2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

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The 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship was a triathlon competition held in Clearwater, Florida on November 8, 2008. The race was sponsored by Foster Grant and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation. The championship race is the culmination of the Ironman 70.3 series of events that took place from October 2007 to September 2008. Athletes, both professional and amateur, earn a spot in the championship race by qualifying in races throughout the 70.3 series.[1] The 2008 championship race was represented by athletes from 52 different countries and 46 different U.S. States.[2]

Medallists[edit]

Men[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 3:40:10 Terenzo Bozzone  New Zealand 22:17 1:59 2:01:29 1:29 1:12:57
Silver medal icon.svg 3:40:42 Andreas Raelert  Germany 22:22 2:21 2:03:27 1:32 1:10:54
Bronze medal icon.svg 3:41:47 Richie Cunningham  Great Britain 22:29 1:53 2:02:08 1:28 1:13:50
4 3:42:28 Oscar Galindez  Argentina 23:47 2:03 1:59:55 1:56 1:14:47
5 3:43:22 Reinaldo Colucci  Brazil 23:03 2:09 2:00:34 1:49 1:15:47
6 3:44:30 Andy Potts  United States 21:44 1:47 2:02:58 1:45 1:16:16
7 3:45:11 Luke McKenzie  Australia 22:22 2:03 2:02:01 1:29 1:17:16
8 3:45:43 Brent McMahon  Canada 22:20 2:00 2:03:56 5:51 1:11:36
9 3:46:22 Joe Gambles  United Kingdom 23:46 1:22 2:01:25 1:44 1:18:05
10 3:46:34 Fraser Cartmell  United Kingdom 22:09 2:01 2:02:24 1:39 1:18:21
Source:[3]

Women[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 4:02:49 Joanna Zeiger  United States 23:06 2:17 2:13:44 1:45 1:21:59
Silver medal icon.svg 4:04:07 Mary Beth Ellis  United States 23:32 2:14 2:13:19 1:46 1:23:19
Bronze medal icon.svg 4:07:32 Becky Lavelle  United States 23:03 2:09 2:13:50 1:47 1:26:46
4 4:09:10 Julie Dibens  United Kingdom 23:17 2:18 2:13:22 1:42 1:28:31
5 4:15:32 Nina Kraft  Germany 23:35 2:19 2:24:28 1:49 1:23:21
6 4:16:00 Erika Csomor  Hungary 27:41 2:35 2:20:08 1:48 1:23:48
7 4:16:28 Catriona Morrison  United Kingdom 28:04 2:03 2:18:41 2:41 1:24:59
8 4:16:49 Angela Naeth  Canada 28:32 2:14 2:17:34 1:57 1:26:32
9 4:18:50 Leanda Cave  United Kingdom 23:24 2:26 2:22:32 2:17 1:28:11
10 4:20:28 Amanda Stevens  United States 23:29 2:19 2:24:23 1:40 1:28:37
Source:[3]

Qualification[edit]

The 2008 Ironman 70.3 Series featured 29 events that enabled qualification to the 2008 World Championship event to its top age group finishers, with all races also awarding professional slots.[2] Some 70.3 events also acted as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. The 70.3 Series expanded the number of qualifying races from 23 in 2007 to 29 events in 2008. Those events added included races at Geelong, Australia, Penha, Brazil (replacing the race in Brasilia), Huntsville, Ontario, Pucón, Chile, Haikou, China, Buffalo City, South Africa, Boise, Idaho, Lawrence, Kansas, and Providence, Rhode Island. Events in Port Macquarie and Ensenada, Baja California were discontinued from the series.

Qualifying Ironman 70.3s[edit]

Date Event Location
Nov 10, 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship United States Clearwater, Florida, United States
Jan 13, 2008 Ironman 70.3 South Africa South Africa Buffalo City, South Africa
Jan 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Pucón Chile Pucón, Chile
Feb 9, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Geelong Australia Geelong, Australia
Mar 29, 2008 Ironman 70.3 California United States Oceanside, California, United States
Apr 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 China China Haikou, Hainan, China
May 4, 2008 Ironman 70.3 St. Croix United States Virgin Islands St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
May 18, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Florida United States Orlando, Florida, United States
May 24, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Austria Austria St. Pölten/Vienna, Austria
May 31, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii United States Kohala, Hawaii, United States
Jun 1, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Switzerland Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona, Lake Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 1, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Boise United States Boise, Idaho, United States
Jun 8, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman United States Cambridge, Maryland, United States
Jun 15, 2008 Ironman 70.3 U.K. United Kingdom Wimbleball, Exmoor, UK
Jun 15, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Kansas United States Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Jun 29, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs United States Lubbock, Texas, United States
Jul 6, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens United States Lake Stevens, WA, United States
Jul 13, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island United States Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Jul 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Newfoundland Canada Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Jul 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Vineman United States Sonoma County, California, United States
Aug 2, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead United States Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
Aug 3, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Antwerp Belgium Antwerp, Belgium
Aug 10, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Germany Germany Wiesbaden/Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Germany
Aug 17, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Timberman United States Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
Sep 7, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Monaco Monaco Monaco
Sep 7, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Singapore Singapore Singapore
Sep 14, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Brazil Brazil Penha, Brazil
Sep 14, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka Canada Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Sep 21, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Cancún Mexico Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

2008 Ironman 70.3 Series results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Clearwater  Andy Potts (USA) 3:42:33  Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 3:42:37  Andrew Johns (GBR) 3:43:11 [4]
South Africa  Raynard Tissink (RSA) 4:03:02  Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 4:04:25  Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:10:40 [5]
Pucón  Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) 4:00:25  Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 4:03:25  Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 4:07:43 [6]
Geelong  Leon Griffin (AUS) 3:56:49  Mitchell Anderson (AUS) 3:58:13  David Dellow (AUS) 4:01:01 [7]
California  Andy Potts (USA) 3:58:22  Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:58:25  Paul Ambrose (GBR) 4:03:32 [8]
China  Steven Waite (AUS) 4:29:06  Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) 4:30:18  Colin Hill (GBR) 4:30:38 [9]
St. Croix  Craig Alexander (AUS) 4:05:34  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 4:08:41  Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:10:02 [10]
Florida  Paul Amey (GBR) 3:52:51  Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 3:56:33  Spencer Smith (GBR) 3:59:04 [11]
Austria  Massimo Cigana (ITA) 3:56:12  Björn Andersson (SWE) 3:56:52  Michael Göhner (GER) 3:57:11 [12]
Hawaii  Chris McCormack (AUS) 4:04:22  Luke McKenzie (AUS) 4:12:05  Tim Marr (USA) 4:15:17 [13]
Switzerland  Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 3:51:45  Konstantin Bachor (GER) 3:52:33  Sebastian Kienle (GER) 3:55:40 [14]
Boise  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:53:28  Chris Lieto (USA) 3:55:44  Joe Gambles (USA) 3:55:54 [15]
Eagleman  Paul Amey (GBR) 3:53:32  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:56:23  Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:58:22 [16]
UK  Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:17:39  Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 4:17:52  Luke Bell (AUS) 4:24:38 [17]
Kansas  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:56:06  Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:58:25  Leon Griffin (AUS) 4:00:37 [18]
Buffalo Springs  Leon Griffin (AUS) 3:58:35  Tim O'Donnell (USA) 4:00:09  Paul Matthews (AUS) 4:02:08 [19]
Lake Stevens  Luke Bell (USA) 4:00:16  Joe Gambles (USA) 4:00:17  Chris Legh (AUS) 4:01:44 [20]
Rhode Island  Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 3:54:03  Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:56:46  Paul Ambrose (GBR) 3:57:48 [21]
Newfoundland  Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:59:45  Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:01:33  Chris Legh (AUS) 4:04:09 [22]
Vineman  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:49:40  Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:51:25  Steve Larsen (USA) 3:53:22 [23]
Steelhead  Chris Legh (AUS) 3:32:13  Justin Henkel (USA) 3:37:05  Tony White (USA) 3:41:34 [24]
Antwerp  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 3:45:33  Luc Van Lierde (BEL) 3:46:33  Teemu Toivanen (FIN) 3:51:38 [25]
Germany  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 4:10:26  Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 4:11:17  Uwe Widmann (GER) 4:14:01 [26]
Timberman  Andy Potts (USA) 3:52:32  Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:02:24  Simon Lessing (GBR) 4:03:10 [27]
Monaco  Andreas Raelert (GER) 4:10:10  Michael Weiss (AUT) 4:14:12  Sebastian Kienle (GER) 4:14:48 [28]
Singapore  Simon Thompson (AUS) 3:55:40  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:55:55  Pete Jacobs (AUS) 3:57:47 [29]
Brazil  Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 3:54:24  Igor Amorelli (BRA) 3:55:07  Juraci Jùnior (BRA) 3:59:53 [30]
Muskoka  Craig Alexander (AUS) 4:10:31  Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:14:58  Daniel Bretscher (USA) 4:16:43 [31]
Cancún  Chris Legh (AUS) 4:01:47  Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 4:03:10  Igor Amorelli (BRA) 4:03:26 [32]

Women[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Clearwater  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:07:25  Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:11:29  Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:12:29 [4]
South Africa  Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:46:46  Heidi Jesberger (GER) 4:58:50  Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) 5:01:59 [5]
Pucón  Heather Gollnick (USA) 4:37:02  Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:38:57  Tereza Macel (CZE) 4:42:27 [6]
Geelong  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:24:27  Rebekah Keat (AUS) 4:27:14  Kate Major (AUS) 4:29:21 [7]
California  Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:23:14  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:25:51  Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:26:40 [8]
China  Renee Tanya Lane (AUS) 5:02:24  Hiromi Toda (JPN) 5:15:50  Claire Murray (GBR) 5:24:07 [9]
St. Croix  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:26:56  Nina Kraft (GER) 4:36:33  Bree Wee (USA) 4:36:45 [10]
Florida  Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:22:52  Nina Kraft (GER) 4:24:15  Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:30:38 [11]
Austria  Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 4:22:43  Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:25:52  Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) 4:26:25 [12]
Hawaii  Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:30:38  Tyler Stewart (USA) 4:34:21  Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 4:35:03 [13]
Switzerland  Julie Dibens (GBR) 4:12:57  Nicola Spirig (SWE) 4:14:55  Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:26:57 [14]
Boise  Kate Major (AUS) 4:24:44  Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:31:20  Heather Wuertele (CAN) 4:31:47 [15]
Eagleman  Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:22:31  Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:30:23  Kelly Handel (USA) 4:31:57 [16]
UK  Bella Comerford (GBR) 4:49:44  Julie Dibens (GBR) 4:54:59  Sara Sig Moeller (DEN) 5:07:03 [17]
Kansas  Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:19:03  Joanna Lawn (NZL) 4:19:32  Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:36:11 [18]
Buffalo Springs  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:23:28  Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:27:29  Joanna Lawn (NZL) 4:28:23 [19]
Lake Stevens  Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 4:33:43  Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:38:23  Fiona Docherty (NZL) 4:40:59 [20]
Rhode Island  Lisa Bentley (CAN) 4:27:50  Annie Gervais (CAN) 4:33:46  Andrea Fisher (USA) 4:37:59 [21]
Newfoundland  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:27:23  Cynthia Wilson (CAN) 4:33:34  Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 4:37:56 [22]
Vineman  Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:19:58  Tyler Stewart (USA) 4:20:20  Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:24:08 [23]
Steelhead  Gina Kehr (USA) 4:04:09  Kimberly Von During (USA) 4:12:40  Renee Damstra (USA) 4:16:00 [24]
Antwerp  Belinda Granger (AUS) 4:12:56  Felicity Hart (GBR) 4:15:19  Tine Deckers (BEL) 4:16:54 [25]
Germany  Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 4:43:38  Andrea Brede (GER) 4:49:26  Meike Krebs (GER) 4:55:48 [26]
Timberman  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 4:11:46  Amanda Stevens (USA) 4:30:03  Cynthia Wilson (CAN) 4:31:26 [27]
Monaco  Nicola Spirig (SUI) 4:37:12  Catriona Morrison (GBR) 4:41:12  Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 4:44:45 [28]
Singapore  Rebekah Keat (AUS) 4:25:43  Gina Ferguson (NZL) 4:29:46  Alison Fitch (AUS) 4:31:45 [29]
Brazil  Mariana Ohata (BRA) 4:25:35  Vanessa Gianinni (BRA) 4:25:41  Ana Borba (BRA) 4:29:21 [30]
Muskoka  Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:37:04  Rebeccah Wassner (USA) 4:42:49  Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:43:27 [31]
Cancún  Kim Loeffler (USA) 4:33:33  Caroline Smith (USA) 4:44:57  Dunia Gómez (MEX) 4:46:52 [32]

References[edit]

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