2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

The 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship was a triathlon competition held in Clearwater, Florida on November 8, 2008. The race was sponsored by Foster Grant and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation. The championship race is the culmination of the Ironman 70.3 series of events that took place from October 2007 to September 2008. Athletes, both professional and amateur, earn a spot in the championship race by qualifying in races throughout the 70.3 series.[1] The 2008 championship race was represented by athletes from 52 different countries and 46 different U.S. States.[2]

MedallistsEdit

MenEdit

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
  3:40:10 Terenzo Bozzone   New Zealand 22:17 1:59 2:01:29 1:29 1:12:57
  3:40:42 Andreas Raelert   Germany 22:22 2:21 2:03:27 1:32 1:10:54
  3:41:47 Richie Cunningham   Great Britain 22:29 1:53 2:02:08 1:28 1:13:50
4 3:42:28 Oscar Galindez   Argentina 23:47 2:03 1:59:55 1:56 1:14:47
5 3:43:22 Reinaldo Colucci   Brazil 23:03 2:09 2:00:34 1:49 1:15:47
6 3:44:30 Andy Potts   United States 21:44 1:47 2:02:58 1:45 1:16:16
7 3:45:11 Luke McKenzie   Australia 22:22 2:03 2:02:01 1:29 1:17:16
8 3:45:43 Brent McMahon   Canada 22:20 2:00 2:03:56 5:51 1:11:36
9 3:46:22 Joe Gambles   United Kingdom 23:46 1:22 2:01:25 1:44 1:18:05
10 3:46:34 Fraser Cartmell   United Kingdom 22:09 2:01 2:02:24 1:39 1:18:21
Source:[3]

WomenEdit

Pos. Time
(h:mm:ss)
Name Country Split times (h:mm:ss)
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
  4:02:49 Joanna Zeiger   United States 23:06 2:17 2:13:44 1:45 1:21:59
  4:04:07 Mary Beth Ellis   United States 23:32 2:14 2:13:19 1:46 1:23:19
  4:07:32 Becky Lavelle   United States 23:03 2:09 2:13:50 1:47 1:26:46
4 4:09:10 Julie Dibens   United Kingdom 23:17 2:18 2:13:22 1:42 1:28:31
5 4:15:32 Nina Kraft   Germany 23:35 2:19 2:24:28 1:49 1:23:21
6 4:16:00 Erika Csomor   Hungary 27:41 2:35 2:20:08 1:48 1:23:48
7 4:16:28 Catriona Morrison   United Kingdom 28:04 2:03 2:18:41 2:41 1:24:59
8 4:16:49 Angela Naeth   Canada 28:32 2:14 2:17:34 1:57 1:26:32
9 4:18:50 Leanda Cave   United Kingdom 23:24 2:26 2:22:32 2:17 1:28:11
10 4:20:28 Amanda Stevens   United States 23:29 2:19 2:24:23 1:40 1:28:37
Source:[3]

QualificationEdit

The 2008 Ironman 70.3 Series featured 29 events that enabled qualification to the 2008 World Championship event to its top age group finishers, with all races also awarding professional slots.[2] Some 70.3 events also acted as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. The 70.3 Series expanded the number of qualifying races from 23 in 2007 to 29 events in 2008. Those events added included races at Geelong, Australia, Penha, Brazil (replacing the race in Brasilia), Huntsville, Ontario, Pucón, Chile, Haikou, China, Buffalo City, South Africa, Boise, Idaho, Lawrence, Kansas, and Providence, Rhode Island. Events in Port Macquarie and Ensenada, Baja California were discontinued from the series.

Qualifying Ironman 70.3sEdit

Date Event Location
Nov 10, 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship   Clearwater, Florida, United States
Jan 13, 2008 Ironman 70.3 South Africa   Buffalo City, South Africa
Jan 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Pucón   Pucón, Chile
Feb 9, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Geelong   Geelong, Australia
Mar 29, 2008 Ironman 70.3 California   Oceanside, California, United States
Apr 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 China   Haikou, Hainan, China
May 4, 2008 Ironman 70.3 St. Croix   St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
May 18, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Florida   Orlando, Florida, United States
May 24, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Austria   St. Pölten/Vienna, Austria
May 31, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii   Kohala, Hawaii, United States
Jun 1, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Switzerland   Rapperswil-Jona, Lake Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 1, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Boise   Boise, Idaho, United States
Jun 8, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman   Cambridge, Maryland, United States
Jun 15, 2008 Ironman 70.3 U.K.   Wimbleball, Exmoor, UK
Jun 15, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Kansas   Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Jun 29, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs   Lubbock, Texas, United States
Jul 6, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens   Lake Stevens, WA, United States
Jul 13, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island   Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Jul 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Newfoundland   Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Jul 20, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Vineman   Sonoma County, California, United States
Aug 2, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead   Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
Aug 3, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Antwerp   Antwerp, Belgium
Aug 10, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Germany   Wiesbaden/Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Germany
Aug 17, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Timberman   Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
Sep 7, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Monaco   Monaco
Sep 7, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Singapore   Singapore
Sep 14, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Brazil   Penha, Brazil
Sep 14, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka   Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Sep 21, 2008 Ironman 70.3 Cancún   Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

2008 Ironman 70.3 Series resultsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Clearwater   Andy Potts (USA) 3:42:33   Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 3:42:37   Andrew Johns (GBR) 3:43:11 [4]
South Africa   Raynard Tissink (RSA) 4:03:02   Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 4:04:25   Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:10:40 [5]
Pucón   Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) 4:00:25   Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 4:03:25   Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 4:07:43 [6]
Geelong   Leon Griffin (AUS) 3:56:49   Mitchell Anderson (AUS) 3:58:13   David Dellow (AUS) 4:01:01 [7]
California   Andy Potts (USA) 3:58:22   Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:58:25   Paul Ambrose (GBR) 4:03:32 [8]
China   Steven Waite (AUS) 4:29:06   Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) 4:30:18   Colin Hill (GBR) 4:30:38 [9]
St. Croix   Craig Alexander (AUS) 4:05:34   Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 4:08:41   Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:10:02 [10]
Florida   Paul Amey (GBR) 3:52:51   Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 3:56:33   Spencer Smith (GBR) 3:59:04 [11]
Austria   Massimo Cigana (ITA) 3:56:12   Björn Andersson (SWE) 3:56:52   Michael Göhner (GER) 3:57:11 [12]
Hawaii   Chris McCormack (AUS) 4:04:22   Luke McKenzie (AUS) 4:12:05   Tim Marr (USA) 4:15:17 [13]
Switzerland   Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 3:51:45   Konstantin Bachor (GER) 3:52:33   Sebastian Kienle (GER) 3:55:40 [14]
Boise   Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:53:28   Chris Lieto (USA) 3:55:44   Joe Gambles (USA) 3:55:54 [15]
Eagleman   Paul Amey (GBR) 3:53:32   Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:56:23   Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:58:22 [16]
UK   Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:17:39   Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 4:17:52   Luke Bell (AUS) 4:24:38 [17]
Kansas   Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:56:06   Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:58:25   Leon Griffin (AUS) 4:00:37 [18]
Buffalo Springs   Leon Griffin (AUS) 3:58:35   Tim O'Donnell (USA) 4:00:09   Paul Matthews (AUS) 4:02:08 [19]
Lake Stevens   Luke Bell (USA) 4:00:16   Joe Gambles (USA) 4:00:17   Chris Legh (AUS) 4:01:44 [20]
Rhode Island   Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 3:54:03   Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:56:46   Paul Ambrose (GBR) 3:57:48 [21]
Newfoundland   Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:59:45   Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:01:33   Chris Legh (AUS) 4:04:09 [22]
Vineman   Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:49:40   Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:51:25   Steve Larsen (USA) 3:53:22 [23]
Steelhead   Chris Legh (AUS) 3:32:13   Justin Henkel (USA) 3:37:05   Tony White (USA) 3:41:34 [24]
Antwerp   Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 3:45:33   Luc Van Lierde (BEL) 3:46:33   Teemu Toivanen (FIN) 3:51:38 [25]
Germany   Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 4:10:26   Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 4:11:17   Uwe Widmann (GER) 4:14:01 [26]
Timberman   Andy Potts (USA) 3:52:32   Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:02:24   Simon Lessing (GBR) 4:03:10 [27]
Monaco   Andreas Raelert (GER) 4:10:10   Michael Weiss (AUT) 4:14:12   Sebastian Kienle (GER) 4:14:48 [28]
Singapore   Simon Thompson (AUS) 3:55:40   Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:55:55   Pete Jacobs (AUS) 3:57:47 [29]
Brazil   Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 3:54:24   Igor Amorelli (BRA) 3:55:07   Juraci Jùnior (BRA) 3:59:53 [30]
Muskoka   Craig Alexander (AUS) 4:10:31   Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:14:58   Daniel Bretscher (USA) 4:16:43 [31]
Cancún   Chris Legh (AUS) 4:01:47   Oscar Galíndez (ARG) 4:03:10   Igor Amorelli (BRA) 4:03:26 [32]

WomenEdit

Event Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Reference
Clearwater   Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:07:25   Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:11:29   Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:12:29 [4]
South Africa   Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:46:46   Heidi Jesberger (GER) 4:58:50   Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) 5:01:59 [5]
Pucón   Heather Gollnick (USA) 4:37:02   Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:38:57   Tereza Macel (CZE) 4:42:27 [6]
Geelong   Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:24:27   Rebekah Keat (AUS) 4:27:14   Kate Major (AUS) 4:29:21 [7]
California   Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:23:14   Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:25:51   Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:26:40 [8]
China   Renee Tanya Lane (AUS) 5:02:24   Hiromi Toda (JPN) 5:15:50   Claire Murray (GBR) 5:24:07 [9]
St. Croix   Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:26:56   Nina Kraft (GER) 4:36:33   Bree Wee (USA) 4:36:45 [10]
Florida   Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:22:52   Nina Kraft (GER) 4:24:15   Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:30:38 [11]
Austria   Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 4:22:43   Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:25:52   Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) 4:26:25 [12]
Hawaii   Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:30:38   Tyler Stewart (USA) 4:34:21   Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 4:35:03 [13]
Switzerland   Julie Dibens (GBR) 4:12:57   Nicola Spirig (SWE) 4:14:55   Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:26:57 [14]
Boise   Kate Major (AUS) 4:24:44   Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:31:20   Heather Wuertele (CAN) 4:31:47 [15]
Eagleman   Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:22:31   Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:30:23   Kelly Handel (USA) 4:31:57 [16]
UK   Bella Comerford (GBR) 4:49:44   Julie Dibens (GBR) 4:54:59   Sara Sig Moeller (DEN) 5:07:03 [17]
Kansas   Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:19:03   Joanna Lawn (NZL) 4:19:32   Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:36:11 [18]
Buffalo Springs   Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:23:28   Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:27:29   Joanna Lawn (NZL) 4:28:23 [19]
Lake Stevens   Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 4:33:43   Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:38:23   Fiona Docherty (NZL) 4:40:59 [20]
Rhode Island   Lisa Bentley (CAN) 4:27:50   Annie Gervais (CAN) 4:33:46   Andrea Fisher (USA) 4:37:59 [21]
Newfoundland   Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:27:23   Cynthia Wilson (CAN) 4:33:34   Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 4:37:56 [22]
Vineman   Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:19:58   Tyler Stewart (USA) 4:20:20   Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:24:08 [23]
Steelhead   Gina Kehr (USA) 4:04:09   Kimberly Von During (USA) 4:12:40   Renee Damstra (USA) 4:16:00 [24]
Antwerp   Belinda Granger (AUS) 4:12:56   Felicity Hart (GBR) 4:15:19   Tine Deckers (BEL) 4:16:54 [25]
Germany   Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 4:43:38   Andrea Brede (GER) 4:49:26   Meike Krebs (GER) 4:55:48 [26]
Timberman   Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 4:11:46   Amanda Stevens (USA) 4:30:03   Cynthia Wilson (CAN) 4:31:26 [27]
Monaco   Nicola Spirig (SUI) 4:37:12   Catriona Morrison (GBR) 4:41:12   Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 4:44:45 [28]
Singapore   Rebekah Keat (AUS) 4:25:43   Gina Ferguson (NZL) 4:29:46   Alison Fitch (AUS) 4:31:45 [29]
Brazil   Mariana Ohata (BRA) 4:25:35   Vanessa Gianinni (BRA) 4:25:41   Ana Borba (BRA) 4:29:21 [30]
Muskoka   Joanna Zeiger (USA) 4:37:04   Rebeccah Wassner (USA) 4:42:49   Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:43:27 [31]
Cancún   Kim Loeffler (USA) 4:33:33   Caroline Smith (USA) 4:44:57   Dunia Gómez (MEX) 4:46:52 [32]

ReferencesEdit

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