2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

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Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Location Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Date September 7, 2014
Champions
Men Spain Javier Gomez
Women Switzerland Daniela Ryf
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The 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship was a triathlon competition that was held in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada on September 7, 2014 and won by Javier Gomez of Spain and Daniela Ryf of Switzerland. The championship was organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and was the culmination of the Ironman 70.3 series of events that occurred from August 16, 2013 through July 27, 2014. Athletes, both professional and amateur, earned a spot in the championship race by qualifying in races throughout the 70.3 series.[1] A prize purse of $250,000 was distributed to the top 10 male and female professional athletes, a $50,000 increase from the previous year.[2]

This was the first year of the championship event being held in a non-recurring location. Previously, the last eight annual races had been held in only two locations, the Las Vegas area for the prior three races, and Clearwater, Florida before that. In 2014, the championship race began changing locations each year.[3]

Championship results[edit]

Men[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 3:41:30 Javier Gomez  Spain 22:09 2:44 2:06:18 0:54 1:09:27
Silver medal icon.svg 3:42:11 Jan Frodeno  Germany 22:10 2:45 2:05:49 0:53 1:10:37
Bronze medal icon.svg 3:44:38 Tim Don  Great Britain 22:41 2:53 2:05:18 1:03 1:12:45
4 3:46:03 Lionel Sanders  Canada 26:42 2:51 2:04:14 0:56 1:11:22
5 3:46:25 Nils Frommhold  Germany 22:39 2:57 2:05:11 0:54 1:14:45
6 3:46:34 Joe Gambles  Australia 22:58 2:52 2:04:55 0:56 1:14:56
7 3:47:07 Tim Reed  Australia 23:02 2:57 2:04:53 1:04 1:15:13
8 3:48:05 Bart Aernouts  Belgium 24:38 3:03 2:06:08 1:00 1:13:18
9 3:48:20 Terenzo Bozzone  New Zealand 23:02 2:46 2:05:01 0:47 1:16:47
10 3:48:44 Will Clarke  Great Britain 23:02 2:47 2:07:13 0:56 1:14:48
Source:[4][5]

Women[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 4:09:19 Daniela Ryf   Switzerland 24:04 3:10 2:16:46 0:50 1:24:31
Silver medal icon.svg 4:11:43 Jodie Swallow  Great Britain 23:59 3:10 2:19:28 0:58 1:24:11
Bronze medal icon.svg 4:14:55 Heather Wurtele  Canada 26:24 3:22 2:21:54 0:57 1:22:20
4 4:16:03 Meredith Kessler  United States 24:36 3:34 2:22:32 1:10 1:24:13
5 4:17:03 Mary Beth Ellis  United States 24:01 3:09 2:20:04 1:05 1:28:46
6 4:17:47 Radka Vodičková  Czech Republic 24:32 3:05 2:25:43 0:56 1:23:34
7 4:18:16 Lisa Hütthaler  Austria 26:26 3:08 2:25:25 0:55 1:22:24
8 4:18:48 Svenja Bazlen  Germany 24:34 3:16 2:25:35 0:54 1:24:31
9 4:19:52 Rachel McBride  Canada 26:33 3:24 2:22:30 0:47 1:26:40
10 4:20:38 Magali Tisseyre  Canada 24:37 3:08 2:25:32 0:52 1:26:31
Source:[4][5]

Qualification[edit]

The 2014 Ironman 70.3 Series featured 59 events that enabled qualification to the 2014 World Championship event. Professional triathletes qualified for the championship race by competing in races during the qualifying period, earning points towards their pro rankings. An athlete’s five highest scoring races were counted toward their pro rankings. The top 50 males and top 35 females in the pro rankings qualified for the championship race. The previous five 70.3 champions, as well as last year's Ironman World Champions and Hy-Vee Triathlon winners received an automatic qualifying spot.[1] Professional athletes were also eligible for prize purses at each qualifying event, which ranged in total size from $15,000 to $250,000.[1]

Amateur triathletes could qualify for the championship race by earning a qualifying slot at one of the qualifying events. At qualifying events, slots were allocated to each age group category, male and female, with the number of slots given out based on that category's proportional representation of the overall field. Each age group category was tentatively allocated one qualifying spot in each qualifying event. Some 70.3 events also served as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.[6] However, the 2014 qualifying year would be the final year for the current five, non-hand cycle, qualifying races in this capacity. This was to accommodate for the increased number of qualifying slots created from the newly added full Ironman events.[7]

Qualifying Ironman 70.3 events[edit]

Date Event Location[8]
Aug 18, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Timberman United States Gilford, New Hampshire
Aug 18, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Yeppoon Australia Yeppoon, Queensland
Aug 24, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Brazil Brazil Brasilia, Brazil
Sep 1, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun Austria Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria
Sep 1, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Ireland Republic of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Sep 8, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Sep 8, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka Canada Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Sep 8, 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 15, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast Australia Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Sep 22, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix France Aix-en-Provence, France
Sep 22, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Cozumel Mexico Cozumel, Mexico
Sep 29, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Augusta United States Augusta, Georgia
Oct 5, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote Spain Lanzarote, Spain
Oct 27, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Miami United States Miami, Florida
Oct 27, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Austin United States Austin, Texas
Nov 2, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Taiwan Taiwan Hengchun, Taiwan
Nov 10, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Australian Pro Championship Australia Mandurah, Australia
Nov 17, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Shepparton Australia Shepparton, Victoria
Dec 15, 2013 Ironman 70.3 Canberra Australia Canberra, ACT
Jan 12, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Pucón Chile Pucón, Chile
Jan 19, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 26, 2014 Ironman 70.3 South Africa South Africa Buffalo City, South Africa
Feb 9, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Geelong Australia Geelong, Victoria
Feb 16, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Latin American Championship Panama Panama City, Panama
Mar 16, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Monterrey Mexico Monterrey, Mexico
Mar 29, 2014 Ironman 70.3 California United States Oceanside, California
Apr 6, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Brazil Brazil Brasilia, Brazil
Apr 6, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Texas United States Galveston, Texas
Apr 13, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya Malaysia Putrajaya, Malaysia
Apr 13, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Apr 13, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Florida United States Haines City, Florida
Apr 13, 2014 Ironman 70.3 New Orleans United States New Orleans, Louisiana
May 3, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Busselton Australia Busselton, Western Australia
May 3, 2014 Ironman 70.3 U.S. Pro Championship United States St. George, Utah
May 4, 2014 Ironman 70.3 St Croix United States Virgin Islands Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
May 10, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Mallorca Spain Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain
May 18, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix France Aix-en-Provence, France
May 25, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Austria Austria St. Pölten/Vienna, Austria
May 31, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii United States Kohala, Hawaii
Jun 1, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Switzerland Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Jun 1, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Raleigh United States Raleigh, North Carolina
Jun 1, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Japan Japan Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
Jun 7, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Boise United States Boise, Idaho
Jun 8, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Cairns Australia Cairns, Queensland
Jun 8, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Italy Italy Pescara,Italy
Jun 8, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman United States Cambridge, Maryland
Jun 8, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Kansas United States Lawrence, Kansas
Jun 15, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Boulder United States Boulder, Colorado
Jun 15, 2014 Ironman 70.3 U.K. United Kingdom Wimbleball, Exmoor, UK
Jun 21, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Jun 22, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Aarhus Denmark Aarhus, Denmark
Jun 22, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant Canada Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Jun 22, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Syracuse United States Syracuse, New York
Jun 29, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake United States Lubbock, Texas
Jul 6, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Norway Norway Haugesund, Norway
Jul 12, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Muncie United States Muncie, Indiana
Jul 13, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Vineman United States Sonoma County, California
Jul 20, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Racine United States Racine, Wisconsin
Jul 27, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Calgary Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Also serves as a 2014 Ironman World Championship qualifier.
Also serves as the handcycle championships and as 2014 Ironman World Championship handcycle qualifier

The Ironman 70.3 Berlin race, scheduled to take place on July 13, 2014, was canceled on April 30, 2014. Ironman cited that the race licensee, SCC Events, was unable to get the city of Berlin to approve a bike course route.[9]

Qualifying pro men[edit]

Qualifying slots into the championship race were awarded to the top 50 men in points. Slots that were not accepted by an athlete were rolled down to the next highest eligible qualifier in points.[10][11][12]

Qualifying pro women[edit]

Qualifying slots were awarded to the top 35 women in points. Slots that were not accepted by an athlete were rolled down to the next highest eligible qualifier in points.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2014 Ironman World Championship 70.3 Qualifying". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Prize Purse Increased". Competitor Group, Inc. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Empfield, Dan (May 7, 2013). "70.3 Worlds Internationalizes". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "09/7/2014 Results: World Championship". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Ironman Mont-Tremblant 70.3 World Championship". SportsStats.ca. September 7, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Qualification FAQ". World Triathlon Corporation. Archived from the original on March 8, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Mavis, Bethany (July 22, 2014). "How Losing Kona Slots Will Affect 70.3 Races". Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Event Registration". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cancellation of IRONMAN 70.3 Berlin". World Triathlon Corporation. April 30, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Past 70.3PR: 2014 70.3PR - MEN" (PDF). Worlld Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ Bradley, Tim (August 6, 2014). "Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2014 Qualifiers". firstoffthebike.com. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Participant List - Bib Order" (PDF). World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Past 70.3PR: 2014 70.3PR - WOMEN" (PDF). World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  14. ^ Hitchen, Liz (September 2, 2014). "Confirmed Qualifiers For 2014 70.3 World Championships". Triathlete. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 

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