2013 Ironman World Championship
|Ironman World Championship|
|Date||October 12, 2013|
|Men||Frederik Van Lierde|
The 2013 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition that was held on October 12, 2013 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The event was won by Begium's Frederik Van Lierde and Australia's Mirinda Carfrae. It was the 37th edition of the Ironman World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The championship is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).
|Name||Country||Split times (h:mm:ss / m:ss)|
|8:12:29||Frederik Van Lierde||Belgium||0:51:02||2:18||4:25:35||2:16||2:51:18|
|4||8:21:46||James Cunnama||South Africa||0:51:13||1:45||4:34:21||1:50||2:52:37|
|5||8:22:25||Tim O'Donnell||United States||0:51:04||2:05||4:35:37||2:32||2:51:07|
|Name||Country||Split times (h:mm:ss / m:ss)|
|8:57:28||Rachel Joyce||United Kingdom||0:54:09||2:02||4:55:25||2:15||3:03:37|
|9:03:35||Liz Blatchford||United Kingdom||0:54:07||2:01||4:57:40||6:24[a]||3:03:23|
|4||9:04:34||Yvonne van Vlerken||Netherlands||1:01:57||1:57||4:54:38||2:37||3:03:25|
|6||9:10:12||Caitlin Snow||United States||0:58:47||2:13||5:08:05||2:14||2:58:53|
|7||9:10:19||Meredith Kessler||United States||0:54:06||2:20||4:55:13||2:05||3:16:35|
|9||9:14:47||Gina Crawford||New Zealand||0:54:14||2:21||5:04:17||2:37||3:11:18|
|10[b]||9:17:22||Linsey Corbin||United States||0:59:19||2:14||5:07:50||3:13||3:04:54|
- includes 4-minute penalty
- place among pro women; Corbin finished 11th among all women behind amateur Catherine Faux, who finished with a time of 9:15:16.
Carfrae broke Chrissie Wellington's course record of 8:54:02 set in 2009. She also lowered her own marathon course record of 2:52:09 set in 2011.
For entry into the 2013 World Championship race, amateur athletes were required to qualify through a performance at an Ironman or selected Ironman 70.3 race. Entry into the championship race could also be obtained through a random allocation lottery or through the Ironman’s charitable eBay auction. The division of athletes was divided into professional, age group, physically challenged, and hand cycle divisions.
For professional triathletes, the 2013 championship season marked the third year of a point system that determined which professional triathletes would qualify for the championship race. To qualify, points were earned by competing in WTC sanctioned Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events throughout the qualifying year. For the 2013 championship race that period is September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. The top 50 male and top 35 female pros in points at the end of the qualifying year qualified to race in Kona. An athlete's five highest scoring races were counted in the point totals. At least one Ironman race must have been completed and only three Ironman 70.3 races count towards an athlete's overall point total. Prior champions received an automatic entry for the Championship race for a period of five years after their last championship performance provided that they competed in at least one full-distance Ironman race during the qualifying year. Their entry did not count toward the number of available qualifying spots.
The Ironman 2013 series consisted of 27 Ironman races plus the 2012 Ironman World Championship which was itself a qualifier for the 2013 Championship.
|Sep 9, 2012||Ironman Wisconsin||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Sep 16, 2012||Ironman Wales||Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales|
|Oct 13, 2012||Ironman World Championship||Kailua-Kona, Hawaii|
|Nov 3, 2012||Ironman Florida||Panama City Beach, Florida|
|Nov 18, 2012||Ironman Arizona||Tempe, Arizona|
|Nov 25, 2012||Ironman Cozumel||Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico|
|Dec 9, 2012||Ironman Western Australia||Busselton, Western Australia|
|Mar 2, 2013||Ironman New Zealand||Taupo, New Zealand|
|Mar 17, 2013||Ironman Los Cabos||Los Cabos, Mexico|
|Mar 24, 2013||Ironman Asia Pacific Championship||Melbourne, Australia|
|Apr 14, 2013||Ironman South Africa||Port Elizabeth, South Africa|
|May 5, 2013||Ironman Australia||Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia|
|May 18, 2013||Ironman Lanzarote||Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain|
|May 18, 2013||Ironman Texas||The Woodlands Township, Texas|
|May 26, 2013||Ironman Brazil||Florianópolis Island, Brazil|
|Jun 9, 2013||Ironman Cairns||Cairns, Australia|
|Jun 23, 2013||Ironman France||Nice, France|
|Jun 23, 2013||Ironman Coeur d'Alene||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho|
|Jun 30, 2013||Ironman Austria||Klagenfurt, Austria|
|Jul 7, 2013||Ironman European Championship||Frankfurt, Germany|
|July 21, 2013||Ironman UK||Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Jul 28, 2013||Ironman Switzerland||Zürich, Switzerland|
|Jul 28, 2013||Ironman Lake Placid||Lake Placid, New York|
|Aug 17, 2013||Ironman Sweden||Kalmar, Sweden|
|Aug 18, 2013||Ironman Copenhagen||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Aug 18, 2013||Ironman Mont-Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada|
|Aug 25, 2013||Ironman Louisville||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Aug 25, 2013||Ironman Canada||Whistler, British Columbia, Canada|
2013 Ironman Series results
|Wisconsin||Ben Hoffman (USA)||8:32:51||Eduardo Sturla (ARG)||8:46:29||Michael Göhner (GER)||8:54:53|||
|Wales||Sylvain Rota (FRA)||8:52:43||Daniel Niederreiter (AUT)||8:55:20||Christian Ritter (GER)||8:58:49|||
|World Champs 2012||Pete Jacobs (AUS)||8:18:37||Andreas Raelert (GER)||8:23:40||Frederik Van Lierde (BEL)||8:24:09|||
|Florida||Andrew Starykowicz (USA)||8:06:17||Jan Raphael (GER)||8:08:49||Scott DeFilippis (USA)||8:09:33|||
|Arizona||Nils Frommhold (GER)||8:03:16||Paul Matthews (AUS)||8:05:01||TJ Tollakson (USA)||8:07:39|||
|Cozumel||Iván Raña (ESP)||8:15:07||Bas Diederen (NED)||8:20:42||Bert Jammaer (BEL)||8:24:51|||
|Western Australia||Jimmy Johnsen (DEN)||8:29:06||Horst Reichel (GER)||8:34:49||Matty White (AUS)||8:38:05|||
|New Zealand||Bevan Docherty (NZL)||8:15:34||Marko Albert (EST)||8:25:30||Cameron Brown (NZL)||8:34:28|||
|Los Cabos||Timo Bracht (GER)||8:26:48||Trevor Delsaut (FRA)||8:33:26||Jozsef Major (HUN)||8:33:57|||
|Asia Pacific*||Eneko Llanos (ESP)||7:36:08||Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL)||7:38:59||Craig Alexander (AUS)||7:39:37|||
|South Africa||Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI)||8:11:24||Cyril Viennot (FRA)||8:19:51||Bas Diederen (NED)||8:20:09|||
|Australia||Luke Bell (AUS)||8:30:23||Patrick Evoe (USA)||8:42:58||Luke Whitmore (AUS)||9:03:30|||
|Lanzarote||Faris Al-Sultan (GER)||8:42:40||Miquel Blanchart (ESP)||8:52:08||Kirill Kotsegarov (EST)||9:04:09|||
|Texas||Paul Amey (GBR)||8:25:06||James Cunnama (RSA)||8:27:35||Ian Mikelson (USA)||8:30:06|||
|Brazil||Timothy O'Donnell (USA)||8:01:31||Igor Amorelli (BRA)||8:19:39||Stefan Schmid (GER)||8:25:01|||
|Cairns||Luke McKenzie (AUS)||8:17:43||Tim Berkel (AUS)||8:22:16||Chris McCormack (AUS)||8:32:50|||
|France||Frederik Van Lierde (BEL)||8:08:59||Bart Aernouts (BEL)||8:12:28||Clemente Alonso McKernan (ESP)||8:35:52|||
|Coeur d'Alene||Ben Hoffman (USA)||8:17:34||Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR)||8:26:02||TJ Tollakson (USA)||8:32:11|||
|Austria||Andreas Raelert (GER)||7:59:51||Maik Twelsiek (GER)||8:11:36||David Pleše (SLO)||8:19:13|||
|European||Eneko Llanos (ESP)||7:59:58||Jan Raphael (GER)||8:07:19||Bas Diederen (NED)||8:12:07|||
|UK||Daniel Halksworth (GBR)||8:45:48||Stephen Bayliss (GBR)||8:49:25||Joe Skipper (GBR)||8:51:49|||
|Switzerland||Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI)||8:33:39||Iván Raña (ESP)||8:40:55||Per Bittner (GER)||8:46:23|||
|Lake Placid||Andy Potts (USA)||8:43:29||Daniel Fontana (ITA)||8:48:29||Ian Mikelson (USA)||8:51:07|||
|Sweden||Pedro Gomes (POR)||8:19:30||David Plese (SLO)||8:22:01||Anton Blokhin (UKR)||8:26:09|||
|Copenhagen||Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN)||8:12:41||Henrik Hyldelund (DEN)||8:13:39||Esben Hovgaard (DEN)||8:16:38|||
|Mont-Tremblant||Luke Bell (AUS)||8:26:06||Brandon Marsh (USA)||8:31:01||Bert Jammaer (BEL)||8:31:35|||
|Louisville||Chris McDonald (AUS)||8:21:34||Patrick Evoe (USA)||8:34:16||Thomas Gerlach (USA)||8:41:11|||
|Canada||Trevor Wurtele (CAN)||8:39:33||Matthew Russell (USA)||8:45:15||Paul Amey (AUS)||8:53:27|||
*Swim shortened to 1.5k due to weather conditions.
|Wisconsin||Elizabeth Lyles (USA)||9:34:35||Beth Walsh (USA)||9:38:42||Charisa Wernick (USA)||9:43:54|||
|Wales||Regula Rohrbach (SUI)||9:45:09||Eimear Mullan (IRL)||10:01:32||Carritt, Joanna (GBR)||10:12:34|||
|World Champs 2012||Leanda Cave (GBR)||9:15:54||Caroline Steffen (SUI)||9:16:58||Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)||9:21:41|||
|Florida||Yvonne van Vlerken (NED)||8:51:35||Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)||9:05:03||Ashley Clifford (USA)||9:07:34|||
|Arizona||Linsey Corbin (USA)||9:01:44||Meredith Kessler (USA)||9:06:04||Corrinne Abraham (GBR)||9:15:13|||
|Cozumel||Mary Beth Ellis (USA)||9:15:38||Sophie De Groote (BEL)||9:15:45||Sonja Tajsich (GER)||9:21:30|||
|Western Australia||Britta Martin (NZL)||9:13:00||Rebekah Keat (AUS)||9:14:39||Rebecca Hoschke (AUS)||9:19:48|||
|New Zealand||Meredith Kessler (USA)||9:17:10||Gina Crawford (NZL)||9:20:54||Candice Hammond (NZL)||9:35:52|||
|Los Cabos||Erika Csomor (HUN)||9:35:34||Michelle Vesterby (DEN)||9:36:31||Lisa Ribes (USA)||9:38:35|||
|Asia Pacific*||Corinne Abraham (GBR)||8:10:56||Yvonne van Vlerken (AUT)||8:26:40||Caroline Steffen (SUI)||8:31:22|||
|South Africa||Jessie Donavan (USA)||9:10:58||Jodie Swallow (GBR)||9:17:00||Lucie Reed (CZE)||9:27:07|||
|Australia||Rebecca Hoschke (AUS)||9:34:55||Ange Castle (AUS)||9:41:38||Jessica Fleming (AUS)||9:50:46|||
|Lanzarote||Kristin Möller (GER)||9:37:34||Heleen Bij De Vaate (NED)||10:09:31||Saleta Castro (ESP)||10:14:28|||
|Texas||Rachel Joyce (GBR)||8:49:14||Jennie Hansen (USA)||9:25:35||Kim Schwabenbauer (USA)||9:33:01|||
|Brazil||Amanda Stevens (USA)||9:05:52||Sara Gross (CAN)||9:08:37||Jessie Donavan (USA)||9:10:28|||
|Cairns||Liz Blatchford (GBR)||9:19:51||Gina Crawford (NZL)||9:23:14||Stephanie Jones (USA)||9:31:46|||
|France||Mary Beth Ellis (USA)||9:12:54||Jeanne Collonge (FRA)||9:20:51||Delphine Pelletier (FRA)||9:22:37|||
|Coeur d'Alene||Heather Wurtele (CAN)||9:16:02||Caitlin Snow (USA)||9:28:35||Uli Brömme (GER)||9:33:02|||
|Austria||Erika Csomor (HUN)||8:59:31||Asa Lundström (SWE)||9:04:42||Eimear Mullan (IRL)||9:05:46|||
|European||Camilla Pedersen (DEN)||8:56:01||Jodie Swallow (GBR)||8:58:43||Kristin Möller (GER)||9:01:55|||
|UK||Lucy Gossage (GBR)||9:29:12||Joanna Carritt (GBR)||10:05:17||Amy Forshaw (GBR)||10:28:27|||
|Switzerland||Anja Beranek (GER)||9:21:31||Céline Schärer (SUI)||9:28:28||Erika Csomor (HUN)||9:33:17|||
|Lake Placid||Jennie Hansen (USA)||9:35:06||Katy Blakemore (USA)||9:42:35||Carrie Lester (AUS)||9:47:59|||
|Sweden||Jodie Swallow (GBR)||8:54:01||Eva Nystrom (SWE)||9:17:56||Britta Martin (NZL)||9:22:18|||
|Copenhagen||Eva Wutti (AUT)||8:37:36||Daniela Sämmler (GER)||9:02:51||Lucie Reed (CZE)||9:04:08|||
|Mont-Tremblant||Mary Beth Ellis (USA)||9:07:56||Rebekah Keat (AUS)||9:16:55||Anja Beranek (GER)||9:17:26|||
|Louisville||Kate Bevilaqua (AUS)||9:29:02||Brooke Brown (CAN)||9:33:46||Whitney Garcia (USA)||9:34:21|||
|Canada||Uli Bromme (GER)||9:28:13||Lisa Ribes (USA)||9:38:34||Gillian Moody (CAN)||9:49:09|||
*Swim shortened to 1.5k due to weather conditions.
YWC Sports purchase
In June 2013, World Triathlon Corporation purchased YWC Sports, a private company that organizes triathlons and endurance sport events in Denmark. YWC Sports was contracted by the Challenge Family, a competing brand of WTC's Ironman races, to produce the long distance triathlon races Challenge Copenhagen and Challenge Aarhus. However, Challenge Family CEO Felix Walchshöfer did not wish to have WTC produce a Challenge licensed event and therefore terminated YWC's agreement stating that the sale to WTC constituted a breach of contract. As a result, the Challenge Copenhagen race, which was scheduled to race in August 2013, was rebranded as Ironman Copenhagen and 50 qualifying spots were offered up for the 2013 Ironman World Championships. Challenge Aarhus was replaced by Ironman 70.3 Aarhus and took place in June 2014.
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