Ironman San Juan 70.3 Results 2012

A strong field of men and women pros were entered in Ironman San Juan 70.3 and it promised to be a competitive race and did not disappoint.

THE COURSE

The 1.2 mile swim takes place in Condado Lagoon and it offers a great viewing areas for spectators from San Juan Beach. Norman water temperatures are expected to be in the 78 degree range.

The 56-mile bike course takes place over the Northern part of the island with much of the ride taking place along the beachfront with a few short, challenging hills.

The 13.1 mile runs through the city of Old San Juan. The runners pass amazing 16th Century architecture as they make their way to the turn-around point of the famous Fort San Felipe del Morro. This is a two-loop course. I had the pleasure of visiting Old San Juan a few years back and it truly is a remarkable venue for an Ironman 70.3.

THE PRO MEN

Paul	   Amey
Damon	   Barnett
Blake	   Becker
Bertrand   Billard
Andres	   Castillo
Balazs	   Csoke
Alessandro Degasperi
Raul	   Furtado
Oscar	   Galindez
Leon	   Griffin
Jonathan   Hotchkiss
Ryan       Kelly
Maxim	   Kriat
Teemu	   Kyllonen
Michael	   Lovato
Andrey	   Lyatskiy
Timothy	   ODonnell
Kyle	   Pawlaczyk
Michael	   Raelert
Zach	   Ruble
Jonathan   Shearon
Kevin	   Taddonio
Ivan	   Vasilyev
Edgardo	   Velez
Axel	   Zeebroek

Timothy O’Donnell should be going in as the race favorite on the strength of his amazing season in 2011 where he seemed unstoppable. However I am going with Axel Zeebroek to upset and perhaps have the lead coming out of the water and challenging for the O’Donnell for the win. Paul Amey and Balazs Csoke will also be pressing for a podium spot.

PRO WOMEN

Linsey 	Corbin 	
Jessie 	Donavan 	
Tenille Hoogland
Nina 	Kraft 	
Leslie 	LaMacchia 	
Kim 	Loeffler 	
Amanda 	lovato 	
Mandy 	McLane 	
Ariane 	Monticeli 		
Erica 	Urquiola 	
Radka 	Vodickova 			
Jenny 	Fletcher
Magali 	Tisseyre

Magali Tisseyre has a good chance of winning tomorrow’s race, but will have to fight off Kelly Williamson who also figures to be right there. There are several other great women pros in this race who have a legitimate chance at the podium. Nina Kraft will also be tough in this race if she is on her game.

RACE DAY

It is Tenille Hoogland who leads the four swimmers from the lead pack of female pros out of the water. Radka Vodickova was right with her and Kelly williamson and Nina Kraft just seconds behind.

A second group of four was led out of the water by Magali Tisseyre as the pro women made their way to the swim/bike transition.

TOP 10 PRO WOMEN IN THE SWIM

Hoogland, Tenille    	00:25:38 
Vodickova, Radka        00:25:39
Williamson, Kelly       00:25:43
Kraft, Nina	        00:25:48
Tisseyre, Magali	00:27:18	
Fletcher, Jenny	        00:27:52
McLane, Mandy           00:27:57
Corbin, Linsey	        00:27:54
Monticeli, Arian        00:30:13
Lovato, Amanda	        00:30:15

In the pro men’s race it was Timothy O’Donnell putting his stamp on the race early as he came out of the water first with Edgardo Velez and Alex Zeebrock right behind him.

A group of 5 more pro men were further back behind the three leaders. The tenth place pro man in the swim with a time of 25:43 was Leon Griffin and Leon was just 2:03 behind the leader, so all in all it was a tightly knitted field at they headed out onto the bike course.

TOP 10 PRO MEN WOMEN IN THE SWIM

Odonnell, Timothy    00:23:42
Velez, Edgardo	     00:23:45
Zeebroek, Axel	     00:23:53
Csoke, Balazs        00:24:43
Lyatskiy, Andrey     00:24:46
Amey, Paul	     00:24:47
Billard, Bertrand    00:24:48
Castillo, Andres     00:24:59
Lovato, Michael	     00:25:43		
Griffin, Leon	     00:25:45

THE IRONMAN SAN JUAN 70.3 BIKE COURSE

As the bike leg unfolded it became apparent that Linsey Corbin was the strongest pro woman cyclist on this day as she took over the lead despite being over two minutes behind the leader after the swim.

Kelly Williamson was second heading out onto the run course and she was followed by Radka Vodickova, Tenille Hoogland, and Magali Tisseyre.

On the pro men side it was race favorite Timothy O’Donnell who maintained the lead going into the run. Alex Zeebroek had the fastest bike leg of the day of 2:05:50 and was third behind Leon Griffin.

Pro triathlete Timothy O'Donnell.

Timothy O'Donnell wins another one with a strong effort in San Juan 70.3 2012


IRONMAN SAN JUAN 70.3 RUN

There was no catching Timothy O’Donnell on this day as he led from wire to wire and is the winner of Ironman San Juan 70.3 with a time of 3:5:52.

Leon Griffin had a strong race and held onto second place in 3:53:08 and Axel Zeebroek was third in 3:54:56.

TOP TEN PRO MEN FINISHERS

Odonnell, Timothy		03:51:32
Griffin, Leon	                03:53:08
Zeebroek, Axel	                03:54:56
Lovato, Michael		        03:57:54
Galindez, Oscar	                03:58:46
Kriat, Maxim	                04:00:01
Amey, Paul	                04:03:42
Castillo, Andres		04:04:01
Shearon, Jonathan	        04:06:23
Billard, Bertrand	        04:06:53

Kelly Williamson has another strong race.

Kelly Williamson took charge in the run and her 1:20:13 clocking was more than enough to give her first place for the pro women in Ironman San Juan 70.3 2012 with a time of 4:14:06.

Linsey Corbin was unable to stay with Kelly but had a strong second place finish in a time of 4:18:38.

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN FINISHERS

Williamson, Kelly	04:14:06
Corbin, Linsey	        04:18:38
Vodickova, Radka	04:23:23
Tisseyre, Magali	04:26:10
Monticeli, Ariane	04:31:32
Donavan, Jessie	        04:38:18
Kraft, Nina	        04:39:48
Lovato, Amanda	        04:41:34
Fletcher, Jenny	        04:42:26
McLane, Mandy	        04:44:41

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