Belgium’s Marino Vanhoenacker swam 45:07, got to the front on the bike (4:26:26), and he kept the lead on the run (2:48:19) to take the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany with a final time of 8:03:31. Germany’s Sebastian Kienle rode the top split of 4:25:28 and ran 2:51:38 to finish second (8:09:55), and Spain’s Clemente Alonso-McKernan ran the top marathon of 2:45:10 to move up to third (8:14:04).

Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen trailed Germany’s Anja Beranek (48:39) out of the water by 19 seconds, but she eventually took the lead with the top ride of 4:52:34, and separated herself from the rest of the field with the top run of 3:06:52. Steffen won easily (8:52:33), followed by Beranek (9:05:41), and Great Britain’s Corinne Abraham (9:21:03). Kelowna’s Heather Wurtele finished eighth (9:42:10).

Toronto’s Andrea Zezelic finished third in the women’s 35-39 age category with a time of 10:40:04. She swam 1:11:19, biked 5:37:01, and ran 3:43:33.

Men Women
1. Vanhoenacker Marino BEL 8:03:31
2. Kienle Sebastian GER 8:09:55
3. Alonso-McKernan Clemente ESP 8:14:04
4. Raelert Andreas GER 8:17:36
5. Raphael Jan GER 8:18:17
6. Jurkiewicz Jérémy FRA 8:23:24
7. Vuckovic Stephan GER 8:31:37
8. Widmann Uwe GER 8:37:40
9. Santamaria Alejandro ESP 8:38:45
10. Colpaert Bart BEL 8:40:18
1. Steffen Caroline SUI 8:52:33
2. Beranek Anja GER 9:05:41
3. Abraham Corinne GBR 9:21:03
4. Dietrich Susan GER 9:22:07
5. Goos Sofie BEL 9:28:03
6. Hufe Mareen GER 9:31:32
7. Stevens Amanda USA 9:33:10
8. Wurtele Heather CAN 9:42:10
9. Möller Kristin GER 9:43:48
10. Pekerman Nina ISR 9:55:38

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