2011 Ironman World Championship

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The 2011 Ironman World Championship was held on October 8, 2011 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and won by Craig Alexander of Australia and Chrissie Wellington of England. It was the 35th such Ironman Triathlon World Championships, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. The championship is organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

Championship results[edit]

Men[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss / m:ss)
Swim     T1     Bike     T2     Run
Gold medal icon.svg 8:03:56 Craig Alexander  Australia 0:51:56 1:56 4:24:05 1:58 2:44:03
Silver medal icon.svg 8:09:11 Pete Jacobs  Australia 0:51:38 1:57 4:31:01 2:07 2:42:29
Bronze medal icon.svg 8:11:07 Andreas Raelert  Germany 0:51:58 2:04 4:26:52 2:27 2:47:48
4 8:12:58 Dirk Bockel  Luxembourg 0:51:44 2:00 4:24:17 1:54 2:53:03
5 8:20:12 Timo Bracht  Germany 0:53:37 1:42 4:35:07 2:21 2:47:25
6 8:21:07 Mike Aigroz   Switzerland 0:52:31 1:42 4:30:42 2:05 2:54:07
7 8:22:15 Raynard Tissink  South Africa 0:52:08 1:51 4:28:38 3:02 2:56:36
8 8:23:19 Andreas Böcherer  Germany 0:51:49 1:53 4:25:45 2:09 3:01:43
9 8:25:42 Luke McKenzie  Australia 0:51:47 1:45 4:24:15 2:01 3:05:54
10 8:27:18 Faris Al-Sultan  Germany 0:51:55 1:54 4:29:30 2:19 3:01:40
Source:[1]

Alexander's overall time broke the previous course record by 12 seconds, which was set by Luc Van Lierde in 1996.[1]

Women[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss / m:ss)
Swim     T1     Bike     T2     Run
Gold medal icon.svg 8:55:08 Chrissie Wellington  Great Britain 1:01:03 2:05 4:56:53 2:26 2:52:41
Silver medal icon.svg 8:57:57 Mirinda Carfrae  Australia 0:57:17 1:54 5:04:16 2:21 2:52:09
Bronze medal icon.svg 9:03:29 Leanda Cave  Great Britain 0:53:54 2:03 4:58:41 2:15 3:06:36
4 9:06:57 Rachel Joyce  Great Britain 0:53:56 2:00 4:58:56 2:11 3:09:54
5 9:07:32 Caroline Steffen   Switzerland 0:57:15 1:54 4:50:26 2:40 3:15:17
6 9:15:00 Karin Thürig   Switzerland 1:12:19 2:13 4:44:19 2:38 3:13:31
7 9:15:17 Sonja Tajsich  Germany 1:06:57 1:57 4:58:55 2:42 3:04:46
8 9:17:56 Heather Wurtele  Canada 0:58:43 2:13 4:59:10 2:21 3:15:29
9 9:18:11 Caitlin Snow  United States 0:58:47 2:13 5:20:57 2:24 2:53:50
10 9:19:52 Virginia Berasategui  Spain 0:58:44 2:25 5:03:30 2:23 3:12:50
Source:[1]

Both Carfrae and Wellington broke the championship course record for the marathon, set last year by Carfrae.[1]

Qualification[edit]

To enter for the 2011 World Championship race, age-group athletes are required to qualify through a performance at an Ironman or selected Ironman 70.3 race. Entry into the race can also be obtained through a random allocation lottery or through the Ironman’s charitable eBay auction.[2][3]

For professional triathletes, the 2011 Championship season marks the first year of a point system that determines which professional triathletes will qualify for the championship race. To qualify, points are earned by competing in WTC sanctioned Ironman and selected Ironman 70.3 events throughout the qualifying year. For the 2011 race that period was September 12, 2010 to August 31, 2011. The top 50 male and top 30 female pros in points at the end of each qualifying year qualify to race in Kona. Prior champions receive an automatic entry for the Championship race for a period of five years after their last championship performance provided that they compete in at least one full-distance Ironman race during the qualifying year.[4]

The Ironman 2011 Series consisted of 22 Ironman races plus the Ironman World Championship 2010 which was itself a qualifier for the 2011 Ironman World Championship. The series started with Ironman Wisconsin 2010 held on September 12, 2010.[4]

Qualifying Ironmans[edit]

Date Event Location
Sep 12, 2010 Ironman Wisconsin United States Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 9, 2010 Ironman World Championship United States Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Nov 6, 2010 Ironman Florida United States Panama City Beach, Florida
Nov 21, 2010 Ironman Arizona United States Tempe, Arizona
Nov 28, 2010 Ironman Cozumel Mexico Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Dec 5, 2010 Ironman Western Australia Australia Busselton, Western Australia
Mar 5, 2011 Ironman New Zealand New Zealand Taupo, New Zealand
Apr 10, 2011 Ironman South Africa South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa
May 1, 2011 Ironman Australia Australia Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
May 7, 2011 Ironman St.George United States St. George, Utah
May 21, 2011 Ironman Lanzarote Spain Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
May 21, 2011 Ironman Texas United States The Woodlands Township, Texas
May 29, 2011 Ironman Brazil Brazil Florianópolis Island, Brazil
Jun 26, 2011 Ironman France France Nice, France
Jun 26, 2011 Ironman Coeur d'Alene United States Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Jul 4, 2011 Ironman Austria Austria Klagenfurt, Austria
Jul 10, 2011 Ironman Switzerland Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
Jul 24, 2011 Ironman Germany Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Jul 25, 2011 Ironman Lake Placid United States Lake Placid, New York
July 31, 2011 Ironman UK United Kingdom Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 7, 2011 Ironman Regensburg Germany Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Aug 28, 2011 Ironman Louisville United States Louisville, Kentucky
Aug 28, 2011 Ironman Canada Canada Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

China cancellation[edit]

On May 12, 2011, the WTC announced that the 2011 Ironman China and Ironman 70.3 China races, scheduled for May 29 in Jixian, Tianjin Province, China, were canceled. The Tianjin Sports Bureau (TSB) was unable to obtain the required sanctions from the China Triathlon Sports Association (CTSA) to conduct the event. Murphy Reinschreiber, managing director of the Asia Pacific region for WTC stated that "TSB simply failed to provide all of the documentation necessary for CTSA to process the sanction." WTC is offering a full refund of entry fees to all athletes who were scheduled to compete at Ironman China and Ironman 70.3 China. Additionally, all athletes were offered a complimentary race entry into any of the 2011 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races. WTC is allocating the age group qualifying slots from Ironman China and Ironman 70.3 China to other races in the region to ensure that athletes from the Asia-Pacific region are represented at the 2011 World Championship events.[5]

2011 Ironman Series results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Wisconsin  Joe Gambles (AUS) 8:38:32  Romain Guillaume (FRA) 8:49:42  Eric Bean (USA) 8:51:36 [6]
World Champs 2010  Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:10:37  Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:12:17  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 8:13:14 [7]
Florida  James Cunnama (RSA) 8:15:59  Pedro Gomes (POR) 8:19:26  Dirk Bockel (LUX) 8:21:23 [8]
Arizona  Timo Bracht (GER) 8:07:16  Rasmus Henning (DEN) 8:10:58  Tom Lowe (GBR) 8:11:44 [9]
Cozumel  Andy Potts (USA) 8:16:14  Michael Lovato (USA) 8:22:17  Eduardo Sturla (ARG) 8:24:14 [10]
Western Australia  Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:14:01  Matty White (AUS) 8:18:06  Pete Jacobs (AUS) 8:21:16 [11]
New Zealand  Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:31:07  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 8:41:51  Mathias Hecht (SUI) 8:45:36 [12]
South Africa  Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:05:36  Andreas Boecherer (GER) 8:08:36  James Cunnama (RSA) 8:13:18 [13]
Australia  Pete Jacobs (AUS) 8:29:28  Patrick Vernay (GER) 8:35:50  Jason Shortis (AUS) 8:46:07 [14]
St. George  Mathias Hecht (SUI) 8:32:03  Maik Twelsiek (GER) 8:33:46  TJ Tollakson (USA) 8:40:20 [15]
Lanzarote  Timo Bracht (GER) 8:30:34  Konstantin Bachor (GER) 8:44:30  Esben Hovgaard (DEN) 8:54:37 [16]
Texas  Eneko Llanos (ESP) 8:08:20  Timothy O'Donnell (USA) 8:09:50  Luke Bell (AUS) 8:12:22 [17]
Brazil  Eduardo Sturla (ARG) 8:15:03  Guilherme Manocchio (BRA) 8:17:20  Ezequiel Morales (ARG) 8:21:40 [18]
France  Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8:28:30  Francois Chabaud (FRA) 8:37:18  Marcel Zamora Perez (ESP) 8:40:55 [19]
Coeur d'Alene  Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:19:48  Maik Twelsiek (GER) 8:24:59  Tom Evans (CAN) 8:49:54 [20]
Austria  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 7:45:59  Michael Weiss (AUT) 7:57:39  Marko Albert (EST) 8:08:17 [21]
Switzerland  Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 8:19:51  Clemente Alonso (ESP) 8:27:56  Mathias Hecht (SUI) 8:30:26 [22]
Germany  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:13:50  Jan Raphael (GER) 8:19:31  Michael Göhner (GER) 8:20:26 [23]
Lake Placid  TJ Tollakson (USA) 8:25:15  Ben Hoffman (USA) 8:33:29  Jason Shortis (AUS) 8:47:18 [24]
UK  Aaron Farlow (AUS) 8:24:33  Romain Guillaume (FRA) 8:41:25  Nick Saunders (GBR) 8:51:31 [25]
Regensburg  Markus Fachbach (GER) 8:29:16  Stefan Riesen (SUI) 8:36:54  Frank Vytrisa (GER) 8:37:11 [26]
Louisville  Chris McDonald (AUS) 8:27:36  Patrick Evoe (USA) 8:30:35  Justin Daerr (USA) 8:34:35 [27]
Canada  Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:28:09  Torsten Abel (GER) 8:41:09  Bert Jammaer (BEL) 8:42:34 [28]

Women[edit]

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Wisconsin  Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:27:26  Kristin Moeller (GER) 9:39:43  Mirjam Weerd (NED) 9:52:25 [6]
World Champs 2010  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 8:58:36  Caroline Steffen (SUI) 9:06:00  Julie Dibens (GBR) 9:10:04 [7]
Florida  Jessica Jacobs (USA) 9:07:49  Erika Csomor (HUN) 9:14:40  Kim Loeffler (USA) 9:21:26 [8]
Arizona  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:36:13  Linsey Corbin (USA) 9:05:33  Leanda Cave (GBR) 9:13:50 [9]
Cozumel  Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 9:07:25  Tyler Stewart (USA) 9:23:44  Amanda Stevens (USA) 9:26:35 [10]
Western Australia  Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 9:19:44  Rebekah Keat (AUS) 9:22:37  Amelia Pearson (AUS) 9:36:52 [11]
New Zealand  Samantha Warriner (NZL) 9:28:24  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:31:33  Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:31:53 [12]
South Africa  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:33:56  Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:08:23  Diana Riesler (GER) 9:20:37 [13]
Australia  Caroline Steffen (SUI) 9:29:54  Amelia Pearson (AUS) 9:38:23  Kirsten Molloy (AUS) 9:43:55 [14]
St. George  Heather Wurtele (CAN) 9:30:33  Jackie Arendt (USA) 10:06:36  Uli Bromme (GER) 10:10:48 [15]
Lanzarote  Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:28:12  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:43:40  Karina Ottosen (DEN) 10:10:15 [16]
Texas  Catriona Morrison (GBR) 8:57:51  Kelly Williamson (USA) 9:07:54  Sofie Goos (BEL) 9:12:53 [17]
Brazil  Amy Marsh (USA) 9:09:39  Lucie Zelenková (CZE) 9:16:14  Ariane Monticeli (BRA) 9:19:15 [18]
France  Silvia Felt (GER) 9:34:31  Martina Dogana (ITA) 9:45:56  Kim Loeffler (USA) 9:53:08 [19]
Coeur d'Alene  Julie Dibens (GBR) 9:16:40  Caitlin Snow (USA) 9:29:18  Haley Cooper-Scott (USA) 9:56:21 [20]
Austria  Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 8:43:34  Erika Csomor (HUN) 8:51:10  Diana Riesler (GER) 8:53:34 [21]
Switzerland  Karin Thürig (SUI) 9:03:26  Amy Marsh (USA) 9:11:36  Erika Csomor (HUN) 9:36:59 [22]
Germany  Caroline Steffen (SUI) 9:12:13  Lucie Zelenková (CZE) 9:13:46  Sonja Tajsich (GER) 9:14:14 [23]
Lake Placid  Heather Wurtele (CAN) 9:19:03  Tine Deckers (BEL) 9:34:41  Tyler Stewart (USA) 9:38:09 [24]
UK  Kristin Möller (GER) 9:19:04  Diana Riesler (GER) 9:25:41  Yvette Grice (GBR) 9:37:32 [25]
Regensburg  Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 9:18:55  Annett Kamenz (CAN) 9:28:33  Nicole Leder (GER) 9:30:27 [26]
Louisville  Nina Kraft (GER) 9:38:14  Jackie Arendt (USA) 9:40:28  Stephanie Jones (USA) 9:52:40 [27]
Canada  Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 9:03:13  Kim Loeffler (USA) 9:34:54  Meredith Kessler (USA) 9:37:22 [28]

References[edit]

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