Ironman 70.3 World Championships results 2012

Well another year has gone by and most of the world’s top professional triathletes were on hand in Lake Las Vegas Nevada on September 9 to attempt to top the Ironman 70.3 World Championships results 2012.

Craig Alexander and Melissa Hauschildt were both set to defend the titles they won in 2011 and were once again expected to be a force in 2012.

What an amazing start list for this race.

PRO MEN

Kienle, Sebastian
Sundberg, Swen
Holtham, Elliot
Amberger, Josh
Potts, Andy
Fettell, Clayton
Odonnell, Timothy
Matthews, Paul
Raelert, Michael
Ospaly, Filip
Reed, Matty
Umphenour, Joe
Horner, Kent
Kemp, Christian
Bennett, Greg
Csoke, Balazs
Docherty, Bevan
Alexander, Craig
Amey, Paul
Degasperi, Alessandro
Reed, Tim
Al-Sultan, Faris
Gambles, Joe
Millward, Callum
Ambrose, Paul
Cunningham, Richie
Cavanha, Mauro
Symonds, Jeff
Rix, Josh
Whistler, Ollie
Jeuland, José
Griffin, Leon
Jones, Jordan
Bowstead, James
Barnett, Damon
Smith, Jack
Thomas, Jesse
Aernouts, Bart
Ascenco, Santiago
Bagg, Christopher
Grant, Ryan
Biboud, Julien
Wurtele, Trevor
Wade, Robert
Stallard, Shanon
Felbabel, Erich
Lubinski, Jim

PRO WOMEN

Swallow, Jodie
Williamson, Kelly
Cave, Leanda
Kessler, Meredith
Griesbauer, Dede
Lidbury, Emma-Kate
Marangon, Lisa
Kuck, Missy
Shapiro, Margaret
Wurtele, Heather
Tisseyre, Magali
Gajer, Julia
Carfrae, Mirinda
Grant, Julia
Lawn, Joanna
McQuaid, Melanie
Hauschildt, Melissa
Naeth, Angela
McLane, Mandy
Wu, Michelle
Corbin, Linsey
Challis, Rachel
Jackson, Heather
Collonge, Jeanne
Carvallo, Valentina
Horner, Claire
Smith, Lesley
Badmann, Natascha
Van Vlerken, Yvonne
Cooper-Scott, Haley
Piampiano, Sarah
Andrade, Mariana

RACE RESULTS

For the women it was Jody Swallow leading the way out of the water with Kelly Williamson 21 seconds behind. However all of the women were within three minutes of the leader as they made the transition into the bike.

Swen Sundberg and Elliot Holtham came out of the water together for the pro men and led the way by almost 1:45 as they left the water. Josh Amberger was in third spot 17 seconds back, but again, all the main contenders among the pro men were right not far of the pace.

Sebastian Kienle had an amazing bike split of 2:07:54 and left the rest of the field in his wake. Josh Amberger who was in second spot coming into the bike/run transition.

TOP TEN PRO MEN BIKE SPLITS

Kienle, Sebastian...............02:07:54
Amberger, Josh..................02:13:47
Potts, Andy.....................02:13:54
Alexander, Craig................02:13:23
Odonnell, Timothy...............02:14:02
Al-Sultan, Faris................02:13:05
Kemp, Christian.................02:13:52
Docherty, Bevan.................02:13:41
Ospaly, Filip...................02:14:29
Bennett, Greg...................02:14:36

Heather Jackson posted the fastest bike split for the pro women and Leanda Cave was just 32 seconds behind her.

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN BIKE SPLITS

Cave, Leanda....................02:28:17
Williamson, Kelly...............02:36:26
Jackson, Heather................02:27:45
Hauschildt, Melissa.............02:29:32
Lawn, Joanna....................02:33:44
Wurtele, Heather................02:34:49
Tisseyre, Magali................02:34:45
Gajer, Julia....................02:34:30
Shapiro, Margaret...............02:33:04
Collonge, Jeanne................02:35:09

Leanda Cave was steady all day and her run split of 1:29:53 was fast enough to give her the win over Kelly Williamson who was by far the fastest runner out there with a 1:23:19 run, but left herself just a little bit much to do coming off a bike time that put her far back of the leaders going into the bike/run transition.

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN

Cave, Leanda....................04:28:05
Williamson, Kelly...............04:29:24
Jackson, Heather................04:32:32
Hauschildt, Melissa.............04:35:13
Lawn, Joanna....................04:36:08
Wurtele, Heather................04:36:56
Tisseyre, Magali................04:37:03
Gajer, Julia....................04:37:15
Shapiro, Margaret...............04:37:40
Collonge, Jeanne................04:39:59

For the men the tremendous bike split by Sebastian Kienle was the difference in the race and ultimately led to his victory and the top of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship results 2012.

He was allowed to get loose on the lead on the bike course and although Craig Alexander had a 1:14:58 run split, he was unable to overcome the big lead that Kienle had. In winning he beat the best Ironman triathletes in the world and was full value for his victory.

TOP TEN PRO MEN

Kienle, Sebastian...............03:54:35
Alexander, Craig................03:55:36
Docherty, Bevan.................03:56:25
Odonnell, Timothy...............03:56:35
Potts, Andy.....................03:56:54
Aernouts, Bart..................04:01:17
Amberger, Josh..................04:02:30
Raelert, Michael................04:03:11
Al-Sultan, Faris................04:03:27
Cunningham, Richie..............04:03:59

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