New course highlights Ironman South Africa results 2016.
Many triathletes return to Mandela Bay year after year to try and earn their spots in the Ironman South Africa results 2016.
The course included a one-lap 3.8k swim, a two lap 180k bike, and a new four-lap marathon course that was changed so spectators could be more involved in cheering their favorite athletes on.
The winners or Ironman South Africa 2015 were Frederik Van Lierde and Jodie Ann Swallow with times of 8:16:35 and 9:26:56.
A new male pro champion would be crowned but Jodie Ann Swallow would be on hand to defend her 2015 title.
MALE PRO START LIST
HOFFMAN, Ben TRAUTMAN, Matt VAN BERKEL, Jan STEIN, Boris PETERSEN-BACH, Jens BALDWIN, Nick DEGASPERI, Alessandro LAMPRET, Freddy THOMSCHKE, Markus MANENTE, Felipe GARCIA, Frederic MIKA, Tomas DE BRUIN, Gerhard CLOSE, Greg GODART, Olivier VISTICA, Andrej DAVIDSON, Michael DE SCHUTTER, Thomas THOMAS, Darby BRIERLEY, Simon NEMCIK, Marek ALBERT, Marko WATSON, Eric DIEDEREN, Bas COLLINS, Benjamin OUDE BENNINK, Mark KRAMER, Christian VAN BERKEL, Tim Buckingham, Kyle CUNNAMA, James AIGROZ, Mike RISTI, Ivan SIMON, Oliver WILD, Ruedi
Marko Albert and Eric Watson finished the 3.8km swim just one second apart with times of 49:37 and 49:38 respectively. Bas Diederen was the third pro male to finish the swim and he was ten seconds behind the leader.
Seven swimmers made it in under the 50 minute mark.
PRO MALE SWIM TIMES
ALBERT, Marko 00:49:37 WATSON, Eric 00:49:38 DIEDEREN, Bas 00:49:47 COLLINS, Benjamin 00:49:51 OUDE BENNINK, Mark 00:49:51 KRAMER, Christian 00:49:59 VAN BERKEL, Tim 00:50:00 Buckingham, Kyle 00:51:20 CUNNAMA, James 00:51:55 AIGROZ, Mike 00:52:12 RISTI, Ivan 00:52:19 SIMON, Oliver 00:52:53 WILD, Ruedi 00:52:56 HOFFMAN, Ben 00:52:58 TRAUTMAN, Matt 00:54:18 VAN BERKEL, Jan 00:54:20 STEIN, Boris 00:54:24 PETERSEN-BACH, Jens 00:54:25 BALDWIN, Nick 00:54:27 DEGASPERI, Alessandro 00:54:32 LAMPRET, Freddy 00:54:38 THOMSCHKE, Markus 00:57:12 MANENTE, Felipe 00:57:16 GARCIA, Frederic 00:57:49 MIKA, Tomas 00:57:53 DE BRUIN, Gerhard 01:00:14 CLOSE, Greg 01:00:18 GODART, Olivier 01:00:26 VISTICA, Andrej 01:01:23 DAVIDSON, Michael 01:01:34 DE SCHUTTER, Thomas 01:02:20 THOMAS, Darby 01:02:23 BRIERLEY, Simon 01:02:24 NEMCIK, Marek 01:23:32
It was an incredibly close bike split as about eight of the pro men had bike times within three minutes of each other. On the strength of their top swim times it was Bas Diederen and Marko Albert who made it into the bike/run transition first.
At that point Tim Van Berkel, Ben Hoffman, Boris Stein, Kyle Buckingham, Matt Trautman, and Christian Kramer were all very much in the running for a podium spot in the Ironman South Africa results 2016.
In the closing kilometers it was Ben Hoffman who was running fastest of all with Tim Van Berkel trying to keep up. Matt Trautman was well off the pace in third with Marko Albert with a chance at the final podium spot.
In a close finish Ben Hoffman wins the top of the podium in the Ironman South Africa results 2016 with a winning time of 8:12:37.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
HOFFMAN, Ben 08:12:37 VAN BERKEL, Tim 08:14:51 ALBERT, Marko 08:18:52 TRAUTMAN, Matt 08:19:25 STEIN, Boris 08:19:51 WILD, Ruedi 08:24:47 DEGASPERI, Alessandro 08:29:37 KRAMER, Christian 08:29:57 SCHILDKNECHT, Ronnie 08:32:11 PETERSEN-BACH, Jens 08:34:03 Buckingham, Kyle 08:34:48 VAN BERKEL, Jan 08:38:31 THOMSCHKE, Markus 08:38:52 RISTI, Ivan 08:45:36 COLLINS, Benjamin 08:46:24 AIGROZ, Mike 08:48:52 PLESE, David 08:53:38 MIKA, Tomas 08:55:47 LIMOUSIN, Frederic 09:08:07 OUDE BENNINK, Mark 09:12:31 GODART, Olivier 09:19:02 DAVIDSON, Michael 09:22:57 BALDWIN, Nick 09:24:28 DIEDEREN, Bas 09:30:33 WATSON, Eric 09:34:46 MANENTE, Felipe 09:39:51 DE SCHUTTER, Thomas 09:47:19 DE BRUIN, Gerhard 09:51:18 BRIERLEY, Simon 10:41:54
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Jodie Ann Swallow was fully expected to have the lead after the swim because of her swimming talent. However there was plenty of talent in the starting field for the pro women when it comes to biking and that has a way of balancing the scale.
Annabel Luxford, Dede Briesbauer, and Lucy Gossage ranked highly as the race began, as did Susie Cheetham and Kaisa Lehtonen.
STEURER, Bianca GOSSAGE, Lucy WATKINSON, Annah WALTER, Verena HORNER, Claire LUNDSTRÖM, Åsa FINGER, Annett BELLINGA, Rahel SCHINK, Lina-Kristin Grohmann, Katharina SWALLOW, Jodie Ann LUXFORD, Annabel Griesbauer, Dede LEHTONEN, Kaisa CHEETHAM, Susie ROBERTS, Darbi
To nobody’s surprise it was Jody Swallow posting the fastest swim time for the pro women with a swim split of 52:11.
She was a full four minutes ahead of second place Annabel Luxford. Dede Griesbauer was another two minutes back of the leader in third place.
In 2015 Swallow had a nine minute lead after the swim.
PRO FEMALE SWIM TIMES
SWALLOW, Jodie Ann 00:52:11 LUXFORD, Annabel 00:56:07 Griesbauer, Dede 00:58:16 LEHTONEN, Kaisa 00:58:21 CHEETHAM, Susie 00:58:21 ROBERTS, Darbi 00:58:23 STEURER, Bianca 01:02:53 GOSSAGE, Lucy 01:03:20 WATKINSON, Annah 01:03:20 WALTER, Verena 01:03:24 HORNER, Claire 01:03:25 LUNDSTRÖM, Åsa 01:03:30 FINGER, Annett 01:04:34 BELLINGA, Rahel 01:09:44 SCHINK, Lina-Kristin 01:14:23 Grohmann, Katharina 01:16:21
Annabel Luxford recorded the fastest bike split of the day for the pro women with a time of 4:49:17. As it turns out it was just over ten minutes faster than Jodie Swallow. It put Luxford in the lead as the the 42km marathon began for the pro women.
As expected, Lucy Gossage was also in the mix in third place but had some work to do as Susie Cheetham was right there as well. Kasisa Lehtonen and Asa Lundstrom were major factors and were well-positioned as well.
Jodie Swallow fell off the pace and as the run progressed into the 23km mark the lead for Luxford was down to just 2:14 over Kasisa Lehtonen who had moved into second. Susie Cheetham was now in third as she had passed Gossage.
What a race by Lehtonen as she surged into the lead and began to create a gap for herself heading into the final third of the run. Now it was Susie Cheetham chasing after her in second place.
Kaisa Lehtonen of Finland is strongest of all and crosses the finish line first in the Ironman South Africa results 2016. It’s her first Ironman victory and she automatically earns a place in the 2016 World Championship in Kona Hawaii.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
LEHTONEN, Kaisa 09:06:50 CHEETHAM, Susie 09:09:49 GOSSAGE, Lucy 09:11:43 LUNDSTRÖM, Åsa 09:15:34 LUXFORD, Annabel 09:28:32 WALTER, Verena 09:35:36 STEURER, Bianca 09:39:25 WATKINSON, Annah 09:44:11 Grohmann, Katharina 09:50:27 Griesbauer, Dede 10:01:19 BELLINGA, Rahel 10:02:08 FINGER, Annett 10:13:08 ROBERTS, Darbi 10:27:36
Top age-group finishers in Ironman South Africa results 2016.
SUTINEN, Jasmin 11:52:18 MUNTON, Lauren 11:59:12 GIOIA, Gabriella 12:09:28 BIANI, Nicola 13:30:47 BERGH, Odette 14:19:22 SAUSSUS, Ophelie 14:55:25 GARRISON, Shannon 16:31:12
BOLL, Pascal 09:36:07 MANNINEN, Juuso 09:42:29 FUSTER MATIAS, Kevin 10:43:30 JOFFE, Dean 10:51:54 CURTIN, James 10:52:04 AUDOUBERT, Pierre 11:12:44 ANDERSEN, Simon 11:29:30 ADLER, Aaron 11:32:07 RAVALU, Pankaj 11:35:38 HEPPEL, George 11:47:19
PRISE, Siobhan 10:47:58 BURGE, Tani 11:12:08 COETZEE-TURNER, Roxy 11:21:07 FELDMAN, Madelie 11:57:15 MORGAN, Beth 12:03:23 O'DRISCOLL, Nicole 12:07:43 KARIOLIS, Tamarin 12:28:44 CILLIERS, Louise 12:56:28 PERRY, Robyn 13:05:57 DUCKITT, Susan 13:11:04
ALERS, Craig 09:53:48 ALTENBUCHNER, Philipp 09:55:22 BURKINSHAW, Tom 10:00:03 SCHAUERHAMMER, Sven 10:05:30 TWIST, Ryan 10:07:17 GARCIA, Guillermo 10:10:48 LOW, Matt 10:20:39 AL KHALIFA, His Highness Shaikh Nasser 10:21:24 AIGNER, Michael 10:25:30 FRANZSEN, Matthew 10:29:46
REZNIKOV, Antonina 10:12:04 SAYGILI, Bahar 10:45:51 DELPORT, Keri 11:05:04 KIELAR, Kayla 11:18:39 STAHLSCHMIDT, Cristine 11:30:49 METZLER, Birgit 11:33:28 O'DONOGHUE, Laura 11:54:19 STRAUSS, Amore 12:03:00 KINSLEY, Carol-Ann 12:03:22 Ketterer, Eileen 12:08:34
FLEMING, Bradley 09:17:13 BULLOCK, Duncan 09:26:34 GOSSELIN, Jimmy 09:28:17 GRÄNITZ, Marko 09:30:00 NEILL, Jd 09:30:47 DROUAULT, Julien 09:34:32 GROSSPIETSCH, David 09:34:37 THATJE, Christian 09:39:12 VERISSIMO, Marcio 09:45:38 MATHEWS, Luke 09:51:28
HARCUS, Claudia 10:16:38 BORN, Beate 10:23:13 HEGER, Kim 10:28:07 NEL, Jenny 10:38:59 PAXTON, Lorran 10:56:19 STRAPPAVECCIA, Laura 11:06:40 MCINTOSH, Terry-Lynn 11:14:19 FOLSCHER, Lindy-lee 11:14:26 CALLOW, Cathy 11:28:31 BRANZANIC, Tania 11:36:03
COPPOCK, Xavier 09:17:00 PICARD, Raynard 09:23:52 REINERT, Alexandre 09:27:16 STUDER, Gregor 09:32:03 PASTORE, Enrico 09:37:47 BRUCKNER, Christian 09:37:53 BEAUFORT, Pierre 09:39:55 JOHNSON, Simon 09:43:34 TEJERO VAZQUEZ, Iván 09:44:10 DAVY, Mathieu 09:45:52
FERRER, Isabelle 10:10:32 REITER, Elisabeth 10:46:37 FALK OLSSON, Desiree 11:01:29 VAN DER TOORN, Kelly 11:03:05 SEALE, Audrey 11:07:02 BLAKELY, Linda 11:17:24 HANSEN, Natalie 11:17:42 MEDAK, Alicja 11:19:05 VAN SCHAIK, Nienke 11:33:27 HUMAN, Kara 11:41:24
MOSLEY, Garron 09:05:58 PELLEW, Mark 09:20:11 Valverde, Joaquin 09:24:24 FABIAN, Arnaud 09:29:04 MICHOVSKY, Petr 09:32:01 ZRNIC, Dalibor 09:35:20 SMITZ, David 09:38:04 TULLY, Sean 09:43:10 MC GREGOR, Iain 09:46:41 VAN DER MERWE, Barry 09:46:49
HANSOM, Jane 10:21:00 DICKINSON, Desi 10:38:53 VAN DER RIET, Genelle 10:51:38 MITSCHKE, Alexandra 11:10:49 GOLDONI, Paola 11:28:16 PETERKIN, Sue 11:34:24 DUVEBRANT, Sanna 11:38:30 VAN WYK, Helena 11:45:01 NAGLE, Mindy 12:49:59 SAULEDA, Cristina 13:00:05
SACK, Mark 09:28:25 MEDAK, Rafal 09:42:20 PREVOST, Erwan 09:47:28 ARREGI, Aitzol 09:49:56 MURCHIE, Craig 10:00:57 ESCOMEL, Fabien 10:01:49 BECKINSALE, James 10:02:05 FAIRON, Michael Stephen 10:03:01 HARVARD, Jonas 10:03:11 GASC, Olivier 10:03:36
HATTINGH, Mariette 11:17:12 ÅSTRÖM, Annika 11:37:23 SIEMELINK, Fiona 11:53:18 LESAFFER, Cai 12:12:46 WARN, Lynette 12:26:07 SASAKI, Miki 12:27:11 LOOTS, Salome 12:36:43 CONSTANCON, Petruschka 12:37:52 MOSSOP, Maureen 12:47:28 COETZEE, Joanie 12:53:01
Baxter, Graham 09:52:07 BEKKER, Andre 09:56:19 LANGSTEINER, Rudolf 10:16:50 RICHARDSON, Mark 10:24:08 ÅSTRÖM, Fredrik 10:24:44 RAVAZZI, Alessio 10:25:18 EMDE, Frank 10:27:35 DREW, Stephen 10:30:31 KORBIJN, Hans 10:37:17 HOFER, Patrick 10:42:54
MITCHELL, Mary 11:41:31 WASILEWSKI, Aida 11:49:05 GANNON, Elizabeth 12:34:28 DAWSON, Angie 12:48:03 VILJOEN, Estelle 13:22:13 TORRES MORERA, María Ángeles 14:35:36 O'LEARY, Karen 14:35:58 JOHNSTON-READ, Barbara 15:10:27 KAY, Leigh 15:51:27
BILLIG, Rainer 10:22:49 IBANEZ, Jose 10:33:23 REINHART, Manfred 10:43:11 HERRON, Lawrence 10:55:37 TOBI, Schneider 11:00:17 DRIBBIN, Ronald 11:02:08 MUNTON, Graham Douglas 11:06:59 SAUSSUS, Phil 11:13:03 PIENAAR, Dou 11:17:43 GANNON, Martin 11:22:13
WILLIAMS, Pamela 14:50:24 SALIBA, Myrna 15:16:10
O'MALLEY, Russell 11:00:03 OSTER, Heinrich 11:44:16 KIRIHARA, Yuji 11:52:42 DUßLER, Klaus 11:56:36 RIDLEY, Neil 12:16:04 FOULOUNOUX, Thierry 12:18:35 SPARKS, Paul 12:36:06 STEHLE, Jorg 12:36:28 BLAKIE, Eric 12:53:56 ROSENSTEIN, Dave 12:58:54
FRAMBOISIER, Gerard 13:21:29 LOCHNER, Lochi 13:21:50 JOYCE, Gustav 13:55:32 CABRERA JIMENEZ, Francisco 14:30:18 IRVIN, Eugene 15:44:45 Grobbelaar, Johannes 16:18:45
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