Kona 2016: Race Day Gallery
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Oct 8, 2016  hits 334,099

The pinnacle of our Kona 2016 coverage each year is our extensive race-day gallery. The race this year was fast and furious, with dominant performances by defending champions Jan Frodeno and Daniella Ryf. But the race was always in contention, particularly for the podium spots. Germans swept on the Men's side, with Frodeno, Kienle, and Lange rounding out the first all-German podium since Hellriegel, Zack, and Leder filled out the podium in 1997. On the Women's side, it was Ryf with daylight behind her, finishing over 23 minutes ahead of Carfrae, who took 2nd. Ryf shattered the women's course record of 8:52:14 by almost 6 minutes with a time of 8:46:46. Heather Jackson rounded out the podium, as the first American female on the podium in 10 years. Enjoy the gallery!



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1. Jan Frodeno (GER) 

Frodeno took the top spot for the 2nd year in a row. He started the day swimming in the lead group with Andy Potts, and was 3rd out of the water in 48:02. He then hammered hard on the bike, and finished that segment in 3rd with a time of 4:29:00, 20 seconds behind the leader (Keinle). After T2, however, he had leapfrogged into 1st place. He ran shoulder to shoulder with Keinle for the first part of the run, and pulled away by the energy lab, finishing the race in 1st place with a time of 8:06:30.

  • 1. Jan Frodeno (GER)
  • 1. Jan Frodeno (GER)
  • 1. Jan Frodeno (GER)
  • 1. Jan Frodeno (GER)
  • 1. Jan Frodeno (GER)
  • 1. Jan Frodeno (GER)

2. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 

Keinle had a slow start to the day, coming out of T1 about 4 minutes behind the leaders. He then surged on the bike, ultimately finishing the bike leg in 1st place, with a split of 4:23:56. He ran shoulder to shoulder with Frodeno for the first part of the run, but got dropped heading into the energy lab, and finished in 2nd with a time of 8:10:02.

  • 2. Sebastian Kienle (GER)
  • 2. Sebastian Kienle (GER)
  • 2. Sebastian Kienle (GER)
  • 2. Sebastian Kienle (GER)
  • 2. Sebastian Kienle (GER)
  • 2. Sebastian Kienle (GER)
  • 2. Sebastian Kienle (GER)

20. Patrick Lange (GER) 

Today was Lange's first time racing in Kona, but that didn't stop him from having an incredible performance. He recieved a penalty early on the bike, and came into T2 in 23rd place, but by 19 miles into the run, was up to 6th. He kept hammering the pace, finishing the run in 2:39:45, breaking the run course record set by Mark Allen in 1989, and rounding out an all-German podium. His time was 8:11:14, and without the penalty on the bike, he would have taken 2nd place, and had a chance at the win. We hope to see big things from Patrik in the future.

  • 20. Patrick Lange (GER)

101. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 

Ryf had a great swim, and started the bike leg at the front. She was the first woman off the bike, with a bike split of 4:52:26, and started the run looking great. She shattered the women's course record of 8:52:14 by almost 6 minutes with a time of 8:46:46. This was over 23 minutes ahead of 2nd place finisher Mirinda Carfrae. Ryf swam 52:50, biked 4:52:26, and ran 2:56:52.

  • Daniella Ryf led nearly the entire bike course.
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  • 101. Daniela Ryf (SUI)

111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 

Carfrae started the day with a slow swim, and dropped further back on the bike, coming into T2 22:15 behind the leader. She wasted no time and was up 6 places after 8 miles, and kept her foot on the gas pedal the whole way to finish in 2nd place, with a time of 9:10:30. Her pace was fast enough to decimate the rest of the field, but not fast enough to close on Ryf, who actually ran almost 2 minutes faster than Carfrae today.

  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
  • 111. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)

104. Heather Jackson (USA) 

Jackson had a solid performance today, finishing in 3rd place in just her 2nd year at Kona, and imporving on her 5th place finish last year. This also gave her the top American prize, and was the first time an American female was on the podium in 10 years.

  • 104. Heather Jackson (USA)
  • 104. Heather Jackson (USA)
  • 104. Heather Jackson (USA)
  • 104. Heather Jackson (USA)
  • 104. Heather Jackson (USA)
  • 104. Heather Jackson (USA)
  • 104. Heather Jackson (USA)

3. Brent McMahon C(AN) 

  • 3. Brent McMahon C(AN)
  • 3. Brent McMahon C(AN)
  • 3. Brent McMahon C(AN)

4. Andy Potts (USA) 

  • 4. Andy Potts (USA)
  • 4. Andy Potts (USA)
  • 4. Andy Potts (USA)

5. Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 

  • 5. Tim Van Berkel (AUS)
  • 5. Tim Van Berkel (AUS)

6. Eneko Llanos (ESP) 

  • 6. Eneko Llanos (ESP)
  • 6. Eneko Llanos (ESP)

7. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 

  • 7. Lionel Sanders (CAN)
  • 7. Lionel Sanders (CAN)
  • 7. Lionel Sanders (CAN)
  • 7. Lionel Sanders (CAN)

8. Timothy O'Donnell (USA) 

  • 8. Timothy O'Donnell (USA)
  • 8. Timothy O'Donnell (USA)
  • 8. Timothy O'Donnell (USA)

9. Andreas Raelert (GER) 

  • 9. Andreas Raelert (GER)
  • 9. Andreas Raelert (GER)
  • 9. Andreas Raelert (GER)
  • 9. Andreas Raelert (GER)
  • 9. Andreas Raelert (GER)
  • 9. Andreas Raelert (GER)

10. Tyler Butterfield (BMU) 

  • 10. Tyler Butterfield (BMU)
  • 10. Tyler Butterfield (BMU)
  • 10. Tyler Butterfield (BMU)

12. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 

  • 12. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL)
  • 12. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL)
  • 12. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL)
  • 12. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL)

14. Boris Stein (GER) 

  • 14. Boris Stein (GER)
  • 14. Boris Stein (GER)

15. Tim Don (GBR) 

  • 15. Tim Don (GBR)
  • 15. Tim Don (GBR)
  • 15. Tim Don (GBR)
  • 15. Tim Don (GBR)

16. Andi Boecherer (GER) 

  • 16. Andi Boecherer (GER)
  • 16. Andi Boecherer (GER)

17. Matthew Russell (USA) 

  • 17. Matthew Russell (USA)
  • 17. Matthew Russell (USA)
  • 17. Matthew Russell (USA)
  • 17. Matthew Russell (USA)

18. Cyril Viennot (FRA) 

  • 18. Cyril Viennot (FRA)
  • 18. Cyril Viennot (FRA)
  • 18. Cyril Viennot (FRA)
  • 18. Cyril Viennot (FRA)

19. David Dellow (AUS) 

  • 19. David Dellow (AUS)
  • 19. David Dellow (AUS)

21. Ben Hoffman (USA) 

  • 21. Ben Hoffman (USA)
  • 21. Ben Hoffman (USA)
  • 21. Ben Hoffman (USA)

22. Marko Albert (EST) 

  • 22. Marko Albert (EST)

23. Tim Reed (AUS) 

  • 23. Tim Reed (AUS)

24. James Cunnama (ZAF) 

  • 24. James Cunnama (ZAF)
  • 24. James Cunnama (ZAF)
  • 24. James Cunnama (ZAF)

25. Kevin Collington (USA) 

  • 25. Kevin Collington (USA)
  • 25. Kevin Collington (USA)
  • 25. Kevin Collington (USA)
  • 25. Kevin Collington (USA)

26. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 

  • 26. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)

27. Bart Aernouts (BEL) 

  • 27. Bart Aernouts (BEL)
  • 27. Bart Aernouts (BEL)

28. Stefan Schmid (GER) 

  • 28. Stefan Schmid (GER)
  • 28. Stefan Schmid (GER)
  • 28. Stefan Schmid (GER)
  • 28. Stefan Schmid (GER)

29. Luke McKenzie (AUS) 

  • 29. Luke McKenzie (AUS)
  • 29. Luke McKenzie (AUS)

30. Markus Thomschke (GER) 

  • 30. Markus Thomschke (GER)
  • 30. Markus Thomschke (GER)
  • 30. Markus Thomschke (GER)

31. Timo Bracht (GER) 

  • 31. Timo Bracht (GER)
  • 31. Timo Bracht (GER)
  • 31. Timo Bracht (GER)
  • 31. Timo Bracht (GER)
  • 31. Timo Bracht (GER)

32. David McNamee (GBR) 

  • 32. David McNamee (GBR)
  • 32. David McNamee (GBR)

33. Jesse Thomas (USA) 

  • 33. Jesse Thomas (USA)
  • 33. Jesse Thomas (USA)
  • 33. Jesse Thomas (USA)
  • 33. Jesse Thomas (USA)
  • 33. Jesse Thomas (USA)
  • 33. Jesse Thomas (USA)

34. David Plese (SLO) 

  • 34. David Plese (SLO)
  • 34. David Plese (SLO)
  • 34. David Plese (SLO)

35. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 

  • 35. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA)
  • 35. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA)

36. Ruedi Wild (SUI) 

  • 36. Ruedi Wild (SUI)
  • 36. Ruedi Wild (SUI)

37. Michael Weiss (AUT) 

  • 37. Michael Weiss (AUT)
  • 37. Michael Weiss (AUT)
  • 37. Michael Weiss (AUT)
  • 37. Michael Weiss (AUT)
  • 37. Michael Weiss (AUT)

38. Pedro Gomes (POR) 

  • 38. Pedro Gomes (POR)
  • 38. Pedro Gomes (POR)
  • 38. Pedro Gomes (POR)

39. Will Clarke (GBR) 

  • 39. Will Clarke (GBR)
  • 39. Will Clarke (GBR)

40. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 

  • 40. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI)
  • 40. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI)
  • 40. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI)
  • 40. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI)

41. Paul Matthews (AUS) 

  • 41. Paul Matthews (AUS)
  • 41. Paul Matthews (AUS)
  • 41. Paul Matthews (AUS)

42. Kirill Kotshegarov (EST) 

  • 42. Kirill Kotshegarov (EST)

43. Mauro Baertsch (SUI) 

  • 43. Mauro Baertsch (SUI)

44. Ivan Rana (ESP) 

  • 44. Ivan Rana (ESP)
  • 44. Ivan Rana (ESP)
  • 44. Ivan Rana (ESP)

45. Bertrand Billard (FRA) 

  • 45. Bertrand Billard (FRA)
  • 45. Bertrand Billard (FRA)

46. Joe Skipper (GBR)  

  • 46. Joe Skipper (GBR)
  • 46. Joe Skipper (GBR)

47. Kyle Buckingham (ZAF) 

  • 47. Kyle Buckingham (ZAF)
  • 47. Kyle Buckingham (ZAF)
  • 47. Kyle Buckingham (ZAF)
  • 47. Kyle Buckingham (ZAF)

48. Igor Amorelli (BRA) 

  • 48. Igor Amorelli (BRA)
  • 48. Igor Amorelli (BRA)
  • 48. Igor Amorelli (BRA)

49. Christian Kramer (GER) 

  • 49. Christian Kramer (GER)
  • 49. Christian Kramer (GER)
  • 49. Christian Kramer (GER)

50. Andrej Vistica (CRO) 

  • 50. Andrej Vistica (CRO)
  • 50. Andrej Vistica (CRO)
  • 50. Andrej Vistica (CRO)
  • 50. Andrej Vistica (CRO)
  • 50. Andrej Vistica (CRO)

51. Jordan Rapp (USA) 

  • 51. Jordan Rapp (USA)
  • 51. Jordan Rapp (USA)
  • 51. Jordan Rapp (USA)
  • 51. Jordan Rapp (USA)

53. Fabio Carvalho (BRA) 

  • 53. Fabio Carvalho (BRA)

54. Denis Chevrot (FRA)  

  • 54. Denis Chevrot (FRA)
  • 54. Denis Chevrot (FRA)
  • 54. Denis Chevrot (FRA)

55. Jan Van Berkel (SUI) 

  • 55. Jan Van Berkel (SUI)
  • 55. Jan Van Berkel (SUI)
  • 55. Jan Van Berkel (SUI)

56. Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 

  • 56. Trevor Wurtele (CAN)
  • 56. Trevor Wurtele (CAN)
  • 56. Trevor Wurtele (CAN)
  • 56. Trevor Wurtele (CAN)
  • 56. Trevor Wurtele (CAN)

57. Per Bittner (GER) 

  • 57. Per Bittner (GER)
  • 57. Per Bittner (GER)

58. Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN) 

  • 58. Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN)
  • 58. Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN)
  • 58. Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN)
  • 58. Jens Petersen-Bach (DEN)

59. Callum Millward (NZL) 

  • 59. Callum Millward (NZL)
  • 59. Callum Millward (NZL)
  • 59. Callum Millward (NZL)
  • 59. Callum Millward (NZL)

102. Susie Cheetham (GBR) 

  • 102. Susie Cheetham (GBR)
  • 102. Susie Cheetham (GBR)

103. Sarah Piampiano (USA) 

  • 103. Sarah Piampiano (USA)

105. Lucy Gossage (GBR) 

  • 105. Lucy Gossage (GBR)
  • 105. Lucy Gossage (GBR)

106. Julia Gajer (GER) 

  • 106. Julia Gajer (GER)

107. Gurutze Frades Larralde (ESP) 

  • 107. Gurutze Frades Larralde (ESP)
  • 107. Gurutze Frades Larralde (ESP)

108. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 

  • 108. Jodie Swallow (GBR)
  • 108. Jodie Swallow (GBR)
  • 108. Jodie Swallow (GBR)

109. Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN) 

  • 109. Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN)
  • 109. Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN)
  • 109. Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN)
  • 109. Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN)

110. Camilla Pedersen (DEN) 

  • 110. Camilla Pedersen (DEN)
  • 110. Camilla Pedersen (DEN)
  • 110. Camilla Pedersen (DEN)
  • 110. Camilla Pedersen (DEN)
  • 110. Camilla Pedersen (DEN)

112. Leanda Cave (GBR) 

  • 112. Leanda Cave (GBR)
  • 112. Leanda Cave (GBR)

113. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 

  • 113. Mary Beth Ellis (USA)
  • 113. Mary Beth Ellis (USA)
  • 113. Mary Beth Ellis (USA)

114. Lisa Roberts (USA) 

  • 114. Lisa Roberts (USA)
  • 114. Lisa Roberts (USA)

115. Anja Beranek (GER) 

  • 115. Anja Beranek (GER)
  • 115. Anja Beranek (GER)
  • 115. Anja Beranek (GER)
  • 115. Anja Beranek (GER)

116. Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 

  • 116. Michelle Vesterby (DEN)
  • 116. Michelle Vesterby (DEN)
  • 116. Michelle Vesterby (DEN)
  • 116. Michelle Vesterby (DEN)

117. Annabel Luxford (AUS) 

  • 117. Annabel Luxford (AUS)
  • 117. Annabel Luxford (AUS)
  • 117. Annabel Luxford (AUS)

118. Asa Lundstroem (SWE) 

  • 118. Asa Lundstroem (SWE)
  • 118. Asa Lundstroem (SWE)

119. Elizabeth Lyles (USA) 

  • 119. Elizabeth Lyles (USA)
  • 119. Elizabeth Lyles (USA)

120. Meredith Kessler (USA) 

  • 120. Meredith Kessler (USA)
  • 120. Meredith Kessler (USA)
  • 120. Meredith Kessler (USA)
  • 120. Meredith Kessler (USA)

121. Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) 

  • 121. Melissa Hauschildt (AUS)
  • 121. Melissa Hauschildt (AUS)
  • 121. Melissa Hauschildt (AUS)

122. Sarah Crowley (AUS) 

  • 122. Sarah Crowley (AUS)

123. Katja Konschak (GER) 

  • 123. Katja Konschak (GER)

124. Alicia Kaye (USA) 

  • 124. Alicia Kaye (USA)
  • 124. Alicia Kaye (USA)
  • 124. Alicia Kaye (USA)
  • 124. Alicia Kaye (USA)
  • 124. Alicia Kaye (USA)

125. Heather Wurtele (CAN) 

  • 125. Heather Wurtele (CAN)
  • 125. Heather Wurtele (CAN)

127. Linsey Corbin (USA) 

  • 127. Linsey Corbin (USA)
  • 127. Linsey Corbin (USA)
  • 127. Linsey Corbin (USA)
  • 127. Linsey Corbin (USA)

128. Tine Deckers (BEL) 

  • 128. Tine Deckers (BEL)
  • 128. Tine Deckers (BEL)
  • 128. Tine Deckers (BEL)

129. Daniela Saemmler (GER)  

  • 129. Daniela Saemmler (GER)
  • 129. Daniela Saemmler (GER)

130. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 

  • 130. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED)
  • 130. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED)

132. Kristin Moeller (GER) 

  • 132. Kristin Moeller (GER)
  • 132. Kristin Moeller (GER)

133. Verena Walter (GER) 

  • 133. Verena Walter (GER)
  • 133. Verena Walter (GER)

134. Saleta Castro Nogueira (ESP) 

  • 134. Saleta Castro Nogueira (ESP)
  • 134. Saleta Castro Nogueira (ESP)

136. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) 

  • 136. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS)
  • 136. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS)
  • 136. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS)

137. Alexandra Tondeur (BEL) 

  • 137. Alexandra Tondeur (BEL)
  • 137. Alexandra Tondeur (BEL)

138. Carrie Lester (AUS) 

  • 138. Carrie Lester (AUS)
  • 138. Carrie Lester (AUS)
  • 138. Carrie Lester (AUS)

142. Laurel Wassner (USA) 

  • 142. Laurel Wassner (USA)

143. Michaela Herlbauer (AUT) 

  • 143. Michaela Herlbauer (AUT)
  • 143. Michaela Herlbauer (AUT)

144. Natascha Badmann (SUI) 

  • 144. Natascha Badmann (SUI)
  • 144. Natascha Badmann (SUI)
  • 144. Natascha Badmann (SUI)
  • Badmann leading a couple more girls up towards Kauaihae.

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