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Ironman 2015: World championships for Frodeno, Ryf

Athletes compete in the 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride during the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Athletes compete in the 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride during the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7

Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf put together dominant performances Saturday to snap up their first Ironman World Triathlon Championship crowns.

Frodeno, 34, of Germany, added the Kona title to his 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medal and the Ironman 70.3 world championship.

“Thank you so much. I’m sorry to take it from an American again. I’m glad TO (Timothy O’Donnell) didn’t have any garlic last night he was breathing down my neck again. I am just over the world. It would be nothing without you guys,” he said. “I had good run form, but it was brutal. No shade at all. If you’re going uphill, your heart rate goes up and it just doesn’t come back down.”

Frodeno was in the leading pack for the entire day, taking the lead for good 95 miles into the bike leg.

Andreas Raelert, 39, Germany, reeled in Timothy O’Donnell, 35, of Colorado, to take second place.

“By far it’s the best performance I’ve had here. Andi (Raelert) is a great competitor. He came up to me really close in the Energy Lab but I was able to pull away. I soon paid for that effort,” O’Donnell said.

O’Donnell was followed by fellow American Andy Potts, 38, and Tyler Butterfield, 32 (who, although listed as living in the U.S., is from Bermuda).

Meanwhile, Ryf, 28, of Switzerland, turned in the fastest women’s bike split (4:50:47) and crossed the finish line more than 13 minutes ahead of the next woman.

Ryf, who also is the Ironman 70.3 world champion, was 24th overall.

“I’m so happy. It was such a hard day. Everything went perfect. I had a bit of luck and last 2 k I had a flat tire and could only roll in,” Ryf said. “I could put it together in such an amazing atmosphere.”

Last year’s champions did not fair well in the scorching temperatures.

Sebastian Kienle, who led the race for a portion of the bike leg, faded on the run and finished eighth.

Three-time world champion Mirinda Carfrae withdrew about halfway through the bike leg. Carfrae, who was involved in two minor bike crashes in the last few weeks, suffered from a sore back and was on Alii Drive to greet husband Tim O’Donnell as he recorded his best Kona finish.

“She’s carried the weight enough for the last couple years. I figured I better earn some money today,” O’Donnell said. “We share each other’s ups and downs. Hopefully, we’ll come out here next year Both guns blazing.”

Alex Zanardi was the first PC athlete across the line in 9:40:36.

Actor, director, producer and dad to three daughters Sean Astin finished his first Kona Ironman in 15:30:31.

He was racing to support Run3rd.

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Celebrity chef and second-time Ironman contestant Gordon Ramsay had to drop out during the run as he was feeling ill.

The field included 99 professional triathletes – 57 men, 42 women.

On a day that bought tough, hot and humid conditions, 18 men did not finish the race. That’s a staggering DNF rate of 31 percent.

On the women’s side, 15 athletes – or nearly percent 36 – failed to complete the race.

As midnight approached, it was 75-year-old Abdel Fustok, of the U.S., who finished last with a time of 16:56:05.

He was the 2,140th and last athlete to hear the words ‘You are an Ironman’ before the traditional closing fire dance at the finish line.

The last woman to record an official finish was Sharman Parr, 61, of Australia. Her time was 16:49:24.

According to preliminary calculations, 2,367 athletes were registered for the race. A total of 130 either did not start or did not record a finish. That translates to a 94 percent completion rate, which is remarkable considering the blistering conditions on the day.

Jan Frodeno of Germany finishes first in the 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride during the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Jason Rappaport/IRONMAN)

Jan Frodeno of Germany finishes first in the 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride during the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Jason Rappaport/IRONMAN)

TOP 10 Pro Men – Finish

1 8:14:40 Jan Frodeno
2 8:17:43 3:03 Andreas Raelert
3 8:18:50 4:10 Timothy O’Donnell
4 8:21:25 6:45 Andy Potts
5 8:23:09 8:29 Tyler Butterfield
6 8:25:05 10:25 Cyril Viennot
7 8:28:10 13:30 Eneko Llanos
8 8:29:43 15:03 Sebastian Kienle
9 8:30:13 15:33 Brent McMahon
10 8:31:43 17:03 Boris Stein

TOP 10 Pro Men – Fastest Swim

1 50:45 Dylan McNeice
2 50:50 0:05 Jan Frodeno
3 50:56 0:11 Andy Potts
4 52:20 1:36 Nils Frommhold
5 52:21 1:37 Christian Kramer
6 52:21 1:37 Romain Guillaume
7 52:23 1:38 Tim Don
8 52:23 1:38 Jeremy Jurkiewicz
9 52:24 1:39 Andreas Raelert
10 52:24 1:40 Brad Kahlefeldt

TOP 10 Pro Men – Fastest Bike

1 4:25:11 Maik Twelsiek
2 4:25:53 0:43 Sebastian Kienle
3 4:26:13 1:03 Timothy O’Donnell
4 4:26:56 1:46 Eneko Llanos
5 4:27:18 2:08 Frederik Van Lierde
6 4:27:27 2:16 Marino Vanhoenacker
7 4:27:28 2:18 Jan Frodeno
8 4:27:52 2:42 Brent McMahon
9 4:27:58 2:48 Andi Boecherer
10 4:28:34 3:24 Michael Weiss

TOP 10 Pro Men – Fastest Run

1 2:49:52 David McNamee
2 2:50:02 0:10 Andreas Raelert
3 2:52:22 2:30 Jan Frodeno
4 2:53:06 3:14 Cyril Viennot
5 2:53:46 3:54 Andy Potts
6 2:55:46 5:54 Timothy O’Donnell
7 2:56:20 6:28 Tyler Butterfield
8 2:58:49 8:57 Boris Stein
9 3:04:10 14:18 Eneko Llanos
10 3:06:03 16:11 Brent McMahon

TOP 10 Pro Women – Finish

1 8:57:57 Daniela Ryf
2 9:10:59 13:03 Rachel Joyce
3 9:14:52 16:56 Liz Blatchford
4 9:18:50 20:54 Michelle Vesterby
5 9:21:45 23:49 Heather Jackson
6 9:23:50 25:54 Susie Cheetham
7 9:24:32 26:36 Sarah Piampiano
8 9:25:41 27:45 Camilla Pedersen
9 9:27:54 29:58 Caroline Steffen
10 9:28:36 30:40 Lucy Gossage

TOP 20 Age Group Men – Finish

1 8:52:30 2327 Malte Bruns M18-24 DEU
2 8:53:40 1:11 2218 Levi Maxwell M25-29 AUS
3 9:00:02 7:33 2048 Timothy Van Houtem M30-34 BEL
4 9:01:38 9:09 1737 Daniel Stubleski M35-39 USA
5 9:01:44 9:15 1692 Charles Pennington M35-39 GBR
6 9:03:53 11:23 1171 Ben Bell M40-44 AUS
7 9:04:06 11:37 1961 Philipp Koutny M30-34 CHE
8 9:05:02 12:32 2353 Steve Mantell M18-24 USA
9 9:06:48 14:19 1640 Martin Kurt Huhndorf M35-39 DEU
10 9:06:51 14:22 1935 Ryan Giuliano M30-34 USA
11 9:07:37 15:08 1165 Assad Attamimi M40-44 AUS
12 9:08:13 15:43 1757 Wim Van De Wielle M35-39 BEL
13 9:09:24 16:54 1625 Alvarez Gomez M35-39 ESP
14 9:09:56 17:27 1962 Lukas Kramer M30-34 DEU
15 9:10:30 18:00 1940 Ben Hammer M30-34 USA
16 9:11:37 19:08 2166 Gregers Rye Christensen M25-29 DNK
17 9:12:00 19:31 2008 Daniel Plews M30-34 NZL
18 9:12:18 19:49 1225 Per Morten Ellingsen M40-44 NOR
19 9:12:59 20:29 2190 Felix Haupt M25-29 DEU
20 9:13:07 20:37 2174 Scott Cooper M25-29 CAN

TOP 10 Age Group Men – Fastest Swim

1 51:21 1704 Rafael Ribeiro Goncalves M35-39 BRA
2 53:08 1:47 1562 Bill Bishop M35-39 USA
3 53:09 1:48 1670 Franck Martin M35-39 FRA
4 53:16 1:55 2176 Pierre-Marc Doyon M25-29 CAN
5 53:16 1:55 2321 Reece Barclay M18-24 GBR
6 54:05 2:45 2164 James Capparell M25-29 USA
7 55:06 3:46 1682 Paul O’Brien M35-39 AUS
8 55:08 3:47 2005 Benjamin Pernet M30-34 FRA
9 55:08 3:47 2354 Fellipe Marmo Gomes Santos M18-24 BRA
10 55:09 3:48 1547 Paulo Antunes M35-39 PRT

TOP 10 Age Group Men – Fastest Bike

1 4:30:04 2058 Cameron Wurf M30-34 AUS
2 4:36:39 6:35 1637 Alex Higham M35-39 GBR
3 4:38:35 8:31 2208 Quentin Kurc Boucau M25-29 FRA
4 4:39:40 9:37 2047 Hans Van Den Buverie M30-34 BEL
5 4:39:46 9:43 1890 Nick Bensley M30-34 AUS
6 4:40:48 10:45 1238 Andreas Fuchs M40-44 AUT
7 4:40:52 10:48 1737 Daniel Stubleski M35-39 USA
8 4:42:18 12:14 2048 Timothy Van Houtem M30-34 BEL
9 4:42:45 12:41 999 Thomas Priglinger M45-49 AUT
10 4:43:45 13:41 1339 Jesse Moore M40-44 USA

TOP 10 Age Group Men – Fastest Run

1 2:58:45 1692 Charles Pennington M35-39 GBR
2 2:58:59 0:14 2218 Levi Maxwell M25-29 AUS
3 3:00:18 1:33 2215 Nicholas Maedel M25-29 USA
4 3:00:52 2:07 1171 Ben Bell M40-44 AUS
5 3:02:22 3:37 2327 Malte Bruns M18-24 DEU
6 3:02:39 3:54 1165 Assad Attamimi M40-44 AUS
7 3:03:51 5:06 1757 Wim Van De Wielle M35-39 BEL
8 3:04:00 5:16 1935 Ryan Giuliano M30-34 USA
9 3:04:31 5:46 1625 Alvarez Gomez M35-39 ESP
10 3:04:40 5:55 2353 Steve Mantell M18-24 USA

TOP 20 Age Group Women – Finish

1 9:51:10 2074 Katrin Esefeld F30-34 DEU
2 9:56:21 5:11 2269 Lauren Capone F25-29 USA
3 9:57:43 6:34 2121 Alison Rowatt F30-34 GBR
4 10:05:28 14:19 1830 Petra Krejcova F35-39 CZE
5 10:07:43 16:34 2305 Lauren Parker F25-29 AUS
6 10:09:52 18:42 2136 Annah Watkinson F30-34 ZAF
7 10:14:04 22:55 2303 Cristina Michele Mata Pitti F25-29 PAN
8 10:17:06 25:57 2258 Morgan Anderson F25-29 USA
9 10:19:57 28:47 1472 Sandra Daenzer F40-44 CHE
10 10:20:52 29:43 2372 Lucy Charles F18-24 GBR
11 10:21:02 29:53 1853 Jana Richtrova F35-39 CZE
12 10:21:32 30:23 1873 Amanda Wendorff F35-39 USA
13 10:21:51 30:42 1118 Amy McGrath F45-49 USA
14 10:22:00 30:51 2075 Maria Florenza Fraga F30-34 ARG
15 10:22:24 31:15 2302 Cecilie Mathorne F25-29 DNK
16 10:24:29 33:20 1832 Hailey Manning F35-39 USA
17 10:25:49 34:40 2132 Nicole Valentine F30-34 USA
18 10:25:55 34:46 1806 Phoebe Fear F35-39 AUS
19 10:27:35 36:26 2287 Danna Herrick F25-29 USA
20 10:27:43 36:34 1810 Mabel Gallardo Garcia F35-39 ESP

TOP 10 Age Group Women – Fastest Swim

1 52:20 2372 Lucy Charles F18-24 GBR
2 57:22 5:02 1102 Allison Hass F45-49 AUS
3 57:25 5:05 2305 Lauren Parker F25-29 AUS
4 59:50 7:31 2308 Nicole Pressprich F25-29 USA
5 1:00:11 7:51 2269 Lauren Capone F25-29 USA
6 1:00:15 7:56 1482 Andrea Fisher F40-44 USA
7 1:00:54 8:35 2257 Katherine Adler F25-29 USA
8 1:01:00 8:40 1086 Lesley Brainard F45-49 USA
9 1:01:38 9:19 2101 Andrea Mason F30-34 GBR
10 1:02:25 10:06 2133 Deborah Van Gossum F30-34 BEL

TOP 10 Age Group Women – Fastest Bike

1 5:15:48 2074 Katrin Esefeld F30-34 DEU
2 5:16:33 0:45 1853 Jana Richtrova F35-39 CZE
3 5:18:22 2:35 2303 Cristina Michele Mata Pitt F25-29 PAN
4 5:18:26 2:38 2302 Cecilie Mathorne F25-29 DNK
5 5:18:44 2:56 2278 Steffi Duss F25-29 CHE
6 5:19:04 3:16 2120 Jessica Richards F30-34 AUS
7 5:20:23 4:35 1830 Petra Krejcova F35-39 CZE
8 5:22:11 6:24 2121 Alison Rowatt F30-34 GBR
9 5:24:28 8:40 2130 Christina Svejstrup F30-34 DNK
10 5:24:56 9:08 1472 Sandra Daenzer F40-44 CHE

TOP 10 Age Group Women – Fastest Run

1 3:08:55 2287 Danna Herrick F25-29 USA
2 3:16:18 7:24 2269 Lauren Capone F25-29 USA
3 3:16:23 7:29 2121 Alison Rowatt F30-34 GBR
4 3:19:09 10:15 753 Colleen De Reuck F50-54 USA
5 3:20:09 11:15 2074 Katrin Esefeld F30-34 DEU
6 3:26:00 17:06 2132 Nicole Valentine F30-34 USA
7 3:28:40 19:45 2258 Morgan Anderson F25-29 USA
8 3:29:09 20:15 2136 Annah Watkinson F30-34 ZAF
9 3:30:20 21:26 1118 Amy McGrath F45-49 USA
10 3:31:50 22:56 1472 Sandra Daenzer F40-44 CHE

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Athletes compete in the 2.4-mile/3.8km swim during the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Delly Carr/IRONMAN)

Athletes compete in the 2.4-mile/3.8km swim during the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Delly Carr/IRONMAN)

One Response to “Ironman 2015: World championships for Frodeno, Ryf”

  1. Chris Eaton says:

    Please note thst Ty Butterfield is a proud Bermudian – not an American.

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