The Ironman South Africa results for 2013 included some excellent performances by both the pro and age-group athletes who answered the staring gun at Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday April 14.

In Ironman South Africa 2012 it was Clemente Alonso-Mckernan and Natascha Badmann leading the way for the pros with winning times of 8:34:45 and 9:47:10 respectively.

What a difference a year makes.

Neither Badmann or Alonso-Mckernan raced in 2013 to defend their titles and it was Ronnie Schildknecht and Jessie Donavan winning Ironman South Africa 2013 with very fast times of 8:11:24 and 9:10:58 respectively.

Schildknecht was over three minutes off the pace after the swim but took over the race with a blistering 4:22:01 clocking on the 112-mile bike course. It was just too big a lead for anyone to overcome and second place finisher Cyril Viennot was eight minutes back of the winner.

It looked like Jessie Donavan was out of the race after the swim as she was over 17 minutes back of the leaders.

It seemed like there was simply no way that Jodie Swallow was going to be caught after her very fast 4:46:05 bike split.

However, Donavan was sensational out on the marathon course and posted a time of 3:09:11 that gave her the win by a wide margin over Swallow who ran out of steam in the run after her great swim and bike splits.

TOP TEN PRO MALE FINISHERS FOR 2013

Schildknecht, Ronnie..............08:11:24
Viennot, Cyril....................08:19:51
Diederen, Bas.....................08:20:09
Reichel, Horst....................08:22:34
CHABAUD, Franãois.................08:29:30
Faure, Herve......................08:34:20
Dominik, Berger...................08:43:53
HORNER, Kent......................08:44:32
Dzalaj, Karol.....................08:45:42
Davidson, Michael.................08:47:40

TOP TEN PRO FEMALE FINISHERS FOR 2013

Donavan, Jessie...................09:10:58
Swallow, Jodie Ann................09:17:00
Reed, Lucie.......................09:27:07
BRANDLI, Simone...................09:32:24
Mcewan, Dianne....................09:37:45
Grossrieder, Monique..............09:48:22
Grohmann, Katharina...............09:55:52
Pekerman, Nina....................09:59:13
Blazevic, Svetlana................10:08:42
Carritt, Joanna...................10:16:59

Be sure to check out the Ironman South Africa 2013 age-group top finishers.

There were many outstanding performances across all the age categories.

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