Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photos: Kona Pros-Ironman World Championship-behind the scenes. Results

Kona Ironman World Championship-Pros
Behind the Scenes of pros getting ready just
20 minutes before race start.
Mens/ Womens' Race results-scroll to bottom of page.

Photographer: ©Shiggy Ichinomiya

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(Above: Pete Jacobs (bib #3)  from Australia hammering away on the bike.  Pete wins the Ironman World Championship with a time of 8:18:37.
2:48:05 marathon. 
6th Straight Year Men's Champion came from Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie!! 
$120,000 prize money for 1st place.) 

(Above: Craig "Crowie" Alexander (bib #1) digging deep.)

 (Above: Tom Lowe riding with a broken hand.)

 (Above: GI issues on the BIG day can ruin everything.)

(Above: A caravan of bikes, support vehicles, media)

 (Above: Kona International Airport in the distance.)
(Above: Tim O'Donnell getting some hydration!!
Note the RWB on his shorts.
That's Team Red, White and Blue)

 (Above: Who is he? Who is bib # 5 was THE question everyone was asking. He had a HUUUUUGE lead on the bikes.  This is Marino Vanhoenacker from Belgium.  Absolutely crushed it on the bikes with an 8 minute lead.  Crowie was 15 minutes back.)

(Above: Andrea Raelert from Germany finished 2nd. 8:23:40.
4th year in a row that Andy podiumed. 
2:47:23 marathon was the fastest of the day.
$60,000 for 2nd place.  )

(Above: Paul Amey hammering it.)

(Above: Timex---the official watch company for Kona Ironman World Championship)

(Above: Leanda Cave just about to overtake Mary Beth Ellis at mile 10-12 (ish)

 (Above: Mirinda Carfrae from Australia blazing on the run.)

(Above: Rinny's back muscles in action.)

 (Above: Chrissie Wellington supporting her boyfriend Tom Lowe.)

(Above: Leanda Cave
Swim: 56:03
Bike: 5:12:06
Run: 3:03:13
Finish: 9:15:54) 

(Above: Mary Beth Ellis, 1st USA female to finish. 9:22:57)

(Above: Sonja Tajsich from Germany finished 4th. 9:22:45)

 (Above: Spectators cheering on Crowie.)

(Above: Watch that hand!!!!  Caroline Steffen from Switzerland. 9:16:58)

(Above: Natasha Badmann)

(Above: Jordan Rapp)

(Above: My bike. Y'up rode it 6 miles out past Kona International Airport and back AND some more after that.) 

 (Above: Leanda Cave,  a little over 2 miles away from the finish line.   Coach Siri Lindley is saying "I'm so proud of you, I'm so proud of you." The entire aid station behind me looked to see who was screaming/cheering so loudly.)

(Above: Leanda Cave just 10 minutes away from the start.)

2012 Kona Ironman World Championship Top Women Results:
1. Leanda Cave (GBR) 9:15:54
2. Caroline Steffen (SWI) 9:16:58
3. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:21:41
4. Sonja Tajsich (GER) 9:22:41
5. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 9:22:57
6. Natascha Badmann (SWI) 9:26:25 (45 years YOUNG!!)
7. Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:28:54
8. Linsey Corbin (USA) 9:32:18
9. Caitlin Snow (USA) 9:36:18
10. Amy Marsh (USA) 9:38:15

2012 Ironman World Championships Results
Top 10 Men

1. Pete Jacobs (AUS) 8:18:37
2. Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:23:40
3. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8:24:09)
4. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:27:08
5. Faris Al-Sultan (ARE) 8:28:33)
6. Timo Brach (GER) 8:30:57)
7. Andy Potts (USA) 8:31:45)
8. Tim O'Donnell (USA) 8:33:28)
9. David Dellow (AUS) 8:35:02
10. Dirk Bockel (LUX) 8:35:21


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