TriNews: Ironman Season Trivia, Who Will Be Missing in Kona This Year, and More

June 3, 2016
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Thorsten Radde of trirating.com joins for another edition of TriNews to get you up-to-date and in the know on the latest in greatest in Ironman news. Get Thorsten’s KPR Observer here to keep up with points rankings and how the season is shaping up heading into Kona this year.

On this show:

Ironman Trivia & Race News!

Thorsten quizzes Tawnee on IM news that’s gone down between Jan-May 2016. Do you know the answers? Tune in to get the low down.

  1. Who are the four U.S. Ironman champions this year so far?
  2. Which athletes won Ironmans in their home country this year?
  3. Which Germans dominated IM Texas?
  4. What Scandinavian countries will be represented in the IM World Champs this October?

More IM News:

  • IM Brasil coming up (McMahon, Schildknecht, Stefan Schmid; Liz Lyles vs. Ariane Monticelli)
  • IM Cairns getting strong fields with both the males (Cam Brown, Luke McKenzie, Tim Berkel, Jeff Symonds, Romain Guillaume, Jordan Rapp, Matt Hanson) and females (Linsey Corbin, Jodie Swallow, Liz Blatchford, Bek Keat, Michelle Bremer, Kate Bevilaqua)
  • No Kona this year: Rachel Joyce (pregnant), Eva Wutti (pregnant), Angela Naeth (injured but getting better), and Caroline Steffen (taking a break from IM!)

Winner winners…..

  • IM New Zealand
    • Cam Brown – course record, winning for 12th time, oldest male IM winner
    • Meredith Kessler – course record, winning 5th in a row
  • IM South Africa – Regional, so AQs
    • Ben Hoffman
    • Kaisa Lehtonen
  • IM Australia
    • Tim Reed
    • Beth Gerdes – 2nd fastest run of the day 2:56:10
  • IM Texas – Regional – shortened bike course, AG race “suspended” during lightning
    • Patrick Lange
    • Julia Gajer
  • IM Lanzarote
    • Jesse Thomas – keeping his perfect IM record!
    • Tine Holst

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