IRONMAN WALES RESULTS 2011
September 11, 2011 is a big day in the triathlon world. It’s an especially huge day in Wales where the Ironman Wales results 2011will be the first recorded in this inaugural event.
Ironman Wisconsin and Ironman Muskoka 70.3 will also be taking place as the kick-off to a new season. The pros will begin earning points toward the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman distance World Championships in 2012.
The Ironman 70.3 World Championships for 2011 also go today in Nevada. Might as well mention that the ITU Grand Final is also taking place all weekend in Beijing.
There are over 1300 athletes competing in the inaugural Ironman Wales as the race gets under-way. Aaron Farlow and Kristin Moeller are both racing today and they are the winners of Ironman UK 2011.
Weather conditions have meant a few changes to the swim course. The water temperature is a chilly 15c. I say chilly because in the ITU race in Beijing that just went earlier in the day the water was 25c.
In the swim it is Oliver Simon who grabs the lead as the leaders leave the first transition. Oliver is a local pro and will have plenty of crowd support.
Edo Van Der Meer, Markus Thomschke, and Daniel Mueller were the ones closest to Simon. The swim leader Oliver has fallen off the pace.
For the women it’s still Anja Ippach who leads going into the run and she could be hard to catch.
The wind is still pretty relentless but at least the sun is coming out.
Aaron is from Australia and is quite capable. It’s a bit of a surprise as it was expected that local pros might well win the inaugural Wales Ironman.
In the women’s race there are actually two age-group athletes right up near the front. However it seems unlikely that Anja Ippach will be caught today.
The last we heard of Garth Barfoot is that he was doing well on the bike course. Garth is the oldest competitor at 75 years old.
This is a great story. Luis Alvarez from Mexico is the only man to have raced every single Ironman in the world! He prides himself on doing the first of every new event.
This is his 77th Ironman race and I think that means we will be seeing Luis at the inaugural Ironman Mont-Tremblent Quebec. The race is sold out with over 2500 entries from 52 countries.
Wow! Kristen Moeller has stormed into the lead of the women’s race and it is quite surprising considering the lead that Anja had at one time.
Late in the race Jeremy Jurkiewicz is making a charge on the leader Aaron Farlow but he may run out of time.
In a sprint to the finish Jermey Jurkiewicz catches Aaron Farlow and takes top spot on the podium in the Ironman Wales results 2011 by 5 seconds.
TOP FIVE MEN AT THE FINISH
Jeremy Jurkiewicz Aaron Farlow Bruno Clerbout Matteo Annovazzi Christian Mueller(age-grouper)
Kristin Moeller is first across the line in the Ironman Wales results 2011!
TOP THREE WOMEN AT THE FINISH
Kristin Moeller Anja Ippach Stefanie Adam
Top age-group finishers in the Ironman Wales results 2011.
TOP TEN MALE 18-24
Christensen, Gregers Van Gerwen, Tycho Bobbaers, Rob Abbene, Michael Bradshaw, Daniel Rowlands, Carlton Kazinec, Viktor Whaites, Dan Davies, Luke paul Baksh, Peter
TOP THREE FEMALE 18-24
Watts, Emily Beverly, Anair Chambers, Claire
TOP FIVE MALE 25-29
Salom, Jose PILETTE, Kévin Reiner, Philipp Debil-Caux, Victor Whitworth, John
ALL FINISHERS FEMALE 25-29
Whitmore, Lauren Lovelock, Sarah James, Stephanie Barraclough, Emma Foster, Louisa Booyens, Anna Reeves, Elizabeth Barnard, Jessica Roberts, Kathryn Johnston, Samantha Hulme, Sarah McCormack, Yvonne Sanders, Megan Van Manen, Amelia
TOP TEN MALE 30-34
Dietze, Mathias Sleutel, Frederik Thomsen, Rasmus CASTILLO MARTINEZ, JOSUE Brown, James Haverl, Marco Look, Jan-Caspar Pernold, Daniel SUPPI, Laurent Challifour, Eliot
TOP TEN FEMALE 30-34
Adam, Stefanie Matthys, Melanie Fowler, Bethan Zijgers, Rina Williams, Annie Livesey, Caroline Uhlig, Vanessa Beaudoin, Nadège Wirth, Simone Joiner, Isobel
TOP TEN MALE 35-39
Mueller, Christian Menendez de Luarca, Jaime Stokes, Kit Mortensen, Thomas Guibert, Arnaud Burby, Aaron Fegan, Gary Cambré, David Jost, Andre Longhin, Patrick
TOP TEN FEMALE 35-39
Wilkinson, Victoria Roxburgh, Rhian Wilkinson, Jill CLAERBOUT, PEGGY Picton, Lisa Gorman, Wendy Arnold, Jayne Wyse, Cathy Dillon, Sian Gordon, Alexandra
TOP TEN MALE 40-44
Funk, Harald Keller, Bernhard Carmichael, Paul Bruenink, Johannes Doubleday, Peter Sherwood, Paul Del Bianco, Denis Bishop, Tim Heise, Dirk Jones, Adrian
It’s pretty amazing to me that the top 24 men in the 40-44 were all under 11 hours. Talk about a competitive field. Great job by everyone!
TOP TEN FEMALE 40-44
Bradbrook, Ruth Ruel, Elisabeth Funk, Heike Gardiner, Penny Evans, Carolyn OConnor, Kerrie King, Sarah Collins, Kim murray, janice Dewberry, Justine
TOP TEN MALE 45-49
Gruber, Michael Ryan, Otto Dogruol, Gokhan Fankhauser, Klaus Cusick, Peter Richter, Stefan Kraft, Manfred Mason, Warren BELTRAN, Thierry Geiger, Thomas
TOP TEN FEMALE 45-49
Wheatley, Catherine Gruber, Cordula Jeschke, Katrin Puumala, Sari Gundle, Jo Rees, Heather Etchell, Catherine Scotchford, Jan Martin, Allison Coughlan, Susie
TOP TEN MALE 50-54
Van Leeuwen, Jacques Roeder, Mario OVIEDO-MONTOYA, Pedro Mortimer, Simon Stigant, Graham Marchesini, Mario Vercruysse, Didier Smith, Malcolm Davies, Gerwyn Morris, Jeff
ALL FEMALES 50-54
Fry, Jeannie Greaves, Sarah Dentith, Annette Donald, Claire Smith, Christina Gannon, Elizabeth Forrester, Sharon Bennett, Liz Edmonds, Rosalind Jones, Christine Varney, Jill
Every female in this category crossed the line. Great performance!
TOP TEN MALE 55-59
Hilpert, Manfred Scott-miller, David Aleknavicius, Kes Holdaway, Lee Wihlidal, Klaus Fidow, Anthony Handley, Ray Wheatley, Peter McLaughlin, Peter Ambler, Dave
ALL FEMALES 55-59
ALL MALE FINISHERS 60-64
Avenell, Keith Woodward, Robert Dietze, Dieter Mccabe, Nicholas Dalby, Ian Brooke, Colin Mckenna, Martin Pastorelli, Gianni Wragg, John PALMER, STEWART
ALL MALE FINISHERS 65-69
Robert, MARTI Gray, Ray Williams, Glyn
I sincerely hope that your inaugural Ironman Wales results 2011 were a huge success for al the age-group athletes in the race.
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