Ironman Japan Results 2015

Swen Sundberg of Germany tops Ironman Japan results 2015.

On Sunday August 23 an excellent field of pros answered the starting gun at Lake Toya in the Southwest area of Hokkaido.

The pro fields were not huge but featured a contingent of accomplished international Ironman pros.

Patrick Evoe, Swen Sundberg, and Simon Cochrane appeared to be the pre-race favorites for the pro men as the gun sounded to begin the race.

PRO MALE START LIST

BALDWIN, Nick
BROWN, Daniel
COCHRANE, Simon
EVOE, Patrick
MASUDA, Daiki
Né¥EZ, Xavier
O'BRADY, Colin
SHINOZAKI, Yu
SUNDBERG, Swen
VINHAL, Thiago

THE RACE

It was Simon Cochrane of New Zealand and Thiago Vinhal of Brazil making a break from the rest of the pack in the 3.8k swim.

They recorded times of 51:55 and 51:57 respectively and it gave them a lead of about three minutes over Swen Sundberg of Germany, Nick Baldwin of the Seychelles, and Colin O’brady of the USA.

MALE PRO SWIM TIMES

COCHRANE, Simon 	00:51:55
VINHAL, Thiago  	00:51:57
SUNDBERG, Swen  	00:54:53
BALDWIN, Nick   	00:54:54
O'BRADY, Colin   	00:54:55
SHINOZAKI, Yu   	00:57:27
MASUDA, Daiki    	00:59:41
EVOE, Patrick	        00:59:45
BROWN, Daniel   	01:05:59
Né¥EZ, Xavier   	01:07:59

Swen Sundberg of Germany outraced the field in the 180k bike with his split time of 5:09:58.

Yu Shinozaki and Patrick Evoe were over four minutes off the pace and the rest of the field had lots of work to do if they had hopes of catching up to the top three.

Sundberg was not going to be caught on the run course and takes first place in the Ironman Japan results 2015.

PRO MALE FINISH TIMES

SUNDBERG, Swen  	00:54:53   05:09:58   03:10:06	09:22:56
EVOE, Patrick   	00:59:45   05:14:27   03:08:29	09:28:14
COCHRANE, Simon  	00:51:55   05:25:24   03:09:08	09:31:56
SHINOZAKI, Yu   	00:57:27   05:13:57   03:32:59	09:49:56
MASUDA, Daiki     	00:59:41   05:47:34   03:13:44	10:06:41
O'BRADY, Colin   	00:54:55   05:47:39   03:24:38	10:14:12
NEYEZ, Xavier    	01:07:59   06:02:34   00:00:00	00:00:00
BROWN, Daniel    	01:05:59   06:19:55   05:38:26	13:14:29

For the pro women Shiao-Yu Li was favored to claim the top of the podium.

Bree Wee of the USA is always a podium threat on her best effort and much the same could be said for Keiko Tanaka who is used to competing at ultra long distances.

PRO FEMALE START LIST

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DUFFIELD, Michelle
FANTINI, Sandra
GERDES, Beth
HAESNER, Kathryn
ISHII, Mami
JURJEVIC, Marina
LI, Shiao-Yu
LUXFORD, Annabel
MARANGON, Lisa
PUSZKA, Stef
SAKAI, Emi
TANAKA, Keiko
WEE, Bree

It was Keiko Tanaka leading the way in the swim with Bree Wee just over a minute behind her.

They posted times of 55:13 and 56:26 respectively with Sandra Fantini of France the only other female pro to finish the swim in under one hour.

Race favorite Shiao-Yi Li of Chinese Taipei was well back in the swim and plenty of work to do.

PRO FEMALE SWIM TIMES

TANAKA, Keiko   	00:55:13
WEE, Bree       	00:56:26
FANTINI, Sandra 	00:58:44
HAESNER, Kathryn	01:01:31
DUFFIELD, Michelle	01:04:53
ISHII, Mami     	01:04:56
JURJEVIC, Marina	01:07:58
SAKAI, Emi      	01:08:58
LI, Shiao-Yu	        01:12:51

Emi Sakai of Japan posted the fastest bike time for the pro women with her split time of 5:45:37.

However she had 13 minutes to make up on the leaders after the swim and was in third place overall as she began the 42k run.

It was Bree Wee with the lead as she entered the bike/run transition, but Keiko Tanaka was just a few minutes behind her in second place.

Shiao-Yi Li did well to take over fourth spot after the bike and as expected was in position to challenge on the run course.

As the run progressed passed the 15k mark Li worked her way into second place and began to chase down Bree Wee who was running in first. Emi Saki was in third and Tanaka had slipped into fourth place.

Shiao-Yi Li of Chinese Taipei lived up to her top billing and took top spot in the Ironman Japan results 2015.

Her winning time was 10:22:59.

PRO FEMALE FINISH TIMES

LI, Shiao-Yu    	01:12:51   05:54:25   03:08:53	10:22:59
WEE, Bree       	00:56:26   05:52:01   03:38:53	10:33:59
SAKAI, Emi      	01:08:58   05:45:37   03:43:33	10:45:06
DUFFIELD, Michelle	01:04:53   06:21:53   03:30:03	11:03:27
FANTINI, Sandra 	00:58:44   06:19:10   03:42:15	11:07:49
HAESNER, Kathryn	01:01:31   06:38:42   03:52:19	11:40:34
ISHII, Mami     	01:04:56   06:31:19   05:33:50	13:16:57

Here are the top finishers in each of the age-groups.

FEMALE 18-24

Yagami, Raika           01:02:14        09:27:18       05:51:33    16:35:47          

MALE 18-24

SASO, Hiroaki    	00:57:24	05:51:01	04:36:49   11:36:19
DOI, Hiroki      	00:52:10	06:45:09	04:26:32   12:17:45
HOSOKAWA, Takahiro	01:05:33	06:16:53	04:57:00   12:29:18
OSAKA, Hayato    	01:11:28	06:42:37	04:30:19   12:33:54
KISHINO, Takumi  	00:57:19	07:17:17	04:06:51   12:36:02

FEMALE 25-29

LEE, Sophy      	01:45:29	07:27:09	05:22:54   14:45:01
FUJII, Satoko   	01:33:17	08:56:21	05:40:59   16:26:24
AZUMANO, Nagisako	01:22:02	08:48:57	06:01:48   16:37:13

MALE 25-29

KUBONO, Kazuki    	00:52:04	05:53:32	03:36:47   10:29:11
HU, Chunxu      	01:12:45	05:59:23	03:33:36   10:54:05
YASUDA, Kazuyuki	01:05:46	05:58:04	03:45:37   10:57:49
TWIST, Ryan     	01:00:02	06:05:13	03:51:13   11:04:26
KIKUCHI, Tomoaki	00:55:42	06:11:03	03:51:12   11:05:40

FEMALE 30-34

KILEY, Renee    	01:02:42	06:25:15	04:08:07   11:52:06
FARRELL, Gemma    	01:15:32	07:37:35	03:54:00   12:56:44
HOTOZUKA, Kozue         01:08:10	07:26:15	04:30:23   13:26:41
WATANABE, Rie    	01:16:31	07:57:02	04:44:41   14:12:57
XIE, Zhengqiu   	01:35:37	07:21:17	04:45:58   14:19:50

MALE 30-34

BARBOUR, Damien  	01:01:35	05:51:34	03:23:30   10:24:47
MARUTA, Satoshi   	01:11:14	06:01:18	03:20:14   10:39:57
NAKADATE, Junya   	01:01:13	05:55:14	03:39:48   10:45:43
JENKINS, Nikolai	01:04:06	06:01:58	03:38:41   10:51:53
KUBO, Masayuki    	01:07:29	06:00:35	03:36:22   10:51:53

FEMALE 35-39

SAWADA, Airi     	00:59:11	06:10:54	03:38:57   10:56:04
NAKAZAWA, Kumiko	01:10:13	06:28:51	03:51:28   11:40:41
SUZUKI, Masami   	01:08:55	06:53:14	04:00:12   12:10:59
MILLER, Brooke	        01:17:44	06:45:43	04:05:00   12:17:58
ITO, Naoyo	        01:11:56	06:59:19	04:21:42   12:44:52

MALE 35-39

WISSUM, Jacob   	01:01:33	05:21:48	03:23:38   09:53:42
CARRERA AKUTAIN, Xabier	01:00:06	05:31:38	03:32:05   10:11:34
PICARD, Raynard  	01:01:29	05:42:26	03:22:24   10:12:07
SAVIC, Vladimir  	00:52:21	05:39:06	03:42:34   10:20:44
SMITH, Andrew	        01:01:47	05:40:25	03:33:17   10:23:02

FEMALE 40-44

UEHARA, Toshiko 	01:00:13	06:12:53	04:21:58   11:43:33
IOKIBE, Maki     	01:21:59	06:25:37	03:48:37   11:56:17
KAWASHIMA, Akiko	01:04:03	06:50:08	04:09:16   12:14:42
TOYOKAWA, Yuki  	01:09:30	07:08:57	03:45:37   12:15:53
UEJO, Hiroko    	01:08:48	07:16:16	03:49:13   12:26:12

MALE 40-44

BREADSELL, Peter	01:03:43	05:28:23	03:50:09   10:31:44
TOUCHAIS, Gwenael	00:57:11	05:48:43	03:38:28   10:32:36
PARK, Hyoungjin  	01:05:26	06:03:35	03:17:19   10:32:41
WOODS, Jon       	00:57:35	05:53:33	03:38:04   10:37:47
KELLY, Gary     	01:01:15	05:57:48	03:33:28   10:39:48

FEMALE 45-49

YONEDA, Kazumi   	01:15:01	06:11:05	04:06:33   11:45:21
AMAGATA, Miwa    	01:20:10	07:02:17	03:47:10   12:20:46
YAMAZAWA, Yoko    	01:19:46	06:52:35	04:00:01   12:26:47
KIM, Youngsun    	01:24:46	06:55:52	04:03:53   12:35:54
KUSHIMA, Kyoko    	01:16:31	07:10:30	04:02:27   12:46:55

MALE 45-49

KOMATSU, Ryo    	01:01:31	05:58:19	03:42:23   10:50:14
LORD, Jason      	01:00:24	05:41:48	04:01:49   10:52:32
TAKAKURA, Go     	01:03:42	05:51:10	03:46:22   10:52:36
RYUTO, Masahiro   	01:11:20	06:02:38	03:33:05   10:54:15
TOYOKAWA, Hideki	01:07:48	06:04:38	03:35:02   10:54:54

FEMALE 50-54

NISHIGUCHI, Akiko	01:19:18	06:40:16	04:17:46   12:28:34
TONOYAMA, Yasuyo	01:06:18	07:08:52	04:26:38   12:56:44
MINAKATA, Atsuko	01:18:51	06:58:11	04:45:02   13:18:15
MIYAKAWA, Yuriko	01:20:48	07:28:29	04:27:51   13:38:55
RUSSELL, Mari   	01:29:55	07:38:55	04:22:29   13:39:59

MALE 50-54

ISHIDA, Tsutomu 	01:09:25	05:51:15	03:29:18   10:40:35
KOMATSUZAKI, Makoto	01:05:13	05:54:22	03:38:09   10:46:04
YOSHIMURA, Naoto	01:09:32	05:55:41	03:32:45   10:46:49
KAWARAYA, Hiroshi	00:59:33	06:03:10	03:39:21   10:50:00
FUJIMOTO, Yasuo  	01:08:14	05:54:22	03:55:16   11:06:14

FEMALE 55-59

SATO, Taeko     	01:23:53	08:12:44	05:10:33   15:03:49
YAMAMOTO, Emiko 	01:32:33	08:13:40	05:21:38   15:33:55
NAWA, Chiyoko    	01:23:25	08:53:44	05:38:38   16:14:46
AZAMI, Reiko    	01:25:22	08:38:50	05:56:17   16:23:15
KOBAYASI, Hiroyo	01:24:25	08:09:38	06:32:33   16:24:06

MALE 55-59

EBLE, Roland     	01:05:37	05:49:16	03:41:50   10:45:43
IMAI, Kunihiro    	01:24:55	05:56:33	03:23:30   10:57:58
AONO, Tomoyuki    	01:07:35	06:04:58	03:52:53   11:13:41
SHIMIZU, Masato   	01:12:48	06:18:47	03:44:05   11:25:35
IIZASA, Masaki    	01:07:43	06:05:03	04:05:30   11:29:27

FEMALE 60-64

OGAWA, Yoshiko  	01:32:15	08:10:20	04:51:38   14:55:52

MALE 60-64

KODAIRA, Hiroshi	01:13:13	06:41:55	04:15:12   12:21:30
NAKAMOTO, Yukihiro	01:20:12	06:56:44	03:46:08   12:23:53
SAKAMOTO, Shigeki	01:15:59	07:25:19	03:45:29   12:41:57
YONEKURA, Hiroyuki	01:14:53	06:55:47	04:23:24   12:46:16
HUNT, Denzil    	01:00:15	06:54:56	04:46:40   12:55:19

MALE 65-69

ISHIHARA, Satoshi	01:23:47	07:33:22	04:56:01   14:09:14
NARA, Kaneyoshi  	01:31:42	08:27:22	04:04:08   14:15:48
KUBOH, Katsumi  	01:20:18	07:46:20	05:02:48   14:27:58
SHIRAKAWA, Haruo	01:28:43	07:36:23	05:21:56   14:46:59
NOBUKA, Koji     	01:24:54	07:48:33	05:25:20   14:57:06
KUSAMA, Naoki     	01:34:42	07:57:32	06:00:50   15:55:42
TATSUMI, Masaaki    	01:30:47	07:23:51	06:47:09   16:00:09
MIYOKAWA, Kazutoshi	01:16:30	08:12:52	06:16:15   16:01:28

MALE 70-74

HAMAGUCHI, Tatsuo	01:23:35	08:18:11	06:25:48   16:23:38
NAKASHIMA, Mamoru	01:42:56	08:37:14	05:55:23   16:35:34

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