Kienle and Roberts capture Cozumel

Sebastian Kienle and Lisa Roberts took the Ironman Cozumel titles in impressive style.

| November 27, 2017 | NEWS

Sebastian Kienle wins Ironman Cozumel.

Sebastian Kienle wins Ironman Cozumel.

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Sebastian Kienle validated his Kona slot for next year with a win at Ironman Cozumel, while Lisa Roberts' sub-3 hour marathon put her in front of the women's race.

A shortened swim no-doubt gave Kienle a boost early in the race - he was about two-minutes behind Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) and Ivan Rana (ESP), who finished the swim in 39 minutes, hitting T1.

Once on the bike Kienle wasted no time moving to the front and quickly dispatched of the rest of the field. His 4:10 bike split was more than enough to get him into T2 well ahead - Michael Weiss was closest at five minutes down. Out on the run Kienle initially set a blistering pace, but would back things off over the last half to still easily take the win over Weiss and Rana.

Roberts wins on the run

Rachel McBride (CAN), Anja Beranek (GER) and Alicia Kaye (USA) led the way out of the water, but then the Canadian and German went on a suicide mission out on the bike. Through 117 km they had opened up a whopping 13-minute lead on Kaye. 

Over the final 60 km McBride continued her super-fast pace, finishing the bike seven minutes ahead of Beranek and 16-minutes up on fellow Canadian Kirsty Jahn.

Out on the run course McBride soldiered on and waited for people to pass her on the marathon. Eventually Beranek did just that, but her time at the front wouldn't last long. With seven km to go Roberts finally moved to the front and would get to the finish line ahead of Jahn. There was a German in third, but it wasn't Beranek - she was passed by Sonja Tajsich, who grabbed the final spot on the podium.

Ironman Cozumel 2017 | Men

November 26, 2017 | Cozumel, Mexico

Name

Country

Overall

3.X km Swim

180 km Bike

42 km Run

1

Sebastian Kienle

GER

7:48:11

41:36

4:10:49

2:51:43

2

Michael Weiss

AUT

7:53:27

00:44:56

04:12:45

02:50:47

3

Ivan Rana

ESP

7:58:39

00:39:19

04:31:26

02:43:41

4

Stefan Schmid

GER

7:59:44

00:41:33

04:25:31

02:47:53

5

Trevor Delsaut

FRA

8:07:10

00:41:47

04:28:55

02:52:16

6

Samuel Hürzeler

SUI

8:12:23

00:41:38

04:33:07

02:52:53

7

Victor Arroyo

ESP

8:18:15

00:45:59

04:35:51

02:52:38

8

Justin Daerr

USA

8:19:28

00:41:39

04:27:42

03:05:54

9

Alan Carrillo Avila

MEX

8:21:14

00:41:37

04:28:52

03:06:33

10

Andrey Lyatskiy

RUS

8:30:52

00:41:31

04:42:55

03:01:49

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Ironman Cozumel 2017 | Women

November 26, 2017 | Cozumel, Mexico

Name

Country

Total

3,x km Swim

180 km Bike

42 km Run

1

Lisa Roberts

USA

8:54:00

0:49:16

4:59:57

2:59:19

2

Kirsty Jahn

CAN

8:58:27

0:44:53

4:56:31

3:11:54

3

Sonja Tajsich

GER

9:00:53

0:51:07

5:02:16

3:02:01

4

Anja Beranek

GER

9:03:41

0:41:50

4:48:50

3:28:12

5

Sue Huse

CAN

9:13:18

0:42:09

5:03:00

3:13:51

6

Jessie Donavan

USA

9:14:49

0:54:40

4:53:11

3:22:08

7

Rachel McBride

CAN

9:16:27

0:41:52

4:42:35

3:47:49

8

Ashley Paulson

USA

9:18:48

0:58:42

5:09:02

3:06:33

9

Nicole Valentine

USA

9:20:18

0:50:28

5:06:40

3:18:21

10

Briana Boehmer

USA

9:22:44

0:50:46

5:10:57

3:14:31

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