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Ironman results: 27th July 2014
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Tuesday 29th July 2014


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With three full distance Ironman races taking place on Sunday 27th July (in addition to the 70.3 event in Calgary, where Will Clarke was second and Emma-Kate Lidbury fourth), here's a slightly later than planned summary of the top finishers. Late as we were making our return from Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games Triathlon events...

Zurich first, where Ironman Switzerland would always have a very different look about it this year - as winner for the past seven editions, Ronnie Schildknecht was not racing this year, having raced at the Ironman European Champs recently where he took fourth place. 2012 Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs was racing... but he was taking it very easy (one week after Challenge Roth), just ticking the 'validation' box for Kona with a slow training day.

Despite Ronnie's absence, Switzerland could celebrate with a first Ironman win in her first attempt at the distance for Daniela Ryf - something Tamsin Lewis recently achieved in Bolton. Silver for the host too, as the still smiling and still competitive Natascha Badmann came home in second place after recording the fastest ride of the day.

Germany's Boris Stein completed the Swiss 'double', having also won Ironman 70.3 Switzerland earlier in the year.

Having lead out the swim and being right in contention at T2, Stephen Bayliss was a DNF during the first half of the marathon.

Ironman Switzerland - Sunday 27th July 2014
3.8km / 180km / 42.2km

Pos Men Women
1st Boris Stein (GER) 8:33:02 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 9:13:30
2nd David Plese (SLO) 8:34:13 Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:28:37
3rd Marek Jaskolka (POL) 8:40:40 Sonja Tajsich (GER) 9:29:15
4th Filip Ospaly (CZE) 8:43:23 Kristin Möller (GER) 9:30:15
5th Jan Berkel (SUI) 8:46:33 Erika Csomor (HUN) 9:32:14

First year Pro Kyle Buckingham added to his second place at Ironman South Africa earlier in the year by taking his first Ironman win at Ironman Lake Placid. "I started triathlon five years ago and IRONMAN was my first ever race, and this is my first ever win now so I am over the moon," said an elated Buckingham, who is contemplating a Kona appearance in October. "It was tough, the course was hard. The wind, the rain made it a bit tough on the bike, and then on the run the hills killed me."

As with Buckingham, the women's race was also another first Ironman victory to Amber Ferreira.

Ironman Lake Placid - Sunday 27th July 2014
3.8km / 180km / 42.2km

Pos Men Women
1st Kyle Buckingham (RSA) 8:38:43 Amber Ferreira (USA) 9:31:28
2nd Balazs Csoke (HUN) 8:51:26 Kim Schwabenbauer (USA) 9:38:14
3rd Jonathan Shearon (USA) 8:59:22 Lisa Roberts (USA) 9:40:04
4th Ryan Cain (CAN) 9:05:19 Kristin Lemos (USA) 9:50:26
5th Vinny Johnson (USA) 9:09:56 Jessica Jones Meyers (USA) 10:06:53

From first time winners to a man with a lot of experience at Ironman Canada. Belgium's Marino Vanhoenacker continued his progress towards the peak of his fitness - and captured the KPR points he needed for Kona - to take his 11th career Ironman title, adding to his six wins in Austria, plus Florida, Malaysia, South Africa and Frankfurt.

For Bree Wee (USA), Canada would be her second Ironman title, having won in Louisville two years ago. A close race, she had to battle hard to take top spot from Mackenzie Madison and Karen Thibodeau on the run.

Ironman Canada - Sunday 27th July 2014
3.8km / 180km / 42.2km

Pos Men Women
1st Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 8:16:10 Bree Wee (USA) 9:46:58
2nd Jeff Symonds (CAN) 8:25:52 Karen Thibodeau (CAN) 9:51:35
3rd Paul Ambrose (GBR) 8:33:10 Mackenzie Madison (USA) 9:52:46
4th Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 8:42:59 Jackie Arendt (USA) 9:59:06
5th Andre Drobeck (USA) 8:50:32 Anna Cleaver (NZL) 10:05:23

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