Ironman Austria results 2013

As is true almost every year it was a sold-out field of over 2000 triathletes on hand to fight it out for top spots in the Ironman Austria results 2013 on Sunday June 30.

It is a course well known for it’s speed with the Worthersee offering a great swim venue that often boasts ideal swim conditions and a run course that is pretty much completely flat.

The nature of the course often leads to some very fast overall finish times and 2013 was no different.

For the men it was Andreas Raelert and Maik Twelsiek favored to do well in the race with several other very accommplished male pros quite capable of contesting top spot on the podium.

The race for the top spot among the pro women also came down to a couple of pre-race favorites. Erika Csomor, Sarah Plamplano, Hillary Biscay, and Elmear Mullan of Ireland were all quite capable of taking it all.

THE RACE

It was Bart Colpaert of Belgium and Santi Pellefero Gacia of Spain leading the way out of the 2.4-mile swim in extremely fast times of 42:54 and 42:55 respectively.

Colpaert held tough on the bike course but it was Maik Twelsiek, Andeas Raelert, David Plese, and Georg Swoboda all posting excellent bike times to keep themselves near the front and the race was on in the marathon.

There was simply nobody who could match the blistering marathon time of 02:40:07 put down by Andreas Ralert and he won the race by over eleven minutes over Maik Twelsiek.

Raelert crossed the line in a time of 07:59:51 and is the Ironman Austria Champion for 2013.

TOP TEN PRO MEN

Raelert, Andreas..............07:59:51
Twelsiek, Maik................08:11:36
Plese, David..................08:19:13
Hast, Jarmo...................08:20:32
Amorelli, Igor................08:21:37
Colpaert, Bart................08:26:17
Swoboda, Georg................08:27:25
Rieb, Vincent.................08:27:50
Vabrousek, Petr...............08:29:34
Vinhal, Thiago................08:30:01

As expected, Hillary Biscay had an excellent swim and along with Keiko Tanaka of Japan took the lead onto the bike course.

However it was Erika Csomor and Asa Lundstrom combining swim times that kept them near the leaders and excellent bike splits that took them to the front by the time they reached transition two.

Although Csomor did not have the fastest bike split, she was strong in all three disciplines and that was good enough to make her the Ironman Austria Champion for 2013.

When the dust settled she was five minutes ahead of Asa Lundstrom who finished in second place.

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN

Csomor, Erika.................08:59:31
Lundström, Åsa................09:04:42
Mullan, Eimear................09:05:46
Piampiano, Sarah..............09:07:30
Lindholm, Camilla.............09:16:18
Helfenschneider-Ofner, Simone.09:19:36
Tanaka, Keiko.................09:24:39
Gruber, Elisabeth.............09:26:15
RUDOLF, Michaela..............09:30:37
Biscay, Hillary...............09:36:03

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