Weekend Wrap up: Subic Bay 5150, Inaugural Challenge Venice, Ironman France & Ironman 70.3
Regent 5150 Subic Bay, Philippines
Sam Betten of Australia didn’t have much of a challenge at 5150 Subic Bay in the Philippines, with a small Pro field his nearest competitor was Mitch Robins who suffered two flat tires leaving Sam a comfortable lead.
In the women’s race, Amelia Watkinson took home her second win in a row, 2 weeks after winning the Pattaya Triathlon, the Phuket based Kiwi athlete is part of the new Thanyapura Triathlon Team and managed to come 2nd overall, just behind Sam.
Regent 5150 Subic Bay, Philippines – June 5th 2016
1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run
1. Sam BETTEN 02:06:55
2. Mitch ROBINS 02:21:27
3. Michal BUCEK 02:24:38
1. Amelia WATKINSON 02:10:59
2. Michelle DUFFIELD 02:22:03
3. Dimity-Lee DUKE 02:24:38
>>> Challenge Venice
The first edition of Challenge Venice has been won by Dirk Waijnarda of Nederland who finished the full-distance triathlon’s 3.8-kilometre swim, 180-kilometre cycle and 42-kilometre marathon, in a time of 8 hours 9 minutes and 14 second, 10 minutes and 10 seconds ahead of second-placed Sergio Marques of Portugal, and Malte Bruns of Germany who was third across the line.
The top spot on the women’s podium went to Erika Csomor of Hungary who finished in a time of 9 hours and 4 minutes, 42 seconds ahead of the Italian Martina Dogana. They were followed in third position by Carla Van Rooijen of Nederland who crossed the line in 9 hours 33 minutes and 3 seconds.
The 6.30 am start from the Island of Venice was a spectacular sight as the 800 athletes dived into the water while there was a huge turnout of spectators along the cycling route which traversed the Provinces of Venice and Treviso, winding its way through the Municipalities of Quarto d’Altino, Marcon, Meolo, Monastier, Musile, San Donà and Roncade before the final marathon in Parco San Giuliano.
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>>> Ironman France
Belgium’s Tine Deckers earned her fifth Ironman France victory in Nice on Sunday. On the men’s side, Spain’s Victor Del Corral used a strong bike-run combo to edge out South Africa’s James Cunnama for the win.
Del Corral’s day consisted of a 54:16 swim, a 4:48:04 bike and a 2:42:28 marathon, putting him across the finish line in 8:30:00. Cunnama led a good chunk of the marathon and ultimately finished 35 seconds behind Del Corral at 8:30:35. Germany’s Stefan Schmid rounded out the podium in 8:33:18. 2013 Ironman world champion Frederik Van Lierde finished fourth six weeks after a bike crash that broke his collarbone. The finish guarantees Van Lierde a spot on the Kona start line in October.
Deckers dominated the women’s race, putting together a 57:36 swim, a 5:05:03 bike and a 3:13:29 marathon to gain earn the victory (she also won in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014). Switzerland’s Emma Bilham was second off of the bike and had a faster marathon, but Deckers’ advantage was too big. Bilham maintained her second place to the finish line, crossing in 9:28:55. 2012 Ironman world champion Leanda Cave (GBR) claimed third in 9:45:06.
2016 Ironman France
Nice, France – June 5, 2016
Swim 3.8k. / Bike 180k / Run 42k
1. Victor Del Corral (BEL) 8:30:00
2. James Cunnama (RSA) 8:30:35
3. Stefan Schmid (GER) 8:33:18
4. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8:35:36
5. Andrej Vistica (CRO) 8:39:19
1. Tine Deckers (BEL) 9:22:04
2. Emma Bilham (SUI) 9:28:55
3. Leanda Cave (GBR) 9:45:06
4. Leslie Dimichele Miller (USA) 9:45:38
5. Linda Guinsoiseau (FRA) 9:45:54
>>> Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland
June 5, 2016
Swim 1.9k. / Bike 90k / Run 21k
1. Nils Frommhold (GER) 3:50:38
2. Ruedi Wild (SUI) 3:52:30
3. Manuel Küng (SUI) 3:54:44
4. Jan Van Berkel (SUI) 3:56:43
5. Markus Thomschke (GER) 3:58:24
1. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 4:09:54
2. Emma Pooley (GBR) 4:24:29
3. Regula Rohrbach (SUI) 4:34:35
4. Diane Löthi (SUI) 4:36:44
5. Franzisca Widmer (SUI) 4:38:24 * F35-39
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