Ironman Brazil Results 2012

Eduardo Sturla of Brazil went into the Sunday May 27, 2012 edition of Ironman Brazil the defending champion. In all Sturla had won the race four times.

All the race action and events are centered in the Doze de Agosto Club at the north western tip of Florianopolis Island.

IRONMAN BRAZIL COURSE

The point-to-point 2.4-mile swim begins at Jurere International Beach and leads triathletes into the two-loop bike course that will take them through coastal and residential roadways.

In all there are approximately 800 meters of climbing on the Ironman Brazil bike course.
2012 ironman brazil results 2012
The majority of the three-loop run is very flat and fast, but there is one significant climb to contend with.

The three loops are not equal as the first one is 21-km and the 2nd and 3rd are 10.5km. According to IronmanLive there is an opportunity for personal bests on this course if the triathletes have favorable coastal winds.

The Ironman Brazil finish line is at the Doze de Agosto Club.

PRO MEN

In all Oscar Galindez and Eduardo Sturla have won Ironman Brazil a total of seven times. Four wins for Sturla and three for Galindez.

However this race featured several male pros who could provide an upset on their best performance.

Oscar Galidez can be expected to have a strong bike performance. In 2012 Ironman 70.3 Panama it was Galindez who finished the bike course just in front of Lance Armstrong.

However there is quite a difference between a half and full ironman bike course.

Guilherme Valenza Manocchio who had a strong run and finished second in the 2011 race and could be a factor on his best effort.

Santiago Alves Ascenço finished in fourth last year with a time of 8:26:16 and could also be a factor in Ironman Brazil 2012.

PRO MEN

Eduardo Sturla
Guilherme Valenza Manocchio
Ezequiel Morales
Oscar Galindez
Lucas da Silveira Pretto
Gregory Close
Sandi Ivancic
Gabriel Raff
Antônio Marcos da Souza da Silva
Rodrigo Ferreira
Matjaz Kovac
Andrey Lyatskiy
Christian Carletto
Felipe de Oliveira Manente
Frederico Luiz Monteiro
Igor Amorelli
Ivan Albano
Mario de Elias
Rafael Wyss
Santiago Amigo
Eneko Elosegui Armendarize
Ciro Violin
Guto Antunes
Lucas Cocha
Antonio Manssur Filho
Frederico Carvalho Zacharias
Geovani Muchinski
Hiroyuki Nishiuchi
Luiz Francisco de Paiva Ferreira
Marcio Roniak
Thiago Vinhal
Frank Silvestrin
Raul Furtado
Alejandro Santamaria Perez
Santiago Alves Ascenço

The race for top spot among the pro women is certainly wide open. At first glance it would seem that Hillary Biscay would be the one to beat here.

Kim Loeffler, Sara Gross, and Sophie Goos are all quite capable of ending up on top of the podium so it should be an interesting day of racing for the pro women.

It’s always great to see Brazilian Fernada Keller competing in the Ironman. Keller has an amazing record of 14 top-ten finishes in Ironman Hawaii. In six of those races she was in the top three.

Although Keller may not win she is most certainly a crowd favorite in Ironman Brazil.

PRO WOMEN

Fernanda Keller
Kim Loeffler
Mariana Borges de Andrade
Hillary Biscay
Alessandra Rocio de Carvalho
Vanessa Gianinni
Silvia Fusco
Sara Gross
Maki Nishiuchi
Ana Lidia Borba
Sofie Goos
Ariane Gomes Monticeli da Silveira

THE RACE

It was an age-grouper who took the swim honors. Rafael Riberio Gonglaves was a ranked national swimmer at one time.

As expected for the women it was Hillary Biscay who entered the swim/bike transition first. Maki Nishiuchi was second and Vanessa Gianini was 30 seconds back of the leader in third.

TOP TEN MEN IN THE SWIM

1 Ribeiro Gonçalves, Rafael...................00:43:05.0
2 Francisco De Paiva F, Luiz..................00:44:04.1
3 Amorelli, Igor..............................00:44:17.9
4 Brandao De O Sousa, Rafael..................00:45:11.2
5 Vinhal, Thiago..............................00:46:02.3
4 Lyatskiy, Andrey............................00:46:08.9
5 Da Silveira Pretto, Lucas...................00:46:15.2
6 Marcos Da Souza Da S, Antônio...............00:46:46.3
7 Silvestrin, Frank...........................00:47:14.9
8 Manocchio, Guilherme........................00:48:02.9
9 Alves Ascenço, Santiago.....................00:48:04.0
10 Nishiuchi, Hiroyuki........................00:48:07.9

TOP 10 WOMEN IN THE SWIM

BISCAY, HILLARY	USA...........................00:50:01
NISHIUCHI, MAKI	JAP...........................00:52:06
GIANINNI, VANESSA.............................00:52:23
LIDIA BORBA, ANA..............................00:52:25
GROSS, SARA...................................00:52:29
GOOS, SOFIE...................................00:52:42
BORGES DE ANDRADE, MARIANA....................00:56:27
GOMES MONTICELI DA SILVEIRA, ARIANE...........00:58:51
ROCIO DE CARVALHO, ALESSANDRA.................01:02:02
LOEFFLER, KIM.................................01:03:14

Sophie Goos took the lead early on in the bike course and at the 87k mark in the bike Sophie Goos was still the leader for the women.

For the men it was Amorelli breaking away from the field early but at the 125k mark it was Ascendo taking over the lead with Lucas Cocha and Amorelli close behind.

Sophie Goos is having a great bike split so far and at just over 135k mark she has a lead of over four minutes over Biscay and Gianinni.

Santiago Alves Ascenço is the first one off his bike and onto the marathon course. Furtado was just over three minutes back and was followed by Cocha, Sturla and Galindez.

Seems to be lots of problems with the timing system in Brazil but according to course spotters it is Santiago Alves Ascenço leading at the 15k mark of the marathon by a 4:50 margin over Raul Furtado.

TOP TEN PRO MEN IN THE BIKE

ALVES ASCENGO, SANTIAGO.......................04:26:51
FURTADO, RAUL.................................04:27:29
COCHA, LUCAS..................................04:32:03
STURLA, EDUARDO...............................04:28:50
GALINDEZ, OSCAR...............................04:29:18
AMORELLI, IGOR................................04:34:38
LYATSKIY, ANDREY..............................04:33:01
VALENZA MANOCCHIO, GUILHERME..................04:33:12
MORALES, EZEQUIEL.............................04:34:30
FRANCISCO DE PAIVA FERREIRA, LUIZ.............04:43:10

TOP PRO WOMEN IN THE BIKE

GOOS, SOFIE...................................04:59:24
GIANINNI, VANESSA.............................05:02:02
NISHIUCHI, MAKI...............................05:02:19
BISCAY, HILLARY	USA...........................05:04:20

AFTER FIVE KM OF THE MARATHON:

SANTIAGO ALVES ASCENCO..................Leading
RAUL FURTADO............................4:01
OSCAR GALINDEZ..........................4:45
IGOR AMORELLI...........................4:46
LUCAS COCHA.............................6:31
EDUARDO STURLA..........................6:59

Last report for the women had Sophie Goos leading with Vanessa Gianinni second and Japanese pro Maki Nishiuchi in third.

Well into the second half of the marathon Ascenco still holds the lead but there are some changes taking place behind him.

Amorelli is in second place and is just over three minutes behind. Morales is running strong and is just four minutes back of the leader. Furtado is currently in fourth place.

2012 ironman brazil winner ezequiel morales

Ezequiel has a great marathon and takes the win. Image:ironmanlive

Early on in the marathon Goos was still holding down the lead with Hillary Biscay and Nishiuchi following 20 seconds back.

For the pro women Gianinni is having a great race and is within 20 seconds of the leader Sophie Goos at the 22km mark. Kim Loeffler is in third but still over nine minutes back, and Hillary Biscay is in fourth.

Ezequiel Morales has a great marathon and overtakes Ascenco late in the race and is the winner of 2012 Ironman Brazil champion

TOP FIVE PRO MEN

MORALES EZEQUIEL........................08:22:40
ALVES ASCENGO SANTIAGO..................08:25:32
AMORELLI IGOR...........................08:28:58
VALENZA MANOCCHIO GUILHERME.............08:29:36
COCHA LUCAS.............................08:30:33
2012 ironman brazil results

sophie goos a deserving winner as she led for most of the bike and all of the run.

For the women it was Sophie Goos taking the win with Kim Loeffler coming from far back for second, and Vanessa Gianni rounding out the podium.

TOP FIVE PRO WOMEN

Goos, Sofie.........................9:17:42.5
Loeffler, Kim.......................9:20:50.6
Gianinni, Vanessa...................9:23:49.5
Gross, Sara.........................9:35:08.6
Gomes Monticeli Da S, Ariane........9:39:35.8

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