Category: Ironman World Championship 2011
The top female times after the bike tell of a great race to come. This year could be very exciting. Carfrae and Wellington are going to have a great duel if Carfrae can use Wellington as a goal and catch her. If anyone can it will be Carfrae.
The top ten guys after the bike shows an 11min spread over the times. Last years fastest runner, Pete Jacobs could be too far back at this stage. Alexander is running strongly. Vanhoenacker has gone with Crowie on the run but the pace could be too fast for him to keep up with Crowie.
The women’s race last year in Kona saw Mirinda Carfrae loose two minutes to Julie Dibens on the swim and a further 9:32 on the bike but her outstanding run of 2:53 was more than enough to get her home to take the win. Have a look at the female splits from last year to see how this race might pan out.
Here is a look at the splits from last year to see what sort of lead the slower runners will need to have a crack at the title this year. With Crowie and Jacobs running just over 2:41 then Andreas Raelert and Vanhoenacker possibly faster than last year the other guys will need to get moving.
Top athletes after swim. 49:44 to 55:58 for the last in this list.
As expected Andy Potts and Pete Jacobs lead the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii. Potts has put a small gap on Pete Jacobs with a chase pack a small distance back to the chase pack which includes Australian Luke McKenzie. Amanda Stevens, Julie Dibens and Lucie Zelenkova lead the women and are swimming with the top guys.