Saturday, October 10, 2015

Jan Frodeno And Daniela Ryf Win the 2015 Ironman World Championship

German triathlete Jan Frodeno won the 2015 Ironman World Championship today in Kona, HI, with a blazing time of 8:14:40 (swim 50:50, bike 4:27:28, run 2:52:22), making him the first ever to win an Olympic gold medal (2008), the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, and Ironman World Championships. He finished ahead of German Andreas Raelert (8:17:42) and American Tim O'Donnell (8:18:25). [all results]

(Jan Frodeno for the win, photo courtesy of IronmanTRI)
For the Women, it was Switzerland's Daniela Ryf winning in 8:57.57, using the fastest bike split of the day (4:52) and a solid run to build a 12 minute margin over her competitors and improve on her 2nd place finish in her debut last year. She was also the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, so both world champs doubled this year.

(Daniela Ryf takes the title in her 2nd attempt)
Top Men:

2 RAELERT, Andreas DEU  00:03:03 back
3 O'DONNELL, Timothy USA 00:05:00 back
4 POTTS, Andy USA  00:06:37 back
5 BUTTERFIELD, Tyler BMU 00:09:20 back
6 VIENNOT, Cyril FRA 00:10:32 back
7 LLANOS, Eneko ESP 00:13:37 back  
8 KIENLE, Sebastian DEU 00:15:15 back
9 MCMAHON, Brent CAN 00:15:35
10 STEIN, Boris DEU 00:17:04 back

Top Women:

1 RYF, Daniela CHE
2 JOYCE, Rachel GBR 00:13:22 back
3 BLATCHFORD, Liz AUS 00:17:08 back    
4 VESTERBY, Michelle DNK 00:20:55 back    
5 JACKSON, Heather USA 00:24:02 back
6 CHEETHAM, Susie GBR 00:25:51 back
7 PIAMPIANO, Sarah USA 00:27:02 back    
8 PEDERSEN, Camilla DNK 00:27:51 back    
9 STEFFEN, Caroline CHE 00:30:09 back
10 GOSSAGE, Lucy GBR 00:30:56 back

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