Joe Gambles wins Ford Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon in new course record

Australian Joe Gambles has taken out the Ford Ironman Wisconsin in his first attempt at the iron distance and in the process set a new course record. The 28 year old Australian came home in 8:32:32, 11 minutes ahead of second placed Romain Guilluame of France, American Eric Bean came in third.

John Flanagan blitzed the swim in 44:56 and Joe was at the back of the next pack in the swim, exiting the water in sixth at 50:05. With a 4:45:54 bike leg Joe had ridden his way up into fourth spot, behind Konstatin Bachor (who would pull out on the run) Romain and Eric. With a great run of 2:51:54 Joe was able to chase down all his rivals and record a great victory and the beginning of what we hope will be a long and illustrious Triathlon career.

Top 100 finishers below with full race split. Full race results available at Ironman.com

 

 

Men’s Leaderboard
  
1.   Joe Gambles   8:38:32
2.   Romain Guillaume   8:49:42
3.   Eric Bean   8:51:36
4.   Stefan Riesen   8:53:39
5.   Blake Becker   8:55:44
6.   Max Longree   8:55:47
7.   Brad Seng   8:58:15
8.   Mike Schifferle   8:58:35
9.   Dirk Wijnalda   9:01:07
10.   Christophe Bastie   9:10:01

 

In the womens race Kiwi Gina Crawford took line honours ahead of Kristin Moeller of Germany and Hollands Mirjam Weerd.

 

Women’s Leaderboard
  
1.   Gina Crawford   9:27:26
2.   Kristin Moeller   9:39:43
3.   Mirjam Weerd   9:52:25
4.   Kate Pallardy   10:04:19
5.   Charisa Wernick   10:07:19
6.   Lauren Jensen   10:19:08
7.   Hillary Biscay   10:29:06
8.   Erin Spitler   10:31:04
9.   Jocelyn Wong   10:34:43
10.   Kaytee Petross   10:35:30

 

Full race report to follow

POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 Gambles, Joe 28/MPRO 0:50:05 4:46:54 2:54:51 8:38:32
2 Guillaume, Romain 25/MPRO 0:49:43 4:42:29 3:11:06 8:49:42
3 Bean, Eric 34/MPRO 0:53:27 4:43:10 3:08:04 8:51:36
4 Riesen, Stefan 37/MPRO 1:00:12 4:45:14 3:01:24 8:53:39
5 Becker, Blake 29/MPRO 0:55:09 4:52:11 3:02:09 8:55:44
6 Longree, Max 29/MPRO 1:01:16 4:57:41 2:50:21 8:55:47
7 Seng, Brad 41/MPRO 0:55:32 5:05:08 2:51:24 8:58:15
8 Schifferle, Mike 37/MPRO 1:02:00 4:44:49 3:05:07 8:58:35
9 Wijnalda, Dirk 37/MPRO 1:00:18 4:58:00 2:56:54 9:01:07
10 Bastie, Christophe 41/MPRO 0:55:31 4:48:51 3:18:23 9:10:01
11 Mikelson, Ian 30/MPRO 0:53:24 4:56:23 3:15:10 9:10:38
12 Brunold, Thomas 41/M40-44 1:04:39 4:57:39 3:01:53 9:13:25
13 Marsh, Brandon 36/MPRO 0:49:42 4:55:50 3:21:23 9:13:52
14 Kurian, Joe 31/M30-34 1:00:55 4:59:11 3:08:51 9:16:43
15 Koenig, Norbert 35/MPRO 0:55:10 5:10:02 3:09:49 9:21:27
16 Zamboni, Andrea 40/M40-44 1:03:24 4:59:42 3:13:59 9:25:04
17 Lavery, Mike 25/M25-29 1:01:44 5:02:54 3:13:08 9:25:14
18 Flanagan Iii, John 35/MPRO 0:44:56 5:11:45 3:23:16 9:26:33
19 Crawford, Gina 30/WPRO 0:53:35 5:12:50 3:14:22 9:27:26
20 Tarkowski, Jeff 38/M35-39 0:56:25 5:03:46 3:19:24 9:28:19
21 Kovac, Matjaz 37/MPRO 0:58:23 4:58:29 3:27:39 9:32:03
22 Sellars, Andrew 41/M40-44 0:54:23 5:12:59 3:20:02 9:35:15
23 Bowe, Scott 31/M30-34 0:54:27 5:25:07 3:09:35 9:36:09
24 Haak, Steffen 28/M25-29 0:56:31 5:17:46 3:14:50 9:36:50
25 Poteet, Scott 37/M35-39 1:01:52 5:04:41 3:23:43 9:37:45
26 Knuth, Cameron 34/M30-34 0:54:13 5:10:47 3:23:49 9:39:40
27 Moeller, Kristin 26/WPRO 1:03:59 5:29:06 3:00:26 9:39:43
28 Schaeren, Daniel 45/M45-49 1:00:47 5:03:07 3:26:21 9:40:25
29 Stueckle, Wolfgang 30/M30-34 1:05:27 4:59:16 3:29:00 9:41:40
30 Blaser, Beat 34/M30-34 1:01:29 5:13:54 3:21:15 9:43:56
31 Schweighofer, Georg 43/M40-44 1:10:25 5:12:09 3:12:17 9:44:13
32 Breffle, Barry 40/M40-44 0:59:30 5:22:13 3:15:54 9:44:50
33 Lyon, Dave 48/M45-49 1:07:19 5:06:29 3:20:09 9:45:33
34 Adams, Robert 40/M40-44 1:09:48 4:59:50 3:30:41 9:48:00
35 Mccutcheon, Patrick 42/M40-44 1:28:42 6:50:14 1:10:40 9:48:53
36 Lanza, Craig 42/M40-44 0:54:25 5:29:21 3:16:26 9:49:46
37 Amman, Matthew 33/M30-34 0:56:12 5:29:11 3:15:38 9:50:10
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.