The speedy Ironman Austria course lived up to its reputation on Sunday, giving Spain’s Iván Raña and the United States’ Linsey Corbin fast times en route to the Ironman wins.
Raña put together a 44:36 swim, a 4:15:57 bike and a 2:43:43 marathon to claim the blazing 7:48:43 victory, coming up just shy of the Ironman record of 7:45:48 set by Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) on this same course in 2011. Christian Kramer (GER) nabbed a sub-eight hour time, finishing second at 7:54:31. Slovenia’s David Plese claimed third in 8:02:54.
Corbin, who won this event in 2012 and chose not to compete in last year’s race, came back from a 53:02 swim with a 4:47:02 bike and a 2:56:52 marathon to earn the 8:42:42 victory and establish a new course record. Switzerland’s Simonee Braendli started her day with a blazing 45:51 swim and finished second at 8:49:16. The entire women’s podium went under nine hours, with the bronze position going to Austria’s Lisa Hütthaler in 8:53:20.
Klagenfurt, Austria, June 29, 2014
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
1. Iván Raña (ESP) 7:54:31
2. Christian Kramer (GER) 7:54:31
3. David Plese (SLO) 8:02:54
4. Andreas Giglmayr (AUT) 8:09:06
5. Marko Albert (EST) 8:12:57
1. Linsey Corbin (USA) 8:42:42
2. Simone Braendli (SUI) 8:49:16
3. Lisa Hütthaler (AUT) 8:53:20
4. Sofie Goos (BEL) 8:57:08
5. Michi Herlbauer (AUT) 8:59:57