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McCrystal smashes Irish Ironman record again
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Monday 16th November 2015


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Irish Ironman record is smashed. Again.

While there was some speed at the front of the race at this years Ironman Arizona, where race winners Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Meredith Kessler (USA) went under eight and nine hours respectively, there was also more record breaking going on from Ireland's Bryan McCrystal. Just six weeks ago at Ironman Barcelona, McCrystal set a new national record, improving the figures of 8:45:26 by Liam Dolan from Ironman Copenhagen 2013 to 8:41:29.

In Tempe yesterday McCrystal further reduced his own record figures by finishing 12th at Ironman Arizona in a time of 8:30:50, an improvement of 10:39. As you can see from the figures below, almost all of that improvement was achieved on the marathon with the swim / bike / transitions exceptionally consistent with his race in Calella six weeks ago.

Bryan McCrystal - Ironman Barcelona and Arizona

Date
Event
Swim
T1
Bike
T2
Run
Total
4th October 2015
Barcelona
1:02:47
0:02:06
4:17:22
0:00:55
3:18:30
8:41:29
15th November 2015
Arizona
1:02:54
0:02:46
4:16:34
0:01:22
3:07:14
8:30:50

RELATED: BRITISH AND IRISH IRON-DISTANCE RECORDS

Over the last six years the Irish record has tumbled by more than half an hour and now stands very close to the 8:30 mark - how long will this record last? Probably longer than six weeks we imagine...

Irish Ironman record progression

Liam Dolan Ironman Austria 2009
9:02:48
Martin Muldoon Ironman Austria 2011
8:49:46
Liam Dolan Ironman Copenhagen 2013
8:45:26
Bryan McCrystal Ironman Barcelona 2015
8:41:29
Bryan McCrystal Ironman Arizona 2015
8:30:50

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