Coming out on top of the Ironman Brazil results 2014 would take some doing as almost four dozen pros were on hand to answer the starting gun at El Divino Beach on Sunday May 25 in Florianopolis, Brazil.
The two lap 2.4-mile swim was followed by a two loop 112-mile bike that tested the athletes who would have to endure several very big climbs.
Like pretty much every year Ironman Brazil sold out early as it’s one of the most popular races on the Ironman circuit.
The marathon was comprised of three loops that were mostly flat. The hill was on the first 13 mile loop and the second and third loops were 6.5 miles.
MALE PRO START LIST
LUCAS COCHA CIRO VIOLIN FRANK SILVESTRIN SOUZA HARRY WILTSHIRE FELIPE MANENTE PETR VABROUSEK CHRISTIAN CARLLETO IGOR AMORELLI ALEXANDRE AGUIAR MOURA ROBERTO RIVERA ANDERSON AGENOR SANTOS JURACI MOREIRA JUNIOR BENJAMIN MUNIZAGA GUILHERME VALENZA MANOCCHIO BLAKE BECKER JAMES BROWN LUAN ORTIZ SILVA RAPHAEL GALVÃO MENEZES DOS SANTOS RAUL FURTADO FABIO CARVALHO TIMOTHY MARR RICHARD WYGAND EDMILSON PEREIRA AJ BAUCCO KEEGAN WILLIAMS MARCEL ZAMORA SANTIAGO ALVES ASCENÇO MARCIO RONIAK EZEQUIEL MORALES MARIO DE ELIAS SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ MICHAEL TERENCE JOHN DAVIDSON LUIZ FRANCISCO PAIVA FERREIRA
Harry Wiltshire of Great Britain is an excellent swimmer and more often than not is the first out of the water, but in Brazil he was edged out by Luiz Francisco Paiva Ferreira and Igor Amorelli.
The rest of the field was three minutes or more behind the leader.
TOP TEN MALE PROS IN THE SWIM
Francisco Paiva Ferreira, Luiz 00:47:08 Amorelli, Igor 00:47:38 Wiltshire, Harry 00:47:50 Pereira, Edmilson 00:50:08 Silvestrin Souza, Frank 00:50:08 Moreira Junior, Juraci 00:50:12 Zamora, Marcel 00:50:49 Marr, Timothy 00:50:56 Alves Ascenco, Santiago 00:51:08 Galvao Menezes Dos Santos, Raphael 00:51:09
Igor Amorelli of Brazil proved to be the fastest on the bike with his bike split of 05:13:44. The only one able to stay in touch with him was fellow Brazilian Santiago Alves Ascenco.
He was just forty seconds back and he made up 25 seconds of that in transition and they began the run virtually together.
The next closest to the lead pair was Marcel Zamora of Spain and he was over six minutes back of the lead pair.
TOP TEN PRO MEN AFTER SWIM AND BIKE
Igor Amorelli 5:13:44 Santiago Alves Ascenco 5:14:30 Marcel Zamora 5:20:01 Harry Wiltshire 5:32:43 Petr Vabrousek 5:32:44 Keegan Williams 5:32:45 Aj Baucco 5:33:04 Juraci Moreira Junior 5:33:56 Mario De Elias 5:34:00 Felipe Manente 5:34:03
At the 10k mark of the 42k run it was Amorelli and Ascenco running together at the front and at 20k they were still shoulder to shoulder with Zamor falling almost five minutes back of the lead pair.
It took until the 30k mark but finally it was Amorelli who began to create a gap over Ascenco and there would be no catching him and hometown favorite Igor Amorelli takes top spot in the Ironman Brazil results 2014.
Surprisingly Amorelli is the first pro from Brazil to win the race.
His winning time was 8:07:54. Santiago Alves Ascenco and Marcel Zamora were second and third with times of 8:11:46 and 8:16:16 respectively.
TOP TEN PRO MALE FINISHERS
Amorelli, Igor 00:47:38 05:13:44 02:52:07 08:07:54 Alves Ascenco, Santiago 00:51:08 04:20:44 02:55:43 08:11:46 Zamora, Marcel 00:50:49 04:26:41 02:53:22 08:16:16 Wiltshire, Harry 00:47:50 05:32:43 02:58:17 08:32:34 Vabrousek, Petr 00:55:31 04:34:24 02:57:23 08:33:16 Baucco, Aj 00:00:00 04:37:46 02:58:21 08:34:06 ValenzaManocchio, Guilherme 08:37:37 Manente, Felipe 00:52:08 04:37:29 03:05:51 08:42:00 Francisco Paiva Ferreira, Luiz 05:34:11 03:08:28 08:45:37 Galvao Menezes Dos Santos,Raphael04:49:20 03:05:31 08:50:59
PRO WOMEN START LIST
VANESSA PAOLIERI GIANINNI ANA LIDIA BORBA FEDERICA FRONTINI ARIANE MONTICELI FERNANDA GARCIA LISA ROBERTS MARIANA BORGES DE ANDRADE LUCIE ZELENKOVA SARA GROSS JESSIE DONAVAN HEIDI SESSNER JACQUI GORDON SOPHIE GOOS
The swim result was a far different story for the pro women.
Lucie Zelenkova of Romania just took off from the rest of the field all by herself and had a lead of just over four minutes on second place Fernanda Garcia.
TOP TEN FEMALE PROS IN THE SWIM
Zelenkova, Lucie 00:51:04 Garcia, Fernanda 00:55:15 Lidia Borba, Ana 00:55:26 Gross, Sara 00:55:41 Goos, Sophie 00:56:41 Sessner, Heidi 00:58:25 Gordon, Jacqui 00:59:24 Monticeli, Ariane 00:59:28 Borges De Andrade, Mariana 00:59:43 Roberts, Lisa 01:01:46 Donavan, Jessie 01:03:43 Frontini, Federica 01:07:23 Paolieri Gianinni, Vanessa 01:22:52
Lucie Zelenkova proved to be strong right up until the 135k mark when she held a lead of over three minutes over Sophie Goos, Sara Gross, and Ana Lidia Borba who were riding close together in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place.
However by the time the first women reached the bike/run transition it was Borba, Gross, and Goos who had made their way to the front as Zelenkova fell off the pace and was 1:30 back.
When the first women reached the 15k point of the marathon it was Sara Gross of Canada in the lead by about 35 seconds over Sophie Goos and Gianinni was just over two minutes back in third place.
Full marks to Sara Gross of Canada who just finished racing in Ironman Texas.
She was having what looked to be a pretty good race in the Woodlands, but things fell apart for her in the run and she finished well off the pace in 18th spot.
Check out the 2014 Ironman Texas results from last week.
There was still a lot of running to do, but at the 20k mark of the marathon Gross was still holding the lead, but Sophie Goos was just 60 seconds back.
With just 2k to go Sara Gross was still maintaining a lead of three minutes on her nearest pursuers. It was still Goos and Gianinni running in second and third spots.
There was no catching Canadian Sara Gross and it’s a remarkable win for her especially considering she finished Ironman Texas just seven days ago.
Her winning time was 8:56:35.
TOP TEN PRO WOMEN
Gross, Sara 00:55:41 04:49:42 03:06:12 08:56:35 Goos, Sophie 00:56:41 04:49:24 03:09:41 09:00:21 Monticeli, Ariane 00:59:28 04:55:21 03:02:53 09:02:44 PaolieriGianinni,Vanessa00:55:14 04:49:47 03:15:53 09:06:12 Roberts, Lisa 01:01:46 04:50:13 03:09:19 09:07:42 Donavan, Jessie 01:03:43 04:46:38 03:19:11 09:14:40 BorgesDeAndrade,Mariana 00:59:43 04:46:59 03:23:25 09:14:50 Zelenkova, Lucie 00:51:04 04:55:59 03:18:28 09:20:15 Lidia Borba, Ana 00:55:26 04:50:07 03:34:40 09:24:45 Sessner, Heidi 00:58:25 04:59:21 03:28:56 09:32:34