2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

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Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Location Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria
Date August 30, 2015
Champions
Men Germany Jan Frodeno
Women Switzerland Daniela Ryf
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The 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship was a triathlon competition that was held in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria on August 30, 2015. It was won by Jan Frodeno of Germany 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 3, 2014 through July 12, 2015. 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 will be distributed to the top 10 male and female professional athletes.[2] The race marked the second year of the championship event being held in a non-recurring location and the first time being held in Europe.[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 3:51:19 Jan Frodeno  Germany 22:14 2:03 2:09:04 1:26 1:16:32
Silver medal icon.svg 3:52:48 Sebastian Kienle  Germany 24:04 2:03 2:09:54 1:25 1:15:22
Bronze medal icon.svg 3:55:05 Javier Gómez  Spain 22:12 2:04 2:13:38 1:36 1:15:35
4 3:56:28 Bart Aernouts  Belgium 25:38 2:06 2:12:07 1:42 1:14:55
5 3:56:34 Michael Raelert  Germany 22:15 2:10 2:13:19 1:33 1:17:17
6 3:56:52 Andreas Böcherer  Germany 22:12 2:16 2:09:00 1:40 1:21:44
7 3:57:47 Jan Van Berkel   Switzerland 22:27 2:03 2:13:15 1:28 1:18:34
8 3:58:44 Tyler Butterfield  Bermuda 24:05 1:58 2:13:48 1:34 1:17:19
9 3:58:58 Andreas Dreitz  Germany 23:04 2:06 2:07:35 1:36 1:24:37
10 4:00:11 Albert Molins  Spain 24:30 2:22 2:14:32 1:49 1:16:58
Source:[4]

Women[edit]

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Gold medal icon.svg 4:11:34 Daniela Ryf   Switzerland 23:46 2:03 2:21:10 1:26 1:22:51
Silver medal icon.svg 4:23:07 Heather Wurtele  Canada 26:33 2:03 2:27:39 1:25 1:24:56
Bronze medal icon.svg 4:24:10 Anja Beranek  Germany 24:32 2:04 2:24:18 1:36 1:31:17
4 4:25:33 Magali Tisseyre  Canada 24:55 2:06 2:27:56 1:42 1:28:45
5 4:27:39 Alicia Kaye  United States 24:03 2:10 2:28:58 1:33 1:30:35
6 4:29:53 Julia Gajer  Germany 24:46 2:16 2:33:06 1:40 1:27:33
7 4:30:31 Susie Cheetham  United Kingdom 26:34 2:03 2:34:52 1:28 1:25:01
8 4:30:47 Ricarda Lisk  Germany 24:03 1:58 2:35:38 1:34 1:27:14
9 4:31:00 Lauren Barnett  United States 26:36 2:06 2:32:18 1:36 1:27:52
10 4:31:47 Emma Bilham   Switzerland 24:52 2:22 2:32:38 1:49 1:30:24
Source:[4]

With Ryf's win she became the first female to win back-to-back Ironman 70.3 championship titles. Former champions Jodie Swallow and Meredith Kessler both exited the race early. Swallow pulled out after the swim after suffering a bike crash the previous day. Kessler experienced mechanical issues on the bike.[5]

Qualification[edit]

The 2015 Ironman 70.3 Series featured 71 events that enabled qualification to the 2015 World Championship event. Professional triathletes qualified for the championship race by competing in races during the qualifying period, earning points towards their pro rankings. For the 2015 championship race that period was August 3, 2014 to July 12, 2015. An athlete’s five highest scoring races are 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 receive an automatic qualifying spot provided they validate their entry by competitively finishing one qualifying race. Winners of the five regional 70.3 championships will also automatically qualify for the championship race. These winners did not count towards the final 50 and 35 qualifiers[1] Professional athletes were also eligible for prize purses at each qualifying event, which ranged in total size from $75,000 to $100,000.[1][6]

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. In previous years some 70.3 events also served as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.[7] However, the 2014 qualifying year served as the final year for almost all qualifying races in this capacity. As such this year's qualifying season only the handcycle competitions and Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau will offer qualification into the 2015 Ironman World Championship. This was to accommodate for the increased number of qualifying slots created from the newly added full Ironman events.[8]

Non-point races[edit]

Prior to the 2014 Ironman Boulder race, World Triathlon Corporation's CEO, Andrew Messick, announced a redistribution of prize money to help facilitate paying ten professionals deep at each race as well as awarding larger prize purses at select races across Ironman and Ironman 70.3. As part of this initiative, WTC eliminated points and prize purses for professional triathletes initially at 9 Ironman events and 11 Ironman 70.3 events in 2015, mostly occurring within North America.[6] There are nine Ironman 70.3 races with no professional points or prize purse offered for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Championship qualifying period.

Qualifying Ironman 70.3 events[edit]

Date Event Location[9][10]
Aug 3, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Philippines Philippines Cebu, Philippines
Aug 10, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead United States Benton Harbor, Michigan
Aug 10, 2014 Ironman 70.3 European Pro Championship Germany Wiesbaden, Germany
Aug 17, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens United States Lake Stevens, Washington
Aug 17, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Timberman United States Gilford, New Hampshire
Aug 23, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Budapest Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Aug 30, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Foz do Iguaçu Brazil Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Aug 31, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Zell am See Austria |Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria
Sep 7, 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Canada Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Sep 7, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka Canada Huntsville, Ontario
Sep 14, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast Australia Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Sep 14, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Rügen Germany Rügen, Germany
Sep 14, 2014 Ironman 70.3 KronbergX Denmark Elsinore, Denmark
Sep 20, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote Spain Lanzarote, Spain
Sep 21, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Princeton United States Princeton, New Jersey
Sep 21, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Cozumel MexicoCozumel, Mexico
Sep 21, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe* United States Lake Tahoe, California
Sep 28, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Augusta United States Augusta, Georgia
Oct 4, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Gurye Korea South Korea Gurye, Korea
Oct 5, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Silverman United States Henderson, Nevada
Oct 19, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Port MacQuarie Australia Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Oct 26, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Miami United States Miami, Florida
Oct 26, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Austin United States Austin, Texas
Nov 2, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Taiwan Taiwan Hengchun, Taiwan
Nov 9, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Australian Pro Championship Australia Mandurah, Western Australia
Nov 16, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Ballarat Australia Ballarat, Victoria
Nov 30, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney Australia Sydney, New South Wales
Jan 11, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Pucón Chile Pucón, Chile
Jan 18, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Pro Championship New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 25, 2015 Ironman 70.3 South Africa South Africa Buffalo City, South Africa
Feb 8, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Geelong Australia Geelong, Victoria
Mar 8, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay Philippines Subic Bay, Philippines
Mar 15, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mar 16, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Monterrey Mexico Monterrey, Mexico
Mar 28, 2015 Ironman 70.3 California United States Oceanside, California
Apr 5, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Latin American Pro Championship Brazil Brasília, Brazil
Apr 5, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya Malaysia Putrajaya, Malaysia
Apr 12, 2015 Ironman 70.3 FloridaX United States Haines City, Florida
Apr 19, 2015 Ironman 70.3 New Orleans United States New Orleans, Louisiana
Apr 26, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Texas United States Galveston, Texas
May 2, 2015 Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship United States St. George, Utah
May 2, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Busselton Australia Busselton, Western Australia
May 3, 2015 Ironman 70.3 St Croix United States Virgin Islands Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
May 3, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix France Aix-en-Provence, France
May 9, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Mallorca Spain Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain
May 10, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Vietnam Da Nang, Vietnam
May 17, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Austria Austria St. Pölten/Vienna, Austria
May 17, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Barcelona Spain Barcelona, Spain
May 17, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga United States Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 30, 2015 Ironman 70.3 HawaiiX United States Kohala, Hawaii
May 31, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Raleigh United States Raleigh, North Carolina
Jun 7, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Japan Japan Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
Jun 7, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Switzerland Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Jun 7, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau Germany Kraichgau, Germany
Jun 13, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Boulder United States Boulder, Colorado
Jun 13, 2015 Ironman 70.3 BoiseX United States Boise, Idaho
Jun 14, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Italy Italy Pescara,Italy
Jun 14, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman United States Cambridge, Maryland
Jun 14, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Cairns Australia Cairns, Queensland
Jun 14, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire EnglandStaffordshire, England
Jun 14, 2015 Ironman 70.3 VictoriaX Canada Victoria, British Columbia
Jun 20, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Jun 21, 2015 Ironman 70.3 KronbergX Denmark Elsinore, Denmark
Jun 21, 2015 Ironman 70.3 SyracuseX United States Syracuse, New York
Jun 21, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant Canada Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Jun 28, 2015 Ironman 70.3 UKX United States Wimbleball, Exmoor, UK
Jun 28, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake United States Lubbock, Texas
Jul 5, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Incheon Korea South Korea Incheon, Korea
Jul 5, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Norway Norway Haugesund, Norway
Jul 5, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka Canada Huntsville, Ontario
Jul 11, 2015 Ironman 70.3 MuncieX United States Muncie, Indiana
Jul 12, 2015 Ironman 70.3 Vineman United States Sonoma County, California

*Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe was canceled due to smoke from the King Fire.[11]
Also serves as a 2014 Ironman World Championship qualifier.
Also serves as the handcycle championships and as 2015 Ironman World Championship handcycle qualifier
XNo professional points awarded.

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.

Awarded slots are according to Ironman.com as of August 31, 2015 and final race results.[4][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.

Awarded slots are according to Ironman.com as of August 31, 2015 and final race results.[4][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2015 Ironman World Championship 70.3 Qualifying". World Triathlon Corporation. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  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 c d "2015 Results: World Championship". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  5. ^ Taren, Adrienne (August 30, 2015). "Ryf Repeats Frodeno Wins At 70.3 World Champs". TRS Triathlon. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Polloreno, Julia (August 3, 2014). "Ironman Announces Redistribution of Prize Purse Money for 2015". Competitor, Inc. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Qualification FAQ". World Triathlon Corporation. Archived from the original on March 8, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  8. ^ Mavis, Bethany (July 22, 2014). "How Losing Kona Slots Will Affect 70.3 Races". Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Event Registration". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "2015 Qualifying Event" (PDF). World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Fritz, Angela; Johnson, Thomas (September 22, 2014). "Smoke from massive King Fire overtakes Lake Tahoe, cancels Ironman race". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "2015 Pro Men IRONMAN 70.3 Rankings" (PDF). Worlld Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "2015 Pro Women IRONMAN 70.3 Rankings" (PDF). World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved September 30, 2016.

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