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

October 11, 2015
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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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