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A full weekend of Ironman action resulted in many splendid performances in Denmark, Sweden, the USA, Brazil and Canada

| August 20, 2016 | NEWS

Patrik Nilsson laying down the fastest run on the day for the win at Ironman Copenhagen. | Patrik Nilsson laying down the fastest run on the day for the win at Ironman Copenhagen.

Patrik Nilsson laying down the fastest run on the day for the win at Ironman Copenhagen.

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Event: Ironman Sweden

Moller on fire in Sweden

Cloudy skies, cool temperatures and almost no wind made for perfect conditions at the women’s pro-only race in Sweden. Kristen Moller spotted Caroline Lehrieder over 16 minutes and and 10 minutes to Lucie Zelenkova at the end of the 180 km bike ride. Moller was on fire on the run as she covered the course in 2:55:09 to take the win by seven minutes over Zelenkova

Caroline Lehrieder Ironman Sweden | Caroline Lehrieder of Germany celebrates as she crosses the line in third place in the womens race during Ironman Kalmar

Caroline Lehrieder of Germany celebrates as she crosses the line in third place in the womens race during Ironman Kalmar

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Women's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Möller, Kristin

DEU

9:14:39

2

Zelenkova, Lucie

CZE

9:21:31

3

Lehrieder, Caroline

DEU

9:24:30

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Event: Ironman Copenhagen

Patrik Nilsson goes sub eight in Denmark

In the men’s pro-only race Patrik Nilsson was at, or near, the front of the race all day in Denmark. The Swedish athlete had to deal with a pesky Andreas Raelert and Fabio Carvalho for much of the bike and half the run. A blistering run pace earned him the win and a sub-eight hour clocking of 7:49:18  

Men's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Nilsson, Patrik

SWE

7:49:18

2

Clarke, Will

GBR

7:59:31

3

Carvalho, Fabio

BRA

8:07:10

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Event: Ironman Mount-Tremblant

First Ironman race and first win for Leiferman, while Ellis stayf off the front for much of the day

Chris Leiferman was an Ironman virgin until Sunday at Ironman Mont-Tremblant, held in the province of Quebec in Eastern Canada. The American pro was in the mix all day, then knocked out a 2:45 marathon to claim the win over a number of seasoned veterans.

Mary Beth Ellis took control of the race on the bike and and carried a commanding lead as the race entered the marathon phase. With a dozen minutes on her closest rival she was afford the luxury of not being required to go too deep on the run and was able to nurse her way to her second Ironman win of the season and the 11th of her career.

Chris Leiferman wins Ironman Mont-Tremblant | Chris Leiferman wins his first long-distance race - the 2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant.

Chris Leiferman wins his first long-distance race - the 2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

Men's Podium Mont-Tremblant

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Leiferman, Chris

USA

8:24:59

2

Rapp, Jordan

USA

8:29:57

3

Kilshaw, Stephen

CAN

8:34:16

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Women's Podium Mont Tremblant

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Ellis, Mary Beth

USA

9:26:37

2

Wassner, Laurel

USA

9:32:45

3

Jones, Jessica

USA

10:00:43

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Event: Ironman 70.3 Timberman

Butterfield and Carfrae get the wins on the run

Tim O’Donnell came into the race as the favorite and he lived up to those expectations early. He was out of the water with leaders and managed build a gap nearing three minutes in the second half of the bike when misfortune struck. The American suffered a mechanical issue and Tyler Butterfield managed to capitalize on the situation and rode into T2 within seconds on Michi Weiss and Justin Rossi. Once on the run, Butterfield ran with Weiss for most of the first half. It was near the end of the first of two laps of the run that Butterfield took the lead and ran his way to victory over Weiss.

In the women’s race Mirinda Carfrae had to contend with a stubborn Magali Tisseyre for much of the ride. The French Canadian’s best bike split on the day saw her dismount her bike with over a four-minute advantage on Carfrae, who had clawed her way into second place overall.

Now on the run, Carfrae let her legs do the talking as she eliminated all of her deficit near the end of the run to grab the win in her usual fashion.

Mirinda Carefrae Ironman 70.3 Timberman | Three-time Ironman world champion comes from behind on the run to capture the win at the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Timberman.

Three-time Ironman world champion comes from behind on the run to capture the win at the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Timberman.

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Men's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Butterfield, Tyler

BMU

3:48:04

2

Weiss, Michi

AUT

3:49:22

3

Baird, Chris

USA

3:54:06

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Women's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Carfrae, Mirinda

AUS

4:22:22

2

Tisseyre, Magali

CAN

4:22:42

3

Spieldenner, Jennifer

USA

4:25:56

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Event: Challenge Maceió

Vinuto and Furriela Claim Challenge Maceio Titles

Iuri Vinuto held off the talented Santiago Ascenco in the late stages of the run. “It was the hardest race I have ever done, actually quite tiring. In the end it all worked out,” said Vinuto. This is the second Challenge Family race that Vinuto has won in 2016, the first being Challenge Amazonia in March.

In the women’s race Carol Furriela was out to defend her 2015 Challenge Maceió title and had a solid race once again to take the top step of the podium with a first place finish in 4:22:00. Like Vunito, this was Furriela’s second Challenge Family title for 2016, also taking the Challenge Amazonia title in March.

Men's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Vinuto, Iuri

BRA

3:48:28

2

Ascenco, Santiago

BRA

3:50:23

3

Queiroga, Flavio

BRA

3:52:24

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Women's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Furriela, Carol

BRA

4:22:00

2

Balena, Romina

BRA

4:25:12

3

Cravo, Luiza

BRA

4:29:27

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