A summary of age-group and professional results from 2016 Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia in Busselton, Western Australia.
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There have been some terrific age-group performances on the course at Busselton, including some blistering sub-9 efforts.
While Luke McKenzie set a new bike course record (averaging in excess of 43kph!), there was one age-grouper who must have set a record for the fattest tyres on course. David Cole, saddled up on the slickest, fattest tyres you'll ever see at an Ironman, and put together a 6:49 split for the 180km - not a bad effort!
Jared Medhurst (35-39) took age-group honours with a slick 8:44:19, and Lauren McGregor (30-34) was the fastest female age-grouper finishing in 9:49:45.
18-24 - Adrian Hobson - 10:01:03
25-29 - Daniel MacPherson - 8:53:44
30-34 - Barry Oelofsen - 8:49:38
35-39 - Jared Medhurst - 8:44:19
40-44 - Robert Wormald - 9:08:07
45-49 - Olivier Spagnol - 9:22:37
50-54 - David Boyes - 9:55:06
55-59 - Rusty Cook - 10:18:58
60-64 - Colin Clarke - 11:11:16
65-69 - Rob Howitt - 12:08:55
70-74 - Griff Weste - 12:36:41
75-79 - John Weber - 16:44:23
AWD - Nicolas Pieter Du Preez - 15:12:00
18-24 - Katelyn Vernon - 10:18:31
25-29 - Emily Loughnan - 9:53:43
30-34 - Lauren McGregor - 9:49:45
35-39 - Julianne Schliebs - 9:55:25
40-44 - Janine Willis - 9:56:41
45-49 - Michelle Boyes - 10:12:06
50-54 - Helen Vagnoni - 11:05:30
55-59 - Janet Mcafee - 12:07:44
60-64 - Karen McPherson - 12:38:36
65-69 - Anne Grundy - 15:21:55
Sarah Piampiano ran to victory in the 2016 Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia, crossing the line in 9:03:47. Yvonne Van Vlerken had battled to retain the lead with 15km of the marathon remaining, reducing to a walk at times, but Piampiano powered past shortly after and didn't look back. Piampiano finished more than five minutes clear of second place Mareen Hufe in 9:09:16, with Van Vlerken hanging tough to finish third in a respectable 9:12:07.
1. Sarah Piampiano (USA) - 9:03:46
2. Mareen Hufe (DEU) - 9:09:15
3. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) - 9:12:06
4. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) - 9:26:38
5. Georgie Rutherford (GBR) - 10:17:47
Luke McKenzie took victory in the 2016 Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia, charging to cross the finish line in 7:55:58! McKenzie led for much of the day and after entering T2 around 15 minutes ahead of second place, ran a classy solo marathon to close out one of the best days of his career so far.
Frenchman Denis Chevrot secured second place more than twenty minutes behind McKenzie in 8:16:24, ahead of Per Bittner in 8:19:15. The big mover was Aussie David Dellow, running through the field with a solid 2:46:04 marathon to finish fourth in 8:19:24, just seconds shy of a podium spot.
1. Luke McKenzie (AUS) - 7:55:58
2. Denis Chevrot (FRA) - 8:16:24
3. Per Bittner (DEU) - 8:19:15
4. David Dellow (AUS) - 8:19:24
5. Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN) - 8:25:04
Pro Run Results
Luke McKenzie left T2 with more than 15 minutes lead on the men chasing him.
Pro Bike Results
Luke McKenzie has crushed the bike course and the field, pedalling a blistering 4:08:12 for the 180km (excl. transitions) and breaking Mitch Anderson’s course record from 2006. McKenzie heads out of T2 with the chasers more than 10km behind.
Yvonne Van Vlerken has stamped her impression on the women’s field, taking the lead on the bike and building a comfortable buffer heading towards T2.
Pro Swim Results
In the men’s race, Todd Skipworth and Denis Chevrot exited the water together with a minute lead over Christian Kramer in third. Aussie favourite Luke McKenzie trailed the lead pair by just under two minutes out of the water.
Of the women, Georgie Rutherford emerged from the Busselton waters with a commanding early lead, entering T1 in 59:30, the only female pro to break the hour for the 3.8km swim. Dimity-Lee Duke and Yvonne Van Vlerken followed more than three minutes in arrears.
Todd Skipworth - 48:40
Denis Chevrot - 48:44
Christian Kramer - 49:41
Luke McKenzie - 50:30
Bryan Rhodes - 50:32
Georgie Rutherford - 59:30
Dimity-Lee Duke - 1:02:32
Yvonne Van Vlerken - 1:02:52
Sarah Piampiano - 1:06:48
Mareen Hufe - 1:06:51