Corbin and Aguayo marvelous in Madison

Linsey Corbin defended her title in impressive style, while Emilio Aguayo Muñoz ran his way to his first Ironman title at Ironman Wisconsin.

| September 10, 2019 | NEWS

Linsey Corbin makes it two in a row thanks to a dominating run at Ironman Wisconsin.

Linsey Corbin makes it two in a row thanks to a dominating run at Ironman Wisconsin.

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There was no stopping American Linsey Corbin over the closing stages of the bike and then in the marathon at Ironman Wisconsin as she successfully defended her title thanks to the day's fastest marathon. For the men it was a first win for Spain's Emilio Aguayo Munoz, who also ran his way to the title.

Patience for Corbin

American Kelsey Withrow led the way out of the water, with Robin Pomeroy and Katie Morales just a few seconds back. Corbin and Canadian Melanie McQuaid trailed by over four minutes after the swim.

By 60 km into the bike, though, McQuaid, the three-time Xterra world champ, had moved to the front of the race, but Corbin remained less than a minute down. Through 120 km the defending champ made her move and took the lead, never looking back as she powered through the rest of the bike and a three-hour marathon to easily take her second win in a row in Madison. McQuaid hung tough for second, while Brazil's Bruna Mahn rounded out the podium.

Aguayo masters the marathon

After trailing Mathew Keily by five seconds at the end of the swim, Aguayo quickly moved to the front on the bike, but was joined in a lead group by Keily and Great Britain's Reece Barclay. Germany's Marcus Thomschke was fourth out of the water, but blasted through the bike ride to take the lead before the 30 km point of the rolling bike course.

The German would continue to build on his lead throughout the ride, hitting T2 with over nine minutes on American Adam Feigh, with Karl-Johan Danielsson another 20 seconds behind and Aguayo hitting the run in fourth a shade under 10 minutes down. Thomschke managed to hold on to his lead for over 30 km, but Aguayo was able to run him down to take the win. The German would hang on for second, with American Kevin Portman rounding out the podium.

 

Ironman Wisconsin | Women

September 8, 2019 | Madison, USA

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Linsey Corbin

USA

9:13:34

1:01:16

5:04:44

3:00:07

2

Melanie McQuaid

CAN

9:29:17

1:01:16

5:06:58

3:13:51

3

Bruna Mahn

BRA

9:49:37

1:01:19

5:30:33

3:10:48

4

Robin Pomeroy

USA

9:51:24

0:56:54

5:24:35

3:22:53

5

Katie Morales  

USA 

9:58:16

0:57:01

5:18:59

3:34:24

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Ironman Wisconsin | Men

September 8, 2019 | Madison, USA

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Emilio Aguayo Muñoz

ESP

8:34:20

0:52:30

4:46:47

2:46:39

2

Markus Thomschke

DEU

8:38:24

0:54:52

4:34:53

3:02:11

3

Kevin Portmann

USA

8:50:15

1:00:14

4:42:47

3:00:48

4

Adam Feigh

USA

8:52:59

1:01:20

4:36:52

3:07:40

5

Karl-Johan Danielsson   

SWE 

8:57:02

0:56:48

4:42:11

3:11:06

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