Andi Böcherer and Karin Thuerig win Ironman 70.3 European Championship Wiesbaden Triathlon 2011

Kiwi Joanna Lawn has finished 4th at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden. Lawn swum and ran strongly but was a little off on the bike. Karin Thuerig had the strongest bike of the day to set herself up for the win. Andi Böcherer was just too strong from the gun today winning the men’s race. Even a fast finishing Filip Ospaly was not enough to stop Böcherer from winning. 

Australian Richie Cunningham had a horrible crash and has damaged his hip. At this stage he is not sure what he has done. Cunningham had come out of the water with the leaders.

The Men

The day in Wiesbaden started with some rain and even fog on the bike. Francesc Godoy, from Spain, set a furious pace in the water and managed to finish the swim in 22:41 minutes. Behind Godoy there was a powerful chase group led by Czech Filip Ospaly. Ospaly (23:28) led a 14-strong group into T1, but Boecherer quickly moved to the front and set the pace on the bike together with Mathias Hecht from Switzerland. 2009 winner and pre-race favorite Sebastian Kienle found himself in trouble early in the race – he came out of the water late (26:13 minutes) and knew that he couldn’t allow Boecherer, the Ironman 70.3 Switzerland champion and runner-up at Ironman South Africa, to get away on the bike. Kienle took some chances on the slippery road surface and, after only a few kilometers, had the first of three crashes on the bike. After his third crash he had to give up the race thanks to some minor injuries. 

The Women

In the women’s race Karin Thuerig (below, winning and at bottom on the bike) had a slow, but solid, swim before her typically stellar bike. Thuerig was 5:42 behind swim leader Anja Ippach from Germany (24:56). Ippach managed to remain in front until the 70-kilometer point of the ride, staying ahead of young Austrian, Eva Wutti, who had never ridden that far in a race before. The 21-year-old student from Vienna was impressive, though. Thuerig, the 38-year-old bike course record holder in Kona, had the fastest bike split in Wiesbaden, 2:42:07, which got her to the front of the field by the start of the run. Ippach was in second after the bike, 1:18 behind.

Full and detailed race report on Ironman.com click here

 

Full results on Ironmanlive.com

POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 Böcherer, Andi 28/PRO 0:23:31 2:25:05 1:16:33 4:08:36
2 Ospaly, Filip 35/PRO 0:23:28 2:29:43 1:13:51 4:10:19
3 Krnavek, Martin 37/PRO 0:23:31 2:31:12 1:16:44 4:15:02
4 Hecht, Mathias 31/PRO 0:23:39 2:28:54 1:20:37 4:17:01
5 Niederreiter, Daniel 32/30-34 0:25:39 2:30:00 1:20:38 4:20:23
6 Rosryagaev, Dmitry 23/PRO 0:23:32 2:31:34 1:23:16 4:22:06
7 Aigroz, Mike 33/PRO 0:24:22 2:37:57 1:17:57 4:23:53
8 Marsh, Brandon 36/PRO 0:23:37 2:36:04 1:20:54 4:24:28
9 Mutterer, Julian 23/18-24 0:26:53 2:34:06 1:20:02 4:24:49
10 Hellriegel, Thomas 40/PRO 0:23:44 2:32:14 1:24:30 4:24:51
11 Müller, Jan 30/30-34 0:28:09 2:37:07 1:16:53 4:27:00
12 Jaberg, Patrick 31/PRO 0:26:13 2:32:47 1:24:04 4:27:01
13 Wienbreier, Daniel 32/30-34 0:27:16 2:38:23 1:18:19 4:28:21
14 Schniertshauer, Rainer 37/35-39 0:28:00 2:34:48 1:21:24 4:28:31
15 Simko, Pavel 29/PRO 0:23:36 2:35:42 1:25:48 4:28:33
16 Rünz, Michael 24/25-29 0:28:01 2:37:38 1:19:07 4:29:24
17 Wimmer, Karl 40/40-44 0:27:13 2:35:20 1:22:59 4:30:10
18 Godoy, Francesc 24/PRO 0:22:41 2:36:53 1:27:07 4:30:17
19 Rahn, Fabian 25/PRO 0:32:58 2:33:31 1:20:05 4:30:43
20 Heubel, Christoph 41/40-44 0:29:23 2:33:15 1:23:38 4:30:48
21 Lyatskiy, Andrey 24/PRO 0:23:40 2:42:06 1:22:25 4:32:00
22 Dröll, Martin 29/25-29 0:26:50 2:39:36 1:23:05 4:33:39
23 Martinou, Laurent 35/35-39 0:27:57 2:40:45 1:20:57 4:34:13
24 Rudolf, Christian 25/25-29 0:24:25 2:42:15 1:23:36 4:34:20
25 Livesey, Mark 38/PRO 0:27:10 2:42:13 1:21:29 4:34:37
26 Schifferle, Mike 38/PRO 0:28:52 2:36:23 1:24:17 4:34:53
27 Schierok, Mario 23/18-24 0:24:27 2:41:00 1:25:17 4:34:57
28 Holtkötter, Stefan 25/25-29 0:25:36 2:40:43 1:24:19 4:35:23
29 Veit, Simon 25/25-29 0:25:01 2:40:16 1:25:49 4:35:56
30 Sommer, Andreas 24/25-29 0:28:02 2:35:16 1:27:52 4:36:03
31 Liebelt, Markus 21/18-24 0:26:59 2:35:34 1:28:45 4:36:20
32 Reiner, Philipp 27/25-29 0:26:58 2:37:16 1:27:17 4:36:42
33 Antoine, Le soz 27/25-29 0:26:48 2:38:53 1:26:09 4:36:53
34 Siejakowski, Michal 32/30-34 0:29:17 2:41:57 1:22:28 4:38:18
35 Bulgarelli, Alfio 41/40-44 0:25:52 2:41:56 1:25:41 4:38:38
36 Neumann, Frank 25/25-29 0:26:56 2:37:23 1:30:01 4:39:22
37 Timmers, Albert 33/30-34 0:28:54 2:42:02 1:24:08 4:39:54
38 Luft, Mikolaj 26/25-29 0:25:38 2:40:43 1:29:43 4:39:58
39 Lenz, Hendrik 32/30-34 0:29:20 2:41:27 1:24:20 4:40:36
40 Visser, Tjardo 21/18-24 0:24:59 2:46:04 1:26:35 4:41:38
41 Berger, Fabian 25/25-29 0:27:42 2:43:36 1:25:32 4:42:20
42 Lik, Michael 33/30-34 0:27:07 2:43:28 1:26:22 4:42:36
43 Kriszeleit, Leon 22/18-24 0:29:28 2:45:39 1:24:02 4:43:21
44 Melmer, Dietmar 48/45-49 0:32:58 2:36:26 1:28:08 4:43:22
45 Janousek, Martin 34/30-34 0:25:52 2:45:12 1:28:30 4:44:33
46 Witz Barnes, Roger 26/25-29 0:24:45 2:42:03 1:32:57 4:44:37
47 Rossmanek, Marc 40/40-44 0:26:11 2:42:10 1:31:43 4:45:31
48 Wagner, Pascal 26/25-29 0:30:02 2:45:27 1:26:08 4:46:29
49 Oriet, Gilian 27/25-29 0:28:35 2:41:47 1:31:59 4:47:05
50 Hümmer, Steffen 31/30-34 0:30:44 2:45:52 1:26:04 4:47:21
51 Küfner, Sebastian 24/18-24 0:29:55 2:38:30 1:34:13 4:47:30
52 Grosser, Matthias 25/25-29 0:29:56 2:47:44 1:24:45 4:47:35
53 Koß, Sören 24/25-29 0:31:09 2:39:41 1:31:30 4:48:15
54 Degenhardt, Oliver 42/40-44 0:28:43 2:46:32 1:28:42 4:49:08
55 Landau, Martin 23/18-24 0:29:33 2:43:41 1:31:53 4:49:41
56 Zingel, Nikolas 26/25-29 0:33:49 2:43:38 1:27:38 4:49:46
57 Staniszewski, Krzysztof 25/25-29 0:29:46 2:51:59 1:23:39 4:50:09
58 Maith, Thomas 47/45-49 0:32:45 2:39:20 1:32:44 4:50:16
59 Llabres, Yannick 32/30-34 0:32:22 2:45:29 1:27:12 4:50:29
60 Kollorz, Manuel 42/40-44 0:30:30 2:43:09 1:31:31 4:50:31
61 Jesse, Carlo 34/30-34 0:30:37 2:41:46 1:33:21 4:50:37
62 Petersen, Timo 26/25-29 0:30:27 2:50:28 1:24:56 4:51:00
63 Dunse, Matthias 29/25-29 0:27:56 2:36:02 1:41:43 4:51:05
64 Verhaegen, Hendrik-jan 21/18-24 0:27:55 2:52:14 1:26:16 4:51:07
65 Villanueva, Fabian 18/18-24 0:25:01 2:58:22 1:23:00 4:51:21
66 Lüning, Holger 45/45-49 0:24:51 2:47:40 1:32:30 4:51:27
67 Lelievre, Michel 37/35-39 0:34:36 2:40:50 1:30:50 4:51:52
68 Lauterbach, Günter 48/45-49 0:32:16 2:45:21 1:28:56 4:51:57
69 Rae, Jonathan 32/30-34 0:30:50 2:51:47 1:25:10 4:52:01
70 Maurer, Marco 27/25-29 0:27:58 2:45:50 1:33:01 4:52:02
71 Herr, Felix 24/18-24 0:32:10 2:50:19 1:25:29 4:52:23
72 Metzger, Christian 29/25-29 0:26:49 2:44:48 1:36:18 4:52:33
73 Galarraga, Armando 38/35-39 0:27:14 2:50:32 1:30:27 4:53:13
74 Génin, Anthony 26/25-29 0:28:59 2:50:36 1:28:55 4:53:13
75 Philipp, Thomas 34/30-34 0:33:32 2:45:17 1:28:51 4:53:14
76 Henneberg, Stefan 30/30-34 0:30:52 2:46:27 1:31:08 4:53:18
77 Stueckle, Wolfgang 30/30-34 0:32:04 2:41:40 1:34:00 4:53:35
78 Rünzi, Pascal 25/25-29 0:32:25 2:48:15 1:27:16 4:54:04
79 Dejonghe, Hendrick 24/25-29 0:30:01 2:45:19 1:34:24 4:54:25
80 Herlbauer, Daniel 22/18-24 0:26:56 2:55:03 1:28:11 4:54:26
81 Stroehle, Peter 28/25-29 0:29:40 2:44:00 1:36:32 4:54:37
82 Bach, Manuel 26/25-29 0:32:00 2:51:58 1:25:57 4:54:53
83 Hüpen, Holger 34/35-39 0:32:46 2:45:20 1:33:20 4:56:05
84 Koglin, Sven 35/35-39 0:31:14 2:45:47 1:32:28 4:56:22
85 Schomaker, Ralf 32/30-34 0:32:27 2:47:41 1:30:20 4:56:51
86 Koch, Christian 22/18-24 0:31:57 2:49:29 1:29:38 4:57:17
87 Hrabowski, Maximilian 36/35-39 0:35:50 2:48:55 1:27:39 4:58:13
88 Prenger, Falk 31/30-34 0:30:28 2:51:18 1:30:59 4:58:19
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.