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Guillaume and Gossage win Ironman Lanzarote

Romain Guillaume winning 2014 Ironman Lanzarote. Credit: Active Lanzarote
Romain Guillaume winning 2014 Ironman Lanzarote. Credit: Active Lanzarote

Romain Guillaume of France topped the podium today at Ironman Lanzarote in a blazing fast time of 8:47:39. This was his second Ironman title, winning Ironman Mont Tremblant in 2012. Joining him on the podium was Miquel Blanchart Tinto (08:58:06)  and  Bert Jammaer (09:00:44).


“Today was cool. Everything went well. It was almost the perfect race. The race of my life,” said Guillaume. “My new nutrition plan worked out, as did our race strategy. My swim was good and I felt strong on the bike. I didn’t necessarily attempt to create a big gap; I just wanted to do my own race. In the marathon, I tried to follow the pace my coach set out. At kilometer 24, I saw Bert coming so I pushed a little harder. With 5k to go, I knew I was safe. For the longest time everybody thought I was not a good runner, me included. Which meant in races I always focused on going all out on the bike. My new coach Yves Cordier told me I really am a strong runner. Turns out I am. I am proud. Plus, I am almost sure of my Kona slot. It’s a good day,” he continued.

Guillaume’s Uplace BMC Teammate Corinne Abraham finished third ( in 9:51: 41) in her first race since she suffered at broken sacrum in 2013. The women’s winner Lucy Gossage (GBR) was in a lead pack of four out of the water, had the third fastest bike split and the second fastest run to win in a time of 9:41:40. Not far behind her was Susan Blatt of Germany in 9:44:59. Remarkably, Canadian pro Tara Norton’s 2010, 5:26:42 bike course record still stands.

Ironman Texas

Meanwhile the kickoff the USA Ironman season was appropriately won by Americans Bevan Docherty and Kelly Williamson. This was Williamson’s first Ironman victory. She posted the fastest run in 2:54. Canadian Cindy Lewis was 9th in a time of 9:29:53. Fellow Canadians Christine Fletcher and Sara Gross both had excellent swims and bike splits, but suffered on the run and yet still managed to finish in 9:58:54 and 10:05:13 respectively.

Top 5 men:

Bevan Docherty USA 08:09:37

Matthew Russell 08:14:53

Justin Daerr USA 08:17:29

Jordan Rapp USA 08:17:58

Chris McDonald AUS 08:22:51


Top 5 Women:

Kelly Williamson  USA 8:54:42

Julia Gajer DEU 9:00:52

Amber Ferriera USA 9:11:48

Bree Wee USA 9:14:27

Tamara Kozulina UKR 9:15:19