IRONMAN CANCUN 70.3 RESULTS 2011
The Ironman Cancun 70.3 results 2011 will be the fourth set of ironman race results featured on Sunday September 18, 2011. It’s a busy day for WTC races.
If you are going to swim, bike, and run your heart out, what better place to do in than the hot and sunny Yucatan Peninsula?
This is the seventh year for this event.
As is usual the pros will be competing for $50,000 and 750 Pro Ranking points to go towards qualifying for Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
There is a lot at stake for the top age-groupers as there are 40 spots up for grabs for the 2012 70.3 World Championship in Lake Las Vegas.
IRONMAN CANCUN 70.3 COURSE
It’s hard to beat the setting for the swim. The 1.9k swim in the warm, crystal blue water is one loop.
On the other hand it’s pretty much a guarantee that the bike and run course will feature lots of sun and hot temperatures.
Both the bike and the run will be two loops.
At first glance as I do this pre-race report it seem that Andi Boecherer is the clear favorite to win this race. There is a very good chance that he will lead the way out of the water and hold that lead through most of the bike.
Andi comes off a win in IRONMAN SWITZERLAND 70.3 2011, a second at IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA 2011 and a win at the European Championships.
This race is also serving as a prep race for Andi as he will be part of the Ironman World Championships in Kona on October 18, 2011.
With his improved running, he is indeed a force to be reckoned with especially in a 70.3 course that does not include an esecially tough bike course.
As is often the case without some monster hills to level the playing field on the bike, a front-runner will take the lead in the swim and never look back for the rest of the day.
However the heat can often play a big part in any Ironman race.
I really like Bryan Rhodes to be right up there putting pressure on Andi. Bryan also likes to race from the front so that may just mean quite a duel out on the bike course.
Christie Sym looks really tough in here, but she did have a big effort in the Marine Corp World Championships just one week ago and it remains to be seen just how well she recovers on short notice.
Christie came up with a big effort to win Ironman Racine 70.3 2011 so she obviously has what it takes and should be tough to beat in this race.
I’m sure I speak for all of the triathlon world when I wish Brazil’s Ana Lida Borba all the best in this race.
Ana has been on a long road of recovery since being struck by a vehicle while on her bike.
She suffered many, many serious injuries and it is a tribute to her both her athletic ability and remarkable strength of character that she is back taking part in the great sport of triathlon at any level.
THE PRO ENTRIES
Balazs Csoke Reinaldo De Oliveira Rafael Troncoso Sergio Quezada Latorre Castillo Grant Burwash Allan Villanueva Domenico Passuello Peter Hadley Bryan Rhodes Andi Boecherer James Reed Iavan Risti Rodrigo Avenedo Daniel Fontana Enriique Centeno David Velasco Rual Furtado Pavel Simko Mariana Anrade Borges Anna Lida Borba Natasha Yaremczuk Christie Sym Carla Stampfli Elena Anngela Ramerirez Tirado Gomez Tirado
RACE DAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
In the swim it is a tight group that was leading the way.
Andi Boecherer was not near the front in the swim as was expected.
All the potential podium finishers for the Ironman Cancun 70.3 results 2011 were less than a minute behind in the swim. This group included Andi Boecherer, Andres Castillo Latorre, Balazs Csoke, and Timothy Reed.
TOP TEN MEN IN THE SWIM
RHODES, BRYAN 00:24:46 RISTI, IVAN 00:24:47 FONTANA, DANIEL 00:24:59 BOECHERER, ANDI 00:25:02 CASTILLO , ANDRES 00:25:04 HADLEY, JAMES 00:25:05 CSOKE, BALAZS 00:25:11 SIMKO, PAVEL 00:25:15 REED, TIMOTHY 00:25:17 BURWASH, GRANT 00:26:25
On the women’s side it was Carla Stampfli with a big two-minute advantage coming out of the water.
THE TOP FIVE PRO WOMEN IN THE SWIM
STAMPFLI, CARLA 00:27:34 SYM, CHRISTIE 00:29:23 RAMIREZ, MELODY 00:29:28 BORBA, ANA LIDIA 00:29:49 YAREMCZUK, NATASHA 00:29:55
Out on the bike course Andi Boecherer went to the front and but it was a tightly bunched group that left the bike/run transition.
As is often the the race for first place in the Ironman Cancun 70.3 results 2011 was going to come down to who could maintain the fastest pace out on the run course.
THE TOP FIVE MEN IN THE BIKE
BOECHERER, ANDI..........2:02:44 REED, TIMOTHY............2:08:00 CSOKE, BALAZS............2:08:00 CASTILLO LATORRE, ANDRE..2:08:03 HADLEY, JAMES............2:08:57
For the pro women Christie Sym took charge in the bike and reached the run/bike transition in first place. Mariana Andrade who was in second and the others were far back.
TOP FIVE WOMEN GOING INTO THE RUN
SYM, CHRISTIE............2:28:49 ANDRADE, MARIANA.........2:32:48 BORBA, ANA LIDIA.........2:42:21 RAMIREZ, MELODY..........2:42:49 STAMPFLI, CARLA..........2:43:13
Andi Boecherer took maintained the lead he had off the bike and takes top spot in the Ironman Cancun 70.3 results 2011.
TOP FIVE MEN AT THE FINISH
BOECHERER, ANDI..................03:55:20 FONTANA, DANIEL..................04:02:05 REED, TIMOTHY....................04:04:24 CSOKE, BALAZS....................04:05:05 CASTILLO LATORRE, ANDRES.........04:05:37
Christie Sym is a strong runner and proved it once again today. The winner of Ironman Racine 2011 is leading late in the run.
Christie Sym does hold onto her lead and takes top spot on the podium for the pro women in the Ironman Cancun 70.3 results 2011. Her winning time was 4:40:31.
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