Week of Kona / The Complete 2015 Ironman World Championship Race Recap with Thorsten Radde

October 11, 2015

Thorsten and Tawnee recap the 2015 Ironman World Championship pro race in Kona, Hawaii.

In this show:
– Highlights and what stood out in 2015?
– A 32 % DNF rate among the pros (13 women, 17 men); up from 22% last year
– New generation of athletes dominating Kona (Frodo, Ryf, etc.)
– Crazy crashes, and “carnage” on the bike, and more
– Slower marathons for both men and women (about 6 min slower on the run), but still some great performances seen on the run
– How competitive was the women’s vs men’s race from at statistical POV?
– American men put up good fight against the German domination
Tim O’Donnell has career-best 3rd place finish
Heather Jackson debuts in Kona with a 5th-place finish
– Why did Rinny DNF?
– Incredible comebacks on the run including Rachel Joyce, Liz Blatchford, Andreas Raelert, etc.
– Other “underdogs” who had great days
– Inside info from what Tawnee saw on Ground Zero including highlights from the post-race conference last night
– Stats from Thorsten
– FULL rundown of the men’s and women’s pro race
– Stats from Thorsten
Why we need 50 Women to Kona now!!! #5Q
– and more!

More links:
Thorsten’s first analysis of Kona 2015
Thorsten’s profile on Cait Snow
Thorsten’s profile on Susie Cheetham and a followup
Our interview with Dede Griesbauer

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