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  • Welcome at IRONMAN Lanzarote!
  • It's getting tense in here: Today's press conference in Puerto del Carmen.

  • Eleven athletes have been at today’s press conference in Puerto del Carmen. Miquel Blanchart of Spain, Konstantin Bachor and his German fellow countryman Christian Kramer, 2008 and 2009 IRONMAN Lanzarote champion Bert Jammaer (BEL), Will Clarke from Great Britain represented some of the most favorited men, in the women’s game Saleta Castro (ESP) Irish Eimear Mullan, Amy Forshaw (GBR), Shiao-Yu Li of Taiwan and Australian Kate Bevilaqua were talking to press conference moderator Kevin Mackinnon. The press conference marked a great intro for race day besides the IRONKIDS race on Friday afternoon.
  • Some quotes from today’s press conference:

    Saleta Castro is racing for the fourth time here. She took third place in 2013 and lives in Lanzarote. She says: “It is my dream to win this race, but it will be difficult. I am not at 100% of my abilities, but I will give my best.”

    Amy Forshaw won IRONMAN Wales previous year. She was asked what she thinks which race is the tougher one. She says: “For sure, this is going to be the harder one tomorrow than in Wales.”

    Shiao-Yu Li got her bike just the day before the race. That’s not the only little thing she was talking about. She said: “A friend told me that this race is very good – and I should come here. And I came. Yesterday I looked at the bike course and I thought: Oh my god, why did you come here?”

    Miquel Blanquart raced here two years in a row and he was runner-up two times in a row. He is willing to win in his third attempt. He says: “I hope this island is going to behave like it could tomorrow – hard and tough.”

    Bert Jammaer is no stranger to the crowd in Lanzarote. He certainly knows what it takes to win on this course after being IRONMAN Lanzarote champion in 2008 and 2009 and ranking second in 2010. He says: “It’s gonna be my last race as a professional. Maybe I come back as an amateur, but I’m getting older and wiser and I don’t want to do the training any more, it’s too much besides family and work.”

    Christian Kramer had a sensational run into second place at last year’s IRONMAN Austria in 7:54:31. For sure the course in Klagenfurt is a little flatter than the course in Lanzarote. He says: “I didn’t really prepare specially for this course. I hope that the run will not be that hot. Hopefully I will be surviving that day.”

    Will Clarke won IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote previous year, he says heading into the big sister of this race: “I am completely blind on racing IRONMAN. I did a long ride two weeks ago and ran a marathon the next day. That’s the only experience I have with IRONMAN.”

    Konstantin Bachor was runner-up four years ago. The police officer from the Northern part of Germany says: “I will maybe use a disc wheel tomorrow. It’s in the car, and I’m not sure about it. 2011 I rode a disc. When you are strong enough to push it, it’s a good choice. I arrived on Tuesday and tested it on Wednesday in the mountains. But no good idea, the cross winds were too strong.”
  • The way of no return: Check-in for IRONMAN Lanzarote

  • Lives in Lanzarote, wants to win the race here tomorrow: Saleta Castro.

  • Pro Start List for IRONMAN Lanzarote:

    1 Miquel Blanchart Tintó ESP (Spain)
    2 Bert Jammaer BEL (Belgium)
    3 Konstantin Bachor GER (Germany)
    4 Christian Kramer GER (Germany)
    5 Saleta Castro ESP (Spain)
    6 Eimear Mullan IRL (Ireland)
    7 Amy Forshaw GBR (Great Britain)
    8 Shiao-Yu Li TPE (Taiwan)
    9 Will Clarke GBR (Great Britain)
    10 Stephen Bayliss GBR (Great Britain)
    11 Alessandro Degasperi ITA (Italy)
    12 Joe Skipper GBR (Great Britain)
    13 Sergio Marques POR (Portugal)
    14 Kate Bevilaqua AUS (Australia)
    15 Guy Crawford NZL (New Zealand)
    16 Marc Duelsen GER (Germany)
    17 Gilian Oriet SUI (Switzerland)
    18 Dominik Berger AUT (Austria)
    19 Lisa Roberts USA (United States)
    20 Marcus Hultgren SWE (Sweden)
    21 Diana Riesler GER (Germany)
    22 Michi Herlbauer AUT (Austria)
    23 Daniel Herlbauer AUT (Austria)
    24 Mette Pettersen Moe NOR (Norway)
    25 Alena Stevens SVK (Slovakia)
    26 Verena Walter GER (Germany)
    27 Nicole Woysch GER (Germany)
    28 Evi Neuscheler GER (Germany)
    29 Caroline Livesey GBR (Great Britain)
    30 Anne Jensen DEN (Denmark)
    31 Mark Oude Bennink NED (Netherlands)
    32 Henrik Oftedal NOR (Norway)
    33 Remmert Wielinga NED (Netherlands)
    34 Hervé Banti MON (Monaco)
    35 Cedric Lassonde FRA (France)
    36 Mauro Baertsch SUI (Switzerland)
    37 Roman Deisenhofer GER (Germany)
    38 Rayco Marrero Avero ESP (Spain)
    39 Guillaume Jeannin FRA (France)
    40 Fred Schaffner FRA (France)
    41 Craig Twigg GBR (Great Britain)
    42 Tom Angerer AUT (Austria)
    43 Christoph Schlagbauer AUT (Austria)
    44 Owen Cummins IRL (Ireland)
    45 James Brown GBR (Great Britain)
    46 Hendrik-Jan Verhaegen BEL (Belgium)
    47 Antonio Cardona García ESP (Spain)
    48 Swen Sundberg GER (Germany)
  • Alessandro Degasperi makes ready for tomorrow.

  • That's what it all we be about tomorrow: Finishline at IRONMAN Lanzarote

  • Final preparation at the Finishline

  • IRONMANKIDS are on the way.

  • Watch out: The fast boys are in town, Puerto del Carmen

  • IRONKIDS are on the way to the finishline

  • The crowd in Puerto del Carmen

  • Happy Finisher - more will follow tomorrow.

  • IRONMAN Lanzarote will start tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. local time. We will start with the live coverage at 6.30 a.m. Tune in and keep your fingers crossed for all athletes.
  • Good morning! Welcome in Puerto del Carmen, IRONMAN Lanzarote 2015 is right around the corner. Transition fills up, one hour to go. Very calm winds so far, the weather forecast says that we will have a sunny day with about 25 degrees Celsius (77 F).
  • Miquel Blanquart was runner-up here last year, he is making ready to attack for the win today.

  • Bert Jammaer was the first athlete at the swim check-in this morning. He had a short look at the course at 5.38 a.m. The Lanzarote champion 2008 and 2009 is ready for his last race as a pro athlete. He is absolutely on the list for today.
  • Another former two-time-champion is in the race as well: Ain-Alar Juhanson from Estonia. He won IRONMAN Lanzarote in 2005 and 2006. He is back as an age group athlete in the category 35-39, willing to qualify for the world championship in Kona. Watch out for bib no. 835 especially on the bike course...
  • Ten minutes to the start.
  • 4 minutes to go.
  • Calm situation here, a bit more tense at the starting line right now...

  • Final preparations, the race will start in a few moments.
  • IRONMAN Lanzarote 2015 is on its way. 1800 athletes started into the race.
  • The field is on the way.

  • This is today's swim course

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  • We get the information that we have a leader from the Netherlands: Mark Oude Bennink is setting the pace at the front.
  • We have a group of nine now in the lead. The second group has a gap of about 20 meters. As we hear the fastest woman seems to be in the second group - it is Kate Bevilaqua (Australia).
  • Did we say calm winds earlier this morning? Sorry, forget about that. Wind is coming up now. We talked to Konstantin Bachor this morning. He said that he thought about riding a disc wheel today, but eventually his decision was like "No, too windy".
  • Top 10 Men Swim Km 1.9:

    10 Stephen Bayliss M PRO GBR 6:43:34 7:02:58 7:26:25 0:23:27
    31 Mark Oude Bennink M PRO NED 6:37:15 7:02:58 7:26:26 0:23:28
    4 Christian Kramer M PRO GER 6:40:13 7:02:58 7:26:27 0:23:29
    3 Konstantin Bachor M PRO GER 6:34:15 7:02:58 7:26:28 0:23:30
    44 Owen Cummins M PRO IRL MIS! 7:02:58 7:26:28 0:23:30
    2 Bert Jammaer M PRO BEL 5:38:27 7:02:58 7:26:28 0:23:30
    9 Will Clarke M PRO GBR MIS! 7:02:58 7:26:29 0:23:32
    15 Guy Crawford M PRO NZL 6:37:53 7:02:58 7:26:30 0:23:32
    18 Dominik Berger M PRO AUT 6:29:02 7:02:58 7:26:32 0:23:34
    1 Miquel Blanchart Tintó M PRO ESP 6:31:52 7:02:58 7:26:33 0:23:36
  • Michi Herlbauer from Austria is leading through Km 1.9 in the women's race. She is 52 seconds in front of Kate Bevilaqua
  • Top 5 Women Swim Km 1.9:

    22 Michi Herlbauer F PRO AUT 6:33:46 7:02:58 7:28:05 0:25:07
    14 Kate Bevilaqua F PRO AUS 6:37:53 7:02:58 7:28:57 0:25:59
    5 Saleta Castro F PRO ESP 6:40:50 7:02:58 7:29:01 0:26:03
    21 Diana Riesler F PRO GER 6:36:47 7:02:58 7:29:24 0:26:26
    26 Verena Walter F PRO GER 6:36:27 7:02:58 7:30:27 0:27:30
  • The gap is getting a little bit bigger. Through km 1.9 Italian Alessandro Degasperi was in 11th in the pro field and about 40 seconds behind. Now it seems to me more than a minute.
  • The leaders are ready to exit the water.
  • Mark Oude Bennink is out of the water. He is leading the race thanks to the best swim: 48:12.
  • Top 10 Men Swim Finish:

    1 31 Mark Oude Bennink M PRO NED 7:26:26 7:51:10 0:48:12
    2 10 Stephen Bayliss M PRO GBR 7:26:25 7:51:13 0:48:15
    3 44 Owen Cummins M PRO IRL 7:26:28 7:51:14 0:48:17
    4 9 Will Clarke M PRO GBR 7:26:29 7:51:18 0:48:20
    5 4 Christian Kramer M PRO GER 7:26:27 7:51:18 0:48:21
    6 15 Guy Crawford M PRO NZL 7:26:30 7:51:19 0:48:22
    7 2 Bert Jammaer M PRO BEL 7:26:28 7:51:24 0:48:26
    8 3 Konstantin Bachor M PRO GER 7:26:28 7:51:26 0:48:28
    9 1 Miquel Blanchart Tintó M PRO ESP 7:26:33 7:51:32 0:48:34
    10 18 Dominik Berger M PRO AUT 7:26:32 7:51:42 0:48:44
  • Top 25 Men Swim Finish:

    1 31 Mark Oude Bennink M PRO NED 7:26:26 7:51:10 0:48:12
    2 10 Stephen Bayliss M PRO GBR 7:26:25 7:51:13 0:48:15
    3 44 Owen Cummins M PRO IRL 7:26:28 7:51:14 0:48:17
    4 9 Will Clarke M PRO GBR 7:26:29 7:51:18 0:48:20
    5 4 Christian Kramer M PRO GER 7:26:27 7:51:18 0:48:21
    6 15 Guy Crawford M PRO NZL 7:26:30 7:51:19 0:48:22
    7 2 Bert Jammaer M PRO BEL 7:26:28 7:51:24 0:48:26
    8 3 Konstantin Bachor M PRO GER 7:26:28 7:51:26 0:48:28
    9 1 Miquel Blanchart Tintó M PRO ESP 7:26:33 7:51:32 0:48:34
    10 18 Dominik Berger M PRO AUT 7:26:32 7:51:42 0:48:44
    11 34 Hervé Banti M PRO MON 7:26:36 7:52:12 0:49:14
    12 774 Cristian Martín Guerrero M 35-39 ESP 7:27:13 7:53:19 0:50:21
    13 797 Iván Tejero M 35-39 ESP 7:27:23 7:53:26 0:50:28
    14 11 Alessandro Degasperi M PRO ITA 7:27:15 7:54:09 0:51:11
    15 494 Mark Richards M 30-34 GBR 7:27:51 7:54:12 0:51:15
    16 23 Daniel Herlbauer M PRO AUT 7:27:49 7:54:25 0:51:27
    17 37 Roman Deisenhofer M PRO GER 7:27:22 7:54:28 0:51:30
    18 38 Rayco Marrero Avero M PRO ESP 7:27:20 7:54:38 0:51:40
    19 41 Craig Twigg M PRO GBR 7:27:26 7:54:38 0:51:41
    20 1205 Dave Rost M 40-44 NED 7:28:02 7:54:39 0:51:42
    21 328 Mark Billyard M 30-34 GBR 7:27:56 7:54:40 0:51:43
    22 491 Daniel Puerta Morante M 30-34 ESP 7:27:58 7:54:50 0:51:52
    23 497 Airam Rodriguez Santana M 30-34 ESP 7:27:52 7:54:52 0:51:54
    24 39 Guillaume Jeannin M PRO FRA 7:27:53 7:54:58 0:52:00
    25 36 Mauro Baertsch M PRO SUI 7:27:23 7:55:02 0:52:05
  • Michi Herlbauer from Austria is out of the water - in 53:21
  • Top 5 Women Swim Finish:

    1 22 Michi Herlbauer F PRO AUT 7:28:05 7:56:19 0:53:21
    2 5 Saleta Castro F PRO ESP 7:29:01 7:56:41 0:53:43
    3 14 Kate Bevilaqua F PRO AUS 7:28:57 7:56:47 0:53:50
    4 21 Diana Riesler F PRO GER 7:29:24 7:58:39 0:55:41
    5 71 Annabelle Pirotte F 30-34 BEL 7:30:35 7:59:56 0:56:58
  • Mark Oude Bennink had the best swim: 48:12.

  • Bert Jammaer and Christian Kramer leave T1

  • He set the bike record four years ago - and now again ready to go: Konstantin Bachor

  • The Top 10 is really close

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