Chrabot and Piampiano take Mar del Plata

Sarah Piampiano ran her way to another Ironman title, while after numerous runner-up finishes, Matt Chrabot finally nailed his first full-distance win.

| December 4, 2017 | NEWS

File photo: Sarah Piampiano wins Ironman Vineman in 2016.

File photo: Sarah Piampiano wins Ironman Vineman in 2016.

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As popular as Sarah Piampiano is, triathlon fans from around the world couldn't help but hope that 47-year-old Dede Griesbauer might be able to hold on to take the title at Ironman Mar del Plata in Argentina. The American veteran scorched through the swim and bike, but couldn't hang on through the run and would eventually finish fourth, just seconds behind third-place finisher Magali Tisseyre.

Piampiano stayed in contention through the bike after trailing Griesbauer by over 10 minutes after the swim, then used a steady marathon to run her way to the front and take the title. Belgium's Tine Deckers was a bit faster in the water and a bit slower than the American on the bike and run, but was able to run past Griesbauer to take second. Magali Tisseyre used a 3:07 marathon split to just squeak past Griesbauer to round out the podium.

Chrabot runs to his first Ironman win

American Matt Chrabot has numerous runner-up finishes on his resume at Ironman distance events, including a sprint to the line loss to Kirill Kotsegarov in Chattanooga in 2015. He turned that all around thanks to a solid swim and bike that saw him trail Igor Amorelli by a few minutes into T2. He ended up running over 10 minutes faster than the Brazilian, who faded to third, while Hungary's Josef Major used a 2:51 marathon split to run his way to the runner-up position.

Ironman Mar del Plata | Men

December 3, 2017 | Mar del Plata, Argentina

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Matt Chrabot

USA

8:19:57

48:58

4:30:47

2:55:47

2

Josef Major

HUN

8:26:03

59:43

4:29:21

2:51:48

3

Igor Amorelli

BRA

8:27:11

48:54

4:27:16

3:06:43

4

Miquel Blanchart Tinto

ESP

8:31:57

49:16

4:41:24

2:56:56

5

Ivan Risti

ITA

8:32:52

48:51

4:38:26

3:01:29

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Ironman Mar del Plata | Women

December 3, 2017 | Mar del Plata, Argentina

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Sarah Piampiano

USA

9:11:03

1:03:12

4:52:20

3:10:46

2

Tine Deckers

BEL

9:19:22

59:14

4:55:52

3:19:56

3

Magali Tisseyre

CAN

9:24:37

56:00

5:12:19

3:07:42

4

Dede Griesbauer

USA

9:24:54

53:08

4:52:48

3:33:08

5

Asa Lundstrum

SWE

9:25:36

1:02:52

4:57:40

3:20:28

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