Melissa Hauschildt best Performing Australian Female with 4th Placing at Ironman World Championship 70.3

The heat had a huge impact at the 2012 Ironman World 70.3 Championship at Las Vegas. The female run times told a big story about the impact that the temperatures had on the race with only Kelly Williamson seemingly able to shake off the heat and put in a 1:23 run. On any other day Melissa Hauschildt should have been able to retain her title but todaythings did not go her way.

This was probably one of the hardest races Hauschildt has done.  “I’m so sore. I’ve never cramped before but I completely depleted my body to the point I was cramping. I’ve been sick all week and that was probably the worst race course to be not 100% on. The heat, the hills – smashed!”

The race was won by the UK’s Leanda Cave who’s bike run combo was too good for the rest of the field. Kelly Williamson did all she could to attempt to run Cave down but the gap out of T2 was just too great.

For Cave this was her 3rd world title and

Lisa Marangon’s 16th was a solid effort considering she had come straight from Sydney’s winter in to a veritable furnace. “Stomach turned on me, very dehydrated. Happy to finish but disappointed with result.”

 

Ironman World 70.3 Championship Female Pro Results

Name Country Swim Bike Run Finish Div. Rank
Cave, Leanda USA 0:26:07 2:28:17 1:29:53 4:28:05 1
Williamson, Kelly USA 0:26:05 2:36:26 1:23:19 4:29:24 2
Jackson, Heather USA 0:28:54 2:27:45 1:32:13 4:32:32 3
Hauschildt, Melissa AUS 0:28:44 2:29:32 1:33:05 4:35:13 4
Lawn, Joanna NZL 0:28:39 2:33:44 1:29:22 4:36:08 5
Wurtele, Heather CAN 0:28:17 2:34:49 1:29:47 4:36:56 6
Tisseyre, Magali CAN 0:28:34 2:34:45 1:29:28 4:37:03 7
Gajer, Julia DEU 0:28:35 2:34:30 1:30:15 4:37:15 8
Shapiro, Margaret USA 0:28:00 2:33:04 1:33:04 4:37:40 9
Collonge, Jeanne FRA 0:28:57 2:35:09 1:31:40 4:39:59 10
Swallow, Jodie GBR 0:25:26 2:33:19 1:38:56 4:41:24 11
Van Vlerken, Yvonne AUT 0:31:27 2:37:13 1:29:38 4:42:40 12
Lidbury, Emma-Kate GBR 0:26:29 2:34:40 1:37:16 4:42:43 13
Badmann, Natascha SWI 0:30:43 2:34:56 1:32:55 4:43:08 14
McLane, Mandy USA 0:28:47 2:39:16 1:35:32 4:47:47 15
Marangon, Lisa AUS 0:26:31 2:36:23 1:42:38 4:49:40 16
Naeth, Angela CAN 0:28:45 2:34:23 1:45:53 4:52:52 17
Challis, Rachel USA 0:28:54 2:38:00 1:44:32 4:55:46 18
Smith, Lesley USA 0:30:38 2:46:32 1:34:40 4:56:23 19
Horner, Claire ZAF 0:29:40 2:41:52 1:45:02 5:00:48 20
Griesbauer, Dede USA 0:26:28 2:48:37 1:42:45 5:03:20 21
Grant, Julia NZL 0:28:39 2:49:41 1:40:53 5:03:41 22
Kessler, Meredith USA 0:26:09 2:42:17 1:50:53 5:03:55 23
Piampiano, Sarah USA 0:33:22 2:52:08 1:34:34 5:05:04 24
Kuck, Missy USA 0:27:04 2:40:27 1:57:48 5:10:06 25
Wu, Michelle AUS 0:28:48 2:41:11 2:02:30 5:17:25 26
Andrade, Mariana BRA 0:33:26 2:49:34 1:52:40 5:20:33 27
Carvallo, Valentina CHL 0:29:14 2:52:02 1:58:01 5:23:19 28
McQuaid, Melanie CAN 0:28:42 2:44:09 2:10:34 5:27:42 29
Carfrae, Mirinda AUS 0:28:36 2:43:25 0:00:00 0:00:00
Corbin, Linsey USA 0:28:48 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
Cooper-Scott, Haley USA 0:33:19 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00

 

Name Country Swim Bike Run Finish Div. Rank
Cave, Leanda USA 0:26:07 2:28:17 1:29:53 4:28:05 1
Williamson, Kelly USA 0:26:05 2:36:26 1:23:19 4:29:24 2
Jackson, Heather USA 0:28:54 2:27:45 1:32:13 4:32:32 3
Hauschildt, Melissa AUS 0:28:44 2:29:32 1:33:05 4:35:13 4
Lawn, Joanna NZL 0:28:39 2:33:44 1:29:22 4:36:08 5
Wurtele, Heather CAN 0:28:17 2:34:49 1:29:47 4:36:56 6
Tisseyre, Magali CAN 0:28:34 2:34:45 1:29:28 4:37:03 7
Gajer, Julia DEU 0:28:35 2:34:30 1:30:15 4:37:15 8
Shapiro, Margaret USA 0:28:00 2:33:04 1:33:04 4:37:40 9
Collonge, Jeanne FRA 0:28:57 2:35:09 1:31:40 4:39:59 10
Swallow, Jodie GBR 0:25:26 2:33:19 1:38:56 4:41:24 11
Van Vlerken, Yvonne AUT 0:31:27 2:37:13 1:29:38 4:42:40 12
Lidbury, Emma-Kate GBR 0:26:29 2:34:40 1:37:16 4:42:43 13
Badmann, Natascha SWI 0:30:43 2:34:56 1:32:55 4:43:08 14
McLane, Mandy USA 0:28:47 2:39:16 1:35:32 4:47:47 15
Marangon, Lisa AUS 0:26:31 2:36:23 1:42:38 4:49:40 16
Naeth, Angela CAN 0:28:45 2:34:23 1:45:53 4:52:52 17
Challis, Rachel USA 0:28:54 2:38:00 1:44:32 4:55:46 18
Smith, Lesley USA 0:30:38 2:46:32 1:34:40 4:56:23 19
Horner, Claire ZAF 0:29:40 2:41:52 1:45:02 5:00:48 20
Griesbauer, Dede USA 0:26:28 2:48:37 1:42:45 5:03:20 21
Grant, Julia NZL 0:28:39 2:49:41 1:40:53 5:03:41 22
Kessler, Meredith USA 0:26:09 2:42:17 1:50:53 5:03:55 23
Piampiano, Sarah USA 0:33:22 2:52:08 1:34:34 5:05:04 24
Kuck, Missy USA 0:27:04 2:40:27 1:57:48 5:10:06 25
Wu, Michelle AUS 0:28:48 2:41:11 2:02:30 5:17:25 26
Andrade, Mariana BRA 0:33:26 2:49:34 1:52:40 5:20:33 27
Carvallo, Valentina CHL 0:29:14 2:52:02 1:58:01 5:23:19 28
McQuaid, Melanie CAN 0:28:42 2:44:09 2:10:34 5:27:42 29
Carfrae, Mirinda AUS 0:28:36 2:43:25 0:00:00 0:00:00
Corbin, Linsey USA 0:28:48 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
Cooper-Scott, Haley USA 0:33:19 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
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.