Prize money and Championship Points up for grabs in Ironman South Africa Results 2017.
This iconic race that kicked off at Nelson Mandela Bay is billed as the Ironman African Championship. The race sold out as usual and 75 Ironman Hawaii World Championship slots were up for grabs for top age-group finishers.
There was really no clear cut favorite as the gun sounded to begin the race. A strong European contingent and several local stars made picking the podium finishers in the Ironman South Africa Results 2017 pretty difficult.
The winners of Ironman South Africa 2016 were Ben Hoffman and Kaisa Lehtonen with times of 8:12:37 and 9:06:50 respectively. Both 2016 winners were on hand to defend their titles.
MALE PRO START LIST
ACKERMANN, Johann AMBERGER, Josh BUCKINGHAM, Kyle BÄCKSON, Fredrik CANHEDO, Vinicius CHRISTENSEN, Bekim CIOTTI, Emanuele CLOSE, Greg CSOKE, Balazs CUNNAMA, James DE BRUIN, Gerhard DE ELIAS, Mario DEL CORRAL MORALES, Victor Manuel FROMMHOLD, Nils HOFFMAN, Ben KRAMER, Christian LAMPRET, Freddy LLANOS, Eneko MCNAMEE, David MOLINARI, Giulio PETERSEN-BACH, Jens RISTI, Ivan ROMAN, Deisenhofer SCHELTINGA, Evert SKIPPER, Joe STEIN, Boris STRIJK, Erik-Simon TOUMY, Degham VABROUSEK, Petr Van Berkel, Jan VAN LIERDE, Frederik VAN LOOY, Diego VISTICA, Andrej WILTSHIRE, Harry WURF, Cameron ZASYPKIN, Valentin
Josh Amberger of Australia and Harry Wiltshire of Great Britain were the only two male pros to complete the swim in under 49 minutes. They had swim times of 48:01 and 48:04 respectively. Balazs Csoke of Hungary was third in 49:01.
Cameron Wruf posted the fastest bike split of the day with his clocking of 4:20:11. It gave him a narrow lead of about two minutes over Nils Frommmhold and defending champion Ben Hoffman who were racing in 2nd and 3rd.
PRO MEN SWIM AND BIKE TIMES
WURF, Cameron 00:49:13 04:20:11 FROMMHOLD, Nils 00:49:05 04:22:31 HOFFMAN, Ben 00:49:14 04:22:33 AMBERGER, Josh 00:48:02 04:29:29 Van Berkel, Jan 00:49:12 04:28:41 VAN LIERDE, Frederik 00:49:05 04:28:32 BUCKINGHAM, Kyle 00:49:15 04:28:38 MOLINARI, Giulio 00:49:07 04:28:34 SCHELTINGA, Evert 00:49:12 04:28:40 MCNAMEE, David 00:49:09 04:28:45 STEIN, Boris 00:53:57 04:23:49 LLANOS, Eneko 00:49:19 04:28:31 CUNNAMA, James 00:49:10 04:28:47 ROMAN, Deisenhofer 00:49:18 04:33:46 ACKERMANN, Johann 00:49:06 04:34:37 KRAMER, Christian 00:49:10 04:37:07 SKIPPER, Joe 00:53:59 04:32:04 VISTICA, Andrej 00:53:53 04:34:43 STRIJK, Erik-Simon 00:53:54 04:34:39 DE ELIAS, Mario 00:53:58 04:34:47 PETERSEN-BACH, Jens 00:49:11 04:42:34 BÄCKSON, Fredrik 00:56:28 04:46:25 CSOKE, Balazs 00:49:02 04:55:57 DE BRUIN, Gerhard 00:55:46 04:53:50 LAMPRET, Freddy 00:55:50 04:53:26 CIOTTI, Emanuele 00:53:56 04:58:15 VAN LOOY, Diego 01:05:44 04:46:28 CLOSE, Greg 00:59:42 04:56:49 WILTSHIRE, Harry 00:48:05 05:17:49 ZASYPKIN, Valentin 01:12:27 05:23:03 VABROUSEK, Petr 01:00:07 05:41:27
It turned into a close race between Nils Frommhold of Germany and defending champion Ben Hoffman of the USA. The two male pros made a clean break of seven minutes on the rest of the field.
Ben Hoffman would not be denied and successfully defended his title when he crossed the finish line first in the Ironman South Africa results 2017. His wimming time was 07:58:40.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
HOFFMAN, Ben 07:58:40 FROMMHOLD, Nils 07:59:30 MCNAMEE, David 08:07:31 BUCKINGHAM, Kyle 08:08:58 Van Berkel, Jan 08:12:35 STEIN, Boris 08:16:12 VAN LIERDE, Frederik 08:19:10 MOLINARI, Giulio 08:21:09 VISTICA, Andrej 08:23:21 CUNNAMA, James 08:24:42 WURF, Cameron 08:25:31 SKIPPER, Joe 08:28:46 SCHELTINGA, Evert 08:31:04 LLANOS, Eneko 08:34:15 DE ELIAS, Mario 08:36:22 ACKERMANN, Johann 08:39:44 ROMAN, Deisenhofer 08:43:30 AMBERGER, Josh 08:44:41 VAN LOOY, Diego 08:49:32 STRIJK, Erik-Simon 09:00:36 DE BRUIN, Gerhard 09:07:31 LAMPRET, Freddy 09:52:28 CIOTTI, Emanuele 09:53:08 VABROUSEK, Petr 09:59:52 ZASYPKIN, Valentin 10:13:45
Kaisa Lehtonen would have her hands full repeating as champion in this star-studded field. No less that 8-10 pro women could potentially challenge for a spot on the podium.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
BARTLETT, Nikki CHEETHAM, Susie COLLONGE, Jeanne COMBER, Kate CORKER, Steph DELIGNY, Camille DUKE, Dimity-Lee FLETCHER, Jenny FRADES, Gurutze GAJER, Julia GENÊT, Manon Grohmann, Katharina HERRERO GÓMEZ, Helena JAHN, Kirsty KONSCHAK, Katja LEHRIEDER, Carolin LEHTONEN, Kaisa LÜTHI, Diane MACK, Danielle MOELLER, Kristin MONTICELI, Ariane RYF, Daniela SCHINK, Lina-Kristin SCHMITT, Natascha STIENEN, Astrid TONDEUR, Alexandra WATKINSON, Annah
The first five pro women in the swim finished within nine seconds of each. Daniela Ryf of Switzerland and Kate Comber of Great Britain finished tied for first with identical times of 53:48.
Daniela Ryf of Switzerland was fastest out on the 180K bike course with her clocking of 4:50:50. Defending Champion Kaisa Lehtonen of Finland was about four minutes behind her as she left the bike/run transition area.
Julia Gajer of Germany and Susie Cheetham were right in the mix in 3rd and 4th place. Early on it looked like the podium spots would be decided among these four as the rest of the field was well off the pace.
FEMALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE TIMES
RYF, Daniela 00:53:48 04:50:50 LEHTONEN, Kaisa 00:55:29 04:53:03 GAJER, Julia 00:53:54 04:55:58 CHEETHAM, Susie 00:53:56 04:57:43 BARTLETT, Nikki 00:58:40 05:03:09 STIENEN, Astrid 01:01:07 05:01:42 GENÊT, Manon 00:58:44 05:03:36 KONSCHAK, Katja 00:53:57 05:09:48 COLLONGE, Jeanne 00:59:47 05:04:58 TONDEUR, Alexandra 00:58:37 05:08:06 COMBER, Kate 00:53:48 05:15:47 MONTICELI, Ariane 00:58:45 05:13:11 FRADES, Gurutze 01:00:37 05:11:20 SCHMITT, Natascha 00:58:43 05:15:21 MOELLER, Kristin 01:06:23 05:09:18 Grohmann, Katharina 01:10:04 05:05:47 LÜTHI, Diane 00:58:34 05:17:12 FLETCHER, Jenny 00:58:41 05:20:59 DUKE, Dimity-Lee 00:58:37 05:25:19 CORKER, Steph 01:01:41 05:27:35 SCHINK, Lina-Kristin 01:11:31 05:24:17 MACK, Danielle 01:06:12 05:34:36
Daniela Ry of Switzerland was on her game and claims the top of the podium in the Ironman South Africa results 2017. Kaisa Lehtonen, the 2016 champion, had to settle for second place.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
RYF, Daniela 08:47:02 LEHTONEN, Kaisa 08:52:26 CHEETHAM, Susie 09:04:49 STIENEN, Astrid 09:24:37 FRADES, Gurutze 09:24:59 KONSCHAK, Katja 09:25:40 TONDEUR, Alexandra 09:26:29 COLLONGE, Jeanne 09:27:18 BARTLETT, Nikki 09:27:49 Grohmann, Katharina 09:29:20 MONTICELI, Ariane 09:29:27 COMBER, Kate 09:47:44 GENÊT, Manon 09:50:32 LÜTHI, Diane 09:52:50 SCHINK, Lina-Kristin 09:54:47 GAJER, Julia 09:55:08 FLETCHER, Jenny 09:59:27 CORKER, Steph 10:04:18
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