Swiss Athletes On Top At Ironman Switzerland

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jul 25, 2010

Switzerland’s Ronnie Schildknecht and Karin Thürig won today’s Ironman Switzerland race in Zürich.

Schildknecht’s 8:12:40 victory came thanks to a dominating performance made up of a 50:29 swim, 4:29:10 bike and 2:51:04 run. The second place male finisher, Swen Sundberg of Germany, crossed the line nearly 17 minutes after Schildknecht. The final podium placer was Mike Aigroz of Switzerland.

Thürig overcame a slow 1:08:29 swim to dominate on the bike and run and take the overwhelming 9:00:04 win. 2008 Ironman Arizona winner Heleen Bij De Vaate of the Netherlands finished at 9:23:50 for second, with Switzerland’s Monika Lehmann taking third.

Ironman Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland – July 25 ,2010
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run


1. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 8:12:40
2. Swen Sundberg (GER) 8:29:18
3. Mike Aigroz (SUI) 8:34:24
4. Stefan Riesen (SUI) 8:37:10
5. Gerrit Schellens (BEL) 8:38:26


1. Karin Thürig (SUI) 9:00:45
2. Heleen Bij De Vaate (NED) 9:23:50
3. Monika Lehmann (SUI) 9:28:25
4. Simone Benz (SUI) 9:29:44
5. Regula Rohrbach (SUI) 9:36:25

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Producer of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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