2009 Ironman World Championship

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The 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship was held on October 10, 2009 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It was the 33rd such Ironman Triathlon World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The champions were Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington. The championship was organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

Race highlights[edit]

A total of 1,778 athletes from more than 48 countries started the race and 1,653 (1,200 men and 453 women) finished, 3 were disqualified.[1] Hot weather conditions prevailed with temperatures well above 90 °F (32.2 °C) during the bike and run portions.

Both Chrissie Wellington (3rd consecutive win) and Craig Alexander (2nd consecutive win) continue their current reigns as Ironman World Champions.

Chrissie Wellington set a new women's course record of 8:54:02, breaking Paula Newby-Fraser's 17-year-old women's course record. She finished 22nd overall among the pro men and women.

Mirinda Carfrae set a new women's course run record of 2:56:51 in her very first Ironman World Championship, breaking the women's course run record that Chrissie Wellington set one year ago.

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 8:20:21 Craig Alexander  Australia 50:57 1:44 4:37:33 2:04 2:48:05
Silver medal icon.svg 8:22:56 Chris Lieto  United States 51:07 1:44 4:25:11 2:21 3:02:35
Bronze medal icon.svg 8:24:32 Andreas Raelert  Germany 51:00 2:05 4:38:01 2:25 2:51:05
4 8:25:20 Chris McCormack  Australia 52:51 1:55 4:32:45 1:53 2:55:59
5 8:28:17 Rasmus Henning  Denmark 51:06 2:03 4:37:07 2:30 2:55:33
6 8:28:52 Timo Bracht  Germany 54:30 1:49 4:33:49 2:19 2:56:27
7 8:29:55 Dirk Bockel  Luxembourg 50:50 1:56 4:37:29 2:00 2:57:42
8 8:30:15 Pete Jacobs  Australia 50:03 1:43 4:38:41 2:35 2:57:14
9 8:30:30 Andy Potts  United States 47:45 1:56 4:46:07 2:29 2:52:15
10 8:31:44 Faris Al-Sultan  Germany 50:53 1:49 4:33:40 2:13 3:03:11
Source:[1]

Women[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 8:54:02 Chrissie Wellington  Great Britain 54:31 2:15 4:52:07 2:05 3:03:06
Silver medal icon.svg 9:13:59 Mirinda Carfrae  Australia 58:45 1:54 5:14:18 2:14 2:56:51
Bronze medal icon.svg 9:15:28 Virginia Berasategui  Spain 58:52 2:04 5:01:42 2:08 3:10:43
4 9:23:43 Tereza Macel  Czech Republic 53:29 2:13 5:04:17 2:35 3:21:12
5 9:30:28 Samantha McGlone  Canada 58:47 2:03 5:16:17 1:57 3:11:27
6 9:32:27 Rachel Joyce  Great Britain 53:31 2:21 5:10:03 2:51 3:23:43
7 9:34:45 Joanna Lawn  New Zealand 57:16 2:10 5:19:10 2:36 3:13:35
8 9:38:28 Sandra Wallenhorst  Germany 1:03:07 2:30 5:20:43 2:46 3:09:24
9 9:40:59 Dede Griesbauer  United States 55:05 2:13 5:10:22 2:29 3:30:53
10 9:42:41 Tyler Stewart  United States 1:08:31 2:20 5:06:20 2:31 3:22:59
Source:[1]

Qualification[edit]

To enter for the 2009 World Championship race, athletes were required to qualify through performance at an Ironman or selected Ironman 70.3 race, through Hawaii residency, through a random allocation lottery, or by invitation from the WTC.

The Ironman 2009 Series consisted of 21 Ironman qualifying races plus the Ironman World Championship 2008 which was itself a qualifier for the 2010 Ironman World Championship. The series started with Ironman Wisconsin 2008 held on September 7, 2008, and in total 1,800 athletes qualified for the World Championship race.

Qualifying Ironmans[edit]

Date Event Location
Sep 7, 2008 Ironman Wisconsin United States Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Oct 11, 2008 Ironman World Championship United States Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Nov 1, 2008 Ironman Florida United States Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Nov 23, 2008 Ironman Arizona United States Tempe, Arizona, United States
Dec 7, 2008 Ironman Western Australia Australia Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Feb 28, 2009 Ironman Malaysia Malaysia Langkawi, Malaysia
Mar 7, 2009 Ironman New Zealand New Zealand Taupo, New Zealand
Apr 5, 2009 Ironman Australia Australia Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Apr 5, 2009 Ironman South Africa South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Apr 19, 2009 Ironman China China Haikou, Hainan Island, China
May 23, 2009 Ironman Lanzarote Spain Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
May 31, 2009 Ironman Brazil Brazil Florianópolis Island, Brazil
Jun 21, 2009 Ironman Japan Japan Goto, Nagasaki, Japan
Jun 21, 2009 Ironman Coeur d'Alene United States Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Jun 28, 2009 Ironman France France Nice, France
Jul 5, 2009 Ironman Germany Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Jul 5, 2009 Ironman Austria Austria Klagenfurt, Austria
Jul 12, 2009 Ironman Switzerland Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
Jul 26, 2009 Ironman Lake Placid United States Lake Placid, New York, United States
Aug 2, 2009 Ironman UK United Kingdom Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 30, 2009 Ironman Canada Canada Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Aug 30, 2009 Ironman Louisville United States Louisville, Kentucky, United States

The fastest time of 7:59:16 was set by Timo Bracht during the Ironman European Championship 2009 at Frankfurt, Germany.[2]

2009 Ironman Series results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Wisconsin  Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:43:29  Serge Meyer (SUI) 8:55:00  Jason Shortis (AUS) 8:59:14 [3]
World Champs 08  Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:17.45  Eneko Llanos Burguera (ESP) 8:20:50  Rutger Beke (BEL) 8:21:23 [4]
Florida  Tom Evans (CAN) 8:07:59  Torbjørn Sindballe (DEN) 8:17:51  Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:23:00 [5]
Arizona  Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:14:16  Chris Lieto (USA) 8:19:25  Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:19:45 [6]
Western Australia  Tim Berkel (AUS) 8:07:06  Jason Shortis (AUS) 8:10:57  Luke Mckenzie (AUS) 8:12:45 [7]
Malaysia  Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:27:48  Bryan Rhodes (NZL) 8:32:52  Brian Fuller (AUS) 8:38:06 [8]
New Zealand  Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:18:04  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 8:25:36  Dirk Bockel (LUX) 8:27:11 [9]
Australia  Patrick Vernay (NCL) 8:24:53  Pete Jacobs (AUS) 8:29:03  Tim Berkel (AUS) 8:31:43 [10]
South Africa  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 8:17:33  Michael Göhner (GER) 8:32:02  Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:36:08 [11]
China  Rasmus Henning (DEN) 8:53:20  Patrick Walliman (SUI) 9:22:46  Mike Schifferle (SUI) 9:28:49 [12]
Lanzarote  Bert Jammaer (BEL) 8:54:03  Stephan Vuckovic (GER) 8:57:17  Olaf Sabatschus (GER) 8:59:03 [13]
Brazil  Eduardo Sturla (ARG) 8:13:39  Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) 8::28:08  Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:37:18 [14]
Japan  Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:28:31  Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:42:54  Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:45:59 [15]
Coeur d'Alene  Francisco Pontano (ESP) 8:32:12  TJ Tollakson (USA) 8:42:03  Maximilian Longree (GER) 8:50:19 [16]
France  Marcel Zamora Perez (ESP) 8:30:06  Hervé Faure (FRA) 8:40:55  Simon Billeau (FRA) 8:46:30 [17]
Germany  Timo Bracht (GER) 7:59:15  Eneko Llanos (ESP) 8:00:05  Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:02:49 [2]
Austria  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 8:01:38  James Cunnama (RSA) 8:14:18  Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 8:17:06 [18]
Switzerland  Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 8:20:00  Stefan Riesen (SUI) 8:31:10  Torsten Abel (GER) 8:36:38 [19]
Lake Placid  Maik Twelsiek (GER) 8:36:37  Christian Brader (GER) 8:56:35  Jason Shortis (AUS) 8:58:09 [20]
UK  Philip Graves (GBR) 8:45:51  Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 8:48:29  Jarmo Hast (FIN) 8:57:58 [21]
Canada  Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:25:13  Mike Aigroz (SUI) 8:40:17  Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:44:37 [22]
Louisville  Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 8:25:27  Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:26:01  Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:39:09 [23]

Women[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Wisconsin  Hillary Biscay (USA) !!!!!9:47:25 9:47:25  Karin Gerber (SUI) !!!!!9:49:46 9:49:46  Jessica Jacobs (USA) !!!!!9:50:45 9:50:45 [3]
World Champs 08  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) !!!!!9:06:23 9:06:23  Yvonne van Vlerken (NLD) !!!!!9:21:20 9:21:20  Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) !!!!!9:22:52 9:22:52 [4]
Florida  Bella Comerford (GBR) !!!!!9:07:49 9:07:49  Tamara Kozulina (UKR) !!!!!9:14:15 9:14:15  Jessica Jacobs (USA) !!!!!9:17:51 9:17:51 [5]
Arizona  Heleen Bij De Vaate (NLD) !!!!!9:21:06 9:21:06  Leanda Cave (USA) !!!!!9:25:07 9:25:07  Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) !!!!!9:28:09 9:28:09 [6]
Western Australia  Gina Ferguson (NZL) !!!!!8:59:24 8:59:24  Charlotte Paul (AUS) !!!!!9:06:34 9:06:34  Kat Baker (AUS) !!!!!9:37:24 9:37:24 [7]
Malaysia  Belinda Granger (AUS) !!!!!9:21:10 9:21:10  Nicole Leder (GER) !!!!!9:36:40 9:36:40  Maki Nishiuchi (JPN) !!!!!9:57:13 9:57:13 [8]
New Zealand  Gina Ferguson (NZL) !!!!!9:18:25 9:18:25  Joanna Lawn (NZL) !!!!!9:23:07 9:23:07  Charlotte Paul (AUS) !!!!!9:30:24 9:30:24 [9]
Australia  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) !!!!!8:57:10 8:57:10  Rebekah Keat (AUS) !!!!!9:21:33 9:21:33  Caroline Steffen (SUI) !!!!!9:38:44 9:38:44 [10]
South Africa  Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) !!!!!9:16:32 9:16:32  Sonja Tajsich (GER) !!!!!9:27:59 9:27:59  Rachel Joyce (GBR) !!!!!9:37:00 9:37:00 [11]
China  Charlotte Paul (AUS) !!!!!9:48:14 9:48:14  Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) !!!!10:01:39 10:01:39  Teresa Mazel (CZE) !!!!10:13:43 10:13:43 [12]
Lanzarote  Bella Bayliss (GBR) !!!!!9:54:58 9:54:58  Rachel Joyce (GBR) !!!!10:15:05 10:15:05  Michaela Giger (SUI) !!!!10:15:41 10:15:41 [13]
Brazil  Dede Griesbauer (USA) !!!!!9:10:15 9:10:15  Charlotte Kolters (DEN) !!!!!9:18:49 9:18:49  Heather Gollnick (USA) !!!!!9:31:42 9:31:42 [14]
Japan  Nicole Klingler (LIE) !!!!!9:52:52 9:52:52  Nicole Ward (AUS) !!!!!9:56:00 9:56:00  Megumi Shigaki (JPN) !!!!10:01:07 10:01:07 [15]
Coeur d'Alene  Tyler Stewart (USA) !!!!!9:23:21 9:23:21  Kate Major (AUS) !!!!!9:32:10 9:32:10  Heather Wuertele (CAN) !!!!!9:34:24 9:34:24 [16]
France  Tina Deckers (BEL) !!!!!9:30:29 9:30:29  Christel Robin (FRA) !!!!!9:34:19 9:34:19  Martina Dogana (ITA) !!!!!9:37:35 9:37:35 [17]
Germany  Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) !!!!!8:58:08 8:58:08  Yvonne van Vlerken (NLD) !!!!!9:02:17 9:02:17  Nicole Leder (GER) !!!!!9:05:15 9:05:15 [2]
Austria  Bella Bayliss (GBR) !!!!!8:50:13 8:50:13  Sonja Tajsich (GER) !!!!!8:59:45 8:59:45  Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) !!!!!9:07:24 9:07:24 [18]
Switzerland  Sibylle Matter (SUI) !!!!!9:14:35 9:14:35  Monika Lehmann (SUI) !!!!!9:25:05 9:25:05  Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) !!!!!9:25:37 9:25:37 [19]
Lake Placid  Tereza Macel (CZE) !!!!!9:29:36 9:29:36  Caitlin Snow (USA) !!!!!9:41:21 9:41:21  Samantha McGlone (USA) !!!!!9:44:24 9:44:24 [20]
UK  Bella Bayliss (GBR) !!!!!9:33:59 9:33:59  Abigail Bayley (GBR) !!!!!9:46:15 9:46:15  Irene Kinnegim (NLD) !!!!10:06:40 10:06:40 [21]
Canada  Tereza Macel (CZE) !!!!!9:11:20 9:11:20  Belinda Granger (AUS) !!!!!9:40:48 9:40:48  Janelle Morrison (CAN) !!!!!9:48:54 9:48:54 [22]
Louisville  Nina Kraft (GER) !!!!!9:20:21 9:20:21  Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) !!!!!9:23:57 9:23:57  Kim Loeffler (USA) !!!!!9:38:23 9:38:23 [23]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Ironman European Championship 2009 results" (PDF). ironman.com. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  3. ^ a b "2008 Ironman Wisconsin Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "2008 Official Results Ironman World Championships" (PDF). World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "2008 Ironman Florida Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "2008 Ironman Arizona Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "2008 Ironman Western Australia Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Malaysia Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "2009 Ironman New Zealand Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Australia Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "2009 Ironman South Africa Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "2009 Ironman China Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Lanzarote Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Brazil Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Japan Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Coeur d'Alene Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "2009 Ironman France Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  18. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Austria Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Switzerland Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  20. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Lake Placid Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  21. ^ a b "2009 Ironman UK Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  22. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Canada Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  23. ^ a b "2009 Ironman Louisville Results". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 

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