Two thousand Pro Points and prize money featured in Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017

The top age-group athletes in the race had an opportunity to claim one of forty 2018 Ironman World Championship slots.

The two-loop 3.8km swim was followed by a 180km two-loop bike, and a 42km marathon.

MALE PRO START LIST

lindez Oscar
Potts Andy
Amorelli Igor
Colucci Reinaldo   
Major Jozsef
Gomes Pedro
Matthews Paul
Chrabot Matt
Carvalho Fabio
Diederen Bas
Vinhal Thiago
De Elias Mario
Alfaro San Ildefonso Peru
Blanchart Tintó  Miquel    
Campos Lima Marcos    
arletto Christian   
Chavez Diego
Close Gregory   
Diaz Eduardo
Duran Gaston    
Fernandes Marcus    
Koutny Philipp
Liebelt Markus    
Müller Urs
Ohde Luis Henrique 
Pedraza Sebastian  
Risti Ivan
Sanchez Rodrigo    
Silvesttrin Frank
Sole Kyle
Svoboda Josef
Vasquez Diego

Ivan Risti led the way in the swim with a split of 48:51. He had plenty of company as the first seven pro men finished the swim within 16 seconds of each other.

TOP 10 PRO MEN SWIM TIMES

48:51.............Ivan Risti                                   
48:54.............Igor Amorelli                                
48:56.............Bas Diederen                                 
48:58.............Matt Chrabot                                 
49:02.............Fabio Carvalho                               
49:03.............Reinaldo Colucci                             
49:07.............Luis Henrique Ohde                           
49:15.............Frank Silvesttrin                            
49:16.............Miquel Blanchart Tinto                    
53:43.............Pedro Gomes

Igor Amorelli took control on the bike course and began the run with a lead of almost four minutes on Matt Chrabot. Reinaldo Colucci was just over nine minutes off the leaders pace in third place.

Matt Chrabot proved to be the strongest runner on this day and takes top spot on the podium in the Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017 with a winning time of 8:19:57.

Josef Major had an excellent run and came from off the pace to claim second place. His time was 8:26:03.

Igor Amorelli hung on for third place after leading by over four minutes early on in the marathon. His time was 8:27:11.

Tine Deckers of Belgium, Dede Griesbauer of the USA, and Magali Tisseyre of Canada seemed like the early favorites to take a run at the podium in the Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017.

For Tisseyre, much would depend on whether or not she could find the form that made her such a strong podium contender in years previous.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

undstrom Asa
Griesbauer Dede
Mack Danielle    
Piampiano Sarah
Donavan Jessie
Deckers Tine
Tisseyre Magali
Valentine Nicole
Brown Brooke   
Barrena Laura
Bugdol Ewa
Diawuoh Annabel  
Gregory Caroline   
Hansen Jennie
Livesey Caroline   
Mahn Bruna
McCoy Carrie
Rusch Maggie    
Tastets Pamela

To nobody’s surprise it was Dede Griesbauer leading the way out of the water after the 3.8km swim. She had a lead of about three minutes on Magali Tisseyre of Canada. Ewa Bugdol was just seven seconds behind Tisseyre. The rest of the field would have some work to do in order to catch the leader.

TOP 10 PRO WOMEN SWIM TIMES

53:08...............Dede Griesbauer                              
56:00...............Magali Tisseyre                              
56:07...............Ewa Bugdol                                   
58:54...............Pamela Tastets                               
59:14...............Tine Deckers                                 
59:19...............Bruna Mahn                                   
59:30...............Caroline Livesey                             
1:02:52.............Asa Lundstrom                                
1:03:12.............Sarah Piampiano                              
1:06:11.............Maggie Rusch

At the 125km mark of the bike it was Dede Griesbauer building on the lead she earned in the swim. She was almost nine minutes ahead of second place Tine Deckers. Sarah Piampiano was having an excellent race and was in a battle for third place with Asa Lundstrom. They were about 11 minutes behind the leader.

Magali Tisseyre of Canada fell off the pace and was in fifth place with almost 18 minutes to make up on the leader Griesbauer.

Dede Griesbauer was fastest in the bike and began the run with a lead of 7:39 on Tine Deckers and 8:19 on Sarah Piampiano.

Piampiano was on a mission right from transition where she posted a faster transition time than the two women in front of her.

There were two amazing results in this race for the pro women.

The first one was the outstanding effort by Piampiano to outrun both Deckers and Griesbauer to claim the top of the podium in the Ironman Mar del Plata results 2017. Her winning time was 9:11:03.

The second was by Canadian Magali Tisseyre who came out of nowhere to earn herself third place on the podium. She posted the fastest run split of the day for the pro women with her clocking of 3:07:42. She was 23:59 behind the leader after the bike.

Tine Deckers was second in the race in 9:24:37.

These results originated on Ironman.com. Be sure to visit them for complete race results and info on upcoming WTC events.

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