Spectacular performances sure to highlight Ironman Hawaii World Championship Results 2016.
The winners of Ironman Hawaii 2015 were Jan Frodeno of Germany and Daniela Ryf of Switzerland with times of 8:14:40 and 8:57:57 respectively.
Both would be on hand to defend the titles they won last year.
However, it’s become very hard to repeat in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship. The Ironman landscape is much different than it was in the days of Dave Scott, Mark Allen, Natascha Badmann, and Paula Newbie-Fraser.
Paula Newbie-Fraser who won Hawaii in 1986, 1988–1989, 1991–1994, and 1996 became known as “The Queen of Kona”.
Between the four of them, Scott, Allen, Badmann and Newby-Fraser won in Kona twenty-six times. That is truly astounding, but it also show how the playing field has leveled in recent years.
Today there are so many top caliber pro triathletes that probably a dozen pro men and women are capable of winning any given year if the Iron Gods shine down on them on race day. However there is no doubt that Frodeno and Ryf have the credentials to top the podium again in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016.
As the gun sounded to begin the 2016 Ironman it seemed that this might be a year that sees Canadian pros in both male and female categories being podium contenders in Kona.
Both Lionel Sanders and Brent McMahon would have to improve over their 2015 performances in order to keep pace with the always tough European pros. It would be no surprise to see at least one of these men challenging for the podium once the lava dust settles on the Queen K. Highway.
Both Lionel Sanders and Heather Wurtele won the Ironman 70.3 North American Championship 2016.
There are two outcomes that appear certain.
….Jodie Swallow will be among the first female pros out of the water.
….There will be German European pros somewhere on the podium for the men and women.
MALE PRO START LIST
Aernouts, Bart Albert, Marko Amorelli, Igor Baertsch, Mauro Billard, Bertrand Bittner, Per Boecherer, Andi Bozzone, Terenzo Bracht, Timo Buckingham, Kyle Butterfield, Tyler Carvalho, Fabio Chevrot, Denis Clarke, William Collington, Kevin Cunnama, James Degasperi, Alessandro Dellow, David Don, Tim Frodeno, Jan Gomes, Pedro Hoffman, Ben Jacobs, Pete Kienle, Sebastian Kotsegarov, Kirill Kramer, Christian Lange, Patrick Llanos, Eneko Matthews, Paul McKenzie, Luke McMahon, Brent McNamee, David Millward, Callum O'Donnell, Tim Petersen-Bach, Jens Plese, David Potts, Andy Raelert, Andreas Rana, Ivan Rapp, Jordan Reed, Tim Russell, Matt Sanders, Lionel Schildknecht, Ronnie Schmid, Stefan Skipper, Joe Stein, Boris Thomas, Jesse Thomschke, Markus Van Berkel, Jan Van Berkel, Timothy Van Lierde, Frederik Viennot, Cyril Vistica, Andrej Weiss, Michael Wild, Ruedi Wiltshire, Harry Wurtele, Trevor
Harry Wiltshire of Great Britain led a huge group of pro men to the swim finish. Wiltshire posted a time of 48:00. Ruedi Wild of Switzerland was 25th in 48:59, so just 59 seconds separated the top 25 pro men as they began their journey for their place in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016.
In past races a large group also stayed in close contact on the 112-mile course with nobody making a large break at the head of the field. In other words, it was left to the 26.2 marathon to decide who would stand on the podium in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016.
MALE PRO SWIM FINISH TIMES
Wiltshire, Harry GBR 00:48:00 Frodeno, Jan DEU 00:48:02 Potts, Andy USA 00:48:02 Matthews, Paul AUS 00:48:03 Albert, Marko EST 00:48:04 Chevrot, Denis FRA 00:48:05 McMahon, Brent CAN 00:48:06 McNamee, David GBR 00:48:06 Amorelli, Igor BRA 00:48:08 Boecherer, Andi AFG 00:48:10 O'Donnell, Tim USA 00:48:12 Don, Tim GBR 00:48:15 Bozzone, Terenzo NZL 00:48:42 Raelert, Andreas DEU 00:48:46 Van Lierde, Frederik BEL 00:48:49 Kramer, Christian DEU 00:48:49 Cunnama, James ZAF 00:48:52 Rana, Ivan ESP 00:48:52 Hoffman, Ben USA 00:48:55 Llanos, Eneko ESP 00:48:56 McKenzie, Luke AUS 00:48:56 Van Berkel, Timothy AUS 00:48:57 Lange, Patrick DEU 00:48:57 Dellow, David AUS 00:48:58 Wild, Ruedi CHE 00:48:59 Reed, Tim AUS 00:49:03 Bracht, Timo DEU 00:50:06 Butterfield, Tyler BMU 00:50:07 Collington, Kevin USA 00:50:12 Carvalho, Fabio BRA 00:50:45 Degasperi, Alessandro ITA 00:50:46 Van Berkel, Jan CHE 00:50:55 Buckingham, Kyle ZAF 00:52:17 Viennot, Cyril FRA 00:52:19 Billard, Bertrand FRA 00:52:22 Clarke, William GBR 00:52:26 Bittner, Per DEU 00:52:26 Kienle, Sebastian DEU 00:52:27 Gomes, Pedro PRT 00:52:28 Petersen-Bach, Jens DNK 00:52:29 Thomas, Jesse USA 00:52:30 Millward, Callum NZL 00:52:30 Plese, David SVN 00:52:33 Rapp, Jordan USA 00:52:34 Wurtele, Trevor CAN 00:53:36 Schmid, Stefan DEU 00:53:52 Schildknecht, Ronnie CHE 00:53:55 Aernouts, Bart BEL 00:53:58 Russell, Matt USA 00:54:02 Weiss, Michael AUT 00:54:03 Baertsch, Mauro CHE 00:54:07 Stein, Boris DEU 00:54:10 Skipper, Joe GBR 00:54:11 Kotsegarov, Kirill EST 00:54:13 Sanders, Lionel CAN 00:56:41 Thomschke, Markus DEU 00:56:43 Vistica, Andrej HRV 00:57:02
Early on in the bike it was a big pack leading the way as expected and it resulted in the same problem as recent Ironman Hawaii races.
Before the bike was a third over Van Lierde, Raelert, Lange, McMahon were all serving penalties for drafting.
Boecherer had the early lead for the pro men. At about the forty mile mark Michael Weiss and Lionel Sanders were just over a minute behind the leaders.
At the Hawi turn at the top of the climb it was Sebastien Kienle in the lead followed by Boecherer, Weiss, O’Donnell and McKenzie.
Lionel Sanders of Canada made the turn 3:01 off the lead. In just 60 miles he made up over five minutes of his swim time deficit as he begins his drive for a podium spot in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016.
This is the part where most first time Ironman triathletes begin the descent from Hawi thinking the wind will be at their back. It never is. It comes at you from all angles.
Tyler Butterfield is serving a penalty.
Kienle and Stein were leading the way in the late stages of the bike. Frodeno, Weiss, Plese, and Sanders were all in the mix as they neared transition two.
Kienle and Frodeno were the two fastest out of transition. Lionel Sanders posted the fourth fastest bike split of the day to remain in the mix but had almost seven minutes to make up on the leaders. Brent McMahon was ten minutes back despite taking a penalty time out for drafting.
MALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS
Kienle, Sebastian 00:52:27 04:23:55 Boecherer, Andi 00:48:10 04:28:07 Frodeno, Jan 00:48:02 04:29:00 McKenzie, Luke 00:48:56 04:27:55 Hoffman, Ben 00:48:55 04:28:06 Stein, Boris 00:54:10 04:23:04 O'Donnell, Tim 00:48:12 04:29:10 Llanos, Eneko 00:48:56 05:21:51 Weiss, Michael 00:54:03 05:22:18 Bozzone, Terenzo 00:48:42 05:23:28 Albert, Marko 00:48:04 05:23:33 Amorelli, Igor 00:48:08 04:34:44 Sanders, Lionel 00:56:41 04:26:35 Potts, Andy 00:48:02 04:35:46 Plese, David 00:52:33 04:31:05 Van Lierde, Frederik 00:48:49 04:35:33 Viennot, Cyril 00:52:19 04:33:47 Wild, Ruedi 00:48:59 04:37:41 Kramer, Christian 00:48:49 04:37:40 Thomas, Jesse 00:52:30 04:34:13 Aernouts, Bart 00:53:58 04:32:37 Lange, Patrick 00:48:57 04:37:49 McMahon, Brent 00:48:06 04:38:49 Buckingham, Kyle 00:52:17 04:34:37 Russell, Matt 00:54:02 04:33:08 Rana, Ivan 00:48:52 04:38:13 Cunnama, James 00:48:52 04:38:33 Dellow, David 00:48:58 04:38:36 Rapp, Jordan 00:52:34 04:35:03 Kotsegarov, Kirill 00:54:13 05:29:59 Schildknecht, Ronnie 00:53:55 04:35:02 Chevrot, Denis 00:48:05 04:41:44 Gomes, Pedro 00:52:28 04:39:08 Wurtele, Trevor 00:53:36 04:38:40 McNamee, David 00:48:06 04:45:36 Schmid, Stefan 00:53:52 04:39:42 Raelert, Andreas 00:48:46 04:46:07 Van Berkel, Timothy 00:48:57 04:48:11 Butterfield, Tyler 00:50:07 04:48:20 Bracht, Timo 00:50:06 04:48:40 Degasperi, Alessandro 00:50:46 04:48:25 Van Berkel, Jan 00:50:55 04:48:25 Baertsch, Mauro 00:54:07 04:46:34 Skipper, Joe 00:54:11 04:49:58 Billard, Bertrand 00:52:22 04:53:00 Millward, Callum 00:52:30 04:53:24 Thomschke, Markus 00:56:43 04:48:56 Wiltshire, Harry 00:48:00 05:00:47 Clarke, William 00:52:26 04:56:18 Vistica, Andrej 00:57:02 04:52:20 Bittner, Per 00:52:26 05:02:04 Petersen-Bach, Jens 00:52:29 05:09:09 Carvalho, Fabio 00:50:45 05:13:33 Collington, Kevin 00:50:12 05:41:16
At the start of the marathon it was Kienle and Frodeno running side by side on Ali’i Drive on their way out of Kona.
At the halfway point of the run defending Ironman Hawaii Champion Jan Frodeno has taken a lead of about 1:30 over fellow German Sebastian Kienle.
With just eight miles to go the lead for Frodeno had grown to about three minutes as he headed back to Kona for the final time.
Four miles to go and Frodeno is cruising toward Kona.
Lange is perhaps running best of all in the late stages and passes Ben Hoffman for third place and sets his sights on Kienle who is about three minutes ahead of him. Lange is racing Kona for the first time and is coached by Speedo Guru Faris Al-Sultan.
Jan Frodeno defends his title and takes top spot on the podium in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Frodeno, Jan 08:06:30 Kienle, Sebastian 08:10:02 Lange, Patrick 08:11:14 Hoffman, Ben 08:13:00 Boecherer, Andi 08:13:25 O'Donnell, Tim 08:16:20 Stein, Boris 08:16:56 Aernouts, Bart 08:20:30 Rana, Ivan 08:21:51 Van Lierde, Frederik 08:21:59 Potts, Andy 08:25:35 Russell, Matt 08:25:52 McNamee, David 08:28:05 Albert, Marko 08:28:20 Schildknecht, Ronnie 08:29:11 Thomas, Jesse 08:29:40 Plese, David 08:32:05 Viennot, Cyril 08:34:50 Van Berkel, Timothy 08:35:27 Degasperi, Alessandro 08:36:58 Wild, Ruedi 08:37:26 Kotsegarov, Kirill 08:38:00 Chevrot, Denis 08:39:58 Dellow, David 08:40:24 Schmid, Stefan 08:40:40 Cunnama, James 08:42:03 Llanos, Eneko 08:42:25 Bracht, Timo 08:43:37 Sanders, Lionel 08:44:49 McMahon, Brent 08:45:45 Kramer, Christian 08:47:02 Weiss, Michael 08:49:54 Baertsch, Mauro 08:54:16 Vistica, Andrej 08:56:08 McKenzie, Luke 08:57:35 Millward, Callum 09:06:35 Rapp, Jordan 09:07:49 Wurtele, Trevor 09:09:30 Billard, Bertrand 09:18:43 Wiltshire, Harry 09:24:18 Clarke, William 09:25:07 Skipper, Joe 09:25:07 Carvalho, Fabio 10:21:43
As far as the women go Canada’s hopes rest on Heather Wurtele and perhaps this is her moment to shine and possibly break into the top five.
Regardless of the outcome, her skill level and sheer will to win should come to the forefront in Kona. Wurtele entered last year’s race in prime condition and then had to miss most of the race due to mechanical issues on the bike course.
Wurtele came in third in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2016 with a time of 4:13:36. Melissa Hauschildt was second and Daniela Ryf was fourth. Hauschildt and Ryf are both main contenders in Ironman Hawaii 2016.
Michelle Vesterby has continued to improve in Ironman Hawaii and should also be a force in this race. However there is no doubt that Daniela Ryf will be tough to catch if she is on top of her game.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Badmann, Natascha Beranek, Anja Carfrae, Mirinda Castro Nogueira, Saleta Cave, Leanda Cheetham, Susie Corbin, Linsey Crowley, Sarah Deckers, Tine Duke, Dimity-Lee Ellis, Mary Beth Frades, Gurutze Gajer, Julia Gossage, Lucy Hauschildt, Melissa Herlbauer, Michaela Holst, Tine Hufe, Mareen Jackson, Heather Kaye, Alicia Kessler, Meredith Konschak, Katja Lehtonen, Kaisa Lester, Carrie Lundstrom, Asa Luxford, Annabel Lyles, Liz Moeller, Kristin Monticeli, Ariane Pedersen, Camilla Piampiano, Sarah Roberts, Lisa Robertson, Jodie Ryf, Daniela Saemmler, Daniela Schmitt, Natascha Steurer, Bianca Swallow, Jodie Tondeur, Alexandra Van Vlerken, Yvonne Vesterby, Michelle Walter, Verena Wassner, Laurel Wurtele, Heather
For the pro women it was Meredith Kessler leading the way with Jody Swallow one second behind. A group of twelve pro women finished the swim between 52:46 and 52:59.
Kessler, Meredith USA 00:52:46 Swallow, Jodie GBR 00:52:47 Cave, Leanda GBR 00:52:47 Luxford, Annabel AUS 00:52:48 Kaye, Alicia USA 00:52:49 Ryf, Daniela CHE 00:52:50 Pedersen, Camilla DNK 00:52:50 Beranek, Anja DEU 00:52:51 Wassner, Laurel USA 00:52:52 Vesterby, Michelle DNK 00:52:53 Konschak, Katja DEU 00:52:55 Gajer, Julia DEU 00:52:59 Lester, Carrie AUS 00:56:40 Wurtele, Heather CAN 00:56:43 Carfrae, Mirinda AUS 00:56:44 Castro Nogueira,Saleta ESP 00:58:09 Cheetham, Susie GBR 00:58:12 Herlbauer, Michaela AUT 00:58:22 Van Vlerken, Yvonne NLD 00:58:51 Hauschildt, Melissa AUS 00:58:54 Lehtonen, Kaisa FIN 00:58:55 Jackson, Heather USA 00:58:56 Crowley, Sarah AUS 00:58:58 Saemmler, Daniela DEU 00:58:58 Deckers, Tine BEL 00:59:01 Lyles, Liz USA 00:59:05 Duke, Dimity-Lee AUS 01:01:49 Corbin, Linsey USA 01:01:52 Tondeur, Alexandra BEL 01:01:52 Gossage, Lucy GBR 01:01:57 Walter, Verena DEU 01:01:57 Steurer, Bianca AUT 01:01:59 Lundstrom, Asa SWE 01:02:04 Piampiano, Sarah USA 01:02:42 Frades, Gurutze ESP 01:02:48 Monticeli, Ariane BRA 01:04:32 Roberts, Lisa USA 01:05:04 Robertson, Jodie USA 01:05:09 Holst, Tine DNK 01:05:12 Moeller, Kristin DEU 01:05:13 Badmann, Natascha CHE 01:05:13
At about the thirty mile mark Daniela Ryf was in the lead in search of a repeat and top spot on the podium in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016. Alicia Kaye was second, and Beranek in third.
Four minutes back of the leaders in the women’s race leading a pack is Wassner, Wurtele, Carfrae, Van Vlerken, Jackson, Hauschildt. Your winner could come from this group.
For a time it was Mirinda Carfrae and Heather Wurtele riding together as they continued the chase behind Ryf and her group at the front until Wurtele fell off the pace.
At mile 75 the pro women were being led by defending champion Ryf. Then it was Beranek, Kessler, Vesterby, Luxford, and Kaye.
Daniela Ryf leaves bike/run transition with a big lead and is on course to top the podium in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016 and defend her title.
FEMALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS
Ryf, Daniela 00:52:50 04:52:26 Beranek, Anja 00:52:51 05:55:34 Jackson, Heather 00:58:56 05:00:31 Luxford, Annabel 00:52:48 05:06:46 Kessler, Meredith 00:52:46 05:07:45 Ellis, Mary Beth 00:00:00 05:07:30 Vesterby, Michelle 00:52:53 05:09:05 Swallow, Jodie 00:52:47 05:09:05 Hauschildt, Melissa 00:58:54 05:05:21 Pedersen, Camilla 00:52:50 05:13:05 Kaye, Alicia 00:52:49 05:12:54 Lehtonen, Kaisa 00:58:55 05:08:54 Carfrae, Mirinda 00:56:44 05:10:54 Lester, Carrie 00:56:40 05:10:50 Van Vlerken, Yvonne 00:58:51 05:09:10 Deckers, Tine 00:59:01 05:09:06 Wurtele, Heather 00:56:43 05:11:23 Gossage, Lucy 01:01:57 05:06:01 Piampiano, Sarah 01:02:42 05:07:29 Cave, Leanda 00:52:47 05:18:34 Lundstrom, Asa 01:02:04 05:09:46 Crowley, Sarah 00:58:58 05:13:54 Gajer, Julia 00:52:59 05:19:50 Corbin, Linsey 01:01:52 06:16:17 Saemmler, Daniela 00:58:58 06:17:12 Lyles, Liz 00:59:05 05:17:46 Duke, Dimity-Lee 01:01:49 05:15:21 Herlbauer, Michaela 00:58:22 05:22:22 Wassner, Laurel 00:52:52 05:29:15 Walter, Verena 01:01:57 05:20:15 Tondeur, Alexandra 01:01:52 05:22:24 Holst, Tine 01:05:12 05:22:12 Badmann, Natascha 01:05:13 05:22:25 Frades, Gurutze 01:02:48 05:25:31 Konschak, Katja 00:52:55 05:35:59 Robertson, Jodie 01:05:09 05:23:45 Monticeli, Ariane 01:04:32 05:25:20 Roberts, Lisa 01:05:04 05:25:50 Steurer, Bianca 01:01:59 05:29:11 Castro Nogueira, Saleta 00:58:09 05:41:14 Moeller, Kristin 01:05:13 05:49:30
In the first stages of the run it’s Ryf, Beranek, and Jackson. Some things never change from year to year. Frodeno is leading, Ryf is leading, and somewhere out there I’m sure Michelle Vesterby is smiling.
Nearing the marathon halfway mark its Ryf, Beranek, Jackson, Swallow, and Carfrae.
At the twenty mile mark it was Daniela Ryf, Heather Jackson, Miranda Carfrae taking over third, Anja Beranek, Kaisa Lehtonen, Michelle Vesterby, Jodie Swallow, and Asa Lundstrom. Check that….Carfrae just passed Jackson and is in second spot.
Daniela Ryf also defends her title and crosses the finish line first in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship results 2016. Her time of 8:46:46 is a new course record.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Ryf, Daniela 08:46:46 Carfrae, Mirinda 09:10:30 Jackson, Heather 09:11:32 Beranek, Anja 09:14:26 Lehtonen, Kaisa 09:15:40 Vesterby, Michelle 09:19:05 Piampiano, Sarah 09:22:31 Lundstrom, Asa 09:22:59 Gossage, Lucy 09:25:57 Lester, Carrie 09:28:17 Pedersen, Camilla 09:31:15 Wurtele, Heather 09:32:51 Corbin, Linsey 09:33:51 Ellis, Mary Beth 09:38:52 Crowley, Sarah 09:42:34 Roberts, Lisa 09:43:11 Duke, Dimity-Lee 09:44:03 Herlbauer, Michaela 09:44:36 Tondeur, Alexandra 09:46:49 Robertson, Jodie 09:48:20 Holst, Tine 09:48:43 Swallow, Jodie 09:49:22 Kaye, Alicia 09:51:25 Wassner, Laurel 09:52:08 Lyles, Liz 09:56:31 Moeller, Kristin 09:58:25 Walter, Verena 10:01:01 Steurer, Bianca 10:03:22 Cave, Leanda 10:06:44 Monticeli, Ariane 10:09:15 Konschak, Katja 10:15:52 Castro Nogueira, Saleta 10:17:50 Frades, Gurutze 10:18:46 Badmann, Natascha 10:20:00 Kessler, Meredith 10:25:17 Saemmler, Daniela 10:34:26
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