Christie Sym 5th at Ironman Canada

Christie_Sym_TriathleteAustralia’s Christie Sym has put in a very strong performance to finish 5th at Ironman Canada this morning. Christie finished in a time of 9:41:30. On a day that included rain, hail and wind, American Meredith Kessler crossed the finish line in 9:13:46 for her first Ironman title to complement her two runner-up finishes this year at Ironman St George and Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Kessler was over three minutes ahead of home country favourite Heather Wurtele who finished in 9:17:17.

Speaking with Trizone Christie said that she found the cold conditions extremely tough, and felt they did not agree with her at all.

She goes on  ” I felt ‘off’ from the word go, lacking power on the bike, and suffering stomach and cramping problems the entire race. The run was a real battle between 3rd – 6th places, I came off the bike in 4th, moving into 3rd, and then dropped back into 6th at the half way point. I managed to run my way into 5th in the final few KM’s.

This will go down as one of the toughest battles I’ve fought, but I am happy with the result considering how awful I felt the entire day.

I think I will stick to hot races in future !

 

Top 10 Women

1.   MEREDITH KESSLER   9:13:46
2.   HEATHER WURTELE   9:17;17
3.   MACKENZIE MADISON   9:34:51
4.   GILLIAN MOODY   9:40:10
5.   CHRISTIE SYM   9:41:30
6.   JESSICA JACOBS   9:44:04
7.   ULI BROMME BROMME   9:46:19
8.   JANELLE MORRISON   9:48:15
9.   SHANNON DESROSIERS   8:48:57
10.   RACHEL KIERS   8:49:44

 

Top 10 Men

1.   VIKTOR ZYEMTSEV   8:32:28
2.   CHRISTIAN BRADER   8:32:41
3.   STEPHAN VUCKOVIC   8:38:31
4.   PETR VABROUSEK   8:39:16
5.   KYLE MARCOTTE   8:40:45
6.   SCOTT NEYEDLI   8:41:36 (2nd Ironman Australia 2010)
7.   WOLFGANG GUEMBEL   8:43:21
8.   CHRISTOPHER BAGG   8:48:11
9.   SCOTT CURRY   8:48:57
10.   ANTHONY TOTH   8:49:44

 

Full race results on Ironman.com

POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 ZYEMTSEV, VIKTOR 37/MPRO 0:49:26 4:47:53 2:51:24 8:32:28
2 BRADER, CHRISTIAN 30/MPRO 0:54:37 4:38:36 2:56:04 8:32:41
3 VUCKOVIC, STEPHAN 38/MPRO 0:49:01 4:47:59 2:57:44 8:38:31
4 VABROUSEK, PETR 37/MPRO 0:54:32 4:46:24 2:54:23 8:39:16
5 MARCOTTE, KYLE 33/MPRO 0:52:03 4:43:19 3:01:29 8:40:45
6 NEYEDLI, SCOTT 32/MPRO 0:48:59 4:52:14 2:56:37 8:41:36
7 GUEMBEL, WOLFGANG 31/MPRO 0:46:40 4:51:49 3:00:04 8:43:21
8 BAGG, CHRISTOPHER 31/MPRO 0:54:37 4:46:52 3:03:23 8:48:11
9 CURRY, SCOTT 35/MPRO 0:49:45 4:43:09 3:12:25 8:48:57
10 TOTH, ANTHONY 30/MPRO 0:53:29 4:47:45 3:04:16 8:49:44
11 MOSER, ERNST 31/MPRO 0:54:36 4:53:05 3:02:38 8:53:49
12 WURTELE, TREVOR 31/MPRO 0:53:19 4:53:21 3:04:25 8:54:49
13 WHYTE, JAMIE 29/MPRO 0:49:36 4:59:01 3:05:09 8:57:48
14 JOHNSON, ROB 31/MPRO 0:54:35 5:03:37 3:02:12 9:04:46
15 BRANDS, CHRIS 41/MPRO 0:54:32 4:51:10 3:14:40 9:05:03
16 TREMBLAY, SCOTT 37/M35-39 1:01:11 4:54:09 3:06:47 9:06:21
17 PIGGIN, OLLY 35/MPRO 0:53:15 4:56:14 3:12:59 9:08:15
18 VALDERRABANO, UZZIEL 42/MPRO 0:52:03 5:07:04 3:06:44 9:10:16
19 KESSLER, MEREDITH 32/WPRO 0:49:59 5:09:33 3:10:14 9:13:46
20 GYDE, SAM 35/M35-39 1:00:37 4:55:32 3:13:48 9:14:21
21 WURTELE, HEATHER 31/WPRO 0:53:13 5:07:25 3:13:04 9:17:17
22 KILSHAW, STEPHEN 26/MPRO 0:53:24 5:05:17 3:15:09 9:17:48
23 BIRKS, JUSTIN 28/M25-29 0:58:14 5:07:47 3:08:52 9:19:45
24 BOSSE, YNUK 33/MPRO 0:56:33 5:14:25 3:04:51 9:20:30
25 MATHESON, DAVID 39/M35-39 0:53:15 5:12:43 3:10:59 9:20:47
26 MEEKER, DENNIS 39/M35-39 0:52:59 5:02:15 3:21:59 9:21:40
27 BUCKINGHAM, TONY 31/M30-34 0:58:56 5:03:21 3:17:47 9:26:13
28 STEFFENS, CONRAD 50/M50-54 0:57:41 5:03:59 3:19:12 9:28:33
29 FLAGEOLE, MARC 43/M40-44 0:58:09 5:09:04 3:17:39 9:29:48
30 BEATTY, KEVIN 34/M30-34 0:57:42 5:12:47 3:11:03 9:30:02
31 SPREADBURY, CRAIG 33/M30-34 0:54:18 5:10:26 3:22:37 9:31:42
32 CAIN, DALLAS 32/MPRO 1:04:06 4:56:09 3:26:16 9:31:59
33 WALTON, ADRIAN 40/M40-44 1:00:36 5:10:23 3:15:49 9:32:54
34 MENGERING, GLENN 38/M35-39 0:55:26 5:07:43 3:25:09 9:33:19
35 WHITE, JOHN 35/M35-39 1:00:24 5:11:28 3:16:59 9:34:38
36 MADISON, MACKENZIE 24/WPRO 1:06:31 5:19:49 3:03:53 9:34:51
37 PETR, TOMAS 40/MPRO 0:50:12 5:17:03 3:22:47 9:36:14
38 GORDON, MICHAEL 32/MPRO 0:56:47 5:11:23 3:22:09 9:37:11
39 SCHREIBER, STEFAN 30/M30-34 1:02:07 5:03:29 3:27:54 9:39:47
40 ALLABY, TROY 40/M40-44 1:01:27 5:08:31 3:24:40 9:39:53
41 MOODY, GILLIAN 34/WPRO 0:54:28 5:25:54 3:16:12 9:40:10
42 MARVIN, GERRY 2

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.