It was a familiar figure in a battle for top spot in Ironman Switzerland results 2016.
Ironman Switzerland is among the most popular WTC European Ironman venues. Once again the race has attracted a top field of male and female pro triathletes.
They were racing for the the podium in the Ironman Switzerland results 2016 with prize money and Kona Ranking Points up for grabs for the top finishers.
The 2015 winners of Ironman Switzerland were Ronnie Schildknecht and Beth Gerdes with times of 8:21:19 and 9:21:05 respectively.
Ronnie Schildknecht was on hand to defend his title but a new female champion would be crowned as Beth Gerdes was not entered in the 2016 race.
MALE PRO START LIST
Baertsch, Mauro Bracht, Timo Brader, Christian Cartmell, Fraser Carvalho, Fabio Chase, Nicholas Ciotti, Emanuele Csoke, Balazs Deisenhofer, Roman Epping, Matthias Hron, Jan Jaberg, Patrick Jezko, Ivan Karner, Johan Koutny, Philipp Kueng, Manuel Martin, Charles Molnar, Gergo Nasvik, David Nemcik, Marek Oriet, Gilian Pedraza, Sebastian Plese, David Pochon, Cyril Polan, Lukas Schifferle, Mike Schildknecht, Ronnie Thomas, Darby Van Berkel, Jan
It was Balazs Csoke making a break from the rest of the field on the 3.8k swim course. He entered transition one with a lead of about 50 seconds over Manuel Kueng. Jan Van Berkel was in third spot and defending champion Ronnie Schildknecht was over five minutes back of the leader.
MALE PRO SWIM TIMES
Csoke, Balazs 00:49:53 Kueng, Manuel 00:50:41 Van Berkel, Jan 00:52:56 Molnar, Gergo 00:53:02 Carvalho, Fabio 00:53:05 Cartmell, Fraser 00:53:12 Bracht, Timo 00:53:17 Pochon, Cyril 00:55:18 Koutny, Philipp 00:55:37 Schildknecht, Ronnie 00:55:39 Deisenhofer, Roman 00:55:41 Chase, Nicholas 00:55:44 Martin, Charles 00:55:47 Epping, Matthias 00:55:48 Plese, David 00:55:53 Ciotti, Emanuele 00:55:55 Baertsch, Mauro 00:57:48 Jaberg, Patrick 00:57:50 Nasvik, David 00:57:59 Brader, Christian 00:59:10 Schifferle, Mike 01:01:43 Karner, Johan 01:01:48 Pedraza, Sebastian 01:01:51 Oriet, Gilian 01:01:55 Thomas, Darby 01:03:47 Jezko, Ivan 01:03:57 Hron, Jan 01:07:59 Polan, Lukas 01:12:05 Nemcik, Marek 01:15:51
Roman Deisenhofer of Germany was fastest on the bike by far. His solid swim and fastest overall bike split of 4:26:15 propelled him into the lead as the marathon began. However all the big players, including defending champion Ronnie Schildknecht, were still in contention.
Jan Van Berkel was second, Timo Bracht third, and Ronnie Schildknecht was fourth as the 42k marathon got underway for the leading men. By the halfway mark of the marathon Schildknecht had passed Roman and moved into the lead. Van Berkel held onto the final podium spot.
Schildknecht continued to outpace the field and with less than 10k to run his lead was over six minutes on Timo Bracht who had run moved into second place.
Ronnie Schildkencht is on course to win Ironman Switzerland for the ninth time and there is no stopping him. He is the 2016 Ironman Switzerland Champion with a winning time of 8:17:04.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Schildknecht, Ronnie 08:17:04 Bracht, Timo 08:24:13 Van Berkel, Jan 08:29:12 Deisenhofer, Roman 08:32:58 Plese, David 08:36:50 Baertsch, Mauro 08:36:55 Brader, Christian 08:49:07 Jaberg, Patrick 08:49:39 Schifferle, Mike 08:50:28 Thomas, Darby 09:06:08 Chase, Nicholas 09:21:06 Jezko, Ivan 09:44:54 Hron, Jan 09:48:23
Daniella Ryf, Nicole Woysch, and Celine Sharer seemed likely favorites to vie for podium spots for the pro women. However there were others Swiss stars to consider as well. Regardless it looked like it would be hard to prevent a Swiss podium sweep.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Badmann, Natascha Bilham, Emma Borges De Andrade, Mariana Candrova, Jana Capone, Lauren Godesky, Alyssa Grohmann, Katharina Hengartner, Corina Herlbauer, Michaela Krejcova, Petra Lehrieder, Carolin Lüthi, Diane Moeller, Kristin Monticeli, Ariane Parker, Lauren Rohrbach, Regula Ryf, Daniela Schink, Lina-Kristin Schärer, Celine Thibodeau, Karen Woysch, Nicole
For the pro women it was Switzerland’s Celine Scharer edging out Daniela Ryf by two seconds in the swim as they entered the swim/bike transition. They had a lead of almost two minutes over third place Lauren Parker of Australia.
PRO FEMALE SWIM TIMES
Schärer, Celine 00:53:14 Ryf, Daniela 00:53:16 Parker, Lauren 00:55:10 Thibodeau, Karen 00:56:53 Bilham, Emma 00:57:41 Lüthi, Diane 00:58:02 Capone, Lauren 00:59:07 Herlbauer, Michaela 01:01:05 Rohrbach, Regula 01:01:36 Godesky, Alyssa 01:03:20 Krejcova, Petra 01:03:48 Monticeli, Ariane 01:03:58 Badmann, Natascha 01:05:08 Hengartner, Corina 01:05:10 Moeller, Kristin 01:12:24 Candrova, Jana 01:13:13 Daniele Ryf took charge of the race over the 180k bike course. Her split of 4:46:30 gave her a huge lead of around 20 minutes as she began her run. At this stage it appeared that little would prevent a sweep of the Ironman Switzerland results 2016 podium by the Swiss. Emma Bilham was second, Regula Rohrbach third, Celine Scharer was fourth, and Natascha Badmann was fifth. All were from Switzerland. Non-Swiss athletes were sixth, seventh, and eighth. At the 15k mark of the run the lead for Ryf was still over 20 minutes on Emma Bilham. However Michaela Herbauer had move into third and was attempting to prevent a Swiss dominance of the podium. There was no catching Daniela Ryf today as she crosses the finish line first in the Ironman Switzerland results 2016.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMESRyf, Daniela 08:51:50 Bilham, Emma 09:21:48 Herlbauer, Michaela 09:28:12 Scharer, Celine 09:35:26 Monticeli, Ariane 09:40:07 Thibodeau, Karen 09:40:38 Hengartner, Corina 09:46:19
Top age-group finishers Ironman Switzerland results 2016
FEMALE 18-24Wang, Dione 12:31:15 Penketh, Ellie 14:42:19
MALE 18-24Kharin, Ivan 09:13:37 Guinchard, Loïc 09:45:38 Bruntse Andersen, Simon 09:53:06 Treiber, Benjamin 09:59:13 Chevalley, Thibaud 10:01:22 Bruhin, Silvan 10:08:16 Altermatt, Sven 10:10:08 Bradley, Alex 10:12:54 Guidi, Marco 10:32:26 Svenningsson, Rasmus 10:37:52
FEMALE 25-29Kuhnert, Stefanie 09:50:43 Haller, Esther 09:59:31 Webb, Katy 11:31:50 Dossenbach, Laura 11:45:54 Mattsson, Anna 11:59:11 Kaufmann, Petra 12:14:00 Schmitt, Victoria 12:33:32 Bruce-Miller, Melanie 13:34:55 Heber, Simone 13:40:36 Mulroy, Maura 14:09:45 Lessmeister, Jodie 15:05:40
MALE 25-29Chikin, Alexander 09:26:46 Rossetti, Davide 09:28:19 Weitz, Matti 09:29:29 Schürch, Martin 09:31:07 Baractaru, Mihai 09:33:11 Graf, Stefan 09:46:18 Risdal Solheim, Sondre 09:47:59 Meier, Dominique 09:49:43 Falk, Philipp 09:49:46 Vogelsang, Luca 09:51:51
FEMALE 30-34Müller, Diana 10:02:35 Maher, Alison 10:06:45 Bollmann, Michelle 10:22:49 Füllbrandt, Annalena 10:28:30 Klimesova, Lucie 10:32:15 Pirotte, Annabelle 10:44:24 De Coninck, Erika 11:19:04 Lang, Katrin 11:33:16 Pastore, Paola 11:37:37 Furrer, Regula 11:42:37
MALE 30-34Bovay, Steve 09:04:11 Iselin, Mathieu 09:06:25 Tisserand, Guillaume 09:11:52 Rusch, Thomas 09:13:06 Fußstetter, Stefan 09:17:43 Holub, Michal 09:21:58 Pruksa, Robert 09:22:14 Schmelzle, Steffen 09:24:32 Benedikt, Stephan 09:27:42 Benoit, Guillaume 09:28:02
FEMALE 35-39Rowatt, Alison 09:56:59 Steinberg, Steffi 10:22:50 Rudin, Andrea 10:27:33 Fardell, Jane 10:36:40 Bongard, Judith 10:44:23 Chalvin, Mylene 10:48:38 Strappaveccia, Laura 10:54:35 Kohler, Iris 11:08:22 Studer, Franziska 11:08:27 Nell, Jolanda 11:17:55
MALE 35-39Lewanzik, Heiko 09:08:56 Welti, Martin 09:10:52 Martens, Bert 09:15:08 Bieler, Ueli 09:15:17 Gisbert, Sebastian 09:21:10 De Caluwé, Dominic 09:21:15 Klein, Alexandre 09:22:45 Burton, Paul 09:25:05 Schedlbauer, Florian 09:26:06 Sahm, Philipp 09:30:48
FEMALE 40-44Priglinger, Johanna 10:51:37 Jung, Eliane 10:54:51 Franks, Camilla 10:59:53 Kobs, Anja 11:02:23 Fleischli, Katharina 11:16:50 Memminger, Andrea 11:37:07 Schulz, Astrid 11:55:47 Taillardat, Soazig 12:10:55 Naef, Barbara 12:27:19 Gormley, Charlotte 12:52:14
MALE 40-44Wyss, Manuel 09:11:42 Lhomme, Stephane 09:21:15 Radi, Massimiliano 09:24:02 Sanchez Bas, Jesus 09:31:45 Burkhard, Beat 09:33:55 Ganser, Markus 09:34:17 Goetz, Thomas 09:35:08 Tyrode, Frederic 09:39:47 Gebele, Markus 09:43:41 Denzler, Marcel 09:47:52
FEMALE 45-49Carter, Allison 11:20:26 Ettinger, Joelle 11:35:14 Johnsson, Viktoria 11:47:05 Valsangiacomo, Simone 11:49:18 Dullnig, Andrea 11:58:45 Schnitzler, Anja 12:12:15 Bigi, Silvia 12:17:46 Emmeneggger, Doris 12:30:16 Casarramona, Claudia 12:35:06 Hausheer, Cornelia 12:35:11
MALE 45-49Guinchard, Jean-Christophe 09:21:40 Meinecke, Stephan 09:29:06 Jauner, Marc Stefan 09:29:44 Braune-Krickau, Wolfgang09:30:12 Guex, Stephane 09:32:48 Stoffel, Richard 09:35:28 Koethe, Mathias 09:39:10 De Pury, Hervé 09:43:17 Krüger, Olaf 09:49:21 Bleimann, Arndt 09:50:22
FEMALE 50-54Reimann, Kathleen 11:14:34 Kaltenegger, Dianne 11:27:05 Miller, Barbara 12:03:32 Fenner, Sabina 12:53:50 Bruhin, Nicole 13:21:05 Zacchia, Federica 13:52:58 Meier, Kerstin 14:24:48 Thomas, Sigrid 14:52:56 Beller, Barbara 15:13:02 Powers, Laura 15:16:10
MALE 50-54Horandner, Gunter 09:48:53 Schmid, Stefan 09:51:14 Kohnemann, Stephan 09:54:21 Bucher, Dominik 10:07:41 Schildknecht, Richard 10:10:33 Rinnen, Norbert 10:12:18 Ackermann, Peter 10:14:24 Brandenburg, Arnd 10:25:20 Kneip, Peter 10:28:47 Mills, Peter 10:32:52
FEMALE 55-59Brandstetter, Silvia 12:28:45 Westphal, Dorit 12:35:15 Gannon, Elizabeth 12:50:50 Tettenborn, Barbara 13:25:50 Coon, Judith 14:41:34 Sieber Brinkschulte, Petra 14:59:45 Jonas, Ulrike 15:00:01 Bitel, Sharon 15:01:49
MALE 55-59Bochtler, Gerhard 09:53:50 Lauk, Joern 10:22:59 Schneider, Bernhard 10:42:27 Keast, Brian 10:50:31 Smith, Ken 10:53:15 Gannon, Martin 11:05:18 Frank, David 11:08:06 Marolt, Roger 11:08:15 Romagnoli, Rico 11:24:57 Uhlich, Steffen 11:32:31
FEMALE 60-64Wright, Laurel 13:52:27 Greenough, Glynis 14:46:00 Grüter, Barbara 14:52:53
MALE 60-64Mallepell, Jürg 10:55:56 Desmyttere, Martin 11:38:21 Daninger, Stefan 12:20:07 Bentele, René 12:48:53 Litscher, Guido 12:49:33 Turrini, Sergio 12:59:25 Bergmann, Johannes 13:03:10 Frasson, Marco 13:04:37 Fischer, Jurgen 13:31:16 Bailey, Richard 13:53:20
MALE 65-69Musial, Marek 12:44:48 Dallain, Robert 12:58:31 Zimmermann, Fredi 14:13:59 Hochstrasser, Max 14:39:20 Gärtner, Gottfried 14:59:57 Huerlimann, Markus 15:32:55
MALE 70-74Künzi, Hans 13:20:42
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