Top European pros race for podium in Ironman Austria Results 2016
The winners of Ironman Austria 2015 were Marino Vanhoenacker and Eva Wutti. They posted times of 7:48:45 and 8:45:37 respectively.
Vanhoenacker returned to defend his title but Wutti did not so a new Ironman Austria female champion would be crowned in 2016.
When the gun sounded to begin the 3.8km swim in Lake Worthersee it was a pretty difficult task to pick the male pro podium favorites in the Ironman Austria results 2016. There were probably a dozen pro men capable of winning a spot on the podium on their best effort.
Michael Weiss returned after finishing second behind Vanhoenacker in 2015. David Plese returned to Ironman Austria as well after finishing fourth in the same race.
However there were new podium threats this year as well. Bart Aernouts, Michael Weiss, and Viktor Zyemtsev were just a few of the other male pros capable of challenging for a top placing in the Ironman Austria results 2016.
MALE PRO START LIST
Abad De Agueda, Santiago Aernouts, Bart Birngruber, Christian Borghs, Bart Capdevila, Joan Chase, Nicholas Costes, Anthony De Oliveira, Reinaldo Degasperi, Alessandro Fuchs, Andreas Garces, Albert Gili, Oriol Gruber, Maximilian Jalovecky, Michal Jezko, Ivan Jilek, David Kleinl, Martin Kralj, Alen Krupicka, David Laitinen, Juha Lampret, Freddy Le Guellec, Ludovic Louys, Michael Mlinar, Markus Modic, Matic Molnar, Gergo Nemcik, Marek Plese, David Reitmayr, Paul Riess, Vincent Ruttmann, Paul Schlagbauer, Christoph Simko, Pavel Simon, Oliver Sketako, Denis Sokk, Harri Svoboda, Josef Torrades, Xavier Trettin, Stephan Vanhoenacker, Marino Vila Aguilar, Lluis Vinhal, Thiago Weiss, Michael Zyemtsev, Viktor
Thiago Vinhal of Brazil was the first one out of the water for the pro men. Anthony Costes of France was just two seconds behind him and defending champion Marino Vanhoenacker was in third place four seconds behind the leader. Just 15 seconds separated the top eight pro men in the swim.
TOP EIGHT PRO MEN SWIM TIMES
Vinhal, Thiago 00:52:34 Costes, Anthony 00:52:36 Vanhoenacker, Marino 00:52:38 Degasperi, Alessandro 00:52:39 Reitmayr, Paul 00:52:42 Torrades, Xavier 00:52:44 Molnar, Gergo 00:52:45 Zyemtsev, Viktor 00:52:49
Marino Vanhoenacker posted the fastest bike split of the day with his very fast clocking of 4:19:56. However his finish time would be nowhere near 2015 where he had swim and bike splits of 00:46:40 and 04:11:47.
Marino Vanhoenacker crosses the finish line first in the Ironman Austria results 2016 and wins the race for the eight time. His winning time was 8:04:18.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Vanhoenacker, Marino 08:04:18 Zyemtsev, Viktor 08:09:54 Degasperi, Alessandro 08:13:53 Weiss, Michael 08:14:45 Plese, David 08:15:10 Aernouts, Bart 08:16:32 Reitmayr, Paul 08:19:52 Sketako, Denis 08:24:23 Modic, Matic 08:29:39 Simko, Pavel 08:38:14 Borghs, Bart 08:52:00 Vinhal, Thiago 08:54:21 Vila Aguilar, Lluis 08:58:18 Louys, Michael 09:02:02 Schlagbauer, Christoph 09:05:40 Sokk, Harri 09:06:39 Capdevila, Joan 09:07:15 Jilek, David 09:07:53 Torrades, Xavier 09:09:41 Chase, Nicholas 09:13:19 Riess, Vincent 09:19:03 Laitinen, Juha 09:19:05 Molnar, Gergo 09:21:31 Gili, Oriol 09:29:04 Le Guellec, Ludovic 09:54:29 De Oliveira, Reinaldo 10:05:05 Gruber, Maximilian 10:13:22 Mlinar, Markus 10:27:56 Krupicka, David 10:28:58 Jalovecky, Michal 10:30:45 Svoboda, Josef 10:44:12 Nemcik, Marek 11:15:12
The start list for the pro women was not that large but was certainly plenty of talent. Mirinda Carfrae is always tough.
Amber Ferreira of the USA, Canadian Karen Thibodeau, and Michaela Herlbauer all went into the race with podium potential as well.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Candrova, Jana Carfrae, Mirinda Ferreira, Amber Gruber, Elisabeth Herlbauer, Michaela Rudolf, Michaela Thibodeau, Karen
Karen Thibodeau started out well as she took the lead into the first transition, but it was Mirinda Carfrae taking over the race on the bike course. She was about six minutes faster than anyone else.
The main question seemed to be whether or not she could set a new course record in the Ironman Austria results 2016.
Mirinda Carfrae takes top spot and does set a course record with her time of 8:41:17. She also posted a sizzling marathon time of 2:49:06.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Carfrae, Mirinda 08:41:17 Herlbauer, Michaela 08:57:23 Gruber, Elisabeth 09:17:20 Ferreira, Amber 09:34:51 Rudolf, Michaela 09:43:59 Thibodeau, Karen 09:44:43 Candrova, Jana 10:08:36
Top age-group finishers in Ironman Austria results 2016
Erhart, Johanna 10:06:55 Talker, Elisa 11:55:03 Konlechner, Christina 12:44:40 Gonano, Carolina 13:15:58
Evans, David 09:15:05 Philipps, Joachim 09:44:13 Pußwald, Philipp 09:51:07 Baumann, Christoph 10:10:08 Wagner, Andreas 10:12:09
Magniez, Mathilde 10:06:47 Windhager, Isabella 10:30:59 Hoffmann, Nicole 11:10:42 Nordblom, Bibben 11:14:04
Litters, Felix Juergen 08:42:13 Stoeger, Adi 08:52:38 Baierl, Daniel 08:54:41 Schoepf, Christoph 09:00:44 Cadario, Anthony 09:05:32
Westermann, Rike 09:53:00 Sumbal, Marni 10:06:54 Jakobsen, Gitte 10:10:15 Murawska, Anna 10:23:01 Rehrl, Sandra 10:30:40
Aznar Gallego, Carlos 08:37:37 Veldeman, Toon 08:44:29 Lehnert, Guillaume 09:00:38 Kores, Robert 09:01:13 Benedikt, Stephan 09:01:16
Amtkjaer Nielsen,Katrine09:40:01 Boehmer, Briana 10:07:05 Shea-Simonds, Claire 10:11:46 Ohlmeyer, Kathrin 10:23:02 Najvirt, Ines 10:32:37
Mühlbauer, Hans 08:38:01 Müller, Jens 08:40:31 Veldeman, Stefaan 08:48:40 Goll, Bernhard 08:50:41 Veldeman, Stijn 08:52:52
Steinscherer, Sabine 10:19:19 Power, Anne Marie 10:22:05 Talbot, Helen 10:22:29 Shallcross, Joanna 10:26:00 Penker, Marlies 10:29:50
Gyde, Sam 08:42:16 Carta, Maurizio 08:51:03 Cullen, Tony 08:57:00 Hannover, Danny 09:04:24 Hirner, Christian 09:11:45
Bertolino, Alessia 10:24:16 Berry, Cathy 10:46:35 Johnson, Christy 10:54:21 Gfrei, Brigitte 10:55:37
Frühwirth, Alex 08:55:04 Steger, Harald 08:58:17 Wimmer, Karl 09:19:10 Kosobud, Martin 09:25:05 Baierl, Thomas 09:27:15
Pauer, Gabriele 10:48:06 Nilsson, Charlotta 10:55:04 Hoffmann, Sabine 11:59:31 Orepic, Durdica 12:03:35 Lesaffer, Cai 12:11:46
Kaltenegger, Johann 08:49:42 Bernhard, Anton 09:27:00 Nocentini, Leonardo 09:27:51 Geissler, Siegfried 09:34:49 Huber, Werner 09:35:23
Krassnitzer, Caroline 12:16:06 Torre, Mary 12:49:17 Avenati, Catherine 12:50:50
Rohracker, Klaus 09:45:02 Klindworth, Jürgen 10:06:46 Wilfling, Rudolf 10:15:08 Amann, Joachim 10:17:30 Langbroek, Arjen 10:26:36
Celette, Gabriele 11:11:58
Mandler, Hermann 10:50:36 Wolkowitsch, Franz 10:58:57 Heitzmann, Hans 11:00:51 Kern, Gerhard 11:05:38
Gaffal, Werner 12:09:32 Marti, Robert 13:05:28
Arvay, Rüdiger 14:22:07
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