Leading lady Braendli passing turn around on the run.
Badmann in 2nd for the ladies just passed 4km mark on the run.
Boecherer maintaining good 2min lead on Alonso-Mckernan.
Natascha Badmann passing the 5km on the run.
Andi Boecherer seems to have blown. Clemente Alonso-McKernan now in the lead followed by Viennot and Aigroz.
Passing the 14 km, Germany's Simone Brandli is maintaining 1st place 3.54 mins ahead of Natascha Badmann in 2nd.
Ladies 2nd place is Natascha Badmann and in 3rd is Diana Riesler with a big gap of 10 min pass the 14 km mark.
Leading man, Clemente Alonso-Mckernan just passed the 32km mark on the run.
Clemente Alonso-Mckernan is in the lead by 6min 44 sec. 1min 58 sec between 2nd place Cyril Viennot and 3rd place Mike Aigroz.
Simone is leading by 44 seconds. Followed by Natascha Badmann in 2nd place and Diana Riesler 11min behindin 3rd place.
Clemente Alonso-Mckernan 5.2km to the finish line
Natascha Badmann has gone into the lead 26 sec ahead of Simone Brandli at the 23km mark.
Cyril Viennot behind leading man Clemente Alonso-Mckernan by 6min 42sec.
Mike Aigroz coming in 3rd place 9min 58 behind leader.
Retirement from Germany's Andi Bocherer after the 18 km mark.
Diana Riesler passed the 23km mark 11min behind leading lady Natascha Badmann.
Clemente Alonso-Mckernan wins Spec-savers IRONMAN South African 2012 with a time of 8hours 24min
Crossing the finish line in 2nd place is Cyril Viennot with a time of 8hours 52min
Leading lady Natascha Badmann passed the 28km mark on the run 2min 6sec ahead of 2nd place Diana Riesler .
3rd to cross the finish line is Mike Aigroz with a time of 8hour 46min
South Africa's Raynard Tissink passed the 37km mark in 14th position.
Kent Horner is still in the top 10 at 9th position having passed the 37km mark on the run.
In 3rd position Diana Riesler 12min 39sec behind leading lady Natascha Badmann
Markus Fachbach is 4th to cross the finish line with a time of 8hour 57min 21sec.
Leading lady Natascha Badmann of Switzerland crossed the 32km mark on the run.
In 5th place Trevor Delsaut of France crossed the finish line 9hour 3min 3sec.
Swiss athlete Simone Brandli passed the 32km mark 3min 16sec behind Natascha Badmann.
Petr Vabrousek of the Czech Republic crossed the finish line 6th place with a time of 9hour 9min 57sec. Coming in closely behind with a 50 sec difference is Craig Twigg of the United Kingdom.
Crossing the finish line in 8th place is French athlete Sylvain Rota coming in at 9hour 11min 24sec
South African Kent Horner crossed the finish line in 9th place with a time of 9hour 14min 39sec.
Brazilian athlete Guilherme Manocchio finishing in 10th place 46min 11sec behind winner.
Badmann is the 1st lady to pass the 37km mark
Natascha Badmann in the lead followed by Simone Brandli and Diana Riesler doing the chase.
Local Age-group athlete Kyle Buckingham is the 1st to cross the finish line in his category and overall 13th position with a time of 9hour 27min 5.
Heading to the finish line Riesler and Brandli are neck in neck
6 time Ironman Champion and now 4 timeSpec-Savers IRONMAN South Africa Champion Natascha Badmann of Switzerland crosses the finish line with a time of 9hour 47min 10sec.
Simone Brandli crosses the finish line 5min 16sec after Natascha Badmann.
South African PRO Michael Davidson retired from the race.
German athlete Diana Riesler crossed the finish line in 3rd place at 10:01:14
1st South Africa lady to cross the finish line in 4th place is Dianne McEwan. Finishing closely behind, with a tight 7sec is Germany's Susan Dietrich in 5th place.
Spaniard, Virginia Berasategui crossing the finish line in 6th place with a finishing time of 10:13:00
Many runners passing their first lap of running! Still going strong!
Top 5 males:
1.Clemente Alonso-Mckernan 08:34:45
2.Cyril Viennot 08:41:48
3.Mike Aigroz 08:46:04
4.Markus Fachbach 08:57:21
5.Trevor Delsout 09:03:03
Top 5 females:
1. Natascha Badmann 09:47:10
2. Simone Braendli 09:52:26
3. Diana Riesler 10:01:14
4. Dianne Mcewan 10:07:55
5. Susan Dietrich 10:08:02
South Africa world cup winning hero Joel Stransky just finished race!
The 8th edition of the Spec-Savers IRONMAN South Africa comes to a close! Congratulations to Clemente Alonso-McKernan, Natascha Badmann and every athlete that finished! Thanks for following the race here with us!