:36:15 Krupicka, David 04:55:47 Gruber, Maximilian 04:55:49 Bednar, Petr 05:01:32 Nemcik, Marek 05:31:11
At first glance it appears that the ones to beat for the pro women are Anja Beranek and Yvonne Van Vlerken, but Susie Cheetham and Laura Phillip were both quite capable of upsetting that apple cart on their best efforts.
In her most recent race Cheetham finished second in Ironman South Africa 2016.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Beranek, Anja Candrova, Jana Cheetham, Susie Chernenko, Anastasia Dornauer, Lisa-Maria Finger, Annett Fürnkranz, Simone Gehnboeck, Sylvia Krejcova, Petra Lassche, Leah Philipp, Laura Rudolf, Michaela Svensk, Sara Van Vlerken, Yvonne
This was a close race from start to finish for the pro women. Anja Beranek posted the fastest swim of the day with her 27:46 swim but gave up a bit of ground to Yvonne Van Vlerken on the bike course.
However it was Laura Philipp making up a two minute deficit on the swim and more by posting the fastest run of the day and that was enough to give her top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 St. Polten results 2016.
Less than one minute separated the top three pro women at the finish line. Yvonne Van Vlerken edged out Beranek by just five seconds for second place.
Susie Cheetham had one of the fastest run splits of the day but had to settle for fourth place as she had too much time to make up after the bike.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Philipp, Laura 04:22:33 Van Vlerken, Yvonne 04:23:20 Beranek, Anja 04:23:25 Cheetham, Susie 04:32:08 Svensk, Sara 04:34:31 Lassche, Leah 04:38:14 Fürnkranz, Simone 04:41:06 Finger, Annett 04:44:58 Gehnboeck, Sylvia 04:46:23 Rudolf, Michaela 04:47:13 Dornauer, Lisa-Maria 04:49:44 Chernenko, Anastasia 04:58:25 Krejcova, Petra 04:59:14 Candrova, Jana 05:05:38
Top age-group finishers in Ironman 70.3 St. Polten results.
Wild, Theresa 05:01:33 Exenberger, Sabrina 05:13:21 Pauer, Stefanie 05:40:30
Beuchert, Julian 04:13:49 Scheuring, Mark 04:20:59 Lienhart, Florian 04:23:07 Trunk, Christian 04:25:52 Bräutigam, Tim 04:27:19
Hafner, Mojca 05:02:22 Janssen, Elien 05:07:15 Weiss, Sandra 05:10:23 Meier, Reona 05:15:15 Simola, Anni 05:15:32
Bruns, Jan 04:12:54 Mock, Philipp 04:13:57 Petrasek, Pavel 04:14:50 Hohm, Felix 04:15:46 Orarback, Jonas 04:19:41
ERAT, Lucia 04:35:22 Desroches, Danielle 04:40:54 Falk, Anne 04:45:59 Onaran, pek 04:56:24 Sommer, Eva 05:22:00
Winke, Benjamin 04:20:36 Nagele, Christian 04:21:52 Merva, Milan 04:22:54 Muellner, Peter 04:23:33 Hammerl, Mirco 04:23:49
Brassay, Reka 04:40:40 Laverty, Mary 04:53:27 Koivula, Venla 04:56:37 Zeltner, Tamara 05:00:55 Fullana, Tere 05:08:31
Doronin, Victor 04:16:12 Muhlbauer, Hans 04:19:11 Schinkel, Christian 04:25:21 Gehrer, Andreas 04:29:00 Kathan, Robert 04:31:29
Priglinger, Johanna 05:13:00 Nowak, Sylvia 05:15:40 Vernik, Inbal 05:18:58 Sestan, Valentina 05:19:15 Ekström, Maria 05:19:35
lepschy, mario 04:25:32 Radi, Massimiliano 04:27:08 Hirner, Christian 04:27:35 Stoimaier, Christian 04:28:42 Christen, Pirmin 04:30:46
Levi, Sigalit 04:46:29 Lemelin, Pascale 04:47:52 Werner, Katja 05:14:28 Bachmann-Goetzer, Birgit 05:19:05 Teufl, Ulrike 05:29:17
Niederau, Dirk 04:14:35 Erat, Pablo 04:23:02 Frühwirth, Alexander 04:29:09 VECCHIATO, Andrea 04:29:46 De faveri, Gianpietro 04:32:34
ZANDER, Iris 05:28:14 Orepic, Durdica 05:46:13 Mielke, Ellen 06:03:44 Czerny, Susanna 06:04:10 Ziegler, Sabine 06:09:59
Bernhard, Anton 04:29:54 Schrenk, Harald 04:36:18 Melmer, Dietmar 04:36:32 Irmler, Jergen 04:39:09 Breuer, Rainer 04:39:34
Knodt, Riitta 05:50:30 Olshansky, Iris 06:17:20 Husz, Andi 06:17:41 Hochauer, Maria 06:23:09 Sieber Brinkschulte, Petra 06:31:49
Grafeneder, Franz 04:47:34 Latini, Mandi 04:54:27 OLivotto, Paolo 05:19:11 Wessendorf, Peter 05:23:10 Lucke, Andreas 05:23:36
Adamcik, Veronika 06:02:10 Greer, Siobhan 06:49:46
Curridori, Valerio 05:08:43 Runer, Klaus 05:24:41 Kern, Gerhard 05:26:25 Kampusch, Friedrich 05:30:55 Nahrgang, Roman 05:32:32
Skrlep, Anton 06:01:06 Aschwer, Hermann 06:01:42 Sobolewski, Kazimierz 06:30:07 Lang, Horst 06:38:59 bucar, andrej 06:39:58
Schmidtbauer, Peter Hans 07:55:49
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