Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sebastian Kienle and Mirinda Carfrae Crowned 2014 Ironman World Champions

On a humid and windy day in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, German Sebastian Kienle used his bike prowess and a solid run to win the 2014 Ironman World Championship in 8:14:18, over five minutes ahead of American Ben Hoffman (8:19:23) and first-time Ironman competitor German Jan Frodeno (8:20:32), who clocked the fastest run split of the day for the marathon (2:47).


Australian Mirinda Carfrae (9:00:55) won her third Ironman World Championship by making up 14 minutes on the run and setting a new women's marathon record (2:50:27, just a few seconds faster than her previous record). Ironman 70.3 World Champion Daniela Ryf (9:02:07) was second, with Great Britian's Rachel Joyce (9:04:23) taking third, after both led the bike.


Top Men:
1 8:14:18 3 Sebastian Kienle DEU
2 8:19:23 5:05 41 Ben Hoffman USA
3 8:20:32 6:15 9 Jan Frodeno DEU
4 8:21:38 7:20 15 Andy Potts USA
5 8:22:19 8:01 38 Cyril Viennot FRA
6 8:22:29 8:11 43 Nils Frommhold DEU
7 8:23:26 9:08 20 Tim Van Berkel AUS
8 8:24:11 9:53 1 Frederik Van Lierde BEL
9 8:28:28 14:10 4 Bart Aernouts BEL
10 8:30:15 15:58 46 Romain Guillaume FRA

Top Women:
1 9:00:55 101 Mirinda Carfrae AUS
2 9:02:57 2:02 112 Daniela Ryf CHE
3 9:04:23 3:28 102 Rachel Joyce GBR
4 9:10:19 9:24 125 Jodie Swallow GBR
5 9:12:43 11:49 105 Caroline Steffen CHE
6 9:16:58 16:03 128 Julia Gajer DEU
7 9:18:11 17:16 110 Liz Lyles USA
8 9:19:21 18:26 106 Gina Crawford NZL
9 9:20:46 19:51 117 Mary Beth Ellis USA
10 9:23:34 22:39 104 Liz Blatchford AUS

For those of you still up on Saturday night, the results are still coming in! So much fun to watch the finish line.

4 comments:

  1. How do you view it when you see the run isn't very important to the overall result? Basically it's all about the bike and nobody's ever run a fast run split, relatively (I believe the best split is around 2:40).

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    1. What I love about it is it's a true TRI-athlon. You have to be in the top 5% in each discipline, then play your strength. Carfrae held back her bike to have enough to win on the run, and got it in the last five miles. I did this race in 2010, and that marathon is ridiculously hard - 95 degrees, and your body is already destroyed. Sub 2:50 is simply amazing.

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  3. She ran a marathon time that is only 3 min off the 3rd guy's time which was claimed the fastest this year? Wow.

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